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Shehbaz Sharif Merit Scholarships for Ph.D at Foreign Top Ranked Universitites

Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) is a scheme of the Govt. of Punjab under supervision of Chief Minister Mr. Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif. PEEF is donating fund to encourage the academic performance of sharp minded students. Objective of PEEF is creation of a critical mass of brilliant youth for the development of society. Assisting the less prosperous and skillful students of Punjab Board for Technical Education (PBTE).

Government of Punjab announced Shahbaz Sharif Merit Scholarship (SSMS) for the students of Ph.D. Candidates from Punjab as well as from other areas of Pakistan are eligible to apply. Selection will be on merit. This scholarship will enable students to get higher education from top universities of the world.

Shahbaz Sharif Merit Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Applicant should have 60% or above marks in all over academic career.

Applicant’s total Income (self & family) should be less than two Lac (200,000/-)

Valid PhD admission offer from one of the Top 50 (Subject Wise) Universities of the World (QS ranking) in preferred subject areas.

Candidate should be less than 35 years of age by 31st March 2017

Regular faculty members of public sector educational institutions of Pakistan are not eligible to apply for Scholarship

Offered Programs

Life Science Medicine | Engineering Technology | Natural Sciences | Social Sciences / Arts Humanities

For detailed list of Subjects go here

SSMS Coverage

Tuition Fee of the University


Boarding and Lodging

Scholarship Quota

Science Disciplines = 80%    |    Social Sciences/Humanities & Arts = 20%

Geographical Distribution

Students of Punjab = 90%      |     other provinces = 10%


Candidate will have to seek for admission at his/her own and get admission offer letter from the said universities.

PEEF may reject any application or call of the whole selection process without assigning any reason.

Candidate will have to take up  the scholarship in the year it is offered, otherwise it will get expired and will not be transferred to the next year.

How to Apply

Registration Form is available on PEEF website or at PEEF office.

Deadline of Application is 31st March, 2017

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