Study in Pakistan

Every year hundreds of students come from around the world to take advantage of the excellent and varied educational opportunities and resources available in Pakistan. These students range from those pursuing degrees at engineering, medical sciences, agriculture, pharmacy, performing art, and to doctoral studies. In addition to receiving high-quality education, international students also enrich Pakistani academic community and add to the diversity that helps make Pak educational institutions well known in the world.

Visa Requirement

Every student from any other country must have a valid visa for entering in Pakistan for study. For the issuance of visa for Pakistan you must contact the Pakistan Consulate at your country and apply for a study visa. Student visa is issued for a period that is equal to the duration of your program of study in Pakistan.

Issuance of Pakistani Visa

A Pakistani student visa is issued in short period of time after an application if filed. The time required varies for different nations.

Required Documents

  • Valid Passport with photocopy (must be valid at least for 06 months from traveling date)
  • Complete Visa Form
  • 02 Photographs
  • Notarized copy of proof of legal resident status in native country.
  • Acceptance letter from Pakistani university or college.

Fee of visa varies according to nationality. A students should plan accordingly and are advised to apply at least 120 days before the classes start date listed on the acceptance form.

Student Visa Approval:

A visa can only be issued after approval of the Ministry of Education & the Ministry of Interior Government of Pakistan.

Time required to issue a visa

Depends on nationality (in UK, visas are normally granted within 24-48 hours). Enquire at the nearest Consulate or Embassy. Pilgrim visas require 2 months processing time.

How long is the visa valid for?

A student visa remains valid for the period of study program.

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