HEC (Higher Education Commission) and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) signed a MoU in 2004 for German scholarships. This MoU later renewed in 2007 with aim to select, place and monitor Pakistani scholars who intended to do PhD in Germany. All these activities will organized and managed by both HEC and DAAD together through this agreement.
Scholars can choose which universities and subjects for scholarships for Germany?
According to signed MoU, scholars can take admission in any public sector German university that offer subjects with English medium of instructions. Furthermore, HEC and DAAD will offer scholarship funding in all fields of knowledge with condition that suitable PhD Supervisor will available to supervise that scholar.
According to MoU, scholars will get following financial benefits through these scholarships:
- Scholars will be paid 950 euros per month.
- As Health and Long term Insurance benefits, scholars will get 105 euros (approx.) per month.
- As a research allowance/thesis printing, scholars will get 460 euros once and on-demand.
- Admin Fee of 125 euros per month will be paid to DAAD to look after HEC scholars.
Selection criteria for scholarships for Germany:
HEC advertise available scholarships for Germany on their web portal. Once these scholarships advertised on HEC scholarship portal. Then students can apply for these scholarships and participate in initial entry tests. Onces student will clear entry test exam on merit and successfully get acceptance letter from a German professor. Then he or she will invited for interviews. A team of German Professors and supervisors come to Pakistan and conduct face to face interviews of only these candidates who have Acceptance Letter from Suitable German supervisor. Successful candidates in interviews will advised to complete all necessary documentation like: verification of degrees, legal bonds, study leave and admission etc.
Procedure to apply for German scholarships:
PhD Scholarships for Germany under the platform of HEC are being offered under various HEC Overseas Scholarships Schemes. Interested candidates are advised to regularly visit HEC scholarship portal for the details of advertised overseas scholarships. Once students will find scholarships for Germany on HEC portal. Then they can apply for these scholarships according to advertised criteria.