Reasons to Consider Pakistan for Higher Education

Orthographic-projection-of-Pakistan-in-GlobeAll youngsters dream to meet different kinds of people, travel to interesting and beauteous sites, learn unique languages, and experience new customs and politics while studying abroad?

No matter which country individuals are living in, they must consider flying to the dreamland of Asia, Pakistan.

Pakistan – A premium educational spot for higher education

Pakistan has been known as the premium destination for studying abroad in Asia for years. This is because Pakistan has an advanced network of over 200 state of the art universities and above 2000 colleges, which are all known for providing quality education to local as well as international students.

Its well-equipped educational facilities are meant to provide specialized education in the field of agriculture, management, engineering, IT, pharmacy, business administration, arts, social sciences, commerce, sciences, humanities and medicine.

According to a survey, around 1.8 million students are seeking higher education abroad and a good number of them are enrolled in several of universities of Pakistan. When students consider to study abroad, some of the factors affecting their decision include the cost of studying abroad, proximity to their native country and the cultural values and beliefs of the people living there.

Pakistan offers cultural diversity, friendly living environment, cost effective lifestyle and best social values to foreigners so it remains the top priority of those who consider Asian and African countries for higher education. Studying in Pakistan is an experience of a lifetime, since it offers many attractions to foreign students, which become the primary reasons for them to move to this country for their studies.

Good studying environment

In comparison to other developing countries in Asia and Africa, Pakistan provides a better educational environment to students. Many English medium schools, colleges and universities offer the latest courses which are developed in compliance with the international standards. Pakistan also offers some unique courses which are not offered in the other countries.

The top six, internationally renowned universities of Pakistan which are known for providing the best educational environment include:

  • QU (Qaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad)
  • NUST
  • LUMS (Lahore University of Management Sciences)
  • PU (University of the Punjab conversationally know as Punjab University)
  • FAST (Foundation for advancement of Science and Technology)
  • PMC (Punjab Medical College)
  • IBA (Institute of Business Administration)
  • UET (University of Engineering and Technology)

Adding value to the resume

Since many companies have now set up their operations in international markets, they consider recruiting employees who have multicultural and multilingual experience. Therefore, having a foreign degree can be an impressive part of the resume for prospective employees.

This tremendously increases employment opportunities for students studying in Pakistan. Besides studying, students can also take advantage of the various internship programs offered by famous organizations in Pakistan. This work experience also adds to the value of their resume and increases their chances of hunting better jobs in future.

Learning pure Asian culture

Margaret Mead once said, “He who remains some time away from home is wiser than he who has never left his doorstep.” For individuals who always wished to learn pure Asian culture and the real Urdu language, they must consider Pakistan for studies. If they study in their native countries, they would experience a limited view of the world.

On the other hand, if they study in Pakistan, they would be exposed to the traditions, heritage, lifestyle, and the nature of Pakistani people, all of which depicts the true Asian culture. Moreover, when individuals observe Pakistan, they make comparison of their own culture with Pakistan’s culture.

Make lifetime relationships

People of Pakistan are very hospitable and kind-hearted. They welcome foreigners and easily make friends with them, making them feel as though they’re family. When foreign students spend a year or two in Pakistan, they meet and befriend many people with different perspectives and thinking. These relationships strengthen over time, since sharing one another’s countries, views, and beliefs not only gives them a broader vision of life but also makes their tour to Pakistan a long lasting memory.

Incredible fun with friends

There are many recreational and entertainment sites with diverse types of natural landscapes, climates and historical landmarks that must be seen in Pakistan. All of this allows students to enjoy and have fun with friends and make their studying experience in Pakistan a memorable one.

Pakistan has one of the best picnic, camping and shopping spots that entertains students and refreshes them after hectic studying sessions to prepare for next semesters. Murree, Swat Valley, Kalash Valleys, K-2 base camp, Lake Saif-ul-Malook, Taxila, Lahore Fort, and Badshahi Mosque are some of the top tourist sites in Pakistan, which every student must consider to visit while studying there.

Better career opportunities

Sometimes individuals, while study in Pakistan, learn countless different experiences that shape up their career paths. If they like the lifestyle and culture of Pakistan, they can easily get a job in the country and can even get permanent residence here. However, if they do not have plans to settle permanently, they can come again either to visit the country or to meet old friends. Their experience in Pakistan culture can influence their career and they can sometimes end up changing their career paths for improved growth. However, all of this happens when they move out of their doorstep and see the world with the broader vision.

Author Bio: Sasha Gibbs is a fervent writer and has been writing about Pakistan Tourism and Pakistan Properties since 2006.


  • Furqan

    Why the author missed NUST from the list?

    isnt author aware of the fact that NUST stands in World Top 500 Universities list?

    As per wikipedia:
    “In 2009, NUST was ranked as 350th best University in the world by THES World University Rankings.[7] It is also the only Pakistani university among the top 100 Asian universities (QS Ranking, 2011).”

    Ref:
    http://www.topuniversities.com/institution/national-university-sciences-and-technology-nust-islamabad/wur

    • Vicky

      Never quote Wikipedia, you nalaik person !

    • Saeed

      If you have EYEBALLS in your sockets, you can see NUST is there at the Second place in the list..read it properly first..and yes Wikipedia isn’t a valid reference itself..so never quote it anywhere or you’ll get mocked..

      • Furqan

        DAFUQ!!!

        how can this be! the list has changed.

        P.S: get your head out of ur a** Saeed!the actual ref i gave is of topuniverisites.com. wikipedia was just to show that NUST being in top 500 is so common that even it is mentioned in wikipedia (the actual source of information for most people like ‘you’)

  • Abdul Waheed

    Where are other top Universities like NUST, Quaid e Azam University, Islamabad etc ?

  • Shoaib

    I am a born Pakistani and have spent 25 years of my life in Pakistan. I love Pakistan but in my opinion this article is totally misleading. Till bachelors level education is good in Pakistan but there is no good research culture. That’s the reason Pakistani universities are mostly away from top 500 or sometimes even top 700 universities then how can one say Pakistan – A premium educational spot for higher education.
    Here is list of top 500 and 700 universities of the world in 2011 and ranking of Pakistani Universities.

    http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2011

    I am sorry to say that total research work in Pakistan is less than the research conducted in one good university. But this is reality. We should accept it and think to improve it not cover it with fancy words. And there is no reference of over 200 universities in Pakistan (Officially only HEC recognised university is called University in Pakistan)

    • sadaf

      yah my dear bt who wil be the frst who take such step verbly we good to much bt im sory to stay dat there is no concept of emplementation nd decision aker

  • Shoaib

    Further in my opinion if one can get opportunity to join some good university for higher education, he should join but after completing studies he should come back to Pakistan and join some university and try to improve the research and education culture…

  • Abdullah

    Not to mention that you can buy your degree and certificates here – without attending the school.

  • Khurram

    where is Quaid – e – Azam university in the list, which is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world!

    • Kayani

      and who told you that its in top 100 !

      • Vicky

        +1

  • TalibanKiller

    Lmao! that made me laugh so hard “Pakistan offers cultural diversity, friendly living environment, cost effective lifestyle and best social values to foreigners”

    What friendly environment? ….i hope you were not on crack when you wrote this biased article.
    There was a reason why Amir had to put an end to guest writing, and this is one of them. It is people’s future we are talking about don’t Make them stay here and ruin their lives. how many of the people actually end up in universities like LUMS,NUST? …What about thousands of other “Ghatiya copy-paste mafia universities” ….who are actually making our students deaf and dumb by awarding them degrees on copy-pasted “projects” …Such a shame!

    This comment is not intented to hurt anyone’s feelings but just to make you realize that you have to be careful with what you post on such a website.

  • TalibanKiller

    What americans do is that they ‘collect brains’ offer scholarships and visas to brainy ones, invite them over, polish them and then use them.
    Since we cant attract people from other countries because of our “diverse culture, friendly environment and cost effective lifestyle” we have to train our owns…! send them abroad, and then somehow force them to come back (abducting their family members would be a good idea) …!

  • Mansoor

    Yeah Pakistan was an attractive destination for religious study where muslim students from various countries would come to get indoctrinated with extremist ideology besides that medical colleges were attracting students from other colleges but now bangladesh won’t come to play cricket here and you are saying people come to study here? Also, please first tell this to thousands of pakistani students to choose pakistani institution rather than going overseas.

  • Muhammad Anas

    +1

  • sure

    People of Pakistan are very hospitable and kind-hearted. They welcome foreigners and easily make friends with them, making them feel as though they’re family. When foreign students spend a year or two in Pakistan, they meet and befriend many people with different perspectives and thinking.

    HAHAHAH aur batao.

  • fanam

    It was very nice to read but difficult to stomach it or agree with the writer. I have lived in Pakistan for many years and I know many foreigners who worked or came for voluntary work. I think that only few good universities are available in Pakistan and except one or two, they are no match to the universities in Sri Lanka and India if you take South Asia alone. Standard of education is very poor and I know by interviewing hundreds of graduates from these so called universities (LUMS an exception). You can buy your degree, yes. Try it in Sri Lanka and you can be remanded. Cultural diversity and tourism, no doubt one of the best in South Asia. Pakistan’s number one income earner could be tourism if the security situation helps it. There are nice and friendly people but majority are selfish and money minded. Sorry, this article is written without proper research.

  • fanam

    Further, students study here for mere exams, not for life. People don’t study, they memorise things. So called lecturers and teachers expect text book answers, not your own answers? Pakistan used to be a friendly place but not any more. Now people have no room to think about others since they can’t solve their own problems created by Zardari & Co. I loved the Pakistan during my first visit but now its full of selfish and indiciplined people. Money and power can do anything here. A great country with unmatched landscape, culture, natural resources, patient population is runied by utterly selfish politicians and misguided and divided religious leaders who are suppose to unite and guide the Muslims.

  • Is the author serious or is it some kind of joke?
    Sorry but it looks like a high school essay at best!

  • Z

    COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
    Ranked at # 1 (Computer Sciences & IT Category). Higher Education Commission

    http://www.ciit-atd.edu.pk/newsandevents/NewsDetails.aspx?Id=87

  • faheem

    Heyyy why GIK Institute was missed out.

    If you base the rating of universities on the basis of Quality instead of Quantity. Then with out any doubts it is the best Engineering Institute in Pakistan.

  • Seriously ??? i never got such ideas in my whole 16 years of education. May be the writer is very optimistic.

  • Furqan

    OHHHH COME ON ADMIN!!!!!!!!

    DAFUQ IS THIS???

    You have changed the article. i have lost faith in propakistani. You have added more universities in the list without mentioning the modification.

    You fool. You should have changed the ‘top SIX’ to ‘top EIGHT’ as number of universities in list are now EIGHT!

    Quote from the article:
    “The top six, internationally renowned universities of Pakistan which are known for providing the best educational environment include:

    QU (Qaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad)
    NUST
    LUMS (Lahore University of Management Sciences)
    PU (University of the Punjab conversationally know as Punjab University)
    FAST (Foundation for advancement of Science and Technology)
    PMC (Punjab Medical College)
    IBA (Institute of Business Administration)
    UET (University of Engineering and Technology)”

    P.S: nakal ky liay akal ki zaroorat hoti hay. PLEASE DONT DO THIS CHEAPNESS NEXT TIME.

  • fahad

    but believe me our universities course structures can never compete the research and development by WESTERN universities.

    i always prefers study abroad

  • Muhammad Shaheen Sardar

    I completed my Master of Science in Pakistan. Now, I am a Ph.D. student at
    Hanyang University, South Korea. Our education system is much beyond the actual
    target. I read all comments and request all friends to think about the solution
    to the problem. We all love our country. What are the basic reasons of our failure?
    How can we improve our system is the basic question. It will not happen
    automatically. We will have to think, establish, and promote the real environment
    of study. Every one of us is responsible to take part in development of our
    education system. If anyone is good and we say that it is not good, but it is
    excellent. Then, it is no problem. These words will give the encouragement to improve the person. If anyone is bad, we say that it is very bad than anywhere in the world. Then, it will be heart breaking. We know that they are only the people which made their education system best around the world. I, we, you, every Pakistani which posted comments here is responsible to take some part. This problem can only be solved by the people who understand the problem and worried about their country. You posted your comments that are real but make sure that we are responsible for this. We need to develop a secure environment by understanding and solving the root causes of the problems. From where, we can start the improvement. From ourselves. I need to change myself if I wish that everything around me should be changed. It is not beyond the practice that only one personality can bring the revolution in the country. May be it is you. Please think about it, otherwise time will think about us and problems will be there in the same place. We should love our Pakistan and its study environment. If we hate it, then hate always destroys the both parties and increases more complications and everyone will loss the hope. And love with positive deeds will result in the happy Pakistan.

    Thank You Very Much.

    Sincerely,
    Muhammad Shaheen Sardar,
    Ph.D. Industrial and Management Engineering,
    Hanyang University, South Korea.

    • Muhammad Shaheen Sardar

      Please do not lose the hope. I love all of you.

      Jachte Nahin Bakhshe Huwe Firdous Nazar Mein
      Jannat Teri Pinhan Hai Tere Khoon-e-Jigar Mein
      Ae Paikar-e-Gil Koshish-e-Peham Ki Jaza Dekh!

      You care not for a borrowed heaven;
      Your life‐blood has it concealed (hidden);
      Look at the reward of anguish (pain) and toil (Hard work).
      (Sir Muhammad Iqbal)