Pakistan - The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Scholarship

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Swinburne University of Technology has signed an agreement with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan to jointly support qualified students from Pakistan, enrolling into Masters by Research leading to PhD and PhD programs at Swinburne.

Each year, 10 successful applicants will be provided with a Swinburne-HEC Scholarship which provides a living allowance offered by HEC and a Tuition Scholarship for up to 4 years offered by Swinburne.

Courses eligible

Eligibility / selection criteria

To be eligible, you must meet:

  • Swinburne’s Academic Entry Requirements and English Language Requirement for Master by Research and PhD Programs
  • the genuine temporary entrant conditions
  • selection criteria set out by The Higher Education Commission (HEC).


A living allowance of $19,000 AUD per annum will be offered to successful applicants by HEC. In addition to this, HEC will also support these students with one return international airfare and Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) for up to 4 years. 

A Tuition Fee Scholarship for up to 4 years will be offered to successful applicants by Swinburne University of Technology.

How to apply

To apply, please submit a formal application to Swinburne for the Master by Research leading to PhD or PhD programs. In the application form, ensure that you specify that you will be applying for HEC scholarship funding.

Succesful students will be issued with a letter of offer.

After receiving a letter of offer, you must apply to HEC for funding. The letter of offer issued by Swinburne is to be submitted along with the HEC application.

Find out more about how to apply with HEC.


View scholarship conditions for Pakistan - The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Scholarship.


If you require assistance with your application, please contact:

Mr. Abdul Bais Abbasi
International Research Engagement Officer
International Research Engagement, Swinburne Research
Swinburne University of Technology