Over the years, Shahbaz Sharif Merit Scholarship (SSMS) has proved to be a groundbreaking initiative by the Government of Punjab.

It has enabled as many as  235,000 students to avail the scholarships worth Rs. 12 billion for Ph.D. level Education at the top-ranked universities in the world.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Valid Ph.D. admission offer from one of the Top 50 (Subject Wise) Universities of the World (QS ranking) in preferred subject areas (www.peef.org.pk/ssms.html)
  • Not less than 60% marks throughout the academic career.
  • Declared monthly family income (including self, spouse, and parents) is equal to or less than PKR. 200,000/-
  • Maximum age of 35 years on 29th March 2018
  • Not availed any foreign scholarship in the past.
  • Must take up the scholarship in the year for which it is offered and the scholarship shall not be deferred to the next year.
  • All Pakistani nationals, both males and females are eligible to apply.
  • Existing permanent/regular faculty members of public sector teaching / educational institutions of Pakistan are not eligible to apply for Shahbaz Sharif Merit Scholarships (SSMS).

Scholarship Coverage

  • Ph.D. Scholarships awarded under SSMS are fully funded and will cover the following costs:
  • Tuition fees for the Degree Course
  • Boarding and Lodging (as per approved rates)
  • Health Insurance
  • Airfare
  • Discipline wise allocation of scholarships

Required Documents 

  • Copy of valid admission offer for D. for fall 2018 intake.
  • Attested copy of CNIC.
  • Copy of Passport.
  • Attested copies of all educational testimonials.
  • CV/Resume.
  • Copy of Synopsis/ Research Proposal.
  • Income affidavit on legal paper (sample attached with application form).
  • Copy of last paid utility bills (electricity, gas, phone).
  • Attested copy of domicile. 10. Copy of previous months’ pay slips (self/parents/guardian if applicable).
  • Three passport size photographs (blue background).
  • Any other supporting documentation required to substantiate the facts given in the application form.

 How to Apply

All those who are willing to apply can submit the application here

Last Date to Apply

29th March 2018