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School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences

Pakistan Higher Education Commission PhD Scholarships

Pakistan HEC

Queen Mary University of London, in partnership with the Higher Education Commission, Pakistan, offer partial-scholarships to Pakistani students wishing to enrol in PhD research programmes at Queen Mary. The School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences has  1 PhD position per academic year to offer under this funding scheme.

The jointly funded scholarships will cover the tuition fees and provide a stipend of £1,015/month to contribute towards the scholar’s living costs. Queen Mary waives the fees and HEC pay the stipend.

Please note that this stipend will not cover the scholar’s living costs in full and does not meet the level of financial support necessary to secure a UK visa (currently £1,334/month). The scholar will therefore need to secure additional funding in order to be able to take up their studies at Queen Mary. For further details of the requirements set out by UK Visas and Immigration, please see the Advice and Counselling Service guidance.

Eligibility and applying

Applicants must already have been shorlisted for an award by the Pakistan Higher Education Commission through one of their foreign scholarship schemes.

Shorlisted candidates must apply for our PhD programme following our usual application proceduresApplications for 2023/24 academic year are now closed.

Please note that due to the limitations on the number of HEC scholarships available within the School, there will not be the capacity to make offers of scholarship to all those approved by a supervisor. 

Successful applicants to Queen Mary will receive an offer including a condition of confirmation of the funding from the HEC. Applicants may use this offer letter to secure their Provisional Award Letter from the HEC. Once Queen Mary has received your Provisional Award Letter and any academic conditions of the offer are met, an unconditional offer will be issued.

For further information about the scheme, please go to Pakistan HEC-QMUL PhD Scholarships

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