Admissions Undergraduates INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS



General Eligibility Criteria:-

  1. National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) has some ACT / SAT specific seats in undergraduate programmes for international candidates. However, foreign nationality holders (Non Pakistanis) can also opt for NUST Entry Test (NET) in addition to ACT / SAT basis.
  2. NUST encourage and facilitate both foreign as well as Pakistani origin dual nationality holder students, to seek admission in NUST.
  3. The following categories can only apply for international seats:
    • Foreigners and Pakistanis having dual nationality, irrespective of the  place of their study of HSSC or equivalent, Pakistan or abroad.
    • Pakistani students studied abroad for HSSC or equivalent but appearing in the Pakistani Board from abroad.
    • Pakistani national students having passed an examination equivalent to intermediate level of Pakistan, from a foreign education system.
  4. Desirous candidates can avail the facility accordingly, provided they meet the specified eligibility criteria and are willing to pay tuition fee and allied charges of the category.
  5. Separate application form will be used for applying on ACT / SAT basis, available on NUST website tentatively in May 2024.
  6. Foreign nationality holders (Non Pakistanis) can now appear in NET conducted in Pakistan and will compete on open merit. If selected, will pay the tuition fee and allied charges as admissible for the international students.
  7. Equivalence certificates of SSC & HSSC equivalent qualifications like Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate, British General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level), American High School Graduation Diploma (9-12th Grade), International Baccalaureate Diploma (DP) or any other equivalent qualification, in relevant groups/subjects with minimum 60% marks, duly obtained from IBCC, Pakistan are mandatory.
  8. Candidates of O/A level or any other foreign qualification are advised to contact IBCC, Pakistan for issuance of equivalence certificates as per university requirements with more than 60% marks in required subjects / group, well in time. Any deficiency of subjects or non-provision of IBCC equivalence certificate before start of classes will lead to cancellation of admission at any stage.
  9. Valid TOEFL or IELTS with score of 500 or 5.5. (not applicable for those students whose medium of instruction is English at HSSC level).
  10. For all Programmes, a minimum of 25 ACT score / 550 SAT score in each subject is required. ACT / SAT scores are valid for two years only.
  11. All Bachelor programmes at NUST are taught in English.
  12. Female candidates cannot apply for MCE campus at Risalpur.
  13. Foreign nationals (Non Pakistani) / international candidates cannot apply for Aerospace and Avionics Engineering programmes offered at CAE campus Risalpur.
  14. The candidate should also possess adequate mental and physical health to continue his/her course of studies.
  15. Candidates selected on International seat cannot be converted to National seat.

Academic Requirements:-

Following major subjects in HSSC or equivalent qualification are required to apply in different programmes as mentioned against each. However, all non-FSc stream candidates must have equivalence certificates duly obtained from IBCC, Pakistan in relevant groups/subjects, as spelled out in “Eligibility Criteria”.
A Level / 12 grade / International Baccalaureate Diploma (DP) or Equivalent
Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics as major subjects

 

Engineering and Computing Programmes
BS Mathematics, BS Physics, ​BS Chemistry
B Architecture, B Industrial Design
BBA, BS Public Administration, BS Mass Communication, BS Economics, BS Psychology, BS Accounting & Finance, LLB, BS Tourism and Hospitality Management
BS Food Science and Technology
Biology, Chemistry and Physics as major subjects BS Biotechnology, BS Food Science and Technology, BS Environmental Science
Computing Programmes
​BBA, BS Public Administration, BS Mass Communication, BS Economics, BS Psychology, LLB, BS Tourism and Hospitality Management
BS Chemistry
Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics as major subjects Computing Programmes
BS Mathematics, BS Chemistry
BBA, BS Public Administration, BS Mass Communication, BS Economics, BS Psychology, BS Accounting & Finance, LLB, BS Tourism and Hospitality Management
Biology and Chemistry as (two of three) major subjects BBA, BS Public Administration, BS Mass Communication, BS Economics, BS Psychology, LLB, BS Tourism and Hospitality Management
Mathematics, Physics & Computer Science as major subjects

 

Engineering and Computing Programmes
BS Mathematics, BS Physics
B Architecture, B Industrial Design
BBA, BS Public Administration, BS Mass Communication, BS Economics, BS Psychology, BS Accounting & Finance, LLB, BS Tourism and Hospitality Management
Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science as major subjects Computing Programmes
BS Mathematics
BBA, BS Public Administration, BS Mass Communication, BS Economics, BS Psychology, BS Accounting & Finance, LLB, BS Tourism and Hospitality Management
Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology as major subjects All Programmes
Mathematics & Physics as (two of three) major subjects Computing Programmes
BS Mathematics, BS Physics
B Architecture, B Industrial Design
BBA, BS Public Administration, BS Mass Communication, BS Economics, BS Psychology, BS Accounting & Finance, LLB, BS Tourism and Hospitality Management
Mathematics as one of the major subject Computing Programmes
BS Mathematics
BBA, BS Public Administration, BS Mass Communication, BS Economics, BS Psychology, BS Accounting & Finance, LLB, BS Tourism and Hospitality Management
Accounting & Finance or Accountancy as (one of three) major subject BBA, BS Public Administration, BS Mass Communication, BS Economics, BS Psychology, BS Accounting & Finance, LLB, BS Tourism and Hospitality Management
Any other combination of subjects BBA, BS Public Administration, BS Mass Communication, BS Economics, BS Psychology, LLB, BS Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Valid HEC Law Admission Test (LAT) score with minimum 50% marks (applicable to LLB only).

ACT / SAT Requirements

Programmes ACT Score
Engineering ACT Composite Score (Minimum score to apply – 25)
Computing Programmes 
BS Biotechnology / BS Food Science and Technology 
BS Environmental Science
Architecture & Industrial Design
Natural Sciences ACT STEM Score (Minimum score to apply – 25)
Business Studies / Social Sciences / LLB

SAT (Minimum score to apply in each subject – 550)

OR

ACT Score of Maths, English and Reading

(Minimum score to apply in each subject – 25)

  • ACT / SAT scores should reach NUST directly from ACT / College Board, USA.
  • It is the responsibility of the candidate to provide the ACT / SAT scores on the given postal address by due date:

Undergraduate Section, Registrar Directorate,
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST),
Main Office, Sector H-12, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Email:  [email protected]
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  • Last date for ACT / SAT scores to reach NUST is 25 July 2024. Scores received after the deadline will not be entertained.
  • NUST institutional code to receive ACT scores is 2915.
  • NUST institutional code to receive SAT scores is 2790.

Merit List

Merit list of international students is prepared separately.
Procedure of Admission for International Students​

 

Fee Structure:

​Engineering, IT, Biotechnology , Natural Sciences, Architecture, Business
Studies & Social Sciences
​Admission Processing Fee ​USD 600
​Tuition Fee (per annum) ​USD 5400
​Security Deposit ​USD 250
​Health facilities (per annum) ​USD 120
  • Tuition fee for the first academic year (two semesters) will be deposited as per selection letter.
  • 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.
Note: All fees and other charges are subject to revision from time to time.

Provisional Admission

On fulfillment of the requirements mentioned, a candidate will be admitted to the University as per policy in vogue. This admission shall, however, be provisional until all the original degrees or certificates submitted by him / her have been checked and verified. In case any document proves to be false, fake, or fabricated at a later stage, a provisionally admitted student shall be liable to expulsion from the University at any stage or to any other disciplinary or legal action the University may deem necessary.

On receipt of university admission / acceptance letter, foreign nationality holders will approach the Pakistani mission abroad for the visa and may submit the following documents:-

  • Application Form (Student Visa Form)
  • Photocopy of passport
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) issued by the home country for studying in Pakistan
  • Photograph
  • Educational documents
  • Admission letter of university

 

Final Approval

Cases of the international students, finally selected for admission, will be referred to Higher Education Commission and relevant government department(s) for final approval as per policy in vogue.