The Science Talent Farming Scheme for Undergraduate Program - HEC is a scholarship program to support four year bachelor level studies along with additional interventions to groom and capacity building of young students in Natural Sciences and Mathematics. The scholarships are being offered in the discipline of PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, BIOLOGY, MATHEMATICS and their sub-disciplines. The complete information regarding Sub-disciplines and universities is available at HEC website.
- The scholars shall be provided laptop once during the studies for online access to the latest research in their respective fields.
- A three to four months/Semester long non credit hour language course shall be arranged in the selected universities during the first year of studies for the scholars under the scheme to enhance their spoken and expression skills of English Language.
- Every scholar shall appear in the IELTS/TOEFL examination conducted by relevant organizations periodically within six months' time period after the completion of English language course to measure his/her language proficiency.
- A special summer semester shall be arranged for the scholars at participating universities to attend the lectures and to carryout research activities during the second year of study. Scholars shall be encouraged to design the proposal for the final year project.
- One hundred outstanding scholars shall be sent abroad each year in the third year of their study to attend a semester at a high ranking foreign university of technologically advanced country in their respective field of study.
- Research Project shall be mandatory for all Scholars in their final year of BS studies under the Science Talent Farming Scheme. The scholars are expected to start designing the research project in the second year of studies. The universities shall be asked to provide the lab facilities and supervision during the summer vacations.
NOTE: HEC has the right to amend and revise the interventions at any stage and all terms and conditions shall be applicable to the selected scholars.
- Applicant must be Pakistani /AJK National.
- Applicants who have secured minimum 60% marks in SSC with science and minimum 70% marks in HSSC (Part I) examination with science subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Mathematics and areappearing in 2ndyear HSSC examination from Pakistani Educational System are eligible to apply.The scholars have to secure minimum 70% marks in HSSC (Part II).
- Candidates who have passed their HSSC in Annual 2016 examination are also eligible to apply if they have secured at least 70% marks in HSSC (Part 1) examination and also have secured aggregate 70% marks in HSSC. They have to get fresh enrolments in the identified disciplines at the selected universities in fall 2017 semester.
- Candidates have to secure minimum 50% marks in HEC Scholarship Test.
- Candidates who are already availing another scholarship are NOT eligible to apply.
- Candidate having dual nationality are NOT eligible to apply.
- Applicants are required to submit only online applications available at HEC website. They are advised to retain a printed copy of the application with them which shall be required from the shortlisted candidates only along with other documents at later stages.
- Merit list of Scholarship will be prepared on the basis of online information provided by the applicant and in case of any error/omission, the offer shall stand cancelled.
- In case of any omission/misrepresentation of facts by the applicant, HEC reserves the right to reject the application or cancel the scholarship at any stage.
- Scholarship test shall be conducted of intermediate level after the closing date in the following combinations (i) Physics, Chemistry, Biology & English (ii) Physics, Chemistry, Math & English (iii) Physics, Math, Statistics & English (iv) Physics, Math, Computer & English (v) Statistics, Math, Economics and English.
- The candidates who shall complete online applications successfully shall get roll number slips at their provided email address and via SMS at their given mobile numbers. The roll number slips can also be down loaded from HEC website.
List of Universities and BS Programs
- Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
- National University of Science & Technology, Islamabad
- Comsats Institute of Information Technology (Islamabad Campus)
- International Islamic University, Islamabad.
- University of Punjab Lahore
- University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (Lahore)
- University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
- Bahauddin Zakariya University (Multan)
- Government College University Faisalabad
- he Islamic University of Bahawalpur
KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA (KPK)
- University of Peshawar
- Islamia College University, Peshawar
- araza University, Maneshra
- Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University, Quetta
- Baluchistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, Quetta
- NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi
- The University of Sindh, Jamshoro
- Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur
AZAD JAMMU AND KASHMIR (AJK)
- University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir
- Mirpur University of Science and Technology