Pakistani students are also becoming part of the cultural exchange enhancement and relationship building strategies between the two countries.
China is now the most popular country of choice for Pakistani students looking to study abroad. According to a senior official in the Pakistan Embassy, there are approximately 2,500 Pakistani students enrolled in Chinese universities this year; thereby increasing the total of Pakistani students in China to 22,000.
Out of the total Pakistani students, 3,000 are enrolled in the PhD programmes; while others are completing their degrees in engineering, economic, management, agriculture, medicine, information technology, communication and language.
According to experts, these students were not only awarded scholarships for admittance but also act as representatives of Pakistani society in China. They are also becoming part of the cultural exchange enhancement and relationship building strategies between the two countries.
Furthermore, Chinese universities are improving significantly in terms of Asia university rankings, with Peking University becoming Asia’s second best institution. These universities are also beneficial to students from Pakistan due to their strict rules and regulations.
A student studying in Beijing Language and Culture University expressed her interest to acquire job opportunities in projects being completed under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship project of Belt and Road Initiative upon her degree completion.
Source: Dunya News