The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) has given 189 Pakistani students the Fulbright Scholarship to pursue advanced studies and research at prestigious U.S. universities in order to foster educational and cultural exchange between the two countries.
The awardees will begin their higher education journey at 82 universities this fall in a variety of disciplines, including environmental studies, energy management, and social sciences, according to a press release issued by the US embassy in Islamabad on Friday.
The U.S. government has contributed $18.44 million to Pakistan’s Fulbright program this year, making it the largest in the world in terms of funding for 189 students.
This serves as evidence of the United States’ dedication to our 75-year partnership with Pakistan.
Furthermore, the Pakistani government provides substantial funding for PhD scholarships via the Higher Education Commission.
The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) held a two-day pre-departure orientation for the 189 students of this year in Islamabad to help them get ready for their trip, their exchange programs, life on college campuses, and American culture.
Donald Blome, the ambassador for the United States, praised the recipients for their success.