March 16th, 2020



(Partially Funded)


TWAS-CUI Postgraduate Fellowship Programme 2020
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) is a merit-based science academy established for developing countries, uniting 1,000 scientists in some 70 countries. Its principal aim is to promote scientific capacity and excellence for sustainable development in developing countries. It was formerly known as the Third World Academy of Sciences.

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The TWAS-CUI Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Research offers fellowships to young scientists from developing countries who wish to obtain all or part of their PhD in natural or social sciences.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

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

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Duration: from a minimum of six months to a maximum of 3 years (up to 18 months for a sandwich program).

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • be nationals of a developing country (other than Pakistan)
  • must not be on site in Pakistan
  • must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Pakistan or any developed country
  • hold an MSc degree in a field of natural sciences; IF applying in a field of eligible social sciences, hold a MSc degree in a field of social sciences
  • be a maximum age of 35 years by 31 December in the year if application
  • for SANDWICH Fellowships: be registered PhD students in a developing country and provide the “Registration and No Objection Certificate” from the HOME university
  • provide a certificate of good health from a qualified medical doctor
  • provide an official Acceptance Letter from CUI (see the online application for a sample). Requests for acceptance must be sent to Mr. Kashif Masood, Deputy Registrar (International) (by emails, who will facilitate assignment of a host supervisor. In contacting Mr. Kashif Masood, applicants must accompany their request for an Acceptance Letter with copy of their CV and a research proposal outline
  • provide evidence of proficiency in English, if medium of education was not English
  • provide evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship
  • not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship
  • be financially responsible for any accompanying family members

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

CUI will provide a monthly stipend which should be used to cover living costs such as food, accommodation and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency.

How to Apply

First Step: Create your Account here.
Second Step: Fill the required information
Third Step:  Upload the required Files :

  • Upload Passport scan
  • Upload medical certificate
  • Upload two reference letters of senior scientists familiar with your work.
  • Upload CV
  • Education:  BSc, MSc and PhD degrees (or equivalent)
    – Upload degrees certificates (or equivalent)
    – Upload relevant university transcripts BSc, MSc and PhD degrees (or equivalent)
  • Upload Certificate of proficiency in English
  • Upload Supporting Statement from employer (Current professional employment)
  • Upload complete list of publications
  • indicate the name and address of at least one and maximum three departments at one of the campuses of CUI, Pakistan from which you have received a Preliminarly Acceptance Letter )
    – Upload official Preliminary Acceptance Letter
  • Research details (Upload Research Proposal Outline)


  • The application must be submitted in English.
  • Please note the system will only accept the application if you answer all the questions and upload the documents when requested. The TWAS Fellowships office reserves the right to judge an application ineligible if the answers and/or documentation do not correspond to the specific question asked (e.g. blank documents, false certificates, outdated reference letters).
  • 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.
  • Applications can only be accepted via the online portal using the apply now button at the bottom of this page.

Read here a few helpful hints about how to use TWAS Online Forms Platform.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Osama Mohamed/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Hadeer Mahfouz/ Egypt
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