HEC announces scholarships for 2021 – Here's all you need to know

Web Desk 11:34 AM | 22 Dec, 2020
HEC announces scholarships for 2021 – Here's all you need to know

ISLAMABAD – The Commonwealth Ph.D. scholarships in the UK are announced by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) for the year 2021.

The scholarship aims to provide excellent research opportunities to the eligible candidates, and to encourage collaboration for advanced opportunities in several domains. Multiple study disciplines are offered in the latest scholarships.

Eligibility Criteria

The applicants should hold the nationality of Pakistan/AJ&K and the dual nationally holders are not eligible to apply.

The candidates must have a first-class degree in relevant qualification (17/18 years Masters/MS/MPhil degree) in the selected field of study.

The applicants should not have third division in the entire academic career, and they must not have a second division in the last acquired degree.

The aspirants should not be registered for a Ph.D., or an MPhil leading to a Ph.D., program, at the University of UK before September or October 2021.

Those who are already availing other Ph.D. scholarships are not eligible.

The candidates must provide all required documentation.

The applicants have to submit two references online to the UK application system.

Application Procedure

The candidates need to submit online application forms at the Commonwealth and HEC web portal.

The forms need to be submitted separately to process the application for the selection procedure.

Candidates have to upload the paid fee challan of Rs. 400 along with the online application form submitted at the HEC portal.

The application processing fee can be paid in any branch of Habib Bank Limited.

The deficient application forms will not be entertained in any case.

No need to send hard copies of the applications at the registration stage.

Only shortlisted candidates have to submit the hard copies of the HEC application form and relevant academic documents, research proposal, CNIC, and domicile.


18th January 2021 is the last date to apply for the Commonwealth Ph.D. scholarships.

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 8, 2023 (Wednesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 276.9 280.15
Euro EUR 296.12 296.74
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.78 332.48
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.06 75.36
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.48 73.79
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.71
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.23 740.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.22 207.42
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.45
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.19 176.18
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.41
Omani Riyal OMR 715.11 723.11
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 297.31 299.81
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – Gold prices fell on Wednesday for the third straight day in local markets, after hitting aan all-time high in previous week.

The per tola price of 24 carats gold in Pakistan dropped by Rs2,000 to settle at Rs198,000 while the price of 10 grams decreased by Rs1715 to reach Rs169753.

On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.

In the international market, the commodity witnessed an upward trend as per ounce price reached to $1,880 after an increase of $11 dollars.


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