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  • Thursday, January 20, 2022

  • CUI

  • International Office

Islamabad January 17, 2022: The officials of COMSATS University Islamabad and Dalhousie University Canada met virtually on January 17, 2022 to collaborate and initiate academic and research activities between two universities.  


Dr Sajjad Madani, Registrar; Dr Majid Iqbal, Head, Department of Computer Science; Mr. Ali Tawab Baloch, Head, International Office and Ms Sadia Haider, Senior Program Officer, International Ofiice attend the meeting from COMSATS University. Dr. Balakrishnan Prithviraj, Associate Vice President (Global Relations), Dr. Megan Chipp, Coordinator, International Strategic Initiatives, Dr. Khurram Aziz, Director Pathway Programs attended the meeting from Delhousie University Canada.  


The purpose of the meeting was to identify areas of mutual cooperation and discuss action plan for the future coordination between two universities. The COMSATS University Islamabad is a public sector university having seven campuses in Pakistan. It has five (5) faculties, twenty two (22) academic departments and nine (9) state of the art research centers. It offers more than 100 degree programs at BS, MS and PhD level. It has 34,000+ students, including 480+ international students. Additionally, It has over 2,300+ faculty members working in CUI with 1,100+ faculty members having PhD qualification. It has produced more than 82,000 graduates of CUI including 500+ PhDs who are actively contributing in the economic development of the country.


Dalhousie University (commonly known as Dal) is a public research university in Nova Scotia, Canada. It has total five campuses and offering 13 academic Faculties  to expand understanding through teaching excellence and a drive for discovery that results in more than $190 million in research funding each year. It is also offering 90+ masters and 45+ doctoral degrees. According to Academic Ranking of World Universities it has ranked Dalhousie University in 201–300 in the world and 9–12 in Canada in the year 2021. Furthermore, Dal University is member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, as well as the U15, a group of Canadian research-intensive universities. 

The meeting was concluded with the exchange of appreciation with commitment to make all efforts for better future. 

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  • Monday, January 17, 2022

  • CUI

  • International Office

In June 2015 the United States and Pakistan established an Education, Science and Technology Working Group (ESTWG) under the Bilateral Strategic Dialogue discussed the proposal during the meeting of Prime Minister of Pakistan and President of USA to establish US-Pakistan Knowledge Corridor. Both the dignitaries directed their respective governments to intensify their cooperation in this important framework to achieve the ambitious priority targets of developing high-level human capital envisioned in Pakistan's policy document Vision 2025. 

According to the Plan, ten thousand (10,000) Pakistani scholars will join US universities in the next ten years as an effort of the Government of Pakistan to train its faculty resources in identified subject areas. 

Phase – 1 of the plan approved by ECNEC on Jan 25, 2017, and revised later in August 2020 envisions to award 1000 Ph.D. scholarships to outstanding Pakistani students in US Universities under the project titled "PhD Scholarships under US – Pak Knowledge Corridor-Phase -1 (Revised)" 

The main objectives of the project are: 

  • To significantly increase the number and quality of faculty in Higher Education Institutions (HEI's). 
  • To enhance the research and academic capacity of the Higher Education Institutions of Pakistan by providing trained manpower who will improve the quality of instruction and innovative research. 
  • To train approximately 1,000 potential applicants annually for university entrance exams such as  GRE and TOEFL/IELTS under the "Talent Farming component" of the project. 
  • The program will develop a collaboration between Pakistani and renowned US institutions to transfer new research techniques focused on Pakistani needs.  

Scholarship categories: 

Category I – Scholarship (Top 50 QS Ranked US Universities): 

For this category of scholarship, prospective applicants must have: 

  1. Secured admission in top 50 QS World Ranked US University. 
  2. Valid GRE – General Score (Minimum 300 in total) OR HAT (Minimum 60%) 

Category II -Scholarship (Top 300 QS Ranked US Universities): 

For this category of scholarship, prospective applicant must have: 

  1. Secured admission in a US University that falls in the list of top 300 QS World Ranking. 
  2. Valid GRE – General Score (Minimum 300 in total) OR HAT (Minimum 60%) 

Category – III Scholarship (Without Tuition/Designated US Universities) 

For this category of scholarship, prospective applicant must have: 

  1. Secured admission along with complete tuition waiver for the entire scholarship period in designated US University. 

General eligibility criteria: 

  1. Pakistani/ AJK nationals 
  2. Minimum 4 years bachelor's degree (B.S/B.Sc./B. E (16 years formal education)) 
  3. Maximum two 2nd Divisions and no 3rd Division in entire academic career. However, in case of Category – I & II (Admission in top 50 and 300 QS) Scholarship, maximum one 2nd Division in entire academic career is acceptable. 
  4. Maximum age on the closing date shall not exceed: 
    1. 40 Years in case of regular faculty members of Public Sector Universities/ Govt Colleges and Researchers of approved/registered R & D Organizations 
    2. 35 Years in all other cases 
  1. Must not availing any other Scholarship. 
  2. Those having Ph.D. Degree are not eligible 

Category I – Scholarship (Admission in top 50 QS World Ranked US University)

*Fully funded (Except stipend and Health Insurance which is at par with Category -II. Initial Settlement allowance is not offered) 

*subject to approval

Category II – Scholarship (Admission in top 300 QS World Ranked US University)

  1. Stipend/ Living Expenses                    USD 19,200/- Per Annum
  2. Health Insurance                                  USD 2,000/- Per Annum (As per actual)
  3. Tuition and Fee                       (Up to)  USD 12,000/- Per Annum
  4. Return Air Ticket                                   PKR 250,000/- Per Annum (Once in scholarship tenure)

Category III – Scholarship (Admission in designated US University along with tuition waiver)

  1. Initial Settlement                                  USD 5,000/- (Once in entire period of scholarship)
  2. Stipend/ Living Expenses                    USD 19,200/- Per Annum
  3. Health Insurance                                  USD 2,000/- Per Annum (As per actual)
  4. Return Air Ticket                                   PKR 250,000/- (Once in scholarship tenure)

How to Apply: 

???HEC provides opportunities for applicants to pursue PhD studies in Top US Universities under "US-Pakistan Knowledge Corridor".  Interested applicants can apply online through the link: 

New User Registration: 

Visit  To create profile for first time user, fill in the available form on the link mentioned above. 

Click on 'Register' for new users and follow the steps stated below: 

  • You will be required to create user ID by using your CNIC (without dashes) as User ID and select your password. 
  • Create an Account and fill the required information available on the screen. 
  • Click and obtain 'Mobile Code' on your provided mobile no. for further process. (Currently, MNC / Ported numbers are not supported) 
  • After receiving code on your mobile enter the code. 
  • Enter your email ID and click Send Code. You will receive a code on your provided email. 
  • Please enter a valid email ID. 
  • Perform code verification and click on submission. 
  • You will be registered successfully. Please check your email for further information. 
  • You will be required enter your created 'User ID' & 'Password' then 'Sign in' on HEC portal. 
  • Complete online profile section wise at  
  • Click 'Scholarships and Grants' on left 'Navigation' and then 'US-PAK Knowledge Corridor Application'.  
  • Now follow instructions, fill and submit the form successfully. 


  1. All applicants will be required to show commitment to serve in Pakistan after completion of studies 
  2. The grant will be offered for a maximum period of 5 years. 
  3. HEC attested documents are not required at the time of application submission. Those who are shortlisted will be asked to submit the HEC attested documents later. Applicants are advised to download the filled application form for record purpose. 
  4. Misstatement/ misrepresentation of information in the application form can lead to disqualification/ cancellation of the scholarship award at any stage of the program. 


Last date: 28 February 2022 

  • Tuesday, January 11, 2022

  • CUI

  • International Office

PhD International Studentships in Molecular Biophysics at University of Gothenburg, Sweden


This studentship has been launched towards PhD studies in molecular biophysics at the University of Gothenburg. Applications for the same are open to all international and domestic applicants. Selected candidates will be offered full-time employment for up to 4 years. The University of Gothenburg is a university in Sweden’s second-largest city, Gothenburg. The university is ranked 134th in Best Global Universities. With science as a foundation and teaching methods that engage, the university challenges people to enrich their lives and achieve a sustainable world.


Course Level:                      PhD


Subject:                                PhD in Molecular Biophysics


Grants:                                  The PhD candidates selected will be offered employment for four years full-time at the University of Gothenburg.


Eligibility Criteria:                 All international and domestic students can apply.

  • The applicants must have been awarded a second-cycle qualification.
  • The applicants must have satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle.
  • The applicants must have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.


Supporting Documents:  The students are required to present the following documents to the university:

  • Personal letter
  • CV
  • Diploma and Transcripts
  • Proof of completion of an English course
  • Two references


Deadline:      19th January 2022.


How to apply

  • Monday, January 10, 2022

  • CUI

  • International Office


The College of Engineering & Physical Sciences is inviting talented and ambitious students to apply for International PhD Studentships in Highly Integrated Coherent Optical Fibre Communications. This studentship is open for the academic year 2022/2023. This study programme is available for brilliant students from around the world who want to undertake a PhD degree at Aston University. The positions are available to start in March, July, or October 2022.

Course Level: PhD

Subject: PhD degree in Highly Integrated Coherent optical fibre Communications

Grants: Aston University will cover the Home fees rate, plus a maintenance allowance of at least £15,609 (subject to eligibility). Outstanding applicants will qualify for additional support of up to £3,000 per year.

Eligibility Criteria: Applications are accepted from around the world.

The successful applicants should have been awarded, or expect to achieve, a Master’s degree in a relevant subject with a 60% or higher weighted average, and/or a First or Upper Second Class honours degree (or equivalent qualification from an overseas institution) in physics, applied physics, or electronic/electrical engineering. Preferred skill requirements include knowledge/experience of optical fibre communications, photonics, and/or mathematical modelling of physical systems, including digital signal processing and machine learning.

· Applicants must be overseas citizens.

Supporting Documents: Copies of grade transcripts

· Passport

· Please include the supervisor name, project title, and project reference in your Personal Statement.

· The application must be accompanied by a short “research proposal” statement.

Deadline: 31 January 2022

How to apply:

  • Monday, January 10, 2022

  • CUI

  • International Office