PEEF Announces Shahbaz Sharif Merit Scholarship


The Govt. of the Punjab has launched “Shahbaz Sharif Merit Scholarship (SSMS) under which eligible male and female students, as per the eligibility criteria set for this scheme from time to time, will be awarded scholarships for Ph.D level Education at the top ranked universities of the world.
Shahbaz Sharif Merit Scholarship (SSMS) is a revolutionary step of Govt. of the Punjab which will enable the youth to study at the top ranked educational institutions of the world and play their role in strengthening & uplifting the economy of Pakistan. The scholarship scheme focuses the meritorious students of Punjab while allocating a special quota for the students of other federating units of Pakistan as well.

Eligibility Criteria:

Students fulfilling the following criterion shall be eligible to apply for SSMS

a) Valid Ph.d admission offer from Top 50 (Subject wise) Universities of the World (QS ranking) in preferred subject areas

b) Not less than 60% marks throughout the academic career.

c) Declared monthly income of parents (from all sources) is equal to or less than Rs. 200,000/-

d) Age limit (at the time of application) should not be more than 35 years

e) Not availed any foreign scholarship in the past .

f) Must take up the scholarship in the year for which it is offered and the scholarship shall not be deferred to the next year.

g) All Pakistani Nationals, both males and females are eligible to apply.

Note: Existing faculty members of all public sector teaching / educational institutions of Pakistan are not eligible for SSMS.

How to Apply: 

  • Secure Admission in top 50 QS Ranked (Subject Wise) Universities of the World in the preferred subject areas as mentioned above.
  • Download scholarship application form peef website.
  • Send duly filled application form to PEEF within due date.
  • Last date for Receipt of application form in PEEF office is March 29, 2017

Scholarship Coverage

  • Tuition Fee
  • Boarding & Lodging Expenses
  • Health Insurance
  • Air Fare

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