The prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarships at the University of Wollongong (UOW) will now also be given to Pakistani students.
The Pakistan High Commission announced in a news release that an Australian university has offered these scholarships to Pakistani students for the first time.
The program’s objectives are to inspire a new generation of enthusiastic, youthful leaders and provide them with the know-how, perspectives, and abilities needed to lead in the future.
The Pakistan High Commission in Canberra sent a press statement stating that two Pakistani students will receive the scholarship each year.
The Pakistani High Commission hosted the scholarship launch ceremony. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, Pakistan’s high commissioner to Australia, Professor Patricia M. Davidson, President of the UOW, and Adam Gilchrist, a former Australian cricket player and UOW Global Brand Ambassador, were there.
It is important to remember that the scholarships will only be awarded to two Pakistani students annually.
Speaking at the event, Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri thanked the vice-chancellor of the University of Western Ontario for awarding the coveted scholarships to Pakistani students.
In addition to promoting academic and professional growth, Chaudhry said, “This initiative will enable our future leaders to experience diverse Australian culture and build lasting positive relationships with Australia.” He disclosed that presently, over 27,000 Pakistani students are enrolled at various Australian institutions, with over 1,000 of them attending the University of Western Australia.
During their remarks at the occasion, Vice-Chancellor Patricia Davidson and Adam Gilchrist said that the scholarships “will empower talented students from Pakistan to pursue their dreams and make a positive impact on the world.” According to QS World University Rankings 2024, UOW is rated 162nd, while THE World University Rankings 2024 positions UOW between 201-250th.