Visiting Scholar Program (VSP)


To improve the quality of teaching and research through sharing the expertise and knowledge of expatriate Pakistanis and foreign experts, HEC initiated this program. Token honorarium + return air fare is provided to the scholar. The main aims and Objectives of this program are:

  • Graduate teaching and collaborative research.
  • Conducting workshops, seminars and other thematic informal teaching.
  • Supervising and advising on a specific research techniques to advanced PhD students, and /or faculty.
  • To assist in establishing laboratories in new and emerging disciplines.
  • Short courses in such discipline where local expertise is not available.

Besides above, the scholar can also be additionally engaged in revising and updating the curricula to bring it in consonance with market needs and at par with international standards.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The Scholar has to be a PhD from HEC recognized university/ institution.
  • The scholar must be serving at a responsible teaching or research position at a reputable academic/ research institution in a foreign technologically advanced country.
  • Applicants must have excellent verbal and written English communication skills.
  • The requirement of a PhD degree may be substituted in case of:
    a) Clinical medical sciences discipline by terminal degree of MRCP, FRCS (UK) or Diplomat American Board.
    b) Arts Design (Studio Practice), Fine Arts and Architecture by recognized means of excellence in the respective discipline.

How to Apply:

  • Request is to be made through the Head of the Department and Director of the concerned campus on the HEC prescribed Application Form along with a detailed resume of the scholar.
  • Application should be submitted to International Office at least three months prior to the intended arrival of the scholar.
  • Application will be received and processed on rolling basis i.e. there is no dead line for the submission of application.

Benefits to the Visiting Scholars:

  • Rs.50,000/- per week as Honorarium.
  • Airfare up to Rs.120,000/- (Rs.148,000/- for the scholars form USA & Canada)

Duration of Stay:

  • The duration is from minimum 2 weeks to and cannot be extended beyond 8 weeks.
  • The Scholar can be engaged to maximum of two visits with in a calendar year.

Terms & Conditions:


For more information please contact us:

Mr. Muhammad Abbas Baloch
Senior Program Officer,
International Office, CIIT, Islamabad

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