a) Pakistani/AJK National.
b) Candidate must have minimum 16 years of education with no 3rd division or Grade D in degree/ certificate of entire academic career.
c) Maximum age at the closing date of application
i. 40 years for full time regular faculty members of public sector university/DAIs and employees of the public sector/R & D organizations.
ii. 35 years for all others.
d) The candidates who are already availing any other HEC scholarship are NOT eligible to apply.
e) Candidates who have valid GAT-General tests conducted by the National Testing Service (NTS) and obtained minimum 50 (Accumulative Score) to become eligible to apply for scholarships.