Pakistan 50th Anniversary Fund


Key facts

  • Number of scholarships: One
  • Value: Varies
  • Opens: 13 November 2022
  • Deadline: 13 December 2022
  • Helps with: Tuition fees, Living costs, Travel costs
  • Duration: One year


The Pakistan 50th Anniversary Scholarship enables well qualified students from Pakistan to undertake full time Masters Study on a number of selected courses. The award is supported by funds generously donated through the Scottish Pakistani Association, in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Foundation of the State of Pakistan.

The scholarship aims to support students who, without the financial support of the scholarship, could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.



Applications are open to eligible candidates from Pakistan applying for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship (CSS) programme. Applicants must meet the criteria for both the CSS and Pakistan 50th Anniversary Scholarship. To be considered, you must:

  • Be a citizen of and permanently resident in Pakistan;
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in Sep/Oct 2023;
  • Hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard. Preference will be given to candidates who hold a first degree with first class honours (or equivalent).
  • Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high-income country (as classified by the World Bank);
  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship.

Successful candidates must return to Pakistan at the end of their studies to apply their learning in their home country.

The eligible courses are:

These scholarships do not cover undergraduate courses, Ph.D. study, or any pre-sessional English language teaching, and are tenable for one year only.

Subject eligibility

Chemical engineering, Civil & environmental engineering, Economics, Entrepreneurship, History, Law, Mechanical & aerospace engineering, Politics, Environmental engineering, International relations, Renewable energy

Levels eligibility

Postgraduate Taught

Study modes eligibility

Full Time

Fee Status


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How to apply

Candidates should submit their application for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship programme. Once the university has received the applications from The Commonwealth Commission, we will be in touch with all students from Pakistan by email to discuss if they would like to be considered for the Pakistan 50th Anniversary PG Scholarship and are happy to provide consent to share their CSS application with the board.

Please only submit a course application to the Strathclyde admissions team once you have received a nomination for the scholarship.

Timeline Applications and Nominations

  • 03 November 2022 - Applications open on CSS Website. Applications must be made via the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission's online application system. Here is a link to the application.
  • 13 December 2022 - Applications close. All candidates must have submitted their Shared Scholarship application to the online application system. These applications will be shared with the University. in mid-January 2023
  • 13 March 2023 - The University will contact the successful candidate and ask them to submit their University application which will include references and proof of English Language requirements.
  • July/August 2023 - Confirmation of Award Letters send to successful candidates

For English language requirements, please refer to

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