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NUST University Admission: Semester Fee, Eligibility, Programs & Schedule Everything you need to know

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Founded in 1991, the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) is a semi-government institution under the administration of the Armed Forces of Pakistan. NUST is known for its pioneer and premier education in various engineering and sciences fields.

Considering NUST’s top-notch teaching quality, faculty, research, quality assurance, community development and finance, NUST is said to be the best educational and research institute of Pakistan and is also included among the handful of higher educational institutes respected globally. Currently, nearly 15,000 students are enrolled in its four campuses in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Karachi and Risalpur.

The university has numerous honors to its name. The most remarkable achievement of them all was being awarded ISO 9000 certification and it becomes the first-ever Pakistani educational institution to do so for its education top quality. As far as worldwide acknowledgment is concerned, NUST was ranked as 355th best university worldwide and 251-300 for engineering classification according to QS World University Rankings. Among the Asian universities rankings, NUST comes at 84th place.

All the engineers and business students consider NUST as their first “go-to” place for pursuing higher education. The data of google trends uncovered that NUST holds the status of the most searched educational and research institutes of Pakistan for well over 16 years.

All You Have to Know About the Admissions in NUST

A broad range of advanced educational programs are offered by NUST. Each program has its own eligibility criteria to be fulfilled by the candidates before getting admitted to the university. The following are the details that you should remember before applying for the admissions, with respect to all programs.

 

Undergraduate

NUST gives potential students a chance to look over from a wide variety of undergraduate programs. The institute has become a standout contestant in terms of the standard of education and viewed as the highest quality level of education and research by students and faculty. To remain consistent with their notoriety, the foundation keeps up top-notch training and furthermore sets a high bar for the hopefuls to accomplish that benefit. All things considered, the following are the details that are to be kept as a primary concern while applying for an undergraduate program at NUST:

Programs

Following are a portion of the points of interest relating to the nationality status of the applicants:

Sr. No Nationality Status NET SAT National SAT International
1 Pakistani National (Pakistani Scheme of Studies) Yes Yes No
2 Pakistani National (Foreign Scheme of Studies) Yes Yes Yes
3 Expatriate Yes Yes Yes
4 Dual National (Pakistan and Any Other) Yes Yes Yes
5 Foreign National No No Yes

 

NUST offers a wide range of undergraduate programs for all the contenders to look over. Following is the rundown of all the undergraduate programs and the earlier degrees that the candidates must need to apply for each program:

 

Programs ​Pakistani System of Studies ​Foreign systems of studies
​Engineering ​FSc Pre-Engineering Group
FSc Computer Science Group
FSc Pre-Medical with additional Maths
​O level (SSC) equivalence of “Science group” and A level (HSSC) equivalence of “Pre-Engineering group” including Maths, Physics and Chemistry as mandatory subjects.
​BS Computer Science ​FSc Pre-Engineering / Computer Science Group ​O level (SSC) equivalence of “Science group” and A level (HSSC) equivalence of “Pre-Engineering group” OR “Computer Science group” including Maths, Physics, Chemistry/Computer Science/Computer Studies as mandatory subjects.
BS Applied Biosciences ​FSc Pre-Medical Group ​O level (SSC) equivalence of “Science group” and A level (HSSC) equivalence of “Pre-Medical group” or any other group with three subjects including Biology and Chemistry as mandatory subjects.
​BBA, BS Economics, BS Mass Communication, BS Public Administration, BS Psychology ​HSSC with any combination ​‘O / A’ Level (SSC and HSSC) or equivalent with any combination
​BS Accounting & Finance ​HSSC with Maths or Accounting and Finance or Accountancy as one of the major subjects. ​O level (SSC) equivalence and A level (HSSC) equivalence with Maths or Accounting and Finance or Accountancy as one of the mandatory subjects.
​BS Mathematics ​HSSC with Maths ​O level (SSC) equivalence and A level (HSSC) equivalence with Maths as one of the mandatory subjects.
​BS Physics ​FSc Pre-Engineering Group or Computer Science Group ​O level (SSC) equivalence and A-Level (HSSC) equivalence with three subjects including Maths and Physics as mandatory subjects.
BS Chemistry ​FSc Pre-Engineering Group or Pre-Medical Group ​O level (SSC) equivalence and A-Level (HSSC) equivalence  with chemistry as major subject along with Physics OR Mathematics
​Architecture and Industrial Design ​FSc Pre-Engineering Group or Computer Science Group ​O level (SSC) equivalence with Maths & Physics as mandatory subjects and A level (HSSC) equivalence of “Pre-Engineering group” or any other group with three subjects including Maths and Physics as mandatory subjects.

 

Eligibility Criteria

As referenced earlier, against each program offered by the institute, the candidate must fall under the eligibility criteria set. So, following is the overall eligibility criteria for all undergraduate programs:

  • Minimum 60% aggregate marks each in SSC and HSSC OR equivalent exams (as per IBCC equivalence).
  • Candidates of FA/FSc stream may apply for NET based on FA/FSc Part-I result. However, the confirmation of admission is subject to the provision of FA/FSc certificate or Detailed Marks Certificate.
  • All non-FSc stream candidates must have an equivalence certificate of their qualification, duly obtained from IBCC, Pakistan in relevant groups/subjects and with minimum 60% marks.
  • Candidates of O/A Level or any other foreign equivalent qualification can apply on the basis of O Level (SSC) equivalence certificate obtained from Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) office but confirmation of their admission is subject to provision of A Level (HSSC) equivalence certificate duly obtained from IBCC, Pakistan.
  • 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 the IBCC equivalence certificate before the start of classes will lead to cancellation of admission at any stage.
  • Merit for BS Applied Biosciences program will be based on complete FSc / A Level or equivalent qualification (as per IBCC Equivalence Certificate) result.

Admission Schedule

Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, numerous institutes including NUST have needed to go to online education strategies in order to dwell with the situation while staying at home. Currently, the university has held back admission for new students because of certain worries with respect to their ability relating to online-based teaching techniques. Nonetheless, as soon as the pandemic ends the institute is set to open up admissions for new students.

For the time being, subject to any advancement in the COVID-19 circumstance, NUST plans to direct Entry Test Series-2 and 3 in long periods of Aug and Sep individually. Definite dates will be hinted by end of July 2020. Enlistment for Series-3 and SAT is probably going to start from the first of July 2020.

 

Following are a portion of the important dates you should expose as the main priority:

Series Online Registration To Be Conducted
Series-1 28 Oct – 3 Dec 2019 7 Dec 2019 Onwards
Series-2 2 Feb – 4 Mar 2020 Aug 2020 Onwards (Depending on Current Situation)
Series-3 ​Apr-Jun 2020 ​Sept 2020 Onwards (Depending on Current Situation)

 

S.A.T. Basis Application Schedule – 2020

Online Registration ​Last Date to Receive​ SAT Scores
May – July 2020 15 July 2020 (will be reviewed)

 

Undergraduate Programs Commencement – 2020 (Tentative)

Engineering & Computer Sciences:

Programs Dates
SCEE, SMME, SCME, SEECS September 2020
​PNEC September 2020
​CAE, ​MCE, MCS, C of E&ME November 2020

 

Business Studies, Social & Natural Sciences and Art and Design:

Programs Dates
​NBS, S3H September 2020
​SADA ​September 2020
SNS September 2020

 

BS Applied Biosciences:

Programs Dates
ASAB November 2020

 

Submission of SAT Results

SAT scores should reach NUST from College Board, the USA by 15 July 2020 (will be reviewed). The candidate is responsible for providing the SAT scores by the due date.

Selection of Candidates

Selection of candidates for Engineering / Computer Science / Natural Sciences / Business Studies & Social Sciences / Architecture and Industrial Design was to commence in August 2020 and Applied Biosciences in October 2020 as per given dates. However, these dates are subject to change, given the current situation pertaining to COVID-19.

How to Apply

Suppose you’re up to the mark in terms of eligibility criteria and you wish to apply for an undergraduate program in NUST. Here’s how it is done:

  • Visit http://www.ugadmission.nust.edu.pk and register with a valid e-mail ID.
  • Enter the password provided by NUST to access the online application form.
  • Upload a recent passport size photograph (with plain background)
  • Fill and submit the online form.
  • Successful submission of the form will be confirmed through an e-mail.
  • Re-Login to the account and Print the Challan from the ‘My Account’ page.
  • Fee can be deposited at any branch of HBL or Standard Chartered Bank (Pakistan) Ltd. Upon fee submission, a confirmation e-mail shall be sent to the candidates within 10 days.
  • Islamabad center candidates will have to choose Test Date and Session out of the available options. Allocation of Test Date and Session shall be done on a ‘First Come First Served’ basis.
  • Islamabad center candidates will be provided their Roll Numbers, Test Centres, Test Sessions, Log-in IDs and Passwords for Computer Based NUST Entrance Test (CBNET).
  • For the Paper Based Test at Karachi and Quetta in July, candidates will be informed through email regarding the printing of the Admit Card containing the exact time and center. For Entrance Test, Admit Cards will be retained at the Test Centre for further verification.
  • Candidates are required to print their Admit Cards and bring them to the Test Centre along with the original CNIC or a document with a photo ID such as Passport, original Matric/FSc certificate bearing photograph, etc.
  • The result for the computer-based test will be announced within 24 hours. For the paper-based test, the result will be announced within 7 days.

Refer to the “admission schedule” section of the article for relevant dates

 

Fee Structure

The fee structure for the undergraduate programs is as follows:

  Engineering/IT, Bio
Sciences & Natural
Sciences ​
​Architecture, Social
Sciences & Business
Studies ​
Admission Procession Fee ​35,000/- ​35,000/-
​Security Deposit ​10,000/- ​10,000/-
​Semester Fee 95,000/- 110,000/-
​Miscellaneous Charges

(per semester)

2,700/- 2,700/-

 

Note: ‘Harvard Business School licensing fee’ will be charged from BBA and BS Accounting & Finance students at Rs.7000/year.

Masters

Like the undergraduate programs, you can find an abundant assortment of masters programs at NUST too. Following is a far-reaching rundown of departments, programs being offered inside the departments and the qualification standards against every one of the program:

Departments

IT & Engineering:

Following is the eligibility criteria against each of the programs being offered within the said department:

  • Sixteen years of mandatory schooling or 4 years education after HSSC/A’ Level in relevant discipline with minimum CGPA of 2.0 out of 4.0 OR 55% marks (percentage will only be considered if CGPA is not mentioned on the transcript).
  • GAT (General) conducted on or after 01 August 2018 by NTS with at least 50 accumulative test score or Higher Education Aptitude Test (HAT) conducted by HEC in or after March 2019 with at least 50 accumulative test score or GRE (General) conducted by ETS, USA, with following minimum score separately in each section:
    • Quantitative – 151/170
    • Verbal – 146/170
    • Analytical Writing – 3.5/6.0

Bachelors/Masters degree must be accredited by PEC/HEC (as applicable) in the disciplines relevant to each of the following programs:

Discipline Prerequisites                
Aerospace Engineering BE in Aerospace / Mechanical / Mechatronics / Industrial / Manufacturing / Electrical
Avionics Engineering BE in Electrical / Electronics / Avionics / Computer / Software/ Aerospace.
Biomedical Engineering BE Biomedical / Chemical / Electrical / Mechanical / Mechatronics / Computer / Materials.
Bioinformatics B​S  in Bioinformatics / Biosciences / Molecular Biology / Biotechnology / MBBS.

OR

MSc in Molecular Biology / Biotechnology / Computer Science.

Chemical Engineering BE in Chemical / Petroleum
Computer Engineering BE in Electronics / Industrial Electronics / Computer System / Electrical / Electrical & Communication / Telecommunication / Avionics.
Computer Software Engineering / Information Technology / Computer Science BE in any discipline.

OR

MCS / BCS (4 years) / BIT (4 years) or MSc in Statistics / Physics / Applied Physics / Mathematics / Electronics with BIT / BCS (2-3 years).

Computational Science & Engineering (Modelling & Simulation) Masers/Bachelors in any discipline of Engineering, Natural Sciences, Computer Science / Geology / Biosciences/ Electronics / Statistics / Pharmacy and Public Health.
Construction Engineering and Management BE Civil / Transportation, BE Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture.
Cyber Security BE in Electrical / Teleocmmunication / Computer Software / Computer System/ Electronics / Industrial Electronics / Electrical & Communication / Avionics / Communication Technologies

OR

MCS / MIT / BCS (04 years) / BIT (04 years) / BS (MIS) (04 years)

OR

MSc in Statistics / Physics / Applied Physics / Mathematics / Electronics

Data Science BS in Computer Science / Information Technology / Software Engineering / Statistics and Mathematics.

OR

BE in Computer Engineering / Electrical engineering.

Electrical Engineering BE in Electrical / Telecommunication / Mechatronics / Electronics / Industrial Electronics / Electrical & Communication / Avionics / Communication Technologies / Computer System.
Energy Systems Engineering / Thermal Energy Engineering BE in any Engineering Discipline recognized by PEC.

OR

MSc/BS (04 years) in Chemistry/Physics/Electronics/Environment.

Electrical Engineering (Power) BE in Electrical/Electronic recognized by PEC
Engineering Management BE in any discipline.
Environmental Engineering BE in any discipline from PEC / HEC (as applicable) recognized institution of Pakistan or abroad.
Environmental Science MSc (Physics / Applied Physics / Chemistry / Biological Science / Microbiology / Biochemistry / Forestry / Agriculture Science) / MBBS / BDS.
Geotechnical / Structural / Geotechnical & Tunneling Engineering BE in Civil Engineering.
Transportation Engineering Transportation Engineering
Information Security BE in Electrical / Telecommunication / Computer Software/ Computer System/ Electronics / Industrial Electronics / Electrical & Communication / Avionics / Communication Technologies.

OR

MCS / MIT / BCS (4 years) / BIT (4 years) or MSc in (Statistics / Physics / Applied Physics / Mathematics / Electronics) with BCS / BIT.

Innovative Technologies in Learning 16 years of education from HEC/PEC recognised institute in disciplines in Computer Science / Information Technology / Education / Social Sciences / Management Sciences / Basic Sciences OR BE in any discipline.
Mechanical Engineering BE in Mechanical / Mechatronics / Industrial / Manufacturing / Aerospace / Agricultural.
Mechatronics Engineering BE in Mechatronics / Mechanical / Electrical / Telecommunication / Computer / Industrial / Manufacturing / Aerospace/Avionics.
Manufacturing Engineering and Management / Design & Manufacturing Engineering BE in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Aerospace Engineering / Electrical / Electronics / Avionics.
BE in Materials and Metallurgical / Mechanical / Mining / Petroleum / Chemical / Engineering Sciences.

OR

MSc in Chemistry / Physics / Mathematics / Environmental Sciences. (These candidates may be considered but will have to undertake additional courses as deemed necessary to cover deficiencies for engineering degree essentials.)

Nanoscience & Engineering BE in Material / Chemical / Mechanical / Environmental / Computer / Electronics / Polymer.

OR

BS in Physics / Chemistry / Environmental & Bioscience.

Naval Architecture BE in Naval Architecture / Mechanical / Electrical / Civil / Aerospace / Avionics Engineering or any other related Engineering discipline.
Process Systems Engineering BE in Chemical / Petroleum / Mechanical / Environmental / Polymers / Materials.
Remote Sensing and GIS Masters/Bachelors in Remote Sensing and GIS / Geography / Geology / Computer Science / Environmental.

OR

Masters / Bachelors in Town Planning / City & Regional Planning / Urban Planning / Forestry / Business Management / Health Management / Public Health / Architecture.

OR

BE in Civil / Environmental / Electrical / Mechanical / Petroleum / Mining / Marine / Transportation.

OR

Masters / Bachelors in Archeology / Economics / Rural Development / Architecture / Business Management / Public Administration and Management or any other Social and Management Science disciplines.

Robotics & Intelligent Machine Engineering BE in Mechatronics/Mechanical/ Electrical/ Computer / Industrial / Manufacturing / Aerospace / Avionics / Computer Software / Computer Science OR equivalent degree.
Systems Engineering BE Mechanical / Mechtronics / Production / Industrial / Automobile / Electrical / Electronics / Avionics / Telecom / Computer Engineering / Software Engineering.

OR

​MCS / MIT / BCS (4 years) / BIT (4 years) or MCs in (Statistics / Physics / Applied Physics / Mathematis / Electronics) with BCS / BIT.

Urban and Regional Planning BE Civil / Construction  / Architecture / Geo Informatics or BS Architecture /  City & Town Planning.
Water Resources Engineering BE in Civil / Agriculture / Environmental / Geological / Geoinformatics / Transportation

 

Natural Sciences:

Following is the eligibility criteria against each of the programs being offered within the said department:

  • Sixteen years of schooling or 4 years education after HSSC/A’ Level in relevant subjects with a minimum CGPA of 2.0 out of 4.0 OR 55% marks (percentage will only be considered if CGPA is not included on the transcript).
  • GAT (General) conducted on or after 01 August 2018 by NTS with at least 50 accumulative test score.
  • Higher Education Aptitude Test (HAT) conducted by HEC on or after March 2019 with a minimum of 50 accumulative test score.
  • Bachelors/Masters degree must be accredited by PEC/HEC (as applicable) in the disciplines relevant to each of the following programs:
Disciplines Prerequisites
Chemistry
  • Masters / Bachelors (4 years) in Chemistry.
  • Masters / Bachelor’s degree must be recognised by HEC.
Mathematics
  • Masters / Bachelors (4 years) in Mathematics.
  • Masters / Bachelor’s degree must be recognised by HEC.
Physics
  • Masters / Bachelors (4 years) in Physics.
  • Masters / Bachelor’s degree must be recognised by HEC.
Statistics
  • Masters / Bachelors (4 years) in Statistics / Mathematics.
  • Masters / Bachelor’s degree must be recognised by HEC.

 

Business Studies and Social Sciences:

Following is the eligibility criteria against each of the programs being offered within the said department:

  • Sixteen years of schooling or 4 years education after HSSC/A’ Level in relevant subjects with a minimum CGPA of 2.0 out of 4.0 OR 55% marks except for MBA, MS Logistic & Supply Chain Management, MS Innovation and Entrepreneurship and MS Career Counselling & Education, in which case, the minimum CGPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 OR 60% marks are required. Percentage will only be considered if CGPA is not included on the transcript.
  • The candidate must have cleared GAT (General) conducted on or after 01 August 2018 by NTS with at least 50 accumulative test score or Higher Education Aptitude Test (HAT) conducted by HEC on or after March 2019 with at least 50 accumulative test score or GMAT conducted by GMAC, USA with minimum 50 percentile score.
  • Bachelors/Masters degree must be accredited by PEC/HEC (as applicable) in the disciplines relevant to each of the following programs:
Discipline Prerequisites
MBA (2 years)
  • Sixteen years of schooling or 4 years education after FA/FSc/A Level.
  • Bachelors/Masters degree must be recognised by HEC.
Executive MBA
  • Minimum of 16 years of education.
  • Minimum of 3 years of full-time experience in an executive post.
  • A Bachelors’s degree must be recognised by HEC.
MS Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Sixteen years of schooling or 4 years education after FA/FSc/A Level.
  • Bachelors/Masters degree must be recognised by HEC.​
MS Human Resource Management
  • MBA / M.Com / BBA / B.Com (04 Years) / BE / MBBS.
  • Masters / Bachelors degree must be recognised by HEC/PEC/PM&DC (as applicable) recognised institute.
MS Logistic & Supply Chain Management
  • Engineering / IT / BBA / MBA and related discipline from HEC recognised institute.
  • Masters / Bachelors degree must be recognised by HEC/PEC/ (as applicable) recognised institute.
MS Clinical Psychology
  • MSc / MA / BS (4 years) in Psychology and must have studied Clinical Psychology as a subject.
  • Masters / Bachelors degree must be recognised by HEC recognised institute.
MS Economics
  • MS / BS (4 years) in Economics (minimum 124 credit hours).
  • Bachelors / Masters degree must be recognised by HEC.
MS Mass Communication
  • Masters / BS (04 Years) in Mass Communication/Journalism/Media Studies/Public Relations.
  • Masters / Bachelors degree must be recognised by HEC/PEC/PM&DC (as applicable) recognised institute.
MS Development Studies
  • Masters / Bachelors (04 Years) in Social Sciences / Natural Sciences / Applied & Engineering Sciences / Commerce / Humanities
  • Masters / Bachelors degree must be recognised by HEC/PEC (as applicable) recognised institute.
MS Career Counselling & Education Masters / BS (04 years) in any discipline from HEC recognised institute with minimum CGPA of 2.5/4.0 or 65% marks.
MS Disaster Management Masters / BS (04 years) in any discipline from HEC recognised institute.

 

Applied BioSciences:

Following is the eligibility criteria against each of the programs being offered within the said department:

  • Sixteen years of schooling or 4 years education after HSSC/A’ Level in relevant subjects with minimum CGPA of 2.0 out of 4.0 OR 55% marks (percentage will only be considered if CGPA is not included on the transcript).
  • GAT (General) conducted on or after 01 August 2018 by NTS with at least 50 accumulative test score or GRE (General) conducted by ETS, USA with minimum eligible score.
  • Higher Education Aptitude Test (HAT) conducted by HEC on or after March 2019 with a minimum of 50 accumulative test score.
  • Bachelors/Masters degree must be accredited by PEC/HEC (as applicable) in the disciplines relevant to each of the following programs:
Discipline Prerequisites
Industrial Biotechnology/ Plant Biotechnology/ Healthcare Biotechnology MSc in Life Sciences / BSc (4 years) in Biotechnology / Biochemistry / Molecular Biology / Biosciences / Bioinformatics / MBBS/ DVM / BDS.
Biomedical Science BS (4 years) or Masters in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Materials Science, Biosciences, Pharmacology, Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering, Biotechnology or MBBS/BDS.

 

Admission Schedule

Following are some of the important details pertaining to admission schedule that you must remember:

Commencement of Online Application Submission 1st of July, 2020
Commencement of Classes
  • H-12 Campus, PNEC, MCS, C of E&ME, MCE
    (Oct 2020)
  • CAE
    (Nov 2020)

 

Also, the details pertaining to the submission of GAT (General)/HAT/GRE/GMAT final results are as follows:

  • The scores of GRE (General) / GMAT, should reach NUST by 8 July 2020. Note that NUST will only accept the scores of GRE (General) / GMAT examinations conducted on or after August 01, 2017.
  • NUST will accept the scores of GAT (General) conducted by NTS on or after August 01, 2018.
  • NUST will obtain the GAT (Gen) score held on or after August 01, 2018 till July 2020 directly from NTS Pakistan

Note: All the candidates must provide the correct CNIC number on the NUST Online Admission Application Form and on NTS form. Failing to do so may result in their scores becoming invalid.

  • Score of Higher Education Aptitude Test (HAT) conducted by HEC on or after March 2019 will also be accepted. For more details, visit http://eportal.hec.gov.pk
  • Candidates, whose final result is awaited, can also apply for Masters admission (2020), provided that they submit their final result before the commencement of classes.

How to Apply

Here’s how you can apply for a graduate program at NUST:

  • Visit http://pgadmission.nust.edu.pk/ (site is accessible at the time of admissions only) to fill out the application form. Then, you’ll be given a password to access the application form, after providing their valid e-mail addresses.
  • Candidates can apply for more than one discipline through a single registration. However, they will be charged an admission application fee for each discipline applied.
  • A recent photograph of the candidate is required to be provided.
  • If both the percentage and CGPA are mentioned on Bachelors/ Masters Degree/ Transcript, then only the CGPA will be entered.
  • Candidates, whose final results have not yet been announced, will enter the earned percentage/ CGPA of the last term/ semester.
  • The eligibility criteria of the desired program must be consulted before selecting the preferences. Candidates will not qualify for the programs which they aren’t eligible for.
  • Candidates can deposit the fee online, after taking the print of the fee bill in any branch of HBL.
  • Scanned copies of academic documents are to be attached to the online application. Following documents must be provided:
    • Matric/equivalent certificate.
    • Undergraduate degree(s) along with transcript showing the exact duration.
    • Postgraduate degree(s) along with transcripts showing the exact duration.
    • Computerized National Identity Card.
    • NOC from employer (for employed candidates).
    • Experience certificate (for MBA/EMBA candidates).
    • Higher Education Aptitude Test (HAT) result card (as applicable)

Fee Structure

The fee structure for the undergraduate programs is as follows:

MS Engineering /IT, Social Sciences(Eco), Bio Sciences, programs MS HRM, MS Logistics & Supply Chain Management, MS Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Rupees) EMBA MBA, Engineering Management & Construction Engineering Management​
​Admission Processing Fee 10,000/- 10,000/- 10,000/- 10,000/-
​Security Deposit 10,000/- 10,000/- 10,000/- 10,000/-
​Semester Fee ​68,000/- 80,000/-​ 25,000/-

(per course)

​105,000/-

 

Note: “Harvard Business school licensing fee” will be charged from business students (MBA, MS HRM, EMBA, MS Logistics & Supply Chain Management & MS Innovation & Entrepreneurship) at Rs.17, 000/year. Miscellaneous charges shall be Rs.2700/- per Semester.

PhD Programs

Like the undergraduate and masters programs, you can find an abundant assortment of Ph.D. programs at NUST too. Following is a far-reaching rundown of departments, programs being offered inside the departments and the qualification standards against every one of the program:

Applied BioSciences:

Discipline Prerequisites
Applied Biosciences MS/MPhil/ Equivalent degree in Basic Medical Sciences Subjects

 

Natural Sciences:

Discipline Prerequisites
Chemistry MS/MPhil/Equivalent in the following:-

  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
Mathematics MS/MPhil/Equivalent in Mathematics.
Physics MS/MPhil/Equivalent in the following:-​

  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Engineering​

 

Engineering & Sciences:

Discipline Prerequisites
Electrical Engineering MS/MPhil/Equivalent in the following:-​

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Telecom Engineering
  • Power Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Robotics and Artificial Intelligent
  • Physics
  • Energy Systems Engineering
Computer Engineering MS/MPhil/Equivalent in the following:-

  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering MS/MPhil/Equivalent in the following:-

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Agriculture field Engineering
  • Computational Science & Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
Design & Manufactring Engineering MS/MPhil/Equivalent in the following:-

  • ​Mechanical Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Design Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
Robotics & Intelligent Ma​chine Engineering MS/MPhil/Equivalent in the following:-

  • Robotics and Intelligent Machine Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical or Computer Engineering
Environmental Engineering MS/MPhil/Equivalent in the following:-

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Transportation / Structural / Geotechnical Engineering
  • Agricultural Engineering​
Environmental Sciences MS/MPhil/Equivalent in the following:-

  • Environmental Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Medical Sciences
  • Agricultural Sciences
Mechatronics Engineering MS/MPhil/Equivalent in the following:-​

  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Robotics Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Avionics Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Telecom Engineering
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Electronics
Energetic Material Engineering MS/MPhil/Equivalent in the following:-​

  • ​Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical / Mining Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Marine Engineering or any relevant Engineering qualification
  • Physics/Chemistry/Applied Mathematics or equivalent
Materials and Surface Engineering​ MS/MPhil/Equivalent in Materials and Surface Engineering.
Transportation Engineering MS/MPhil/Equivalent in the following:-​

  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Engineering & Management
Construction Engineering & Management MS/MPhil/Equivalent in the following:-​

  • Construction Engineering & Management
  • Engineering Management
  • Project Management
  • Civil Engineering
Structural Engineering MS/MPhil/Equivalent in Civil Engineering.
Geotechnical Engineering MS/MPhil/Equivalent in the following:-​

  • Civil Engineering
  • Fire Engineering
  • Material Engineering
Computational Sciences & Engineering MS/MPhil/Equivalent in the related field.
Engineering Management MS/MPhil/Equivalent in Engineering Management.

  • Construction Management​
  • Environmental Engineering Management​
  • Energy Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Maintenance Management
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Systems Engineering
  • Innovation Management​
Water Resources Engineering and Management MS/MPhil/Equivalent in the following:-​

  • Water Resources Engineering & Management
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
Urban & Regional Planning MS/MPhil/Equivalent in the following:-​

  • City & Regional Planning
  • Urban & Regional Planning
Remote Sensing & GIS MS/MPhil/Equivalent in the following:-​

  • Remote Sensing & GIS
  • Space Sciences
  • Geodesy, Cartography
  • Geomatrics / Geoinformatics Engineering
Biomedical Engineering MS/MPhil/Equivalent in the following:-​

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
Biomedical Sciences MS/MPhil/Equivalent in the following:-​

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Biosciences
Chemical Engineering MS/MPhil/Equivalent in the following:-​

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Polymer Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Computational Sciences and Engineering
  • Energy Systems Engineering
Nano-sciences & Engineering MS/MPhil/Equivalent in the following:-​

  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Biosciences
  • Computational Science & Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
Energy Systems Engineering MS/MPhil/Equivalent in the following:-​

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Electronics
  • Environmental/Energy Science
  • Computational Science and Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering and Management S/MPhil/Equivalent in the following:-​

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Design & Manufacturing Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Nanosciences
Aerospace Engineering MS/MPhil/Equivalent in the following:-​

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Avionics Engineering
Avionics Engineering MS/MPhil/Equivalent in the following:-​

  • Avionics
  • Electrical
  • Electronics
  • Computer
  • Software
  • Mechatronics
  • Aerospace
  • Telecom
  • Robotics
  • Systems
  • Computer/Computational Science
Electrical Engineering (Power) MS/MPhil/Equivalent in the following:-​

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy Sytstems Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Telecom Engineering
  • Systems/Control Engineering
  • MS in other related disciplines
Mining Engineering MS/MPhil/Equivalent in the following:-​

  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Geological Engineering

 

Computer & IT Studies:

Discipline Prerequisites
Software Engineering MS/MPhil/Equivalent in the following:-​

  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Telecom Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Avionics
Information Security MS/MPhil/Equivalent in the following:-​​

  • Information Security​
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Software Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Telecom Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Avionics​
Information Technology MS/MPhil/Equivalent in the following:-​​

  • Computer Science
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Telecom Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Information Technology
Computer Science MS/MPhil/Equivalent in the following:-​

  • Computer Science
  • Software Engineering
  • Information Technology

 

Social Sciences:

Discipline Prerequisites
Economics MS/MPhil/Equivalent in Economics.
Business Administration MS/MPhil/Equivalent in Business Administration / Management Sciences.
Peace & Conflict Studies MS/MPhil/Equivalent in Social Sciences / Humanities.
Psychology MS/MPhil/Equivalent in Psychology.

 

Eligibility Criteria

The Ph.D. programs have set eligibility criteria that the candidates fall under in order to qualify:

  • 18 years of education in subjects relevant to the program of interest, with minimum CGPA 3.0/4.0, 3.75/5.0 (in the Semester System) or First Division (in the Annual System) in M.Phil/MS/Equivalent with research work.
  • The candidate should have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours, out of which, 24 credit hours must be coursework. The percentage shall be entertained only if the CGPA is not included in the degree/transcript.
  • MS/MPhil/Equivalent degree must be approved by HEC.
  • GRE/GAT score must be valid at the start of the semester date/joining date of PhD program.
  • Foreign qualified candidates to provide recognition and equivalence certificate of MS/MPhil from HEC.
  • Percentage will be valid only if CGPA is not mentioned in degree / transcript.
  • The candidate must also have qualification in the following:-
    • GAT (Subject) Test for Direct Ph.D. program by NTS with the score higher than or equal to 60%. If NTS (Subject) Test is not offered in a particular subject then NUST local GRE Subject type test must be qualified with the 70% score or higher. You can find more details about the test on NUST’s own website. (It may be noted that NUST will only accept the scores of GAT (Subject), NTS conducted on or after September 02, 2017 for Ph.D. admission Fall 2019 only.)

OR

  • GRE(General) conducted by ETS, USA, with following minimum score separately in each section
    • Quantitative – 151/170​
    • Verbal​ – 146/170​
    • Analytical Writing – 3.5/6.0​

Note: It may be noted that NUST will only accept the scores of GRE (General) conducted by ETS, USA​ on or after September 02, 2016 for PhD admission Fall 2019 only.

Admissions Schedule

Following are some of the important details pertaining to admission schedule that you must remember:

Applications can be processed online from the NUST website April 2020
​The last date for the submission of applications May 2020
​Classes will commence from 7th of September, 2020

 

Note: Ph.D. Admission for Fall 2020 will tentatively begin from April 2020.

How to Apply

Here’s how the Ph.D. candidates can apply for the programs:

  • Visit www.phdadmission.nust.edu.pk to fill the application form. Afterward, you shall receive a password to access the application form after providing the valid e-mail addresses.
  • A recent photograph is required to be uploaded.
  • If both percentage and CGPA are mentioned on Bachelors/Masters Degree/MPhil Transcript, then only CGPA is to be entered.
  • Eligibility criteria of the program, for which applying, must be consulted before selecting the preferences. Candidates will not be considered for the programs for which they are not eligible.
  • Candidates can deposit the fee via online deposit, after taking print of Challan form amounting to Rs. 2000/-, in any branch of HBL.
  • Candidate will have to upload scanned copies of his Research Proposal and all the related documents with the application form. List of HEC approved supervisors is available on NUST Website https://bit.ly/3epLixk
  • Remember your Roll No for all future references.

Note: Candidates willing to undertake research related ​​​to National Needs will be given due preference.

Fee Structure

The fee structure for the undergraduate programs is as follows:

Ph.D. (All Programs)
Admission Processing Fee 5,000/-
Security Deposit 10,000/-
Semester Fee 68,000/-

 

Note: “Harvard Business school licensing fee” will be charged from business students (MBA, MS-HRM, EMBA, MS Logistics & Supply Chain Management & MS Innovation & Entrepreneurship) at Rs.17,000/year. Miscellaneous charges shall be Rs.2700/- per Semester.

 

Haseeb Hussain
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