Post graduate studies in France in 2005
September 23, 2004
The French Embassy in Islamabad, in collaboration with Higher Education Commission is launching a new programme for postgraduate studies in France in 2005. The growing attraction of Pakistani students towards France, especially in the last 3 years, has led 70 students to start a Master degree in France in 2004. A tough selection among more than one thousand candidates from all over the country is expected in this new programme leading to a Master degree.
Students for this program will be selected through the Higher Education Commission on the basis of a set merit and interviews with French Professors. Selected candidates will then undergo French language training in Pakistan at a French Cultural Center of their preference. After successful completion of training, selected candidates will then travel to France where they will again take-up an advanced level of training in French enabling them to effectively and efficiently carry out their further studies in French language. Following their language training students will be placed at a University for there post-graduate studies.
Only students holding a first class bachelor degree in the subjects offered are eligible to apply for this program. Limited number of students from among them will also receive a scholarship sponsored by the French Embassy in Pakistan. A student must be holding a 4 year bachelor degree or equivalence / Masters (B.E/ M.Sc/ M.B.B.S) Throughout first class.
FIELDS OF STUDIES
The proposed fields of education are as under. Students may register for any of the following subjects according to their background:
ENGINEERING SCIENCES: Electrical, Chemical, Civil, Mechanical, Information Technology, Computer Sciences, Networks, Aeronautics, Telecommunications, Transports, Material Sciences, Applied Mathematics
BIOTECHNOLOGY AND PUBLIC HEALTH
ECONOMICS: Business, commerce, macro- & micro-economy
FINANCE: Banking, international finances, financial engineering,
MANAGEMENT SCIENCES: Audit, Project management, company management, marketing, human resources management
In France, Education is a constitutional right which means that education is free and that no tuition fees are charged to the student. The government pays all general tuition fees whether students are French or not. As for international students, a specific follow up of studies is implemented. It can include extra classes and/ or personal follow up by a professor. That cost only is charged to the student.
Selection and Processing
The applications will be processed by the Higher Education Commission and a merit list will be published on the web site to announce the names of selected candidates. In December 2004, final selection of eligible candidates will be made through interviews in English with a French Professor in Islamabad or Karachi. Selection in the program ensures acceptation in a French University. Among the selected, limited number of students chosen on merit for the scholarship by the French Embassy will be exempted, during their Master degree, from any admission fees, placing and monitoring charges and fees for French classes in Pakistan and France.
While learning French in Pakistan, from January to June 2005, applications will be sent by the French authorities to the universities. Each student may usually choose from among 2 to 5 acceptance offers according to the specificity of one’s subject. Students will travel to France after the completion of their basic French classes in Pakistan to join an intensive training course in French language in a specialized center in France in the months of July and august 2005.Students will then join their University to start their post-graduate studies in September 2005.
HOW TO APPLY
Application form is downloadable from www.hec.gov.pk.
Deadline for submission of applications is 15th October, 2004 .
Completed applications must be sent to HEC.
Mr Mohammad Junaid
Alliance Française Islamabad
H.15, St.18 F-7/2
Ph. : (051) 265 23 56/57
Fax : (051) 265 23 59
Mrs Afia Hasnain
Alliance Française Lahore
217/C, Ahmed Block
New Garden Town
Ph.: (042) 588 60 75/76
Fax(042) 588 60 77
Mr Asim Rehman Sheikh
Alliance Française Karachi
Plot St 1, Block 8,
Scheme 5, Clifton
Ph : (021) 587 34 02, (021) 586 28 64
Fax: (021) 587 43 02