Dr Mushtaq A Khan Scholarship


$7,500 per year for one year


New or continuing students


Any undergraduate degree


Applicants must:

  • be commencing study or currently enrolled in any undergraduate degree
  • be of Pakistani heritage, with either themselves or a parent being born in Pakistan
  • demonstrate financial or other hardship based on the Opportunity and Equity criteria
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or have received a Permanent Humaniarian Visa.

Dr Mushtaq A Khan

Mushtaq Khan was born in 1938 in a small village near Gujrat in Pakistan. He graduated in 1959 from King Edward Medical College, Lahore and worked at the local Mayo Hospital.

Between 1961 and 1965, Dr Khan trained in the United Kingdom and received an MRCP from the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh. Upon returning to Pakistan, Dr Khan established the first Paediatric Departments in three hospitals: Holy Family, Central Government and Poly Clinic. In 1978, he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh. Dr Mushtaq Khan has served as Professor of Paediatrics at the Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre in Karachi, and later at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences.

Professor Khan introduced Paediatrics and Child Health in Northern Pakistan. He designed and implemented two ground-breaking projects: Family Health Care and the Rural Child Survival program. He served as the National Coordinator of the Acute Respiratory Infections Control Programme in Pakistan. In addition, he served on the WHO’s Technical Advisory Groups for Polio, Immunization and Diarrhoea Control.

Prof. Mushtaq contributed significantly to Child Health by delivering a series of talks on television and authoring more than 15 books. He currently leads a retired life in Islamabad.

Applications and Selection Process

Applicants must provide a written statement indicating how they believe the scholarship will assist them with their studies and in their future career. This statement should give a sufficient explanation of the applicant’s background and current circumstances to enable the University to judge their eligibility and merit. The written statement should address applicants Pakistani heritage heritage.

Successful applicants will be selected based on their written application, academic potential, their ability to meet the criteria and, where appropriate, performance in an interview before a selection panel.

Applications for this scholarship are now closed.