We have created a FREE international student guidebook for students from Pakistan: Studying in the U.S.A. – A Guidebook for Students from Pakistan.
This unique guidebook shows students from Pakistan how to navigate the college process: from finding the right institution, to applying to universities, to the student visa process itself. This step-by-step guide also gives invaluable advice on everything from U.S. medical care and banking to everyday conversation with an American. It provides document checklists and packing checklists for every step of the way, so a student always carries the right paperwork. It even breaks down key differences between Pakistani and American cultures.
The rise in students from Pakistan studying in the U.S. is only expected to grow. This guidebook will make the process more streamlined and more straightforward than ever before. Receiving a degree from a world-renowned American university is not just a dream; it is a reality for thousands of students from Pakistan every year. With this free guide from EB5 Affiliate Network, it can be your reality, too.
Pakistan in the Global Economy
As of 2019, Pakistan has an estimated population of 238 million people. Pakistan is a major center for agriculture and textile production in South Asia, with GDP growth averaging 5% in the 2010s. Pakistan’s population is also rapidly growing, with many young Pakistanis immigrating to cities in search of better opportunities.
Background on International Students From Pakistan
Pakistan is one of the top South Asian nations for the number of students receiving a college or university education in the United States.
The number of students from Pakistan enrolled in U.S. higher education continues to grow. According to the Institute of International Education, there were approximately 8,000 students from Pakistan enrolled in U.S. higher education institutions in 2019. Among all South Asian countries, the number of students from Pakistan was only surpassed by a few nations.
Trend of Pakistani Students Studying Abroad in the U.S.
Out of its population of 238 million, it is estimated that approximately 8,000 students are studying abroad in the U.S. This implies that about 0.00003% of the population of Pakistan is studying abroad in the U.S.
The number of students from Pakistani at U.S. universities has remained relatively significant despite a significant expansion in higher education opportunities available in Pakistan as well as online educational opportunities through higher learning platforms including Coursera.com, edx.org, and udemy.com. Universities in Islamabad are even drawing their own international students from all over Southern Asia.
However, one problem negatively impacting growth of international in students from Pakistan receiving a U.S. education is that the cost of a U.S. education is has increased substantially over the past 20 years. According to the Wall Street Journal, U.S. university tuition has increased 500% since 1987. And the number of international students attending U.S. universities skyrocketed 85% from 2005 to 2015.
For international students, the average cost of a four-year undergraduate degree from a state college or university in the United States ranges from $22K per year for a public university to $50K for a private university. Both public and private institutions on average charge between 3-4 times tuition for international students compared to U.S. permanent resident (Green Cardholders) and citizens.
How Can Pakistani International Students use Permanent Residency to Lower Tuition Costs?
With the permanent residency (Green Card) status conferred by an EB-5 immigrant visa, international students from Pakistan can see the cost of their U.S. education drastically decrease from the international tuition rates to the local “in-state” rates at both public and private universities.
Permanent residency (Green Card) status also provides students from Pakistan with substantially higher admission rates for undergraduate and graduate programs as well as access to select scholarship awards and grants.
Pakistani students should not give up hope. No matter what visa they choose, if their dream is to receive a world-class education in the United States, EB5 Affiliate Network has a way to help.