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The following criteria are used by the Trustees to guide their decisions in selecting Noon Scholars:

  •  normally be domiciled in Pakistan;

  •  normally have studied for 12 (or more) years in Pakistani schools, colleges or universities;

  • not have had opportunities to study abroad previously (and certainly not at university level in Europe, North America or Australasia);

  • high academic merit;

  • financial need;

  • excellent command of the English language;

  • demonstrate intention to return to Pakistan to pursue a career or engage in further research;

  • clear indication of future potential contribution to Pakistani society, culture and life on their return.

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