Hec Pakistan Announces 148 Students Set for Study in Hungarian Universities

Hec Pakistan Announces 148 Students Set for Study in Hungarian Universities

Higher education commission Pakistan – As many as 148 Pakistani students are set to leave for study in Hungarian universities, as the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan held a send-off ceremony today to award certificates to the scholarship winners under the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme.

Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Rana Tanveer Hussain attended the ceremony as chief guest through a video link. Congratulating the scholarship awardees, the Minister said that it is an excellent opportunity for the students to enhance their knowledge and skills and get international exposure. He advised the students to fully utilise their potential and talent in their respective areas of study as well as under the cultural diversity to play a role in further improving harmony between Pakistan and Hungary.

Chairman HEC Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed appreciated the support of Hungarian Government for higher studies of Pakistani students. He said a large number of Nobel Laureates are the graduates of Hungarian institutions, which is a food for thought for Pakistan to continue the journey of strengthening higher education institutions. He advised the students to utilise their energies on showing exemplary academic performance and character and play ambassadors of Pakistan in Hungary.

Shedding light on the background of the scholarship programme, Dr. Shaista Sohail said that these scholarships began in 2015 with award of 80 scholarships, which was increased to 200 every year in 2017. She highlighted that the Government of Hungary has shown interest in continuing the cooperation and renew MoU for 200 scholarships annually for the next three years from 2023-2025. She underlined that a total of 772 scholarships, including 565 Bachelor’s, 161 Master’s, and 46 PhD scholarships, were awarded the scholarships to study in Hungary from 2016 to 2021. She said that 148 students — 111 undergraduate, 28 Master’s and nine PhD, are proceeding this year. This will take the number of beneficiaries to 920.

Charge d’Affaires Mr. Tivadar Takacs wished best of luck to the students departing for Hungary and assured that the Hungarian educational system will not pose any unpredictable obstacles for them in their pursuit of knowledge and higher education.