QMUL is partnering with HEC Pakistan to offer 36 PhD scholarships
After being ranked as one the worlds ‘most outward looking institutions’ by Times Higher Education, QMUL has sought to cement its title, by partnering with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan.
A five-year agreement was signed by both sides on the 20th January 2016 at Mile End campus, offering 36 scholarships per year to Pakistani students wishing to enrol in PhD research programmes at QMUL.
Scholarships will be offered within the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, the School of Engineering and Materials Science, the School of Mathematical Sciences, the School of Physics and Astronomy, the School of Business and Management, the School of Economics and Finance, the School of Geography, the School of Languages Linguistics and Film and the School of Law.
Under the agreement, QMUL will provide finance the cost of students’ tuition fees for a maximum period of 48 months, and the HEC have pledged to provide students a £9000 maintenance grant per annum.
This is not the first time QMUL have extended relations in Pakistan. In 2013 the University and Lahore College for Women University signed an Memorandum of Understanding; promoting women’s higher education in Pakistan. Through joint workshops, collaborative teaching, staff and student exchanges, publication exchanges and staff visits.
Professor Simon Gaskell, President and Principal of QMUL, said:
“We are delighted to be working in partnership with the HEC in Pakistan. These students will undoubtedly enrich research here at QMUL and we trust that longer-term they will help us build on our many and varied links with the region.”
“Thanks to the services and high-level support offered by our Schools, Institutes and the Doctoral College to all of our PhD students, we hope that our new HEC scholars enjoy being part of our lively and innovative inter-disciplinary community of researchers.”
The first students are expected to join QMUL in September 2016.
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