The prestigious University of Oxford has launched the Oxford Pakistan Programme (OPP) to address the underrepresentation of Pakistani and British-Pakistani students at Oxford and to promote an academic exchange between Pakistani students and Oxford.

The OPP launched the programme at Lady Margaret Hall (LMH), which is in Oxford, where both former Prime Minister (PM) Benazir Bhutto and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai studied.

Dr Talha J Pirzada, a co-founder of the OPP, announced that the programme would be offering up to three scholarships in its initial round, allowing Pakistani students to take advantage of Oxford’s world-class facilities and teaching programme of Oxford.


He also announced the launch of the OPP’s Visiting Fellow Programmes, including a programme developed in partnership with the Malala Fund, the Government of Sindh and non-profit Durbeen, to provide opportunities for Pakistani academics to take advantage of Oxford’s research facilities.