FAQs



FAQS – Masters Admissions
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  • Question: Who should be contacted for the queries regarding admission to the NUST Masters Programs?
    • ​One can contact “PGP Dte.” for any information on the following telephone number:- +92 051 90856884 and +92 051 90851064 or by email regn_pg@nust.edu.pk, however before calling, please read the FAQ section completely.​
  • Question: What is the admission requirement for the Masters Programs at NUST?
  • Question: Do I require to take an entrance test for admission to the NUST Masters programs?
    • ​No Entry Test is conducted by NUST. However, you have to qualify GAT (General) with minimum 50 raw score conducted by NTS or Higher Education Aptitude Test (HAT) conducted by HEC, ETC for admission in MS Programs or GRE (General) conducted by ETS, USA with acceptable score as follows:
    • Description               Previous Scale         New Scale

verbal                         400/800                             146/170

Analytical Writing         3.5/6.0                               3.5/6.0

Quantitative                650/800                             151/170

  • Question: When does the admission process for Masters programs start?
    • Initial advertisement of Masters admission is published in national newspapers in the month of March / April every year. Admission process starts/ends in April every year. Exact dates can be checked from NUST website after 20th February every year.​​
  • Question: How can I apply for admission to NUST?
    • ​You can apply online for the Masters Programs through NUST website http://www.nust.edu.pk/Admissions/Masters-Programs/Pages/Masters-Admissions.aspx> before the deadline intimated through National Newspapers and NUST website.​
  • Question: Do I have to attach copy of the paid fee challan with the online application?
    • NoYou only have to mention the name of the HBL branch and date of deposit in the online form.
  • Question: Can a candidate having B Tech degree apply for admission in Masters Engineering Programs offered at NUST?
    • ​Candidates having B Tech degree are not eligible for admission in Masters Engineering programs at NUST.
  • Question: What are the disciplines in which NUST offers Masters Programs?
  • Question: What are the fees for Masters Programs?
    • For fee and funding details, please visit our website ‘www.nust.edu.pk‘ link ‘Admissions’ ‘Masters Programs’ ‘Fee and Funding‘.
  • Question: Are hostel facilities available and what are their charges?
  • Question: Are there any evening Programs at NUST?
    • Many Masters Programs at NUST are scheduled in the Evening. For details, please visit our website ‘www.nust.edu.pk’ link ‘Admissions’ ‘Masters Programs’ ‘Programs of Study‘.
  • Question: My current degree has not completed, then what should I attach with online application?
    • If your result is awaited, then you should attach the transcript upto last semester attended. You will have to submit your complete result before commencement of classes.
  • Question: I have been withdrawn from MS program at NUST, can I apply again for MS admission?
    • Yes, you can apply for MS admission if you have not been withdrawn on disciplinary ground, however your credits which you have done earlier will not be counted.
  • Question: What is the registration process for the NTS organized GAT (General)?
    • One can register for the test, online, on the NTS website www.nts.org.pk.
  • Question: How can I prepare for the GAT (General)?
    • You can consult any of the GRE books available in the market or a reference book published by NTS which is available at all major book shops.
  • Question: Can I transfer my credits earned from other University / Institute?
    • Maximum of 09 CH for MS/MPhil and 12 CH for MBA, postgraduate credits may be considered for transfer from other approved accredited institutes or Foreign reputed Institute of similar quality if they are relevant and appropriate to a Master’s Program in a discipline approved by NUST. The transfer of credits will only be considered after confirmation of admission and recommendation of College / School at NUST, where the student would have been admitted.​
  • Question: Can I apply for admission if I have not yet qualified GAT?
    • Yes, you can apply for Masters admission on the basis of GAT (Gen) to be held in August 2020, your admission will however be processed further only if you qualify the GAT.
  • Question: ​I have completed and submitted the admission form through online system, however I have not deposited application fee in the stipulated time. Now i am considering to deposit the fee, can i still be considered for admission
    • No, you will not be considered for admission. Application fee invoice can only be generated through online system in the stipulated time. After the closure of online system, invoice cannot be generated, hence fee cannot be paid and one cannot be considered for admission. Moreover, fee challan if already generated / downloaded cannot be deposited after the due date.
  • Question: I have applied for admission without having qualified GAT. Now my GAT is qualified but the date of depositing application fee is over, can I still deposit application fee and be considered for admission.
    • ​No, you will not be considered for admission, if you havn’t deposited application fee in the stipulated time.
  • Question: Can I apply for admission on the basis of previous GAT General?
    • Yes, you can apply for admission on the basis of any GAT (General) held after 01 October 2018 till 23rd August 2020.
  • Question: Can I apply for Masters admission if my result is awaited?
    • You can apply for Masters admission provided you are able to submit your complete final result before commencement of classes.
  • Question: Can I apply in more than one programs?
    • You can apply for more than one programs. But you will have to pay admission application fee for each applied discipline.​
  • Question: Can I apply for MBA (2 years) if I have no experience?
    • Yes, you can apply for MBA (2 years), however, candidates having experience will be given preference in admission.
  • Question: Can I apply for MS in Electrical / Electronic / Telecomm Engineering program if my Bachelor’s degree is non engineering degree i.e BS/MS Electronics or Telecommunication?
    • You are not eligible for MS Engineering degree in these disciplines with non Engineering Bachelors degree.
  • Question: Can a candidate whose Bachelor degree is not accredited by Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) apply for Masters admission?
    • Bachelor of engineering degree must be accredited by PEC to be eligible for MS Engineering programs at NUST. However one can apply for non engineering degree programs.
  • Question: Pertaining to Provisionally Selected Students – Can I change my discipline to a discipline which I have not mentioned in the admission application form?
    • You are not allowed to change the discipline in which you have not applied or selected at the time of admission.
  • Question: Pertaining to Provisionally Selected Students – By which date do I have to submit my final result, in case the same is still awaited?
    • The final result is to be submitted before commencement of classes.
  • Question: Pertaining to Provisionally Selected Students – From which hospital(s) can I get myself medically checked up?
    • The list of hospitals is given on the reverse of the ‘Medical Certificate’ which include:-
    • •  All Provincial / District Government Hospitals
      •  All Military Hospitals
  • Question: Do I fall under the expatriate student category?
    • If you are temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than Pakistan, and hold either a Pakistani passport, or dual nationality (one of them being Pakistani), you fall under the expatriate student category.
  • Question: How can I apply at NUST if I am an expatriate student?
    • An expatriate holding either Pakistani passport or dual nationality can apply for online admission whenever admissions are advertised​
  • Question: I am a born Pakistani with a foreign passport, can I apply as an expatriate student?
    • An expatriate having single foreign nationality cannot apply for admission as expatriate. However you can apply as international candidate.
  • Question: Can I apply for admission after due date of submission of admission form?
    • You are not allowed to apply for admission after due date.
  • Question: How I can I check my name/status in MS admission at NUST?
    • ​All MS Admission selection list once generated are uploaded on NUST website, for which notification is also indicated/ made available on NUST admission Quick Links. Moreover SMS is also forwarded to the selected candidate on the mobile number given in the application form by candidate.
    • It is however the responsibility of every applicant to check his/her selection status on NUST website during the month of August/Sep.  ​
  • Question: How many times admission in MS Programs at NUST are offered?
    • Admission in MS Programs are offered during April once in a year i.e for  Fall Semester.
  • Question: Can I transfer my credits earned from other university?
    • ​You may transfer credits earned from other university as per NUST policy after securing admission.
  • Question: What is the process of cancellation of admission?
  • Question: What is the procedure of migration in NUST from other university?
    • There is no migration policy in MS Programs at NUST.​
  • Question: ​Which type of GAT test conducted by NTS is valid for admission and what is the registration process of GAT (Gen) test?
    • GAT (Gen) test conducted by NTS will only be acceptable for MS admission. Special GAT (Gen) test conducted by NTS for other University/Organizations or scholarship will not be considered for admission. To register for GAT (Gen) test visit the NTS website www.nts.org.pk
  • Question: Which type of documents are to be sent to NUST (PGP Dte) NUST after getting selection in MS Program?
    • Selected candidate has to submit the documents according to the checklist provided online at the time of selection.​
  • Question: How the selected candidate can submit the required documents to NUST (PGP Dte)?
    • Selected candidate can submit the documents by hand or through courier before the last submission date.​
  • Question: How candidate will be informed whether NUST has received his/her documents?
    • Documents received will be confirmed through email to the candidate.​
  • Question: Can I change the discipline after submitting the admission form?
    • You are not allowed to make any type of change once the online admission form is submitted.
  • Question: Which documents are required to be attached with the online admission form?
    • Scanned copies of academic documents are to be attached with the online application. Details of the documents are as under:
      Undergraduate degree(s) along with transcript showing the exact duration.§  Computerized National Identity Card.§  Experience certificate (for MBA/EMBA candidates).Higher Education Aptitude Test (HAT) result card (as applicable)​
    • NOC from employer (for employed candidates).
    • Postgraduate degree(s) along with transcripts showing the exact duration.
    • Matric/equivalent certificate.
  • Question: Can I apply for MS admission at NUST manually?
    • You are not allowed to apply for admission manually. You have to apply online on NUST website.
  • Question: When I have to submit my original documents with NUST?
    • You have to submit your original academic documents to your respective institute of NUST at the time of joining of classes.
  • Question: What is the procedure for admission as an international students?
    • International students link http://www.nust.edu.pk/Admissions/Masters-Programs/Pages/International-Students.aspx
  • Question: What is the deadline of submission of GRE (Gen) international/GMAT test?
    • Last date to submit GRE (Gen) International/GMAT test result is  July 2020.
  • Question: How I can be informed regarding interviews?
    • You will be informed through email by the respective NUST institute in which you have applied.
  • Question: Can I change my interview date?
    • You are not allowed to change the interview date.
  • Question: Is there any provision of interview if I miss one?
    • You are not allowed to reappear for interview.
  • Question: When 1st selection list will be displayed?
    • 1st selection list will be displayed on NUST website in 1st week of August 2020
  • Question: Are there any reserve seats?
    • ​There is no quota system or reserve seats in MS Programs.
  • Question: Does NUST accept HAT test conducted by HEC for scholarships?
    • HEC conducts HAT for admissions and scholarships separately. Only HAT test conducted for admission in MS will be acceptable
  • Question: After getting admission in MS Program can I change the discipline in which I have not applied?
    • You are not allowed to change the program in which you have not applied or selected at the time of admission.
  • Question: What is the procedure for change of program if first selected in 1st selection list in one program and then selected in 2nd selection list in other program?
    • Candidate has to submit an application to PGP Dte requesting for change of program along with selection letter of program offered in 2nd selection and copy of fee voucher already submitted for the program offered in 1st selection list.
  • Question: I am not selected in one applied discipline. Can I be considered for another discipline in which I have applied?
    • Disciplines in which candidate has applied gets different merit positions for each disciplines and will be considered for admission in all applied disciplines.
  • Question: I have qualified GAT in July 2019, but I haven’t applied in NUST MS program, can I still be considered for application / admission
    • Scores of GAT (gen) to be held in July are applicable for NUST admission year 2020. Only those candidates are considered who apply through online admission application form at the time of admission.
  • Question: My status is “not appeared in interview / GAT (Gen) Not qualified”. What does it mean?
    • It means either you did not appear for interview in your respective discipline and institute or you were not able to achieve minimum required GAT (Gen) score conducted by NTS.​
  • Question: If I am not able to acquire NOC within due date to apply for admission, still can I submit Online Admission Application form.
    • Yes, you can submit your application form within due date, however you have to attach scan copy of your application for NOC forwarded to your concern department.​