HEC Cambridge Scholarship Scheme For Pakistani Students: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust (CCT) have jointly launched a new scholarship scheme for Pakistani students, who wish to study for a Ph.D at the University of Cambridge. According to an announcement issued here on Tuesday, HEC Cambridge Scholarship Scheme For Pakistani Students the Scheme, named the Pakistan HEC Cambridge Scholarship, will offer up to five-full-cost scholarships per year to Ph.D students from October , at any College in Cambridge, and in any subject except those classed as Clinical.
Pakistan HEC Cambridge Scholarship Program The programme will help brilliant Pakistani students to acquire a doctoral degree at one of the world’s best university who are expected to return to become faculty members involved with academics and research at a university of their choice in Pakistan. It is hoped that these individuals will also play a key role assisting “Universities building Economies, Leadership and Communities”.
A call for applications for the scholarship will be issued shortly by HEC.Executive Director, HEC Dr Sohail Naqvi said, “This programme would help our universities to join the ranks of premier institutions of higher learning of the world.”
CCT was founded in 1982 by the University of Cambridge, as a charity to support students from member countries of the Commonwealth who wish to study in Cambridge.
Since its foundation, CCT and its sister organisation the Cambridge Overseas Trust have supported over 15000 students. CCT currently supports 577 students from 29 countries of the Commonwealth, including 34 students from Pakistan.
Director of CCT Michael O’Sullivan, who recently visited Islamabad to confirm the details of the new scholarship said, “We are delighted to be working with the HEC in Pakistan to make it possible for more doctoral students in all disciplines to work in Cambridge, and thereafter to make a significant contribution to the development of Pakistan.”