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

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.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 23 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 23, 2024 (Friday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro comes down to 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 75.95 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 Feb 2024

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.5 282.45
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.95 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.60 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.76 77.43
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.87
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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