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Pakistani scholar wins highest academic award at Oxford University

Amna Ansar Sep 23, 2017
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A Chevening Pakistani scholar, Kanza Azeemi has been awarded with the ‘Saïd Prize’. ‘SaïdPrize’ is the highest academic award given to the best MBA student. ‘Saïd Prize’ is awarded at Saïd Business School at University of Oxford.

Kanza Azeemi is one of amongst 327 students from 58 countries of the world who received this award. Kanza along with 80 other Pakistani scholars moved to United Kingdom in 2016 for Master’s degree programme of one year.

The prize is awarded to only one MBA student for magnificent academic performance.

Kanza Azeemi while talking about her achievement said, “Chevening has been an invaluable part of my MBA journey. Along with providing a robust community of talented individuals from across the world, the scholarship facilitates networking and community building through various events throughout the year.”

Kanza further added, “The selection process for the scholarship was extremely rigorous, and I was honoured be a Chevening Scholar for my MBA at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. During my programme, the Chevening staff provided continuous support for a comfortable stay in the UK, the scholarship enriched my experience by providing exposure to inspirational business leaders, and the Chevening community became a close-knit group of friends. I was constantly impressed by the personal and professional backgrounds of fellow scholars and inspired by their commitment to global challenges.”

“I am humbled that I received the Said Prize as a Chevening scholar and hope that I can contribute to the community going forward,” Kanza said.

These scholarships are available in 160 different countries across the globe for one year master’s degrees in any subject at any university of UK.

Kanza is graduated from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in 2013 and her major was Economics.

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