Admissions Undergraduates APPLYING ON THE BASIS OF ACT / SAT – SESSION 2022

APPLYING ON THE BASIS OF ACT / SAT – SESSION 2022



NUST has a few reserved seats in UG programs for national and international students on ACT / SAT basis. Desirous candidates can avail the facility provided they meet the specified eligibility criteria and are willing to pay tuition fee and allied charges of the category.

    • ACT is conducted by ACT, USA. For more information, visit their website at www.act.org.
    • NUST institutional code to receive ACT scores is 2915. ACT scores are valid for 2 years.
    • SAT Test is a computer-based test held under the management of College Board, USA. For more information, visit www.collegeboard.com.
    • NUST institutional code to receive SAT scores is 2790. SAT scores are valid for 2 years.
    • Candidates with SSC and HSSC or equivalent qualification are eligible to appear on the basis of ACT / SAT.
    • The last date for ACT / SAT scores to reach NUST is 30 July 2022. Scores received after the deadline will not be entertained.
    • Separate application form for applying on ACT / SAT basis will be available on NUST website tentatively in May 2022. Those who do not enter their ACT / SAT scores by 30 July 2022 will be assigned zero weighting.
    • Female candidates cannot apply for CAE and MCE campuses at Risalpur.
    • No ACT based seats available at CAE, Risalpur.
    • The merit list for candidates applying on the basis of ACT / SAT for national seats is prepared separately.

ACT / SAT Seats for National Students

    • Pakistani candidates of both O/A Level and FA/ FSc streams can exercise this option and compete for the SAT seats by taking the ACT / SAT.
    • In case of foreign qualification, equivalence certificate from IBCC, Pakistan is mandatory.

ACT / SAT Seats for International Students
Following categories are eligible to apply for international seats on ACT / SAT basis:

      • Pakistani national students having passed an examination equivalent to intermediate level from a foreign education system.
      • Foreigners and Pakistanis having dual nationality, irrespective of the place of their HSSC study, Pakistan or abroad.
      • Pakistani students studied abroad for HSSC but appearing in a Pakistani board from abroad.

    In case of foreign qualification, equivalence certificate from IBCC, Pakistan is mandatory.

ACT / SAT Requirements for various disciplines

Programmes ACT / SAT Scores Required
Engineering ACT Composite Score

(Minimum score to apply – 25)

Computer Science
BS Biotechnology
Architecture & Industrial Design
Natural Sciences (Math / Physics / Chem)  ACT STEM Score

(Minimum score to apply – 25)

Business Studies and Social Sciences / Laws SAT Test (SAT – I)

(Minimum score to apply in each subject – 550)