National Top Talent HEC Scholarships Program – 75 Scholarships for Pakistani Students
Education plays a key role in the development of society. The thinkers and technocrats provide their expertise in various fields of life, and as a result, the community prospers. Hence, on the 75th independence day of Pakistan, the PM announced 75 different scholarships for the top talent in Pakistan. Among these scholarships, 40 are for Ph.D. candidates, and 35 are for MS programs. The last date to apply is 21 March 2023
According to QS or THE rankings, students can select from 25 top-ranked universities worldwide. And they can study in selected disciplines. So, ensure you read about those disciplines and universities in this article.
After completing studies in cutting-edge sciences and fields, these researchers will be state assets, assisting society as it begins a new age.
This article will cover some basics like eligibility criteria, disciplines you can apply in, the universities, and how to apply. So stay tuned.
Universities to which you can apply
According to THE and QS rankings, there are top 25 universities that you can apply to. In the table below, you will be able to see those universities.
|Top universities according to THE ranking|
|1||University of Oxford||UK|
|2||California Institute of Technology||USA|
|5||University of Cambridge||UK|
|6||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||USA|
|8||University of California, Berkeley|
|10||The University of Chicago|
|12||Imperial College London||UK|
|13||Johns Hopkins University||USA|
|14||University of Pennsylvania|
|15||Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zurich||Switzerland|
|18||University of Toronto||Canada|
|19||University College London||UK|
|20||University of California, Los Angeles||USA|
|21||National University of Singapore||Singapore|
|24||University of Michigan-Ann Arbor|
Following are the universities according to QS ranking
|Top 25 universities according to QS ranking|
|1||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||USA|
|2||University of Cambridge||UK|
|4||University of Oxford||UK|
|6||California Institute of Technology|
|7||Imperial College London||UK|
|8||University College London|
|9||ETH (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule) Zurich||Switzerland|
|10||The University of Chicago||USA|
|11||National University of Singapore||Singapore|
|13||University of Pennsylvania||USA|
|15||The University of Edinburgh||UK|
|16||École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne||Singapore|
|19||Nanyang Technological University||Singapore|
|21||The University of Hong Kong||Hong Kong|
|23||The University of Tokyo||Japan|
|24||Johns Hopkins University||USA|
|25||University of Michigan-Ann Arbor|
You can only choose from these universities for scholarships.
Am I eligible for National Top Talent Scholarship Program?
You should satisfy the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship:
- You should be a Pakistani or a native of Azad Kashmir
- Candidate should secure admission to the top 25 universities
- The candidate should have completed a BS degree or equivalent 16 years of education for the MS scholarship
- You should have completed your M.Phil or equivalent to 18 years in the selected subject.
- The candidate should have secured 3.0/4.0 or 3.75/5.0, or First division in the latest degree.
- Across the educational life before the last graduation, there should be maxed one-second division
- The candidate should not be more than 35 or 40 years old if the candidate is a public or private university teacher (they also need NOC from their employer).
- Applicant should not be getting any other financial scholarship.
How can I apply for this scholarship?
You can follow these simple instructions to apply.
- The candidate has to go on HEC Scholarship E-Portal and apply there
- After successful registration, you have to make your profile
- Once that is done, then the applicant has to submit their application
- Then, pay a challan of 700 PKR to the bank account mentioned in the advertisement
Congratulations, you have applied. But do not send the printed copy as only the 75 selected candidates will be asked for their printed copy and the documents
In which subjects can I apply?
You can apply in the following subjects or disciplines.
|Serial number||Area of Research|
|1||Agriculture & Veterinary Sciences|
|2||Artificial Intelligence (AI)|
|3||Biotechnology & Bioinformatics|
|6||Hydrology and Water resources management – Civil Engineering|
|8||Nonproliferation and Peace Studies|
|9||Renewable Energy – Electrical Engineering|
|10||Satellite & Aerospace – Aerospace Engineering|
|11||Urban Planning & Development|
|13||Disaster & Risk Management|
|14||Engineering and Emerging Sciences|
|16||Public Administration & Management|
|18||Business Administration & Management|
In this day and age, education is an investment that has long-term returns. Hence, the state keeps investing in higher education. This scholarship can be your chance to change your fate. Therefore, you should definitely go for it. In addition to getting an education in a top university, you will also get a pretty good exposure.
Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs
What are the required documents?
You have to prepare the following documents:
- Admission letter
- All the educational certificates
- Challan slip
- Domicile to prove that you are a citizen of Pakistan
How much fee do I have to submit?
You have to submit a fee of 700 PKR to the mentioned bank account in the advertisement.
Will I get the scholarship before I get admission?
No, you have to secure admission first.
Can I change my university?