Stories of International Students || Faisal: I'm striving for my PhD Degree

By 吴婵Viewed 268 2018-04-13

 Shah Faisal Khan is a 28-year-old boy from Pakistan. Majoring in Electrical Engineering, he has spent more than 2 years in Southeast University. In the year 2017, he successfully completed his Master Degree from School of Electrical Engineering, and he is currently enrolled in PhD Program of Electrical Engineering.

      What motivated you to study in China?

After Graduation in my country I worked as an engineer in Power Generating Plant which was constructed by Chinese engineers which inspired me from the skills of Chinese engineers. Later on I worked in another corporation under Power Plant where Chinese engineers were working and I became acquainted with them and inspired from their hard work. I got information that Chinese universities offer opportunities for foreign students who can do research in English, so I applied for admission and got admitted in Southeast University.


      Why did your choice fall on the Southeast University?

I was searching for best universities which have good ranking in china and as well in the world, so related to my major I found Southeast University and checked its history which was very impressive and a lot of successful people graduated from this university. So I decided to apply here for admission. It is one of the leading universities in china and related to my major it’s very good.

      Did you encounter any challenges while studying? If yes, how did you manage to overcome it?

The biggest challenge for me is language problem, some classes related to my major was in Chinese and it was very hard to understand but my Chinese friends and lab mates always helped me in such regards to find  anything related to the course in English. And now I am trying my best to learn the Chinese language to overcome this challenge.

      Can you share your academic and non-academic experience in Southeast University?

As I came to china it was hard for me to adjust with Chinese routine schedule, and I found my lab mates were very hard working and mostly spent their time in lab. Gradually I adjust my routine and now it's normal routine for me like Chinese students. Beside my research work I am a very active person in sport activities, I play football, cricket, badminton and I am a good athlete. I like martial arts specially Kung Fu, in my free time I mostly do cycling and running. I like visiting different places and I visited many cities in China..


What would you recommend to other foreign students willing to come to China?

I would recommend to those students who are willing to come to china that first you have to learn Chinese language and must know about Chinese Culture. And you need to follow the rules and regulations of University and Government as well. And adopt your daily life like Chinese students to achieve your goal.

How does education in China and in Southeast University fit in your career and life


Well the Knowledge which I gain here is very fruitful and satisfying for me in my career and life perspectives because China is leading in technologies and my major is one of them. This knowledge will lead me to a successful future very soon and what I learn in china I will share it with others who can get benefit from this.