HEC makes education accessible for students through scholarships schemes


Chairman of, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad Thursday said that HEC has performed in recent years in offering various international scholarship schemes to make education accessible for students, particularly those from far-flung and less privileged areas.

During 2023, a total of 508 scholars are preceding foreign countries on scholarships under HEC’s foreign scholarship schemes, from different levels of Higher education including 246 Ph.D., 116 MS/BS, 102 IRSIP (6 Months), and 44 Post of Doctorate, he said while talking to media person.

“A total number of 2,812 scholars are studying at foreign universities under various scholarship schemes including 1760 students enrolled in Ph.D., 857 in MS/BS,130 in IRSIP (6 Months) and 65 in Post Doctorate” he added.

“Our students are very talented and under the Erasmus Mundus scholarship program, which is very competitive, this year the highest number of students securing these scholarships are from Pakistan,” Dr. Mukhtar lauded.