HEC has announced that all the applicants for Degree Attestation should apply through its website with effect from December 18, 2020 (today).

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has announced that all the applicants for Degree Attestation should apply through http:/www.eservices.hec.gov.pk with effect from December 18, 2020 (today).

According to the details, HEC has also stated that the degree attestation service will no longer be available at http:/www.eportal.hec.gov.pk.

HEC directed that the old applicants will use the same User-name and Password that they were using at “eportal” to log-in at “eservice”.

Earlier this month, the Higher Education Commission has announced a six-month fellowship abroad for Ph.D. scholars under its Research Support Initiative Programme (IRSIP).

The aim of the programme is to heighten the research capabilities of Ph.D. scholars and also exchange bonds between Pakistani and foreign institutions for students in higher educational institutes in Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

The objectives of the program are:

  • To enhance the quality of doctoral research in Pakistan.
  • To create a critical mass of highly qualified manpower that could contribute towards the development of Pakistan.
  • To facilitate assimilation, absorption, and transfer of important and promising scientific and technological knowledge information to achieve repaid economic progress.
  • To provide opportunities to doctoral students for training/ research work at advanced research labs of reputed universities abroad and to interact with a foreign scientist working at frontiers of knowledge.
  • To explore avenues for further collaboration internationally.
  • To introduce Pakistani talent globally.
  • To disseminate information about research in Pakistan.
  • To bring the standard of doctoral research at par with international standards.


  • AJK/Pakistani national who is a full-time Ph.D. student
  • Completed coursework of 18 credit hours, at least.
  • The scholar is eligible to apply after 2 years of enrollment and a maximum of up to 3.5 years in the Ph.D. program.
  • Passed the local GAT subject test OR University Admission Test at the time of registration/enrollment in Ph.D. Studies/Program.
  • Who has an approved PhD research topic and synopsis by the Board of Advanced Studies and Research (BASR) or Directorate of Advanced Studies and Research (DASR) or equivalent body of the university
  • Who has an official acceptance/invitation letter for research from a foreign university/institute/ lab? The university/institute must be listed in top 200 universities list (either subject-wise or overall ranking) as per Times Ranking of World Universities​ Or QS top universities ranking (topuniversities.com).
  • Your Foreign Supervisor should not be an ex-supervisor of your Local Supervisor.​


For Selection Committee Meetings after June 2013, upper world ranking limit of the foreign university has been reduced to top 200 universities for the applicants from all disciplines Agriculture & Veterinary Science, Biological & Medical Science and Physical Science, Engineering & Technology, Social Sciences subjects.

Those Scholars who are already availing any other HEC scholarship are also eligible to apply provided they submit NOC from their concerned HEC dealing officer.

How To Apply

​​Submit application form, two copies, to the Project Director after filling as per instructions, along with the documents listed below.

Applications can be submitted round the year. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as they are eligible and fulfil the basic criteria.

Incomplete applications will not be entertained and will be discarded.

Originally published at BOL News