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France provides 250,000 euros for scholarships to underprivileged students

Ambassador of France to Pakistan HE Martine Dorance and Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmed signed a grant agreement of 250 000 euros for the next phase of the Needs-Based Scholarship Programme.

Since 2012, France has been offering hundreds of scholarships to promising underprivileged young people, hailing primarily from FATA, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan to pursue their education in top universities of Pakistan.

These scholarships will focus on bachelor degrees in the fields of business administration, engineering, Information technology/Telecoms, natural Sciences and social Sciences.

The scholarships awards are designed to cover the complete cost of education during the entire academic program of all the recipients. Over 75 per cent of these grants are awarded to female students.

Source: Pakistan Today

Byline: INP

November 15, 2016

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