Higher Education Commission (HEC) has announced Allama Iqbal Scholarships for Sri Lankan students under Pak-Sri Lanka Higher Education Cooperation Programme. Under the scholarship announced by HEC 1000, Sri Lankan students will be able to pursue their undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral degree programs in Engineering Science, Basic and Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. The course spreads for the next five years. The Sri Lankan students can study in Pakistan and enroll in the top universities of the country.
The last date for submission of Applications is June 15, 2021
The Scholarship offers:
The full tuition fee of the Programme for study in Pakistani universities,
Books allowance, and
One-time return air ticket.
Eligibility Criteria for Allama Iqbal Scholarships for Sri Lankan students
GCE A’ Levels / equivalent examination (Pre-Medical) with at least 65% Marks.
GCE A’ Levels / equivalent examination (Pre-Engineering) with at least 65% Marks.
Bachelor Degree Program
GCE A’ Levels / equivalent examination in required subjects with at least 60% Marks.
Master Degree Programs
16 years education in relevant subjects with 60% marks at graduate level
Doctoral Degree Programs
18 years education in relevant subject with CGPA 3.00/4.00 at Master’s level. Research thesis at MS level is required.
* Candidates must provide Equivalence Certificate from IBCC and HEC, after they are awarded with Allama Iqbal Scholarship.
Formula GCE A Level Grade
According to IBCC, following formula is applicable on Sri Lankan students:
CONVERSION FORMULA FOR SRI LANKAN GCE ‘A’ LEVEL GRADES/SCALES
Pak. Equivalent Marks
Very Good Pass
HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR PERCENTAGE?
Use the above table as a reference to get Pak Equivalent Marks
Add these marks
Divide by the number of subjects you passed
The answer will be your percentage
If you have three grades A, B, and C.
Your Pak Equivalent Marks will be 85, 70 and 57 respectively.
Add these marks 85 + 70 + 57 = 212
Divide by a number of subjects i.e. three. 212/3 = 70.66
Your percentage marks will be 70.66
If you have three grades A, A, and B.
Your Pak Equivalent Marks will be 85, 85 and 70 respectively.
Add these marks 85 + 85 + 70 = 240
Divide by a number of subjects i.e. three. 240/3 = 80.00
Your percentage marks will be 80.00
Terms and Conditions
Only Srilankan citizens are eligible for the award of scholarship. Dual nationals are not eligible.
The age limit for BS programs is 17-22 years and the maximum age limit for graduate and doctoral programs is 35 years.
The candidate must have acquired the requisite qualification on or before the last date of application submission.
The candidate will be required to serve Sri Lanka after completion of the education in Pakistan.
Selection will be made purely on a merit basis after a physical examination of the documents provided by the applicant.
Placement of students will be solely at HEC discretion
The medium of instruction will be English
A merit list will be prepared on the basis of information provided by the applicant. In case of any misinformation/misrepresentation, the scholarship will be terminated at any stage
How to Apply for Allama Iqbal Scholarships for Sri Lankan students
Note: In addition to the above, all public sector Medical Colleges and other renowned Universities for remaining disciplines.
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Eligibility Criteria a. The applicant should be a Sri Lankan National. b. The applicant must have uploaded his profile picture in the system c The applicant must have a valid email address d. Applicant should have entered his valid Sri Lankan Passport or Sri Lankan Identification Number details in his profile
Minimum Qualification a. For BS Engineering, the applicant should have 12 years of Education (GCE, A/levels/F.Sc) in Pre-engineering with at least 65% marks b. For BS Medicine, the applicant should have 12 years of Education (GCE, A/levels/F.Sc) in Premedical with at least 65% marks c. For Other BS Programs, the applicant should have 12 years of Education (GCE, Alevels/F.Sc/F.A) with at least 60% marks d. For Masters (MS), the applicant should have 16 years of Education (BS/M.Sc or equivalent) in relevant subject with at least 60% marks at graduate level e. For Doctoral (PhD), the applicant should have 18 years of Education (MS/MPhil. or equivalent) in relevant subject with at least 3.00/4.00 CGPA. A research thesis at the MS level is required.
Applicant age should be: a. 22 years on scholarship closing date for Bachelors (BS) b. 35 years on scholarship closing date for Master(MS) or Doctoral (Ph.D.)
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For any question and queries for Allama Iqbal Scholarships for Sri Lankan students, please contact HEC on:
Pak-Sri Lanka Higher Education Cooperation Program