Are you a Pakistani citizen? Did you enroll in a PhD program in any university of Punjab? Here is a blasting news for you to explore the world and make your research more robust and diverse. Conducting research abroad can be a challenging and rewarding experience for you but it leading to personal growth and development. Research abroad can broaden horizons and provide valuable experiences and opportunities that can benefit both your personal and professional development.

Pakistan Higher Education Commission is accepting applications from PhD students enrolled in any HEC recognized university of Punjab. Students have a great opportunity to avail this research fellowship program and conduct their complete research in top 200 QS ranked universities for the period of six months. 




Eligibility  PhD scholars enrolled in any university of Punjab 
Age limit  45 years 
Funds  Fully funded program 
Deadline  31st March 2023 




International Research Support Fellowship Offered Subjects

IRSF phase IV is for students of the following subjects

  • Humanities

  • Management Sciences

  • Science & Technology 




What Is The Eligibility Criteria For International Research Fellowship 2023

  • Must have a domicile of Punjab

  • Age limit is maximum 45 years

  • Must be enrolled in any private/ public university of Punjab and have completed course work

  • Passed comprehensive examination  

  • PhD research proposal/ synopsis must be finalized and approved by the BARS (Board of Advanced Study and Research) or any other legal body of the university

  • Valid acceptance letter for research program from foreign university’s supervisor (200 QS ranked universities 2023) 




Benefits Of International Research Fellowship Program

  • Bench fee maximum up to 250,000 PKR

  • Living allowance/ fixed stipend

  • Air fare (max. up to 130,000 PKR)

Application Process For PHEC Research Fellowship program

  • Students have to submit applications both ways, online and in hard form

  • After submission of online application to PHEC

  • Take a print of complete application and post it to PHEC office Lahore

  • For complete application process and address click here                 


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