Monash University-Pakistan Higher Education Commission (HEC) Joint Scholarship

Monash University-Pakistan Higher Education Commission (HEC) Joint Scholarship

This joint scholarship program enables high quality Pakistani students to undertake PhD and research degrees here at Monash.

The program aims to support Pakistan’s need for highly qualified engineers, technologists, and scientists in high-tech fields, as well as build up capacity of their universities, research and development organisations, and industries.


Open all year

Total scholarship value

Varies - see benefits

Number offered


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Zahra Ali, Pakistan

Master of Applied Linguistics

Zahra Ali: The opportunity to join a world top 100 university

I am fortunate to come from a family of doctors, writers and teachers, so it was already ingrained in us how important getting an education was. If there is one thing to describe my experience at Monash, it would be inspirational. Monash motivated me to explore my passion and be who I truly want to be.

Am I eligible?

You must be one of the following:

  • An International student

You must meet the following criteria:


HEC will provide:

  • an annual living allowance;
  • Overseas Student Health Cover; and
  • one international return airfare by the most economical route.

In addition, Monash will provide (for up to a maximum of 4 years):

  • a full tuition fee faculty sponsorship and
  • a supplementary (top up) living allowance (stipend) equivalent to the RTP Stipend rate.

Selection criteria

Monash scholarships are very competitive and are awarded based on your academic record, any research outputs and prior research experience.

How to apply

You must complete and submit an application for funding directly to HEC in the first instance.

Once you have received confirmation that you have been shortlisted, you may then apply directly to Monash.  Please note that as part of your application you must first obtain an Expression of Interest (EOI) from the relevant faculty.

Please ensure you read the application details carefully and submit your application by the deadline.

For more information visit our website or contact our Graduate Research Admissions team on
E: or T: +61 3 99051538

Please ensure that you indicate that you are applying for the 'Pakistan Higher Education Commission (HEC) Joint Scholarship' in your application.

Apply direct to Monash