Pakistan offers 1000 scholarships to Afghan students at different universities across country

Pakistan is playing its part in restoring peace in the battered Afghan region by offering the students in Afghanistan free of cost education and learning opportunities.

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The Higher Education Commission has announced the results of the test taken for the scholarships of the foreign students. 1000 students of Afghanistan will get scholarships in different universities of Pakistan.

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According to a statement issued by the Higher Education Commission, more than 16,000 Afghan students had applied for scholarships. The candidates were screened in collaboration with the Pakistani Embassy in Kabul.

Pakistani scholarship program for Afghan students 

Out of the successful candidates, 50 students have been selected for PhD program, 150 for Masters program and 800 students for undergraduate program.

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The Scholarship Program for Afghan Students was launched in 2009. So far, 4,500 students have graduated from various Pakistani universities under this program.

HEC: Pakistan playing its part to restore peace in the troubled region

The HEC statement said that the program was aimed at bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan, adding that Pakistan was also contributing to the international community’s efforts to bring stability to the region.

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Beneficiaries of this program are working in various government departments and ministries in Afghanistan. Doctors studying in the medical field did their best to keep the people of their country safe during the outbreak of the corona virus.

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