Workshop on ‘Education Overseas: Prospects and Challenges’


Aligarh : Girl students of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) planning to study abroad were given expert advice on how to deal with a plethora of issues ranging from choosing the right university and getting admission to dealing with financial and cultural challenges and figuring out safe and secure lodging in a two-day online workshop on ‘Education Overseas: Prospects and Challenges’ of the University Women’s Polytechnic in association with the Training and Placement Office (General).

“All students want the best for themselves, but lack of awareness can lead to bad decisions that may end up impacting their career”, said the Chief Guest, USA based Chairman of Sir Syed Excellence in Science Award, Dr Syed Masarrat Ali.

He added: “Students need to make the right decisions by picking the best universities in Western countries through reliable resources or repositories of information. It is imperative to have a good academic record and score well in the IELTS, TOEFL, GMAT and GRE exams”.

Dr Ali pointed out: “Students might face a number of difficulties while pursuing higher education in the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand and European countries. The challenges may arise due to cultural differences, language barriers, adjustment problems, medical concerns, housing issues, lack of support services, and financial difficulty”.

“Once these problems are managed, the experience of studying abroad will become a boon in ways students can never imagine”, he remarked while explaining the admission procedures of various foreign universities.

Ayesha Khan (Graduate Process Engineer, Worley, Germany) shared tips on building the perfect resumes for the German University Education System.

She also discussed various scholarships students can avail.

Huma Khan (Deakin University, Australia) explained the importance of letters-of-recommendation for admissions in foreign universities; Commonwealth Scholar, Saba Ameer (University of Birmingham, UK) discussed ways to write perfect statements-of-purpose and other experts spoke about how to prepare for requisite English language tests such as TOEFL and IELTS.

Saad Hameed, Training and Placement Officer (General) gave the concluding remarks and Dr Muzamil Mushtaq (Assistant Training and Placement Officer) delivered the welcome address.

Faculty members of the Women’s Polytechnic, Amrah Maryam and Tariq Ahmed coordinated the technical sessions.

Dr Mohd Zain Khan extended the vote of thanks.


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