642 pre-medical students to constitute last batch for Cuba: HEC
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- Health and Medicine
- 05 / 04 / 2007
The Cuban government had announced the scholarship for 1000 Pakistani students at the time when Cuba's medical and relief team arrived in Pakistan in 2005 to help earthquake affectees in NWFP and AJK.
According to HEC here Friday, the selected students, who are expected to leave in August this year, will complete their five-year graduate studies in general comprehensive medicine (equivalent to MBBS) in Maximo Santiago Haza, a leading Cuban medical institute recognized by World Health Organization. These students will have to learn Spanish language and undergo one-year language training programme in Cuba.
Cuba is hosting Muslim students for the first time and Pakistani students are among the 27,000 other international students belonging to around 120 countries studying in Cuba.
In order to meet their requirements maximum facilities have been ensured including complete religious and cultural freedom.
Out of 1,000, two hundred scholarships are reserved for applicants of earthquake affected areas, as defined by Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA).
Remaining 800 scholarships are being awarded throughout the country on the basis of provincial quota.
All Pakistani and AJK nationals who are between the ages of 17-25 and have secured at least 60 per cent marks in F.Sc or A-level may apply for this programme before June 9, 2007.
However, the O-level and A-level students will have to provide equivalence from Inter Board Committee of Chairmen. Those candidates who previously applied for Batch-1 will have to apply again. The candidates may download application forms available at www.hec.gov.pk/cuba