ISLAMABAD: The first group of 80 Pakistani students will pursue classes in their respective disciplines from the coming fall session at various institutions in Hungary. Dr Hungary’s Minister of State for Education Laszlo Palkovics and Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmed discussed it in a meeting between both the dignitaries. The two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) last year in this connection for awarding 240 scholarships to Pakistani students giving them an opportunity to benefit from Hungarian institutions, said a news release. Dr Palkovics expressed the desire to establish long-term relationship under the umbrella of Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme. He highlighted that among the list of 48 countries, the number of applications from Pakistan was the highest. Dr Ahmed expressed gratitude for the scholarships offer by the Hungarian government.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 25th, 2016.