There is a very large number of students from Pakistan studying in UK , however nearly 2,000 students from Pakistan are only enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in London. Business, engineering and computer science courses are the most popular subjects for Pakistani students followed by social studies, law and medicine.

Entry requirements in a British universities for students from Pakistan

The education system in Pakistan is different to that in the UK, even though some of the terminology is similar. Course entry requirements can vary depending on the university and degree you choose. The information below is only a guide so be sure to check the specific entry requirements for your favourite courses.

Entry Requirements for Undergraduate Courses (First degree)

Students who have taken the Pakistani Secondary School qualification (HSSC) will need to take an international foundation course before entering onto a UK bachelor degree. Alternatively, a two-year or three-year bachelor degree from Pakistan with good grades (60% or higher) might also be considered for entry onto the first or second year of a UK Bachelor degree.

Students are normally required to achieve an overall First Division pass (60% or higher) in the HSSC in order to be accepted onto an international foundation course.

Students who have taken A-levels, the International Baccalaureate or Advanced Placement exams will be considered for direct entry for undergraduate courses.

Entry Requirements for Postgraduate Courses (Second degree)

For master’s degrees, Pakistani students are normally required to have a First Division pass in a 4-year bachelor honours degree.

Students who have a 2 or 3-year bachelor degree must also have a First Division pass in a master’s degree.

Where a GPA score is given, a minimum score of between 2.6 and 3.3 out of 4 is required at either bachelor or masters level.

Remember, you can contact the international office at your chosen universities and they will tell you if your qualifications meet the requirements of your chosen course.

Pakistani Students living in United Kingdom

There is a very large population of Pakistanis living in United Kingdom, however only in London nearly 2,000 Pakistani students live, amongst many other South Asian communities, contribute to the large and vibrant international community in London.

In UK, London, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Glasgow and Manchester are popular education destination for students from Pakistan, however Pakistanri students also explore number of world-renowned universities before applying. Pakistani students will be able to gain an excellent academic education which employers will respect, as well as experience a wide variety of cultural offerings.

In UK, London is a multicultural city with people from all faiths, and celebrates all of the major religious festivals, including Eid. It is home to the largest mosque in Western Europe, The Baitul Futuh Mosque, in South London.

As a Pakistani student studying in UK, you can be sure to find lots of Turkish events, societies, news and friends.

  • You will find Pakistani, Asian and Islamic student societies at most universities. These meet regularly and provide the perfect opportunity to make friends and enjoy Asian culture, food and events.
  • Londonpakistani.com provides information about events which are of interest to the Pakistani community in London.
  • The Islamic Society of Britain is a community based charity which organises events and activities which aim to combine Muslim and British cultures.
  • Pakistan in London provides information on Pakistani hot spots and some good places to get Pakistani food.


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