Colombo, June 27 (newsin.asia): The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan has announced 1000 fully-funded ‘Allama Iqbal Scholarships’ under the Pakistan-Sri Lanka Higher Education Cooperation Programme.
Spread over the course of next five years, Allama Iqbal Scholarships provide an excellent opportunity for Sri Lankan students to visit Pakistan and pursue undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral degree programs in Engineering Science, Basic and Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences.
The scholarship aims to promote an effective exchange of knowledge and better understanding of cultures and tradition between Sri Lankan and Pakistani students.
Selected candidates will study in top-ranked Pakistani universities, learn about Pakistani society and values, acquire leadership skills, and help educate fellow Pakistani students and community groups about their country and culture.
The Allama Iqbal Scholarships are part of HEC’s internationalization initiative to encourage international students to study in Pakistan. Women candidates are highly encouraged to apply for these scholarships.
The Scholarship offers full tuition fee of the Programme for study in Pakistani universities, accommodation allowance, study allowance, books allowance, and one-time return air-ticket.
(The picture at the top shows the Pakistani High Commissioner Maj.Gen (Rtd) Muhammad Saad Khattak with the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa)