Oxford Pakistan Programme
Opning doors and generating opportunities for young Pakistani scholars at Oxford University
Oxford Pakistan Programme
Promoting academic exchange between Pakistan & Oxford
Oxford Pakistan Programme
Broadning academic conversation on Pakistan
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What is OPP?

The Oxford Pakistan Programme (the “OPP”) is the first initiative of its kind that seeks to create new opportunities for Pakistani scholars and support Pakistan-related activities at the University of Oxford.
Graduate Scholarships

Graduate Scholarships

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Bursaries

Bursaries

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Research Grant

Research Grant

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Visiting Student Programme

Visiting Student Programme

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LMH initiative

LMH initiative

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Our Aims

The principal aims of OPP are to: 
  1. raise the academic profile of Pakistan, and Pakistan-related studies at the University of Oxford; and
  2. act as a bridge between the University of Oxford and Pakistan’s academic community through the exchange of scholars and the sharing of scholarship.
  3. increase the representation of Pakistani and British Pakistani students at the University of Oxford;
A home-grown initiative that is led by Pakistani academics and alumni, the OPP works in close partnership with various departments and colleges of the University of Oxford, and acts as a unique platform for collaboration on Pakistan at Oxford.
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OPP Launch Event

On Thursday 30th September, the Oxford Pakistan Programme was launched at the Pakistan High Commission in London. LMH's Principal Christine Gerrard, former Principal Alan Rusbridger, Dr Nick Brown, Syed Babar Ali and alumna Malala Yousafzai all gave speeches at the event in strong support of the initiative.

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Haroon Zaman

Haroon Zaman is a graduate in Law from the University of Oxford (2019). While at Oxford, he served as President of the Oxford Pakistan Society. He is a trainee lawyer based in London.

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Adeel Malik

Adeel Malik is a development macroeconomist with a strong multi-disciplinary orientation. He completed his doctorate in economics at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar in 2004, having also been affiliated with the Department of Economics at Oxford (2004-5), Merton College (2002-3), the Centre for International Development at Harvard University (2001) and the Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Centre in Islamabad (1997-9).

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Talha Pirzada

Talha J. Pirzada is currently a lecturer in Material Science at Mansfield College, University of Oxford. He is also a post doctorate fellow at Oxford. Talha is a Chartered Aerospace Engineer working on jet engine efficiency. He is also serving as the Research and Technology Manager at Cross Manufacturing Ltd.

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Minahil Saqib

Minahil is a graduate in Biochemistry from Worcester College, Oxford (2019). She served as the Vice President of the Oxford Pakistan Society during her time at Oxford. She is currently working in London in the finance sector.

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Mohsin Javed

Mohsin completed his DPhil in Mathematics from Wolfson College, University of Oxford. He has served as the former treasurer of Oxford University Pakistan Society and currently works in finance.

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Meet Our Scholars

Ajmal Mughal
DPhil Music
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Sameh Hameedi
DPhil Mathematics
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Rabiya Jaffery
MSc Migration Studies
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Minha Khan
MSc Education
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Usama Salamat
MPhil Development Studies
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Latest News

3rd April 2022: We’re happy to announce the Mohammad Qasim Scholarship. 

More details can be found on the OPP Graduate Scholarships page. 

2nd April 2022: Our graduate scholarships are now live.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an online interview by the OPP Scholarship Committee. Interested applicants who wish to be considered for the OPP Graduate Scholarships are advised to submit their applications by 11:59 GMT, Sunday 8 May 2022. This can be done by filling out and submitting the online application form using the link below. 

Notable Pakistani Alumni at Oxford

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2017

Malala Yousafzai

World’s Youngest Nobel Prize Laureate
Lady Margaret Hall (2017-2020)

1973

Benazir Bhutto

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan
Lady Margaret Hall (1973–1977)

1972

Imran Khan

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan
Keble College (1972–1975)

1965

Qasim Mehdi

Renowned Molecular Biologist
Magdalen College (1965-1969)

1964

Tariq Ali

Political Activist and Journalist
Exeter College (1964-1966)

1964

Wasim Sajjad

Former President of Pakistan
Wadham College (1964-1966)

1960

Farooq Leghari

Former President of Pakistan
St Catherine’s College (1960-1963)

1950

Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan
Christ Church (1950-1952)

1945

Fazlur Rahman Malik

Philosopher of Islam
(1945–1949)

1941

Masood Khadarpoosh

Leading Bureaucrat and Intellectual
St John’s College (1941)

1920

Liaquat Ali Khan

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan
Exeter College (1920-1921)

1913

Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan
St Catherine’s College (1913–1914)

1913

Feroz Khan Noon

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan
Wadham College (1913-1916)

1898

Muhammad Ali Jauhar

Founder and President of All-India Muslim League
Lincoln College (1898-1902)