Out of the millions of international students worldwide, Pakistani students are among the ones who prevail when it comes to enrolling in a foreign university. Due to an unstable education system with a low number of universities that don’t provide too many specialisations and few employment opportunities in their own country, students from Pakistan choose to enlarge their horizons and study abroad.
The top five countries from Studyportals where Pakistani students choose to go abroad are: Germany, Canada, Australia, Austria, Sweden.
1. Master's degrees in Germany
Apparently, Pakistani citizens have a long history of migrating to Germany and currently, many students and adults study and work in Germany. Pakistani students prefer German universities, particularly if they are interested in science and technology fields.
Top advantages for Pakistan students who want to study abroad in Germany
Germany is known for its public universities that charge no tuition fees to international students worldwide. Universities only request a semester administration fee that is around 100 – 200 EUR. Although some universities may have tuition fees for certain study programmes, these are far lower compared to those charged by universities from western countries or even Nordic European countries.
Study among other Pakistani students
Most major German universities have Pakistani student societies, making them feel welcome and a little closer to home. Pakistani students meet, discuss about their challenges of studying and living in Germany, but they also share their acknowledgements and academic performance.
Read the experiences of these Pakistani students who pursued a degree in Germany:
Choose from numerous study options
Since the official and educational language of Pakistan is English, and German is also the main foreign language taught in school, naturally, students from Pakistan have wide study options in Germany. Based on their preferences or availability within universities, they can choose either English or German-taught degrees.
Popular study options in universities in German universities:
- Master's degrees in Computer Science in Germany
- Master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering in Germany
- Master's degrees in Physics in Germany
Examples of top-ranking universities in Germany:
Don't forget to check out visa information for Pakistani students going to Germany.
2. Master's degrees in Canada
What are the top advantages for Pakistan students who want to study abroad in Canada?
Access to numerous scholarships
The Canadian government offers a wide range of funding and financial aid opportunities for international students, while several Canadian universities also offer scholarships.
Here are a few examples of Canadian scholarships:
- Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships
- Canada Graduate Scholarships
- International Council for Canadian Studies
English is the official language
English is one of the official languages of Canada and it is also the medium of instruction in most Canadian universities. Because Pakistani students are English literate (as many have received their education in English), they can find their desired study degree taught in English.
Get a globally recognized degree
Canadian universities are known worldwide for their quality education and a degree completed in Canada brings numerous benefits for your career. A degree or certificate from a university in Canada is recognized and often considered equally valuable as one obtained from a university in the U.S. or Commonwealth countries.
Popular study options in Canadian universities
- Master's degrees in Sociology in Canada
- Master's degrees in Design in Canada
- Master's degrees in Nursing in Canada
Examples of top-ranking universities in Canada
Don't forget to check out visa information for Pakistani students going to Canada.
3. Master's degrees in Australia
What are the top advantages for Pakistan students who want to study abroad in Australia?
Attend one of the top-ranked universities worldwide
Several Australian universities compete with some of the leading and top-ranked institutions in the U.S., and the UK. At least one Australian university is rated among the best ones in fields like natural sciences and mathematics, medicine, pharmacy, physics and more.
Surrounded by internationals
Australia has a large cosmopolitan environment and you will always be surrounded by many diverse people, within your university, as well as on the streets of any Australian city. You’ll get to meet people coming from the UK, Ireland, China, Sweden, etc.
Australia’s cities are some of the best for students
According to an annual ranking make by QS, some of the best student cities in the world are in Australia. Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Canberra are in the top 30 of the best student cities, revealing their popularity among foreign students. Best student cities relate to the overall students’ experience that includes university environment, quality of study degree, accommodation and facilities as well as leisure and entertainment.
Popular study options in Australian universities
- Master's degrees in Environmental Science in Australia
- Master's degrees in Sports Management in Australia
- Master's degrees in Information Sciences in Australia
Examples of top-ranking universities in Australia:
Don't forget to check out visa information for Pakistani students going to Australia.
4. Master's degrees in Austria
What are the top advantages for Pakistan students who want to study abroad in Austria?
Pakistani students can feel welcomed in Austria
Austria and Pakistan have old social and political ties that go back to 1976 when the Austro-Pakistan Society was set in Vienna. As a result, the two countries have many close connections and seldom collaborate for social, cultural and scientific events.
Naturally, coming from Pakistan, you’ll feel welcomed and you’ll also encounter plenty of Pakistan immigrants in Austria.
Live in one of the safest countries in the world
Safety may be an important issue and criteria for prospective international students. Well, if you’re looking for a safe country to live in, Austria is the place to be. With a very low crime rate, Austria manages to keep a peaceful and serene environment that’s visible in people’s attitude as well. Although Austrians are not particularly friendly, they are certainly helpful when needed.
Public universities charge low tuition fees
Austrian public universities charge some of the lowest fees in Europe, around 1,500 EUR/year. Despite their low tuition, universities offer high standard education, particularly in fields like medicine, pharmacy, natural sciences and social sciences.
Popular study options in universities in Austrian universities
- Master's degrees in Music in Austria
- Master's degrees in Chemistry in Austria
- Master's degrees in Management and Leadership in Austria
Examples of top-ranking universities in Austria
5. Master's degrees in Sweden
What are the top advantages for Pakistan students who want to study abroad in Sweden?
Swedish universities welcome a large number of Pakistani students
Universities in Sweden are quite accustomed to having a large number of Pakistani students. You will find special education consultancy agencies in Pakistan promoting and offering advice on higher education in Sweden.
On the list of international students coming to Sweden, students from Pakistan rank on the 3rd place.
Chances to study for free
The Sweden government provides numerous scholarship opportunities to foreign students so search thoroughly, read the requirements carefully and make sure you don’t miss the deadline for a scholarship application. This is your chance to study in Sweden for free.
Check some examples of scholarships for studying in Sweden:
Study some innovative study programmes
Swedish universities offer many innovative and research-based study degrees, especially in areas like engineering, computer science or natural sciences. So you will find many study programmes that specialise in UX design and IT architecture, biodiversity, solar energy engineering, tourism development, or oceanography.
Popular study options in universities in Swedish universities
- Master's degrees in International Business in Sweden
- Master's degrees in Sustainable Energy in Sweden
- Master's degrees in Embedded Technology in Sweden
Examples of top-ranking universities in Sweden
Other student destinations for Pakistani students
Apart from the countries mentioned above, other popular destinations for students from Pakistan are the United Kingdom, the U.S., and Italy. Here are some details about the visa process in these countries: