Here are four “fully-funded scholarship programs” for Pakistani students pursuing Masters and PhD abroad [Apply now]

Do you want to study abroad? Why wait several years to save money for your preferred degree program? Finance your future and pursue any field of study with amazing scholarship programs. All you need is good research skills to search for the scholarship, time to prepare for the application, and the commitment to deal with the full process. If you’re interested in higher education abroad, keep an eye out for scholarships that can change the game for you. 

Here are four fully-funded scholarship programs for Pakistani students looking to pursue Masters and PhD degrees abroad:

1. Chevening Scholarships

Chevening enables outstanding emerging leaders worldwide to pursue one-year master’s degrees in the UK.

To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country or territory.
  • Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended.
  • Have completed all components of an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate program at a UK university by submitting your application. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honors degree in the UK but may differ depending on your course and university choice.
  • Have at least two years (equivalent to 2,800 hours) of work experience.
  • Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and receive an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 14 July 2022.

Selecting Chevening Scholars takes a minimum of eight months from the application deadline to when applicants are conditionally selected for an award. Here is an overview of the application and selection process so you always know what’s going on.

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2. Eiffel Education Excellence Program

The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program was established by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs to enable French higher education institutions to attract top international students to enroll in their master’s and PhD programs.

It allows the future foreign decision-makers of the private and public sectors in priority areas of study. It encourages applicants up to 25 years old from developing countries at the master’s level and applicants up to 30 years old from developing and industrialized countries at the PhD level.

Two major disciplinary fields concerned by the Eiffel scholarships cover the following seven fields of study for the Master’s and Doctorate components:

  • For science and technology: Biology and health; Ecological transition; Mathematics and digital; Science and Engineering
  • For the humanities and social sciences: French history, language, and civilization; Law and Political Science; and  Economy Management


  • Nationality: This program is reserved for candidates of non-French nationality. Candidates with two nationalities, one of which is French, are not eligible.
  • Age: For master’s level, candidates must be 25 years old or less at the time of the 2022 application campaign; that is, they must have been born after 31 March 1996. At PhD level, candidates must be at most 30 years old during the application in 2022; that is, they must have been born after 31 March 1991.
  • Source of applications: Only applications submitted by French educational establishments are accepted. These establishments undertake to enroll scholarship holders on the course for which they have been selected. Applications submitted by any other means shall not be considered. Furthermore, any candidate nominated by more than one establishment shall be disqualified.
  • Courses of study: Eiffel Program scholarships are intended for students seeking to enroll in a master’s-level program in France (including at an engineering school) and for doctoral candidates. Only programs recognized by the French government are eligible. The Eiffel Program cannot be used at French-run programs abroad or in connection with apprenticeship contracts or professional training contracts
  • Scholarship conflicts: Applications nominating students who, at the time of application, have already been awarded another French government scholarship will not be accepted, even if the other scholarship covered only health insurance.
  • Master’s Component: An application nominating a student rejected in a previous competition will not be accepted, even if the application was submitted by a different institution or in another field of study. Students who have previously received an Eiffel master’s scholarship are not eligible to receive another at the master’s level.
  • Doctoral Component: Institutions may nominate for a doctoral scholarship a candidate previously awarded a scholarship at the master’s level. Candidates previously awarded a doctoral scholarship are not eligible to receive another. An application nominating a candidate rejected in a previous competition will not be accepted, even if the application was submitted by a different institution or in another field of study.
  • Language proficiency: When preselecting non-French-speaking candidates, institutions shall ensure that the candidates’ language skills meet the academic program’s requirements.
  • Geographic location. For the Master’s level, candidates already studying in France are ineligible. For the doctoral level, students enrolled in academic programs abroad have priority over students already in France.

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3. McCall McBain Scholarships

The McCall MacBain Scholarships are about much more than financial support. It believes in the power of community. This program brings together a diverse group of scholars who aspire to lead with purpose – individuals who have demonstrated leadership potential and an inner drive to impact other people’s lives positively.

You can apply for the McCall MacBain Scholarship in 2022 if you plan to apply for Fall 2023 admission to a full-time master’s or second-entry professional undergraduate program at McGill University. Programs with Summer 2023 admission only are also acceptable. The program must consist of 45 credits or more and primarily on McGill’s downtown or Macdonald campuses.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent as recognized by McGill University) in a subject closely related to the one selected for graduate work. If you have obtained your educational credentials at an institution outside of Canada, you will be assessed for equivalency with a McGill University degree. Please consult the International Degree Equivalency page for more information.
  • High academic achievement: The minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is 3.0 out of a possible 4.0, or a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.2 out of 4.0 in the last two years of full-time studies. In some departments, however, a higher CGPA is required for admission. Consult the program page for details.
  • Proficiency in English: The primary language of instruction at McGill is English. You may make arrangements to write papers, examinations, or theses in French, except in cases where knowledge of the English language is one of the course’s objectives. Before admission, you may need to demonstrate an adequate English proficiency level. For more information, visit the English Language Proficiency page.

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4. MEXT/Japanese Government Scholarships

The Japanese Government announced MEXT Japanese Government Scholarship 2022 in all Countries Now. The Monbukagakusho MEXT Scholarship will Provide 9,500 Scholarships to Undertake Undergraduate, Master, Training/ Ph.D./Doctoral Degree from Japanese Universities. MEXT Scholarship is a Famous Largest Scholarship Program by the Japanese Government. The Japanese Government will cover all the expenses during the scholarship period.

The Good News is that Knowledge of the Japanese Language and IELTS/TOEFL is Not Mandatory for the MEXT Japan Scholarship. You will Study in Japan without IELTS/TOEFL. All-Academic fields and Majors are available to Study. The Applicants will Study at any of the Japanese universities. Last Year 9,423 international students received the MEXT Government Funded Scholarship.

The MEXT Japanese Government Scholarship is open to all the participants from Asia, the Pacific, North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa who have diplomatic relations with Japan. All the Japanese Universities are participating in the MEXT Scholarship, and all Fields of Study are Available in Japanese Universities.

General Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must have the nationality of a country with diplomatic relations with Japan.
  • An applicant who has Japanese nationality at the time of application is not eligible.
  • Applicants, in principle, must have been born on or after April 2, 1985.
  • Master’s course: Applicants who have completed 16 years of School education in countries other than Japan.
  • Doctoral Course: Applicants who have completed 18 years of school education in countries other than Japan.

Financial coverage:

  • Allowances: Monthly Stipend Allowance, Preparatory Allowance (2022 Rate)
  • Education Fees: Fees for the Entrance Examination and Tuition Fees at Universities will be paid by MEXT.
  • Travelling Expenses: Transportation to Japan: MEXT will cover your Round Airfare Travel Expenses from your Country to Japan. The Airline ticket will be an Economy-class ticket for the flight.
  • Accommodations: Residence halls for international students provided by universities.

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