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‘Indonesia to give 1,000 scholarships to Pakistani students’

By Sohail Afzal
April 06, 2021

KARACHI: Indonesia announced 1,000 scholarships for Pakistani students to further improve friendly and cordial ties between the two nations.

While giving a briefing on plans for 2021, Consul for Information and Socio-Cultural Affairs, Consulate of Indonesia, Ibnu Sulhan, said his government has devised a comprehensive plan to bring the people of the two nations closer and for that a free Indonesian language course would be offered to the students from April. He said on the directives of Indonesian government, the Consulate in Karachi is working on the plan to strengthen the cultural and social bonds between the two nations. He said Pakistani students have been offered 1,000 scholarships at 23 top universities of Indonesia offering graduation, masters and PhD courses, Sulhan said. The Consul for Information & Socio-Cultural Affairs said the applications for the fully-funded student scholarships would remain open from April 25, to August 2021.