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HEC launches fully funded study and placement program in China for Pakistani students

To qualify, undergraduate, Masters, and doctoral candidates must meet specific academic and administrative requirements.

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan has unveiled a remarkable opportunity for students across the country to embark on a fully funded six-month study and placement program in China. This initiative is designed to enhance cross-cultural understanding and professional skills, offering a transformative educational experience to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Program Overview

The program, which is merit-based and open to students from all regions of Pakistan, invites applications from Bachelor, Masters, and PhD level students across all fields of study. The objective is to equip scholars with new knowledge and insights, enabling them to establish academic linkages essential for success in a globalized world. By participating, students will explore pathways to academic excellence and professional growth, significantly contributing to the global talent pool.

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Eligibility Criteria

To qualify, undergraduate, Masters, and doctoral candidates must meet specific academic and administrative requirements. Candidates need to have a minimum CGPA of 3 out of 4. Postgraduate students (MS & PhD) must have completed their coursework and apply within specified disciplines. Undergraduate students must be in the final year of their degree program and also apply within specified disciplines.

Furthermore, applicants must possess an acceptance letter from a Chinese university ranked within the top 500 according to QS, THE, or Shanghai Rankings. Additionally, they must obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from their parent university for the six-month placement in China.

Age Limit

The age limit for participation varies by educational level. For undergraduate students, the maximum age is set at 25 years. For Masters programs, the limit is 35 years, and for Doctoral programs, it is 40 years.

List of Disciplines

The program covers a wide range of disciplines, including:

  • Culture and Society
  • Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Resource Management
  • Global Trade and Services
  • Geosciences
  • Health Security, Telemedicine, and Control of Epidemics
  • Art, Design, Digital Media, and Mass Communication
  • Hospitality and Tourism Development
  • Coastal and Ocean Economy

Application Process

Interested candidates must submit their applications online by June 15, 2024. Printed copies of the application form are not required. Only selected candidates will be advised to provide a signed printed copy of the online application form along with the requisite documents.

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This initiative by the HEC represents a significant opportunity for Pakistani students to gain invaluable international experience, paving the way for enhanced academic and professional trajectories in a global context. The deadline for submission of the online application form is Saturday, June 15, 2024, making it imperative for interested students to apply promptly.