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TWAS-CUI Postgraduate Fellowship Programme

Last updated: Jun 7, 2022

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Target: Developing Countries,

Award Value: Fully Funded,

Host Institution: COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan


August Yearly

TWA-CUI Postgraduate Fellowship Programme

The TWAS-CUI Postgraduate Fellowship Programme is open to PhD candidates from developing countries (except Pakistan) with a minimum of a Master’s degree in the areas of natural and related sciences. The entire fellowship programme is fully-funded by CUI including food, accommodation and health insurance. Applications are open for interested and eligible applicants till around ending of August every year.

Scholarship Description

The TWAS-COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) Fellowship Programme for postgraduate research offers fellowship to interested scientists from outside of Pakistan who intend to obtain their PhD (sandwich or full-time) in natural or social sciences. Applicants must hold a Master’s degree in their field of study.

The SANDWICH Fellowships (for students registered for a PhD in their home country) may be granted for a minimum period of 6 months and a maximum period of 18 months. The FULL-TIME Fellowships (for those not registered for a PhD in their home country) may granted for a period of up to 3 years.

See Also: FIAS Fellowship Programme for Post Doctoral Research in France

Award Benefits

The TWAS-CUI Fellowships offer:

  • accommodation support, basic health insurance, adequate food supply, individual research and training grants;
  • conducive working conditions and a stipend to cover other living expenses during the duration of the programme.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:

  • be nationals of a developing country (except Pakistan);
  • must be residing outside Pakistan;
  • must not possess any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Pakistan or any developed country;
  • must have acquired MSc degree (with research) in a field of natural sciences;
  • If applying in a field of eligible social sciences, acquired a MSc degree in a field of social sciences;
  • must not have exceeded 35 years of age by 31 December in the year of application;

Modes of Study

Interested candidates must meet the following conditions.

  • For FULL-TIME Fellowships:
    • (a) enroll at CUI, Pakistan;
    • (b) have acquired MS/MPhil degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.0/4.0;
    • (c) not hold 3rd division  (i.e. less than 50% marks) throughout the academic cycle;
    • d) have passed departmental test within the first semester of studies, or have a valid GAT/GRE (subjects) score as specified on the CUI website.
    • (e) must apply online for admission at CUI through the CUI portal.
    • (f) submit the scanned copy of all academic certificates (transcripts and degrees).
  • for SANDWICH Fellowships:
    • a) be registered PhD students in a developing country, and provide the “Registration and No Objection Certificate” from the HOME university;
    • b) provide an official Acceptance Letter from CUI.

Check Also: UN Human Rights Fellowship Programme for Africans

Level and Areas of Study

  • Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Biological Systems and Organisms
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Engineering Sciences incl. Computing and IT
  • Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physics
  • Social and Economic Sciences

Application Procedure

  • Applicants must submit an Acceptance Letter from CUI when applying, or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance, the application will not be considered for selection.
  • Reference letters must be on letter-headed paper and signed. The subject line must contain CUI/PG and the candidate’s surname. N.B. Only signed reference letters can be accepted.
  • Applicants to the TWAS-CUI Postgraduate Fellowship Programme should send a copy of their application to CUI.
  • If accepted, candidates will be issued an Acceptance Letter from CUI. For any inquiry, please contact Mr. Kashif Masood, Deputy Registrar (International) by email at cuitwasfellowships@comsats.edu.pk

Submission Deadline:

The invitation for applications is open until August 31.

Website and Application Link


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