Pakistan to Grant 4,500 Scholarships to Afghan Students

Tuesday, 09/06/2022

Pakistan will provide Allama Iqbal Scholarships to 4,500 Afghan students for the next three years, according to the Pakistan embassy in Kabul.

The embassy confirmed that one-third of the scholarships will be dedicated to female Afghan students.

Pakistan is due to allocate more than 12.5 billion Pakistani rupees for the scholarship programme.

The Pakistani embassy statement said that so far, Afghan students who have been granted scholarships have studied medicine, engineering, agriculture, and commerce at Pakistani universities.

According to the embassy, more than 30,000 applicants from across Afghanistan are expected to compete for 1,500 scholarships.

The embassy said that students who pass the entrance exam will study in the most prestigious universities in Pakistan.

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