Scotland-Pakistan scholarship program for women – Here’s everything you need to know!

For further information or queries, you can contact the authorities via email: or phone: 0800-22000.

The Scotland-Pakistan Scholarship for Young Women and Girls Program is now live and accepting applications. Young and aspiring Pakistani women who are willing to enroll in higher studies institutions recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) must benefit from this program.

About the Young Women and Girls Program

The program is funded by the Scottish Government and aims to make higher education available for women. Under the program, women are offered a 2-year Master’s/MPhil degree at HEC-recognized universities in Pakistan. In terms of administering the program locally, the British Council will coordinate with focal persons within Pakistan to assist in the induction process of women who’re selected.

Here’s what you need to know about the program to apply:

The Award

The Scotland-Pakistan Scholarships for Young Women and Girls Program will facilitate award-holders with the following:

  • Tuition fees for courses in eligible fields
  • University hostel costs (where applicable)
  • Travel to and from home to university two times a year for students staying in on-campus

Subject Areas Offered

The scholarship will cover a two-year master’s/MPhil degree at an HEC-recognized Pakistani university in one of the following subject areas only:

  • Education
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Food Security and Agriculture
  • Health Sciences

Eligibility Criteria

These scholarships are open to female applicants only. In addition, applicants must:

  • Be Pakistani nationals currently residing in Pakistan
  • Be pursuing a 4-year bachelor’s degree in the above-listed subject areas
  • Hold a confirmed admission offer from an HEC-recognized university in Pakistan

Young women with disabilities from rural areas and minority groups are encouraged to apply.

Application Requirements

To apply, females need to take care of the following requirements:

  • A duly filled out application form
  • Scanned copy of CNIC
  • Scanned copy of transcripts
  • Proof of admission and/or enrolment at master’s level
  • Tuition fee form

How to Apply Online

Visit the official British Council website to submit your online application form (once filled and finalized):

For further information or queries, you can contact the authorities via email: or phone: 0800-22000.

Deadline to Apply

The application process for the Scotland-Pakistan Scholarship for Young Women and Girls Master’s/MPhil program has begun. The last date to submit the applications is the 15th of September, 2021.

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