Admissions Masters Programs INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS



Who can Apply as International Student?

The following categories can only apply for international seats:

  1. International Students (Non Pakistani students who require a visa to study in Pakistan). – Application Opens in January every year
  2. Pakistanis holding foreign nationality – Application Opens in April every year
  3. Pakistanis living abroad – Application Opens in April every year

Eligibility Criteria

  • Sixteen years of schooling or 4 years’ education post-HSSC/A’ Level, 12th Grade, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline.
    • Minimum CGPA of 2.0 out of 4.0 OR 55% marks, unless specified otherwise. Percentage will only be considered if CGPA is not mentioned on the transcript
    • Exceptions:
      • MBA
      • MS Human Resource Management
      • MS Logistic & Supply Chain Management
      • MS Innovation and Entrepreneurship
      • MS Career Counselling & Education
    • For the exceptions listed above, a minimum CGPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 OR 60% marks are necessary.

International students are only eligible for programs at H-12 Campus (Islamabad).

Submission of GRE / GMAT/ Final Result​​​​​

    • Candidates, whose final result is awaited, can also apply for Masters admission, provided that they submit their final result before commencement of classes. The candidates will be responsible for providing the copy of their final scores to NUST.
    • To gain admission, candidates are required to meet the general eligibility criteria as given above and either submit scores from or choose one of the available admission test options, including:
    • NUST Masters Admission Test (NMAT) – Conducted by NUST

    (Note: Note: Candidates can appear for NMAT after joining.)

    • Higher Education Aptitude Test (HAT) – Conducted by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan
    • GAT (General) – Conducted by National Testing Service of Pakistan
    • Graduate NUST Entry Test (GNET) – Conducted by NUST
    • GRE – Administered by Educational Testing Service
    • GMAT – The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) operates the test
    • The following admission tests are considered acceptable for each discipline:
    Engineering & IT 🗸 🗸 🗸 × 🗸 🗸
    Natural Sciences 🗸 🗸 🗸 × × 🗸
    Applied Biosciences 🗸 🗸 🗸 × × 🗸
    Business Studies & Social Sciences 🗸 🗸 🗸 🗸 × 🗸
    Architecture 🗸 🗸 🗸 × × 🗸
    Interdisciplinary Engineering and Sciences 🗸 🗸 🗸 × × 🗸
    • International students are only eligible for programs offered at NUST H-12 Islamabad Campus.
    • It may be noted that NUST will only accept the scores of GRE (General) / GMAT examinations conducted on or after May 01, 2019. The scores of GRE (General) / GMAT.

Admission Timeline for International Students:

Each year, international students interested in joining NUST can submit their applications online through dedicated international student application portal: The application window for the September intake opens annually in January. For instance, if you aspire to commence your studies in September 2024, we encourage you to initiate your application process from 1st January 2024.

International Student Admission Application Portal:

Ready to begin your journey at NUST as an international student? Access our admission application portal here!

Fee Structure for International Students:

/MPhil/MBA/EMBA ​ ​ ​
​Engineering /IT, Social Sciences(Eco) & Bio Sciences programs

Business Studies​
MS HRM, MS Logistics & Supply Chain Management, MS Innovation & Entrepreneurship (USD) EMBA MBA, Engineering Management & Construction Engineering Management​
​Admission Processing Fee


​45 ​45 45 45
​Security Deposit (Refundable) ​45 45 45 45
​Tuition Fee (Per Annum) 3,050 4,500 588


​Course Repeat Fee (per credit hour) 40 40 588

(per/ course)​



  • Tuition fee for the first academic year (two semesters) will be required to be deposited as per selection letter.
  • Miscellaneous charges will be charged @USD 34/year.
  • Harvard Business school licensing fee” will be charged to business students (MBA, MS HRM, EMBA, MS Logistics & Supply Chain Management & MS Innovation & Entrepreneurship) @ USD 104/year.
  • Subsequent, tuition fee will be paid through challan form generated by Finance Directorate, NUST. The structure and schedule of payment will be intimated to the selected candidates.
  • The security deposit is payable along with the admission processing fee at the time of admission.
  • Summer Semester fee will be charge @ USD 40 Per credit hour for all programs (less EMBA). ​


  • Aligned with the Government the Government of Pakistan’s commitment to fostering diplomatic ties, and establishing professional connections with friendly nations, as well as supporting the development of countries grappling with underdevelopment or post-conflict situations, diverse scholarship opportunities for MS degree programs—covering only tuition fees.
  • NUST offers various scholarships ranging between 25% and 80% on tuition fees for UG, MS & PhD students.
  • NUST also offers international students Fee Remission scholarship that will adjust their fee to be equivalent to the tuition fee for national students.
  • All eligible international students can apply, evaluated based on academic profile, financial need, leadership, and community service.
  • Enrolment and subsequent offer of scholarships to international students depend on the availability of seats in the particular program under the guidelines set by the regulatory bodies. i.e. PEC and NCEAC etc.

Scholarship Application Process:

  • Applicants must submit a 300-400-word personal statement with their admission application, selecting the scholarship option.
  • The statement should highlight motivation, career objectives, impact of the scholarship, leadership, and community service.
  • The Scholarship Application Review Committee considers academic performance, diversity, financial need, leadership, and community service.

More information can be accessed at:


Hostel accommodation for the international students is guaranteed however students have to apply for hostel. These on-campus hostels offer convenient housing for international students. Hostels offer fully furnished bedrooms with an Internet connection and are located within walking distance of schools and cafeterias. If you receive an offer from NUST, we’ll also send you information on how to apply for accommodation. You should apply for accommodation as soon as possible.

MS Admission Help Desk

For Queries Related to MS Admissions

Postal Address

MS Section, Registrar Dte

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST),

Sector H-12, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Telephone: +92-51-90856884

Email: [email protected]


NUST International Office

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST),

2nd Floor, Central Library, Sector H-12, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Telephone: +92-51-90851443

Email: [email protected]



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