The Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) under Chief Minister Merit Scholarships (CMMS) Program has launched a fully-funded CMMSPhD Foreign Scholarships for eligible Pakistani Nationals.
The students can peruse their education from the top 50 QS ranked universities in the world. The last date for the application submission for CMMS Ph.D. Foreign Scholarship is March 31, 2021.
The CMMSPhD Foreign Scholarships will accommodate 90% of the students having a Punjab domicile, however, 10% of the program fund is allocated for other federating units including AJK, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Islamabad Capital Territory.
However, the CMMS Program will not be responsible for getting admission or arranging visa for students.
Eligibility Criteria – CMMS Program PhD Foreign Scholarships
Valid Ph.D. admission offer from one of the Top 50 (Subject Wise) Universities of the World (QS ranking) in preferred subject areas (www.peef.org.pk/CMMS.html)
Not less than 60% marks throughout the academic career.
Declared monthly family income (including self, spouse, and parents) is equal to or less than PKR. 200,000/-
Maximum age of 35 years at the time of submission of application.
Not availed any foreign scholarship in the past.
Must take up the scholarship in the year for which it is offered and the scholarship shall not be deferred to the next year.
All Pakistani nationals, both males and females are eligible to apply.
Existing permanent/regular faculty members of public sector teaching / educational institutions of Pakistan are not eligible to apply for Ph.D. Foreign Scholarship
PhD Scholarships Coverage
PhD Scholarships awarded under CMMS are fully funded and cover the following costs:
100% Tuition fees
Boarding and Lodging (as per approved rates)
Discipline wise allocation of scholarships
Allocation of the scholarships is as follows:
80 % of scholarships are reserved for science disciplines
20% of scholarships are reserved for Social Sciences/Humanities and Arts.
Geographical distribution of CMMS Program scholarships
Geographical distribution of scholarships is as follows:
90% of scholarships are awarded to the students of Punjab.
10% of scholarships have been allocated for the other federating units of Pakistan.
Copy of valid admission offer for Ph.D. for fall 2021 intake. Attested a copy of CNIC.
Copy of Passport.
Attested copies of all educational testimonials.
Copy of Synopsis/ Research Proposal.
Income affidavit on legal paper (Sample attached with application form).
Copy of last paid utility bills (Electricity, Gas, and phone).
Attested copy of domicile.
Copy of previous months’ payslips (Self/ parents/ guardian if applicable).
Three passport size photographs (white background).
Any other supporting documentation required to substantiate the facts given in the application form.