Commonwealth Scholarships for Pakistan Students 2024/2025 Updates Portal

Filed in Scholarships Update by on May 13, 2021

Commonwealth Scholarships for Pakistan Students: Commonwealth Scholarships for Pakistan students 2021 has been made comprehensive on this platform. This is where you will get vital information concerning this Scholarship, the courses offered by Commonwealth Scholarships, programs offered, eligibility for this scholarship as well as how to apply.

Reading through this article, you will have information on the following:

The commonwealth scholarship program 2021 is an initiative for 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 the United Kingdom for exceptionally talented students to pursue their higher studies in a country like the United Kingdom amongst the world-class facilities.

This scholarship is mainly aimed at skill development for such students for development who belong to a commonwealth nation like Pakistan. The duration of this scholarship is one year for a master’s and two years for a Ph.D.

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

Courses Offered by Common Wealth Scholarship 2024

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 Common Wealth 2024 Scholarship

See a list of programs offered, click here


Masters and PhD

Host Country

The United Kingdom.

Eligible Nationality

This commonwealth scholarship 2024 is open to Pakistanis students (ONLY) who wish to continue their studies in any of the above-mentioned study destinations.

Host institute

For a list of institutes, click here

Scholarship Worth

The Commonwealth Scholarship Pakistan is meant to assist the applicant in different ways like its tuition fee, accommodation, travel expenses and the rest.

Benefits of Commonwealth Scholarship 2024 for Pakistani Students

  • 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 a 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 2024 for Pakistani Students

  • The student must be a citizen of Pakistan or AJK.
  • The student must be serving as a professor at an HEC recognized university and have experience of 1 year for the same.
  • The Pakistani student should not have been a student of the same level in the UK before.
  • The Pakistani student is required to be under one of the themes.
  • The Pakistani student must be available before the academic year of the UK that is September /October of the year.
  • The Pakistani student must not be registered at a UK university for a master’s and Ph.D.
  • The Ph.D. Pakistani applicants must have a first-class in their academics.
  • The Pakistani student must not have a third division in any of their academic years and a second division is spared for about two years not more than that.
  • Pakistani students must not be financially able to support their education in the UK.

Application Procedure of Commonwealth Scholarship 2024 for Pakistani Students

The Pakistani student needs to apply both on the 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 for Common Wealth Scholarship 2024

  1. HEC online application form by applying online on their online portal.
  2. Commonwealth online application form for Masters and Ph.D.
  3. A citizenship proof 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.

Application Procedure of Commonwealth Scholarship 2024 for Pakistani students

  1. The commonwealth UK does not accept direct applications; the Pakistani student 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 candidate in case of false information.
  4. All the documentation must be completed at HEC and commonwealth in due time till the deadline.
  5. The HEC selects an equal proportion of males and females.

Deadlines and Dates of Commonwealth Scholarship 2024

For Commonwealth application forms:

20 November.

For HEC forms:

4 October.

Number of scholarships by Common Wealth Scholarship 2024


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can a Pakistani student apply for the commonwealth scholarship?

Ans.: Yes a Pakistani student can apply for the scholarship.

Q: Can a Pakistani student directly apply at the commonwealth website?

Ans.: No commonwealth has established nominal institutions in the common wealth nations and in Pakistan it is Higher education commission.

Q: Does HEC do the selection for the commonwealth?

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

 Q: Is there a possibility a male will be given priority over a female?

Ans.: No male and female are given equal opportunity.

Q: Will the scholarship cover all sorts of allowances?

Ans.: Yes, the scholarship covers almost all sorts of allowances.

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

Ans.: No, the student is not eligible.

Q: Can a Pakistani student send in applications directly?

Ans.: No the applications must be submitted by online application systems.

 Q: Can a Pakistani student seek admission to any university under this scholarship?

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

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

Ans.: 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.

Commonwealth Scholarships for Pakistan students is a well-funded scholarship and as such, I advise you to be careful while going about with your application.

There are friends of yours out there that would love to apply for the Commonwealth Scholarship for Pakistan students, do well to share this article with them to have a full idea about this scholarship.

CSN Team.

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