UAP holds virtual discussion on higher education opportunities in abroad


The Office of International Affairs (OIA) of the University of Asia Pacific (UAP) organized a virtual discussion session on “Impact of COVID 19 on worldwide opportunities of higher education and studying abroad" on 25 July, 2020. Student Ambassadors from the different departments of UAP participated in the live session with their own queries.

Eminent academicians from foreign universities and educational consultants from Bangladesh joined the live discussion and responded to the queries posed by the student ambassadors. The invited panelists were Dr Sayeef Salahuddin, Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA; Dr. Zia Wadud, Associate Professor, University of Leeds, UK; Ms. Fareha Begum, Country Director, PFEC Global, Bangladesh and Mr. Razoun Siddiky Tohin, Education USA Adviser, EMK Center, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Responding to the question of a student, Dr. Sayeef Salahuddin said “We are kind of in uncertain territories now in terms of the whole world itself due to COVID-19, if you receive a funding from your research grant Its wise to accept it without condition. The pandemic will pass soon but it may affect one or two semesters only.’

‘The scholarships opportunities in UK will be lesser not only for COVID-19 but also the impact of Brexit however, universities of UK may have taken initiatives to sign MoU with other countries which will help in student exchange programs”, said Dr. Zia Wadud.

During the discussion, educational consultants provided with information over application processes, admission requirements and visa processing etc. The session was facilitated by Dr. Nehreen Majed, Director, OIA, UAP and a note of thanks was delivered at the end by Professor Dr. M. R. Kabir, Acting Vice Chancellor, UAP.