The Pakistan Scottish Scholarship Scheme (PS3) is a grant funded by the Scottish Government, specifically in order to create opportunities for young women in Pakistan to be able to pursue higher education at the post-grBritish Counciaduate level. The scheme aims to facilitate and provide assistance to young women from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue a Masters’ degree in Pakistani universities. The scheme has been initiated in Pakistan in 2013 in response to the identified need of young women in the country who are deprived of the resources and opportunities to pursue and continue their education, and as a consequence to enable them to contribute positively to their community and society.

The award

The British Council Pakistan will administer the PS3 in Pakistan and coordinate with the selected scholars for their tuition fee, subsistence and related issues. The Pakistan Scottish Scholarship Scheme (PS3) will facilitate the award-holders with the following incentives:

  • Tuition fee for the Master’s courses
  • University hostel costs
  • Subsistence to the award-holder
  • Travel to and from home to the university, three times a year

The award will last the duration of the proposed Masters’ programme. This will not cover MPhil or PhD courses.


The PS3 is only for female applicants. Candidates should:

  • Be Pakistani nationals, currently residing in Pakistan
  • Be no more than 35 years old
  • Planning to undertake a one or two-year Masters’ programme only
  • Holding a confirmed offer of admission from a HEC-recognised university in Pakistan

Candidates from rural areas are encouraged to apply for the PS3.

Subject areas

Candidates should hold an admissions offer for a one or two-year Masters’ programme at any HEC-recognised university of Pakistan in only the subject areas listed below.


Applications in other subject areas will not be considered.

  • Sustainable Energy
  • Food Security and Agriculture
  • Education Applying

Application Form can be downloaded here.

Deadline: the last date of submission of applications is 30 September 2013

Completed applications should be sent via courier to:

Scholarships British Council Pakistan

British High Commission,

Diplomatic Enclave Ramna 5,

PO Box 1135 Islamabad


submitted via email at ps3@britishcouncil.org.pk.

Further information

For further information, please write to ps3@britishcouncil.org.pkor call our toll free number 0800-22000.

British Council Website