91 Sri Lankan students win scholarship to study in Pakistan

Staff Reporter

ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan has awarded Allama Iqbal Scholarship to 91 Sri Lankan students for Fall 2020/Spring 2021 sessions to pursue higher education in Pakistani universities under Pak-Sri Lanka Higher Education Cooperation Programme.

A press release has been issued by HEC here on Tuesday, according to which the selected students have started arriving in Pakistan and so far 27 students have reached Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi and Sukkur to join their respective universities.

A selection board was constituted for online interviews, which comprised officials from HEC, Pakistan High Commission Colombo and University Grants Commission Sri Lanka. 525 Sri Lankan students had applied for Medical, Engineering, BS, MS, and PhD programmes in response to HEC announcement for Fall 2020/Spring 2021 admissions. A total of 172 applicants were shortlisted for interview, out of which 91 students have been selected.

Here it is to be mentioned that Allama Iqbal Scholarship has been providing an excellent opportunity for the last five years to hundreds of Sri Lankan students to visit Pakistan and pursue undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral degree programmes in engineering sciences, basic and natural sciences and social sciences.

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