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The Rhodes Scholarship for Pakistan
Welcome to the information page about the Rhodes Scholarship for Pakistan.
Each year, there is one Scholarship available in Pakistan to enable an outstanding student - chosen on the basis of exceptional intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service - to study at the University of Oxford.
The first Rhodes Scholar from Pakistan took up residence in Oxford in 1951, and since that time more than 60 citizens of Pakistan have been awarded this prestigious scholarship. They have pursued a variety of careers in public service, academia, business, law, and medicine, amongst others. Many have achieved notable distinction, including:
Professor Shaukat Hameed Khan, a nuclear-laser physicist who is a Fellow of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences and was the rector of Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIKI).
Neurosurgeon Ayub K. Ommaya, the inventor of the Ommaya Reservoir, which is used to provide chemotherapy directly to the tumour site for brain tumours;
Wasim Sajjad, who served as interim President of Pakistan on two occasions. He serves in the Senate of Pakistan, where he has until recently been Opposition Leader in the Senate.
Information about the Rhodes Scholars elected for Pakistan and around the world can be found in biographies of the Rhodes class of 2013, the Rhodes class of 2012 and the Rhodes class of 2011. You may also be interested in details of a fundraising event held by current Rhodes Scholars to support the flood relief efforts in Pakistan.
Please enjoy video interviews with Rhodes alumni including Shazia Azim from Pakistan.
Applications are now closed for the Rhodes Scholarships for 2014 for Pakistan.
Prospective applicants from Pakistan should carefully review:
2. the selection criteria that apply in all Rhodes constituencies, and then
There are FAQs which are applicable to all applicants.
The selection committee typically meet in Lahore or Islamabad before December, and the Rhodes Trust will pay travel expenses for those candidates who are summoned to interview.
National Secretary for Pakistan:
Mr Wasim Sajjad
The Rhodes Scholarships in Pakistan
PO Box 2939