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  • The Commonwealth scholarship for international students program 2021 is an initiative for the students from the Commonwealth countries including Pakistan who belong to low and mid income families who generally cannot afford to study abroad.The scholarship is aided by the Department for International Development of United Kingdom for exceptionally talented students to pursue their higher studies in country United Kingdom amongst the world class facilities.

  • This scholarship is mainly aimed at skill development for such students for development who belong to Commonwealth nation like Pakistan. The duration of this scholarship is one year for postgraduate and two years for Doctral degree.

programs offered by commonwealth scholarship

The scholarship focuses mainly on sustainable development of such students who are in dire need of financial aid in order to study in United Kingdom.

 

Six Schemes of Common  Wealth Scholarship 2021

The scholarship is provided under the following six schemes:

  1. Strengthening global peace, security and governance.

  2. Access, inclusion and opportunity.

  3. Science and technology for development.

  4. Promoting global prosperity.

  5. Strengthening resilience and response to crises.

  6. Strengthening health systems and capacity.

 

Programs Offered by Commonwealth 2021 Scholarship to International Students:

List of Programs

 

Level:

Commonwealth Scholarship for Postgraduate and Doctorate

 

Host Country:

United Kingdom.

 

Host institute:

The list of institutes.

 

benefits of commonwealth scholarship for Pakistani students

 

Benefits of Commonwealth Scholarship Pakistan 2021 

  • Tuition fees

  • Airfare for home country to UK and return.

  • Stipend amount of £1,084 or £1,330 per month.

  • The Pakistani student is provided with warm cloth allowance.

  • Grants for study related travel.

  • Allowance to visit home during mid-term.

  • £233 per month spouse allowance.

  • £465 per month child allowance.

 

 

Eligibility Criteria of Commonwealth Scholarship 2021 for Pakistani Students: 

 

 

  • The students must be a citizen of Pakistan or AJK.

  • The students must be serving as a professor at an HEC recognized university and have an experience of 1 year.

  • The Pakistani students should not have been a student of the same level in UK before.

  • The Pakistani students is required to be under one of the themes.

  • The Pakistani students must be available before the academic year of UK that is September /October of the year.

  • The Pakistani students must not be before registered at a UK university for Postgraduate and doctorate.

  • The Postgraduate Pakistani applicants must have a first class in their academics.

  • The Pakistani students must not have a third division in any of their academic year.

  • The Pakistani students must not be financially able to support their education in UK.

 

 

 

Apply Procedure of Commonwealth Scholarship 2021 for Pakistani Students

The Pakistani students needs to apply both on Commonwealth website and the HEC website and if Pakistani students failed to do so they will not be considered for the scholarship. The following documents need to be uploaded and the procedure needs to be followed.

 

Documents Needed to Apply Commonwealth Scholarship 2021

  1. HEC online application form by applying online on their online portal.

  2. Commonwealth online application form for Post graduate and Doctorate Degree.

  3. A citizenship proof that is a passport issued by the GOV of Pakistan.

  4. Letter of reference from two people.

  5. Detailed academic record, all the transcripts being verified by the HEC Pakistan.

  6. Statement of purpose.

  7. Equivalence for a foreign degree.

  8. Copies of CNIC.

  9. Domicile certificate.

  10. Study and research plan.

 

Scholarship Application Procedure of Commonwealth 2021 for Pakistani students

  1. The Commonwealth UK does not accept direct applications, the Pakistani students must apply beforehand at HEC.

  2. The HEC conducts an interview and a test for all the shortlisted candidates.

  3. The HEC can disqualify a candidates in case of false information.

  4. All the documentation must be completed at HEC and Commonwealth in due time.

  5. The HEC selects equal proportion of male and female.

 

Commonwealth Scholarship Deadline 2021:

Commonwealth application forms is:

20 November.

HEC forms is:

4 October. 

 

Number of scholarships by Commonwealth Scholarship 2021:

80.

 

faq commonwealth for Pakistani students

 

Can a Pakistani student apply for the Commonwealth scholarship?

Answer:

Yes a Pakistani student can apply for the scholarship.

 

Can a Pakistani student directly apply at the Commonwealth website?

Answer:

No Commonwealth has established nominal institutions in the Commonwealth nations and in Pakistan it is Higher education commission.

 

Does HEC do the selection for the Commonwealth?

Answer:

No in Pakistan the HEC is just a platform but the main selection is done only by the Commonwealth.

 

Will the scholarship cover all sorts of allowances?

Answer:

Yes the scholarship covers almost all sorts of allowances.

 

Can a Pakistani student already studying in a university in UK apply for the scholarship?

Answer:

No the student is not eligible.

 

Can a Pakistani student send in applications directly?

Answer:

No the applications must be submitted by online application systems.

 

Can a Pakistani student seek admission in any university under this scholarship?

Answer:

No there are specific institutions that come under the provisions of the scholarship, the list has been provided above.

 

Does the Pakistani student need to give English proficiency tests for the scholarship?

Answer:

No the scholarship does not need that but a Pakistani student who would be wanting to study abroad must appear in tests as TOEFEL, IELTS & GRE as they are compulsory for most of the institutes.

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