Overseas Pakistanis 2022
Q. Can an Overseas Pakistani apply as a local student? Is there any other opportunity?
In Pakistani Institutions, Overseas Pakistanis can avail more opportunities than any other type of student. In fact, they can apply against all the student categories if they fulfill certain criteria.
They can apply as:
- A Local Pakistani Student against open merit/regular seats (Except Karachi)
- A local student against Self finance basis,
- An overseas Pakistani (if reserved seats are available in the particular institution and discipline) and
- A Foreign National if the student holds foreign nationality as well.
Q. If an Overseas Pakistani student applies as a local student, does the institution accept the application the same as that of the local student or there is a difference?
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 the fee structure will also be the same. Admission applications will be submitted to the institution directly before the deadline. The whole process will be dealt with by the institution and there is no other authority or ministry involved in this process.
Q. What is the admission process if a student is applying for overseas seats?
But this may not be the same for Students applying for 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 case of overseas seats, student will have to provide required documents including his/her Visa, Parent's OPF Card, Copy of Passport, etc... In some cases, verification from the Pakistani Embassy in the respective country is also required.
Q. If a student is applying for the overseas Pakistani seat, does he need to take an entry test?
In almost all Medical Colleges and Engineering Universities, a student applying for overseas seats has to take an entry test. Some of the institutions may accept SAT in lieu of an entry test and a few of them entertain the applications without an entry test. In some of the Agriculture and Professional universities entry test for students applying Overseas Pakistanis category is may also be required. Overseas Pakistanis can also apply as Foreign nationals if they fulfill the pre-Requisites. In this particular situation, they will have to follow the procedure as that as prescribed by HEC for foreign nationals.