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September 30, 2015

HEC funded 19,215 scholarships in 12 years

Islamabad

 
September 30, 2015

Islamabad
Higher Education Commission (HEC) has awarded 19,215 government funded scholarships since 2003 to students in different universities of the country and abroad.
According to break up out of total 9,907 were foreign scholarship while 9,308 were indigenous ones.
The non government funded including foreign funded scholarships are normally offered on bilateral basis through Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Economic Affairs Division sources at Minister of Education and Professional Training said on Tuesday.
The sources said the role of HEC in nomination process is limited as the award of scholarship is solely made by the corresponding donor country.
They said an amount of Rs50,938.603 million was allocated and Rs43,134.046 million has been spent during the said period while a total of 6,793 scholars have returned back to Pakistan after completion of their higher education abroad under government funded HEC overseas scholarship projects.
Moreover the sources said a total of 139 scholars have not come back to Pakistan after completing their education abroad while a total of 272 scholars have failed to complete their education abroad.

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