STAFF REPORT KHI: Two outstanding students in Pakistan have been awarded 2014 Cambridge 800th Anniversary Scholarships to fund their undergraduate studies at the University of Cambridge. The scholarships have been made possible courtesy funding from the parent organisation of Cambridge International Examinations (Cambridge Assessment).
The scholarships were launched in 2009 to enable students from Pakistan to study at the University of Cambridge at the expense of the university. The scholarships provide full funding, covering fees and means-tested maintenance, for undergraduate study at the university.
Shahzaib Ali and Muhammad Faaiz Taufiq Pakistan will begin their courses from this October.
Shahzaib Ali said: “It seemed a distant dream to study at Cambridge, the best university in the world. I will be able to pursue my dream and ambitions without any financial constraints. “
Muhammad Faaiz Taufiq said: “The Award will enable me to study my favourite subject, Mathematics, at Cambridge, a university which has always been at the forefront of mathematical discoveries and breakthroughs.”
The two places offered by the University of Cambridge are conditional on the students achieving specific grades.
Over 500 schools in Pakistan offer Cambridge programmes and qualifications, including Cambridge O Level and Cambridge International AS and A Levels.