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Graduate School Curation Program

Graduate School Curation Program (GSCP)

The Graduate School Curation Program (GSCP) is designed to equip students with the required knowledge and skillsets to succeed at the Master or PhD level at any competitive university worldwide.

Core Components of GSCP

Summer Tehqiq Research Program (STRP)

A major component of GSCP are the flagship Summer Tehqiq Research Programs (STRPs), that provide students with insights into the caliber of research required at graduate level. Within this undergraduate research program, the students also get the opportunity to develop and refine their own research ideas under the dedicated guidance of Habib University’s faculty.

Graduate School Application Support

Applying to graduate schools can be a daunting and time-consuming process. Thus, one of GSCP’s primary objectives is to curate this experience, ensuring preparing for graduate school is simple. The program offers students support with preparing for standardized tests, filling out applications, and writing the best possible essays. In addition, the program also helps students by subsidizing the costs of these tests and university applications, so that deserving students are not held back because of financial constraints.

Cohort Building Exercises

Collaboration is an essential element of success at any point in life, including success at graduate school. The GSCP encourages camaraderie and collaboration among its participating students via various activities, including field trips, group picnics, crafting sessions, and other team-building exercises. By getting to know their peers outside of the classroom, the GSCP participants enhance their ability to collaborate effectively within academic settings.

Guest Lectures from Experts

To help our students gain valuable insight, the GSCP organizes guest lectures featuring Habib University faculty, staff, industry experts, and leading academics. From discussions on scholarships like Fulbright and Erasmus to in-depth discussions on topics relevant to the students’ summer research projects, these sessions offer a valuable opportunity to learn from experts while preparing for graduate school. These lectures are a great opportunity to expand horizons, bridging theory with practice in a dynamic and engaging learning environment.

Program Goals

Vision of Excellence

The Graduate School Curation Program (GSCP) is part of Habib University’s vision to develop a culture of academic and research excellence among its students. We understand that the students at Habib often have brilliant ideas that can catalyze significant, positive change in the world. The GSCP’s vision is to provide students with a platform to help them reach those goals.

Building Community

At the GSCP, we understand the importance of community and collaboration in fostering a supportive and enriching learning environment. Through our dedicated efforts to build strong cohorts, we create opportunities for meaningful connections that extend beyond the classroom.

International Impact

The brilliance of our students has resounded different countries in recent years and it is the aim of the GSCP to make sure that Habib University’s international presence continues to grow from this point. Through partnerships and collaborations, the program intends to incorporate a global consciousness within the university and provide pathways for our students to succeed in graduate programs around the world.

Application for Summer Tehqiq Research Program

The Summer Tehqiq Research Program offers a unique opportunity for Habib University students to collaborate on and lead innovative research projects.

Why should I Apply?

The STRPs (Summer Tehqiq Research Programs), part of the GSCP, equip students with vital skills for graduate school and foster academic linkages. Through these undergraduate research programs, you gain close mentoring by working on Faculty and Independent research, giving you a strong exposure to research ethics and the confidence to match the rigor and autonomy expected at the graduate level. You will form mentorship bonds, access funding, and publication opportunities – all of which are valuable honors on a graduate school admission application.

Weekly meetings, interdisciplinary sessions, leadership development and guest lectures create a vibrant intellectual community. Through shared experiences, you learn from others and form lasting bonds that extend beyond the research program.


  • This program is currently open to all students across departments from the Class of 2026

What are we looking for?

  1. Proactive Enthusiasm for Research and Social Impact:
    • Genuine passion for engaging in research, highlighting any previous projects, coursework, or experiences that have fueled your interest in the field. Passionate about solving problems through your research and the questions you pose.
    • Ability to manage time effectively and take part in the full length of programs.
  2. Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:
    • Creating an inclusive research environment that values diverse perspectives and backgrounds.
  3. Interest in Specific Faculty Proposals:
    • Clear understanding of the convergence of academic and research interests with the proposed projects.
  4. Curiosity and Critical Thinking:
    • Interest and ability to take on problem-solving endeavors navigating complex issues. Highlighting of instances where your curiosity has driven your academic pursuits
  5. Communication and Interpersonal Skills:
    • Evidence of effective communication and interpersonal skills, whether in collaborative projects, presentations, or interactions with peers and faculty.

Application Timeline

Step 1
Submit the STRP application attaching all required documentation.
Step 2
Applications are evaluated on the quality of Faculty References and GPAs. (Stage 1)
Step 3
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a group interview with Faculty members (Stage 2)
Step 4
Candidates will be notified of their selection to the STRP Program via email.
March 20th, 2024

Important Dates

  • March 06th, 2024

    March 06th, 2024

    Applications Open

  • March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    Applications Close

  • Week of April
    15th – 26th, 2024

    Week of April
    15th – 26th, 2024

    Interview Week

  • First week of May 2024

    First week of May 2024

    Successful applicants are notified

  • Last week of
    May/First week of
    June 2024

    Last week of
    May/First week of
    June 2024


  • First week of June 2024

    First week of June 2024

    Program Start

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Contact Us

For more information, please contact us: gscp@habib.edu.pk