ZHENGZHOU: The Chinese government is offering preferential scholarships for Pakistani students as a part of its One Belt and One Road (OBOR) initiative and students are encouraged to apply.
These remarks were made by Sias International University (SIU) President Dr Sikun Chen as he briefed a Pakistani media delegation visiting Henan province on Saturday.
Dr Chen said they encouraged students from all OBOR countries to benefit from the scholarship scheme.
“Sixty per cent of awardees shall be from OBOR member states as per the directives of the Chinese government,” he added.
He informed the delegation that 27,000 students, including 300 international academia from 25 countries are currently enrolled in the SIU.
Dr Chen said two Pakistani students had already completed their degrees at the educational institute in this year.
The university employs over 1,500 full-time faculty members which includes 135 full-time foreign teachers and also has the highest foreign faculty to student ratio in China.
It offers degrees in nine disciplines which include liberal arts, science, engineering, economics, management, medicine, law, education and performing arts.