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Two-Day Turkish Varsities Admission Fair Kicks Off In Lahore

--6 universities offer admission in 11 disciplines on 50pc scholarship


By Muhammad Wali

LAHORE- A two-day Turkish Universities Admission Fair kicked off at a local hotel here on Saturday in collaboration with the Pak-Turk Maarif International Schools and Colleges.

The fair was previously held in Islamabad and is scheduled to move to Karachi after Lahore.

The purpose of the fair was to conduct an interactive session between the university representatives and Pakistani students where university representatives will pitch the students to take admission in their university.

Six universities including YILDIZ Technical University, BAY Bahcesehir University, Suleyman Demirel Universitesi, Altinbas Unicersity, Gelsim University and Cyprus Internation University participated in the fair.

The universities are enrolling the students in various disciplines including Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Science and Literature, Education, Economics and Administrative Sciences, Civil Engineering, Chemial and Metallurgical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture and Maritime, Architecture, Arts and Design, Applied Sciences etc at undergraduate, graduate and doctorate level.

Turkey University Fair

Talking to Lahore Mirror, a Gelsim University’s representative said the universities are offering up to 50 per cent scholarships.

The response to the event by Pakistani students was really overwhelming as around 4,000 students visited their stall on the first day of the event, he said, adding majority of the students was from KIPS college.

A YILDIZ Technical University’s representative told Lahore Mirror told that the criterion of the admission is at least 60pc marks in the previous degree, while an English proficiency test would be compulsory as the language of the program would be English.

“If a student fails the English proficiency test, he would enroll in a one-year English Preparatory Program which will not be counted in the degree duration and the student would only be allowed to start his/her degree after he passes the test. Students also have to clear Istanbul University YOS exam for admission in Turkish universities.”

The students at the occasion while talking to Lahore Mirror said that it is a great step by the Turkish universities to hold an open-for-all interactive session where students can have a one-on-one session directly with the representatives of the universities and collect information regarding the programs of their interest as well as potential opportunities for them in Turkey.

They also said that it is a really warm gesture by Turkey to include Pakistan in their international scholarship program as it gives an impression of acknowledgment of the potential of Pakistani students by Turkish universities and that they are willing to respond to Turkey with the same warmth as their admission in Turkish universities would promote inter-cultural harmony.

The education fair is scheduled to conclude on Sunday.—LAHORE MIRROR