Pakistan Scottish PhD Research 2018 Travel Grant for female Pakistani citizens

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Application Deadline: August 12th 2018

The Scottish Government in collaboration with the British Council is providing PhD research travel grants to deserving female candidates. With the help of this travel grant, the candidate will get the opportunity to visit a university in Scotland to conduct their research or work on their dissertation.

The British Council will administer the scheme in Pakistan and directly coordinate with selected scholars and universities.

The Award

Pakistan Scottish Scholarship Scheme PhD Grant will facilitate the award holders with the following:

  • Travel expenses including return ticket to Scotland, visa fee and insurance
  • Living costs for a period of no more than three months

Eligibility Criteria

All female Pakistani citizens who are currently residing in Pakistan and are enrolled in a PhD programme are eligible for application.  In addition, the following criteria must be fulfilled:

  • Applicant must be pursuing a PhD in one of the following fields:
  1. Education
  2. Sustainable energy
  3. Food Security and agriculture
  4. Health sciences
  5. STEM education
  • A duly filled out application form
  • Scanned copy of CNIC
  • Scanned copy of transcripts
  • Invitation letter from a Scottish University

(Please note, the candidate will be responsible for contacting and confirming a placement to carry out research)

How to Apply

A complete application will include:

  • A duly filled out application form
  • Scanned copy of CNIC
  • Scanned copy of transcripts
  • Invitation letter from host university
  • One letter of reference preferably from a professor who can attest to your academic abilities and research focus

Applications for the Pakistan Scottish Scheme PhD programe are now open. Last date to submit the application is 12 August 2018.   

Applying Online: The online application form can be filled and submitted on the official British Council website, at the link:

Applying via Courier: Application forms can also be downloaded from the Downloads section below. Completed applications should be sent via courier to the British Council Islamabad office at the following address:

Pakistan Scottish Scholarships Scheme 

British Council Pakistan

PO Box 1135, Islamabad


Click here to view some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Pakistan Scottish Scholarship Scheme for PhD.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Pakistan Scottish PhD Research 2018 Travel Grant

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