Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sheringal: Foreign PhD Scholarships for 2012

Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sheringal, has invited applications from Pakistani nationals for foreign scholarship for PhD studies, in technologically advanced countries, in the following disciplines, under the Higher Education Commission (HEC) funded project “Development of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Campus.”

  1. Computer Science
  2. Forestry
  3. Management Studies
  4. Education
  5. Law

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Minimum eighteen years of education in the relevant field. However, candidates having first class LLB are eligible to apply for PhD in Law. Preference shall be given to candidates having LLM.
  2. First division / equivalent CGPA in the last degree as per requirement.
  3. The candidate must have qualified GRE / GAT conducted by National Testing Service (NTS) with minimum 50% score or GRE (International) conducted by ETS.
  4. No third division / grade D in the entire academic career is allowed.
  5. Maximum age limit is 35 years and relax-able up to 40 years only for the regular employees of the public sector universities / DAIs and R&D organizations. The age will be calculated on the closing date of the application.
  6. Candidates already availing HEC, universities / DAI / departmental or any other scholarship(s) are not eligible to apply.
  7. Awardees will serve Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sheringal, for at least 5 years, after completion of their PhD studies.
  8. Candidates working in government / semi-government / autonomous organizations should apply through proper channel.

Selection Procedure

  1. Only shortlisted candidates shall be called for interview. No TA/DA is admissible.
  2. Interview shall be conducted by the University Selection Board.
  3. Selected candidates, other than faculty members of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sheringal, will be offered faculty positions which they shall join within the required time.
  4. Visa arrangements will be the responsibility of the selected candidates.
  5. The successful candidates shall have to submit a bond of service at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sheringal, for a minimum period of five years, after completion of their PhD studies.

Last date for the submission of application

  1. Application form for foreign PhD scholarships can be obtained from Habib Bank Limited (HBL), Sheringal branch, on cash payment of Rs.1,000 (form fee).
  2. The form can also be downloaded from the SBBU website and submitted along with a bank draft / pay slip / pay order of Rs.1,000 in favor of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University from any branch of HBL.
  3. Application forms, complete in all respects, should reach the office of the Registrar, SBBU, till February 22, 2012.

Incomplete and late application forms shall not be entertained. The university reserves the right to increase / decrease the number of seats or cancel them without showing any reason.

Contact Details

For further information, you may please contact:

Badshah Hussain, Registrar,
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sheringal,
Dir Upper, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
Telephone: +92 (0944) 885529, 885570
Fax: +92 (0944) 885805

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