Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan

Bacha Khan Scholarships

Date: 22/05/2013


In order to pay tribute to the dynamic leadership of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (commonly known as Bacha Khan) and to commemorate in a befitting manner his relentless efforts for the establishment of democratic homeland for Muslims of the Sub-Continent, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan invites applications for MPhil/PhD studies tenable both at the local and prestigious universities of the world under the Bacha Khan Chair in the following subject areas:

01  History 05  Literature 
02  Political Science 06  Peace & Conflict Resolution
03  Sociology 07  Education
04  Economics    


In addition to the following basic eligibility criteria the candidates should have extensive knowledge about the Philosophy and Ideology of Bacha Khan and should be able to conduct research on personality and life-long struggle of Bacha Khan and his associates in the Independence Movement and other related areas including Education, Politics, Culture, Social life, Economy and Peace.

Basic Eligibility Criteria



Applicable For


The candidates must have a degree with minimum 16 years of education with CGPA not less than 3.0 (out of 4.0) or 70% marks and should not have more than two second divisions and no third division in the academic career.

Both for Local & Foreign Universities.


Candidates must have a valid IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in each module or equivalent score of TOEFL.

For Foreign Universities Only.


Candidates must fulfill HEC criteria (GAT General/Subject) for admission.

For Local Universities Only.


Maximum age limit is 35 years except for candidates working on a regular basis in Public Sector whose maximum age limit is 40 years by closing date of submission of application.

Both for Local & Foreign Universities.


The candidates who are already availing any other HEC/Govt/University Scholarship are not eligible to apply.

Both for Local & Foreign Universities.



The following documents are required to be submitted along with the prescribed application form.

  1. Attested photocopies of all educational testimonials.
  2. Attested photocopy of CNIC
  3. Detailed  CV/Resume
  4. Research Proposal (around 1000 - 2000 words) that must focus on at least one of the recommended themes. The list of themes is available on university’s website. 
  5. Copy of the IELTS/ TOEFL result sheet.
  6. Copy of the GAT General/Subject result sheet.
  7. Original deposit slip of Rs. 1000/- in favour of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan A/C No. 01-167-0007-8 (Allied Bank Limited Mardan Cantt.) as processing fee.  


  1. Scholarships will be awarded on merit basis.
  2. Candidates who are employed in Public Sector Institutions should apply through proper channel.
  3. The candidates short listed on merit will be required to qualify the University Selection Board.
  4. The selectees/awardees will have to execute a bond with the AWKUM to serve the University for at least 05 years after completion of study.
  5. Selected scholars other than the faculty members of AWKUM will be offered faculty positions which they shall join with in the stipulated period.
  6. The selected scholars will be paid tuition fee and stipend for a period of three years for PhD studies and two year for MPhil studies. In exceptional circumstances, the stipend may be extended by the Scholarship Committee with the recommendation of the supervisor through proper application.
  7. Incomplete applications or applications received after the due date will not be entertained.



Application forms can be obtained from the office of Director, Human Resource Development (HRD), Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, or (Click to Download)
Printed copy of the application form, completed in all respect, should reach the office of the undersigned by Friday, 14th June, 2013.
Candidates applying from overseas may apply online and interview can be conducted through Skype in due course.

Download Research Themes for Bacha Khan MPhil/PhD Scholarship Programme

Dr. Amir Zaman
Director, HRD
Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan
Phone No. 0937-9230654
Email: hrd@awkum.edu.pk