Challenges Faced by the International Students Studying in Universities of Pakistan

Authors

  • Anum Zia University of Management and Technology, Lahore Author
  • Irfan Bashir University of Management and Technology, Lahore Author

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.62345/jads.2024.13.1.82

Keywords:

Higher Education, International Students, Students Challenges

Abstract

The study tries to find out the challenges faced by international students in higher education institutes in Pakistan. The main objective was to find out the challenging areas for international students studying in higher education institutes in Pakistan. A descriptive research approach was utilized to find the challenges experienced by international students in Pakistani higher education institutions. Data was collected using a 5-point Likert-type scale questionnaire comprising six parts covering academic, social and cultural, logistic and administrative, financial, discrimination-related challenges, and support and resources. Prior to the main data collection phase, pilot testing was conducted with a small group of international students to refine the questionnaire and assess its alpha reliability (0.921) and validity. Data was collected from 150+ samples using snowball sampling due to a low response rate from different universities. Ethical considerations were considered, and respondents were provided with informed consent outlining the purpose of the study. Data analysis was conducted using statistics software. Descriptive statistics, including frequency distributions and group statistics, were used to quantify and compare the challenges. Mean scores, standard deviation, t-values, and significance were also calculated. The study found certain very challenging areas for international students and certain areas as less difficult. The study recommends a comprehensive support setup for international students by the higher education institutes of Pakistan. 

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Author Biographies

  • Anum Zia, University of Management and Technology, Lahore

    Department of Education, University of Management and Technology, Lahore . Email: anumzia375@gmail.com

  • Irfan Bashir, University of Management and Technology, Lahore

    Department of Education, University of Management and Technology, Lahore. Email: irfanbashir@umt.edu.pk

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Published

2024-03-30

How to Cite

Challenges Faced by the International Students Studying in Universities of Pakistan. (2024). Journal of Asian Development Studies, 13(1), 992-1003. https://doi.org/10.62345/jads.2024.13.1.82

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