Opportunities for Overseas Pakistanis to Apply as Local Students

In this modern age of science and technology where the whole world is transformed into a global village, the need of education is much more important than that in past. It is the process of learning, training, research or teaching and is a rope that can carry us to greatness. Without education, you can’t able to reach different steps of life in this modern era and even in the next few years, it would be very difficult for illiterate people to survive in any society of this world. Education is the basic right of every person in this world and has also become a basic need in 21st century.

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There are millions of overseas Pakistani’s who are living abroad and are present in almost every part of the world. Overseas Pakistani’s who are living in western countries like USA, UK, Canada, Australia and many others, prefer to get their education from their residing countries. While those who are living in Middle East, prefer to whether get their education from western countries or their homeland, Pakistan. It is just because of lack of universities and other higher education institutions especially in medical field, in the Middle East countries.

So, for almost every overseas Pakistani who is residing in any part of the world, we have described the opportunities, important guidelines and tips to get education from Pakistan.

Categories to Get Education for Overseas Pakistanis

Overseas Pakistanis can avail more opportunities in the medical universities or institutions than other type of students. They can apply in all the categories of students in Pakistani institutions or universities, if they fulfil the criteria. All the four categories are given below:

  • Local Pakistani Student. (for open, merit or regular seats)
  • Local Students in Self Finance Program.
  • An Overseas Pakistani. (In case of availability of reserved seats)
  • A Foreign National. (In case of holding foreign nationality as well)

Requirements for Admission in Pakistan for Overseas Students (MBBS/BDS)

The requirements to take admission in medical field (MBBS/BDS) in Pakistan for international students are as follows:

General Requirements

  • There is no age limit for international medical students to take admission in Pakistan.
  • They should have passed the Foundation of Science i.e. Pre-Medical.
  • Should have Higher Secondary School Certificate.
  • Should have Equivalent Certificate and Marks HSSC (In case of 12 Grads or A ‘Level Foreign Education)
  • Subject Combination must be Chemistry, Physics, English and Biology.
  • Should have taken at least 660 marks out of 1100. (Adjusted or Equivalent in other case)
  • 3 Copies of Prescribed Application Form.
  • Photocopies of all the documents should be attested.
  • 12 Photographs.

Specific Requirements for Overseas Pakistanis

  • NOC from Concerned Department.
  • Entry Test.
  • Pakistani Nationality of Applicant.
  • Father/Mother’s Original NIC.
  • Nomination Letter from Concerned Authority.
  • Pakistani Passport/Registration/NIC of Applicant.
  • HIV Status of Applicant from Prescribed Laboratories in Pakistan.
  • Applicants shall be repatriated at their Own Cost if HIV Status is Positive.

Specific Requirements for Pakistani Origin Foreign Nationals

  • NOC from Concerned Department.
  • Foreign Nationality of Applicant.
  • Pakistani Nationality of Applicant.
  • Foreign Nationality of Applicant’s Parents. (Any One)
  • Pakistani Nationality of Applicant’s Parents. (Any One)
  • Father/Mother’s Original NIC.
  • Nomination Letter from Concerned Authority.
  • Foreign Passport or Nationality Certificate of Applicant.
  • Pakistani Passport/Registration/NIC of Applicant.
  • Foreign Passport of Applicant’s Parent.
  • Pakistani Passport of Applicant’s Parent.
  • English Proficiency.
  • HIV Status of Applicant from Prescribed Laboratories in Pakistan.
  • Applicants shall be repatriated at their Own Cost if HIV Status is Positive.

Requirements to Apply Under Self Finance System

  • Foreign Passport.
  • Equivalence Certificate issued by IBCC or detailed Mark Certificate of FSc (Pre-Medical/Engineering or according to the case)
  • Pak-Origin Proof.
  • Entry Test or SAT-II Result.
  • NOC to study in Pakistan

Requirements for Pakistan Technical Assistance Program

  • Foreign Nationality of Applicant.
  • Pakistani Nationality of Applicant.
  • Foreign Nationality of Applicant’s Parents. (Any One)
  • Pakistani Nationality of Applicant’s Parents. (Any One)
  • Nomination Letter from Concerned Authority.
  • Foreign Passport or Nationality Certificate of Applicant.
  • Pakistani Passport/Registration/NIC of Applicant.
  • Foreign Passport of Applicant’s Parent.
  • Pakistani Passport of Applicant’s Parent.
  • HIV Status of Applicant from Prescribed Laboratories in Pakistan.
  • Applicants shall be repatriated at their Own Cost if HIV Status is Positive.

Opportunities in Pakistan

  • Pakistan is the only country in the world where all the students have free access to more than 20,000 e-journals.
  • Overseas students can also listen to the lectures of scientist, Nobel Prize holders and professors from the top universities of the world through video CD’s, video conferencing and video cassettes.
  • There are hundreds of libraries and advanced laboratories where you can search your required books and journals related to your studies.
  • There are 14 sub fields available in Medical after FSc in Pakistan and every field is of utmost importance including MBBS.
  • Overseas students can also enjoy sports, cultural and other attractive facilities same as available for local students.
  • They can get quality education of international standard to make their future bright.

Important Tips and Guidelines for Admission in Pakistan

  • The process of admission for overseas Pakistani’s is same as for local students.
  • Overseas students are treated as local students in Pakistani universities and institutions.
  • Application for admission should be directly submitted to a particular institution.
  • No authority of the state is involved in the procedure of admission for overseas students and it is directly dealt by a particular college, university or institution.
  • Overseas Pakistani’s can also apply for the reserved seats either directly to the institution or through different Governmental Organizations.
  • Entry test is necessary for all the overseas students applying admission on reserved overseas student seats in all the medical colleges and universities.
  • Overseas students must have passed HSSC Pre-medical or its equivalent exam (A’level, 12th grade) with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English as major subjects, to take admission in Pakistani institutions.

Names of Some Renowned Medical Institutions

As there are thousands of medical universities, colleges and institutions in Pakistan, names of some renowned institutions are as follows:

BACHELOR OF MEDICINE AND BACHELOR OF SURGERY (MBBS)

  • Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore.
  • Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad.
  • Dow Medical College, Karachi.
  • Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore.
  • King Edward Medical College, Lahore.
  • Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences, Jamshoro.
  • Nishter Medical College, Multan
  • Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad.
  • Quaid-i-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur
  • Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi.
  • Sheikh Zayed Medical College, Rahimyar Khan

BACHELOR OF DENTAL SURGERY (BDS)

  • Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad.
  • De Montemorency College of Dentistry, Lahore.
  • Khyber College of Dentistry, Peshawar.
  • Liaquat Medical College, Jamshoro.
  • Nishter Medical College, Multan.

PHARM-D

  • Bahaudddin Zakriya University, Multan.
  • Gomal University, D.I. Khan
  • University of Balochistan, Quetta
  • University of Karachi, Karachi
  • University of Peshawar, Peshawar.
  • University of Punjab, Lahore
  • University of Sargodha, Sargodha.
  • University of Sindh, Jamshoro.
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