The admission process will be the same as that of a local student. There is no difference. The student will be treated exactly as a local student and fee
structure will also be the same. Admission application will be submitted to the institution directly before the deadline. The whole process will be dealt by the
institution and there is no other authority or ministry involved in this process.
This may not be the same for Students applying against the seats reserved for Overseas Pakistanis. Some of the institutions accept the direct application submitted
by the student whereas some of the institutions offer admissions to the students referred by different Governmental Organizations.
In all Medical Colleges, student applying against overseas seats has to take entry test.
Overseas Pakistanis can also apply as a Foreign National if they fulfill the pre-Requisites. In this particular situation they will have to follow the procedure as
that of as prescribed by HEC for foreign nationals.
Pakistan is the only country in the world where you (being a student) have free access to more than 20,000 e-journals. You can also listen to the lectures of
scientist, Nobel Prize holders and professors form the top universities of the world through video conferencing, video CD’s and video cassettes. You will find
libraries and advanced laboratories in which you can search for and acquire knowledge. With sports and cultural facilities and student clubs you will enjoy being a
student in Pakistan. Above all, the quality of education will make you ready for the future.
Pakistani Medical College has always welcomed international students. Hospitality has been embedded in the culture of Pakistan. You will not be a foreigner in
Pakistan. You will experience both modernity and tradition as it is one of the safest and most stable countries in the region.
Practically everyone with the minimum required academic qualifications like 10+2, Graduation or Post Graduation is eligible for pursuing higher education in
Pakistan. What you also need is the basic aptitude for the intended course of study and professional guidance and planning to succeed with your plans to study.
Education in Pakistan has become increasingly good value over the last few years. Education in Pakistan is not very costly. In fact it is the lowest in the region
and other countries of the world. For detailed information please contact our education counseling service Islamabad.
No, foreign students are exempted from entry test in most of the institutions.
The medium of instructions is English all over the country and the environment is very supportive for foreign students.
Medical field is one the fields those are considered to be the status-symbol world wide. This field is sacred on the basis of humanity and money-spinning as well.
The main drawback is that it requires total devotion at matric and FSc level and at least another five years of full concentration and hard working. Similarly
surgery does also require the same level of devotion, concentration and hard working. Sharp mentality, Intelligence, dexterity and hard working are the key elements
to success in this field.
No, Medical means MBBS to everyone in spite of the fact that there are 14 sub-fields available in Medical after FSc in Pakistan and every field of them is of
utmost importance including MBBS. At this time 10 degrees in 14 subjects at graduate level including Medicine (MBBS) Dentistry (BDS), Pharmacy (Pharm. D) and Nursing
and 36 degrees in 118 subjects at postgraduate level are being offered in Pakistan in the field of Medical.
In order to get admitted in any of the medical college of Pakistan one must have passed HSSC Pre-medical or its equivalent exam (A’level, 12th grade) with
Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English as major subjects irrespective of the education system.
The second thing needs to be kept in consideration is regarding Urdu, Islamic Studies and Pakistan Studies. It is not necessary to take the exam of these subjects
if the student has taken his/her exams outside the Pakistan physically but if he/she has appeared in the exams from Pakistan then it is necessary to take exam of
these subjects also whether the student is studying in Pakistani education system or any other system (A’ level etc).
Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) cares for concerns of medical education in Pakistan. Basic criteria for admission, admission dates and pre-requisites
are defined by PMDC.
There are 103 medical and Dental colleges operating in Pakistan. These are of two types: Government institutions and Private institutions.
Admission schedule is different for every province but usually it starts in
July and ends in November except Aga Khan Medical University and NUST. These two institutions open their admission in
PAKISTAN TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME
[Foreign National – Pakistani Origin]
FOREIGN NATIONAL [Self Financing Scheme]
Frequently Asked Questions - Admission under SFS
Ans: The Self Finance Scheme with limited number of seats in the disciplines of Medicine (MBBS), Dentistry (BDS), Pharmacy (Pharm-D) and B.Sc. Engineering envisages to facilitate both foreign as well as Pakistan origin dual nationality holder students, for their admission in universities/institutions of Pakistan. A foreign student/Pak Origin having dual nationality with his/her HSSC or equivalent qualification is eligible to apply.
Ans: For admission in the any discipline under SFS, a candidate must have passed F.Sc. or equivalent examination with a minimum of 60 per cent (660/1100) marks. Candidates having higher qualifications are not given any preference.
Ans: Yes, there is a mandatory Entrance Test or SAT-II details of which are as under:
i. For admission in MBBS/BDS, the candidate have also either passed the entrance test of the concerned institution/admission board or passed SAT-II with minimum 550 marks in each subject i.e. Chemistry, Biology and 3rd subject could be Physics or Mathematics.
ii. Valid TOEFL or IELTS with score of 500 or 5.5. (not applicable for those students whose medium of instruction is English at HSSC level).
iii. For admission in NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, the candidate have also either passed the entrance test of the NED University or passed SAT-I and SAT-II in Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry examinations with minimum of 800 and 1500 marks respectively.
SAT –II is the official tests offered by College Board. Schedule of the test and other details are given at their website www.collegeboard.com. For the Detail/Schedule of Entry Test, please visit the website of concerned university/Institute. For Medical/Dental Colleges of Punjab www.uhs.edu.pkFor Medical/Dental Colleges of KPK, www.kmc.edu.pkFor Medical/Dental Colleges of Sindh, www.duhs.edu.pkand www.lumhs.edu.pkand for NED,www.neduet.edu.pk.
Ans: Merit for Pak Origin students will be determined as per following formula:
Intermediate/equivalent - 60% weightage
Entry Test/SAT-II - 40% weightage
Seats to the eligible foreigners are offered keeping in view the number application received from each country.
Ans: Attested photocopies of following documents are mandatory, without these document the application will not be processed further.
i. Foreign Passport
ii. Equivalence Certificate issued by IBCC or detailed Mark Certificate of FSc (Pre-Medical/Engineering as the case may be).
iii. Proof of Pak-Origin (if applicable)
iv. Result of SAT-II or entry Test (In case applicant has not yet passed SAT-II, then he / she must registered for SAT-II being conducted on October 01, 2011 and should attach proof of registration).
v. NOC issued by the home country for studying in Pakistan. (not applicable to Pak – Origin).
Ans: Yes, you can submit your Equivalence Certificate after arrival in Pakistan.
Ans: Application are received from 1st week of July every year with an advertisement through website and press/invitation letters to Pakistani Missions Abroad and Foreign Missions in Pakistan.
Ans: No. If you don’t have the foreign nationality of the country you are living in, you cannot apply for admission against seats reserved for foreign candidates. You can apply on open merit seats directly to the concerned institute, if you have a domicile of concerned province.
Ans: Yes, under SFS you are eligible to get admission in any province of Pakistan, where the seats are reserved under SFS. You can mention your priorities in the application form.
Ans: Admissions under PTAP are administered by the Economic Affairs Division, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad. You are advised to contact:
Mr. Saqib Ali KhanAssistant Chief (Foreign Students),Economic Affairs Division,Room No.505, Block-C,Pakistan Secretariat, Islamabad.Tel: 092-51-99201868Fax: 092-51-9211822Website:www.ead.gov.pk
Ans: No, HEC only process the admission in public sector medical colleges under Self Finance Scheme. For admission in a private medical/dental college you need to apply directly to the concerned college/institution.
Ans: There is an organization Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC), which recognizes and issues equivalence to candidates who have passed A-Level or 12th Grade or any other examination equivalent to F.Sc (Pre-Medical/Engineering etc.). It is the responsibility of the candidates to settle their cases with IBCC and should get their equivalence certificate from IBCC, Islamabad only for recognition of their qualifications. The EQUIVALENCE CERTIFICATE issued by the IBCC enables HEC to determine eligibility and prepare merit list for admission under SFS.
For further information, you should contact:
Mr. Wilayat Khan KhattakAssistant Secretary (Qualification and Equivalence)Inter-Board Committee of Chairmen, FBISE Building,H-8/4 Islamabad, Pakistan Tel: 092-51-9101170,9235020Fax: 092-51-9250451E-mail: email@example.comWebsite: www.ibcc.edu.pk
Ans: You may send an email on the following addresses:
Ans: No, we do not send any additional brochure materials - we post all information on the website, both to ensure it’s most up-to-date, and also to be more “green” and limit our paper consumption.
Ans: The selected candidates will be informed via email and through offer letter posted at the mailing address. Moreover, the same information is also uploaded at our website.
Ans: Being Autonomous bodies, the matter of seats/fee is determined by the concerned university/institution. However the detail of previous year is as under:
Rs= Pak Rupee
BACHELOR OF MEDICINE AND BACHELOR OF SURGERY (MBBS)
Name of College/University
Number of seats available
Rate of tuition fee per annum per student
Tentative schedule of admission
King Edward Medical College, Lahore
Dec / Jan
Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore.
Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore.
Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi.
Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad.
Nishter Medical College, Multan
Quaid-i-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpurpur
Sheikh Zayed Medical College, Rahimyar Khan
Services Institute of Medical Sciences, Lahore.
Sargodha Medical College, Sargodha.
Nawaz Sharif Medical College, Gujrat.
Dow Medical College, Karachi.
Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences, Jamshoro.
Oct / Nov
Chandka Medical College, Larkana.
Nov / Dec
Peoples University of Medical & Health Sciences for Women, Shaheed Benazirabad, Nawabshah.
Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad.
Khyber Medical College, Peshawar.
Khyber Girls Medical College, Peshawar.
Saidu Medical College, Swat
Gomal Medical College, D.I. Khan
Bacha Khan Medical College
BACHELOR OF DENTAL SURGERY (BDS)
De Montemorency College of Dentistry, Lahore.
Liaquat Medical College, Jamshoro.
Khyber College of Dentistry, Peshawar.
Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad
NWFP University of Engg. & Tech., Peshawar.
Civil Engg. =04
Elect. Engg. =03
Mech. Engg =03
(one time payment only)
Sep / Nov
Dawood College of Engineering and Technology, Karachi.
Electronic Engg. =12
Chem. Engg. =04
Industrial Engg. =01
Metallurgy Engg =01
(one time payment only)
Sep / Oct
NED University of Engg. & Tech., Karachi.
Mehran University of Engg. & Tech., Jamshoro.
05 (Open seats offered in all disciplines)
March / April
University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore.
50 (Maximum 05 in each discipline)
Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan.
Building & Architectural Engg.=01
US $ 7,000/- Per annum
University of the Punjab, Lahore.
Metallurgy & Materials =01
Industrial Engg. & Management=01
Total = 05
US $ 7,000/- (one time) Plus university dues decided by the University
University of Punjab, Lahore
US$ 1,000/- with normal University dues
Bahaudddin Zakriya University, Multan.
University of Sindh, Jamshoro.
25 (10 Adl. Seats in evening prog.)
University of Karachi, Karachi
Gomal University, D.I. Khan
Rs.63,000/- per annum
University of Balochistan, Quetta
University of Peshawar, Peshawar.
University of Sargodha, Sargodha.
US $ 1500/- per annum + usual university dues per semester
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