Australia University launches scholarship for Pakistani students

Pakistan's High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry during the launch ceremony of the scholarship at the University of Wollongong.  - Embassy
Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry during the launch ceremony of the scholarship at the University of Wollongong. – Embassy

The University of Wollongong (UoW) has extended its most prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship to Pakistan.

The objective of the program is to inspire a new generation of young, enthusiastic leaders and provide them with the knowledge, skills and worldview to become the leaders of the future. The scholarship will be awarded to two Pakistani students every year.

The scholarship was launched at a solemn ceremony by Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Australia, Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry, along with Professor Patricia M Davidson, Vice-Chancellor and President of UOW and former Australian cricket team captain and global brand ambassador. UOW, Adam Gilchrist.

Speaking on the occasion, the High Commissioner thanked the Vice Chancellor for providing the Leadership Scholarship to Pakistan.

Lauding the initiative, he said: “I am confident that these scholarships will provide outstanding emerging leaders of Pakistan a tremendous opportunity to study at one of Australia’s top universities.”

Highlighting the importance of the programme, the High Commissioner said: “This initiative will not only enable our future leaders to develop academically and professionally but also to experience diverse Australian culture and build lasting positive relationships with Australia Will make.”

Emphasizing the strong education sector cooperation between Pakistan and Australia, the High Commissioner said: “Pakistan and Australia enjoy excellent bilateral relations with strong education sector cooperation. Currently, over 27,000 Pakistani students are enrolled in various Australian universities. , of which approximately 1,000 are studying at UOW.”

Describing youth as Pakistan’s greatest national asset, the High Commissioner thanked UOW for being an invaluable partner in its human resource development efforts.

Speaking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor Davidson said: “We are proud to extend the reach of our Vice-Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship Program to Pakistan. This initiative is in line with our vision of building a brighter future through education.”

In his remarks, Gilchrist said, “I am excited to be a part of this expansion. These scholarships will empower Pakistan’s brightest students to pursue their dreams and make a positive impact on the world.”

The High Commission will continue its partnership with leading Australian universities to create more opportunities for Pakistani students and further strengthen education sector cooperation between Pakistan and Australia.

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