HEC Indigenous Scholarships 2018-2019 Application Form and Test Date

Written by Abdul Hadi
(Last Updated On: 09/04/2018)

The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan has announced the fourth batch of Phase II of Indigenous PhD Fellowship Program.  By launching these types of grants and financial aids, HEC aims to invest more in human capital and want to promote the educational and research culture in the country.

HEC Indigenous Scholarship 2018 Eligibility Criteria

  1. Pakistani/AJK National
  2. For MS/MPhil, the candidates must have a minimum of 16 years of education with no 3rd Division or Grade D in degree/certificate in the entire academic career.
  3. Candidates applying for direct PhD scholarships must have minimum CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0 on the semester system), or first division (in the annual system) in MS/MPhil/Equivalent degree is required along with the condition mentioned above in clause (2).
  4. Maximum age at the closing date of application, i.e. May 2018: i. 40 years for full-time regular faculty members of a public sector university/DAIs and regular employee of the public sector/R&D organisations ii. 35 years for all others.
  5. The candidates who are already availing any other HEC/Government scholarship are NOT eligible to apply.

HEC Indigenous Scholarship 2018 Online Registration

Move to the

  1. a) New Users (Registration)

‘Login’ for new users. Fill the available information on the page and create Common Profile.

  1. Click on ‘Register’ for new users and follow the steps stated below:
  2. You will be required to create a user ID by using your CNIC (without dashes) as User ID and select your password.
  3. Create an Account and fill the required information available on the screen.
  4. Click and obtain ‘Mobile Code’ on your provided mobile no. for further process. (Currently, MNC / Ported numbers are not supported)
  5. After receiving a code on your mobile enter the code.
  6. Enter your email ID and click Send Code. You will receive a code on your provided email.
  7. Please enter a valid email ID.
  8. Perform code verification and click on submit.
  9. You will be registered successfully. Please check your email for further information.
  10. You will be required your created ‘User ID’ & ‘Password’ then ‘Sign in’ on HEC E-portal.
  11. Complete online profile section wise at
  12. Click ‘Scholarships and Grants’ on left ‘Navigation’ and Indigenous PhD Fellowship Program. Now follow instructions, fill and submit the form successfully.
  1. b)  ‘Sign In’ for already have Common Profile at HEC E-Portal

If you already created user ID at​, then click & enter User ID and password and ‘Sign in’ and proceed further for the scholarship by Clicking ‘Scholarships and Grants’ on left ‘Navigation’ and  Indigenous PhD Fellowship Program. Now follow instructions, fill and submit the form successfully.

Financial Support Under PhD Fellowship for 5000 Scholars PHASE-III

Scholar Payment

  1. Stipend to Scholars for 1st 02 years during MS period @ Rs.12, 000/- per month with Rs. 1,000/- increment per year. Stipend to Scholars for last 03 years during PhD period @ Rs.18, 000/ per month with Rs. 1,500/- increment per year.
  2.    Book Allowance @ Rs.5000/ p.a.
  3. Thesis charges @ Rs.10,000/- to scholar (once at completion)
  4. Laptop for Scholars @ PKR 60,000/-  (once)

Support to University

  1. Tuition fee, reference books, backs volumes, chemical abstracts, stationery, software, the internet, etc. @ RS. 100,000/- p.a.
  2. Support to University during PhD duration (03 years) for lab/workshop equip., consumables, and supplies, etc. @ RS.  60,000/ p.a.
  3. Thesis evaluation charges to the university from abroad on completion. @ Rs. 20000/- (once)

Grant /Research incentives to Supervisor (BASR approval, PhD completion, thesis submission, etc. @ Rs. 150,000/-Maximum

Last Date to Apply for HEC Indigenous Scholarship 2018 – 2019

The last date for submission of application is May 07, 2018.

HEC Indigenous Scholarship Test Date

Expected test date for HEC Indigenous Scholarship for the year 2018 – 2019 will be in July 2018. For the information of the applicant, NTS GAT is not valid. The HEC will organize separate HAT test.

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  • please tell about onward process of indigenous 2018 when HAT has been passed? will hec offer phd study programs i universities or e have ourselves to approach universities? there is no update its regarding either on hec site or our profiles? pls update about further process. Aziz Shahid, Lahore

  • i have passed phd scholarship hec test please tell me what will be the next step for the slection criteria..

  • I have passes the HAT IV test for indigenous scholarship for Phd. I secured 76 marks. But the option of “Indigenous Scholarship for Phd” is not available in my e-portal.
    How this issue will be resolved?? and guide me how can i access my AEF score??

  • Sir actually i have been enrolled in mphil but on hec epotal i am not enroll and second question is my aef score is show wrong on my epotal?sir i need information about my both problems.thnx

  • Dear sir,
    I have applied for HEC indigenous scholarship with academics MS completed, Now today(1/10/2018) i got admission in PhD, Now if i update my academics will they consider me for merit list of PhD enrolled???? my aggregate is 60.7 so i can only get in merit list if they consider me as PhD enrolled :/

  • The answer keys for test held on 8 sept 2018 has not uploaded yet…when it will be uploaded
    Many people are claming that the answer keys has been uploaded but for HAT-IV the key is wrong as many people are having issues in matching
    Please guide us

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