Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, HE Sun Weidong inaugurated the Chinese Ambassador Scholarship for undergraduate and MPhil students at the School of Politics and International Relations (SPIR), Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad.
In this regard a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by the Chinese ambassador and QAU Vice Chancellor Dr Javed Ashraf. Speaking on the ground-breaking occasion, Ambassador Weidong said the scholarship to the tune of US$29,500 was the “first of its kind” offered by the Chinese Embassy to students of a public sector university in Pakistan. In an academic year, each of the ten selected students enrolled in the under-graduate and MPhil degree programs will receive an amount of Rs.150,000 on need and merit basis.
The Scholarship was established with the an aim to help students in the Quaid-i-Azam University with financial difficulties to finish their study, promote academic activity in Pakistan-China relations as well as nurture youth scholars for Pakistan-China friendship.
While addressing the students and faculty,the Chinese ambassador said that Pakistan and China are iron brothers as both countries has always trusted and supported each other.