Admission Schedule
Tentative Admission Schedule for 2014
BBA & BS MBA, MS & PhD PhD (ISB Campus)
  Application Submission Jun 9 - 28 (Mon-Sat) Jun 9 - 28 (Mon-Sat) Dec 31 (Wed)
  Admission Tests Jul 1 - 7 (Tue-Mon) Jul 1 - 7 (Tue-Mon) -
  Declaration of selected Candidates Jul 19 (Sat) Jul 12 (Sat) -
  Interviews Jul 15 - 17 (Tue-Thu) Jan 9-12, 2015 (Fri-Mon)
  Admission Formalities Jul 21 - 24 (Mon-Thu) Jul 28 - 30 (Mon-Wed) Jan 16-17, 2015 (Fri-Sat)
Eligibility Criteria

Those who have taken the HSSC or an equivalent examination and are awaiting result are also eligible to apply. The four-year undergraduate programs of full time study are divided into eight semesters.
  1. BS(Civil Engineering/Electrical Engineering)
    • Eligibility
      • - At least 60% marks in Matriculation or an equivalent examination AND
      • - At least 60% marks in HSSC (Pre-Engineering) or an equivalent examination.
    • Selection Criteria
      • Selection on the basis of NTS-NAT Marks
      • - Those who have taken NAT-IE examination can apply for admission to the BS(Civil/Electrical) Engineering.
      • - Cut-off marks to be determined by the Admission Committee of the University.
      • Selection on the basis of NU Admission Test
      • - Merit is determined by assigning 40% weight to marks obtained in Intermediate (part-I) (or an equivalent exam).
      • - For those whose Intermediate results are not available, their Matriculation marks are considered.
      • - Marks obtained in the NU Online Admission Test are assigned the remaining 60% weight.
      • Selection on the basis of SAT score
      • - Combined score of 1,500 or more in the SAT-I examination AND
      • - At least 550 in the SAT-II (Math Level IIC) examination.
  2. BS (Computer Science)
    • Eligibility
      • - At least 60% marks in Matriculation or an equivalent examination AND
      • - At least 50% marks in HSSC or an equivalent examination. Must have studied Mathematics at HSSC level.
    • Selection Criteria
      • Selection on the basis of NTS-NAT Marks
      • - Those who have taken NAT-IE or NAT-ICS examination can apply for admission to the BS (Computer Science).
      • - Cut-off marks to be determined by the Admission Committee of the University.
      • Selection on the basis of NU Admission Test
      • - Merit is determined by assigning 40% weight to marks obtained in Intermediate (part-I) (or an equivalent exam).
      • - For those whose Intermediate results are not available, their Matriculation marks are considered.
      • - Marks obtained in the NU Online Admission Test are assigned the remaining 60% weight.
      • Selection on the basis of SAT score
      • - Combined score of 1,500 or more in the SAT-I examination AND
      • - At least 550 in the SAT-II (Math Level IIC) examination.
  3. BBA/BS (Accounting & Finance)
    • Eligibility
      • - At least 60% marks in Matriculation or an equivalent examination AND
      • - Passed the HSSC or an equivalent examination.
    • Selection Criteria
      • Selection on the basis of NTS-NAT Marks
      • - Those who have taken NAT-IE, NAT-ICS, NAT-IM, NAT-IGS or NAT-ICOM examination can apply for admission to the BBA/BS(A&F).
      • - At least 70% marks in NTS Examination.
      • Selection on the basis of NU Admission Test
      • - Merit is determined by assigning 40% weight to marks obtained in Intermediate (part-I) (or an equivalent exam).
      • - For those whose Intermediate results are not available, their Matriculation marks are considered.
      • - Marks obtained in the NU Online Admission Test are assigned the remaining 60% weight.
      • Selection on the basis of SAT score
      • - Combined score of 1,500 or more in the SAT-I examination.
  1. MBA (1½-year)
    • Eligibility
      • - BBA or an equivalent degree from a recognized university received after 16 years of education AND
      • - At least 60% marks or CGPA of at least 2.0.
      • Graduates of BS (Accounting and Finance) are eligible for admission in MBA programs; provided they have studied at least two courses in each of the following two streams (Marketing and Management).
    • Selection Criteria
      • 50% weight
      • Performance in any one of the following tests:
      • - NU MBA (1½-year) Admission Test OR
      • - NTS Subject GAT (Minimum 50 Marks and 50 Percentile rank) OR
      • 50% weight
      • - Performance in group discussion/ interview.
  2. MBA (2-year)
    • Eligibility
      • - A degree earned from a recognized university after 16 years of non-business education AND
      • - At least 60% marks or CGPA of at least 2.0(on a scale of 4.0).
    • Selection Criteria
      • 50% weight
      • Performance in any one of the following tests:
      • - NU MBA (2-year) Admission Test OR
      • - NTS Subject GAT (Minimum 50 Marks and 50 Percentile rank)
      • 50% weight
      • - Performance in group discussion/ interview.
  3. MS (Software Project Management)
    • Eligibility
      • - A degree in Science / Engineering earned from a recognized university after 16 years of education.
      • - At least 60% marks or CGPA of at least 2.0.
      • - Two years of post qualification experience in software development or related area.
    • Selection Criteria
      • Performance in any one of the following tests:
      • - NU MS (SPM) Admission Test OR
      • - NTS Subject GAT (Minimum 50 Marks and 50 Percentile rank)
  4. MS (Software Engineering)
    • Eligibility
      • - Bachelor’s degree (16 years of education) in the Computer Science or Software Engineering program from an HEC recognised   university (or equivalence issued by HEC).
      • - At least 60% marks or CGPA of at least 2.0.
    • Selection Criteria
  5. MS (Computer Science/ Computer Networks & Security)
    • Eligibility
      • - Degree in relevant subject, earned from a recognized university after 16 years of education AND
      • - At least 60% marks or CGPA of at least 2.0
    • Selection Criteria
      • Admission is based on candidate’s performance in any one of the following two tests:
      • - NU MS Subject Admission Test OR
      • - NTS Subject GAT (Minimum 50 Marks and 50 Percentile rank)
  6. MS (Electrical Engineering)
    • Eligibility
      • - Bachelor Degree in a relevant engineering discipline (Electrical, Telecommunications, or Computer engineering, etc.), recognized by   Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC).
      • - Minimum CGPA of 2.0 (on a scale of 4.0) or at least 60% marks.
    • Selection Criteria
      • Admission is based on candidate’s performance in any one of the following two tests:
      • - NU MS Subject Admission Test OR
      • - NTS Subject GAT (Minimum 50 Marks and 50 Percentile rank)
  7. MS (Civil Engineering)
    • Eligibility
      • - Degree in relevant subject, earned from a recognized university after 16 years of education AND
      • - At least 60% marks or CGPA of at least 2.0
    • Selection Criteria
      • - Minimum 50 marks and 50 percentile rank in NTS-subject GAT (Civil Engineering)
  8. MS (Mathematics)
    • Eligibility
      • - Degree in relevant subject, earned from a recognized university after 16 years of education AND
      • - At least 55% marks or CGPA of at least 2.0
    • Selection Criteria
      • Admission is based on candidate’s performance in any one of the following two tests:
      • - NU MS Subject Admission Test OR
      • - NTS Subject GAT (Minimum 50 Marks and 50 Percentile rank)
  9. PhD (Computer Science/ Mathematical Sciences/ Electrical Engineering/Management Sciences)
    • Eligibility
      • - A degree in a relevant subject, earned from a recognized university after 18 years of relevant education AND
      • - At least 70% marks or CGPA of at least 3.0 AND
    • Selection Criteria
      • Admission is based on candidate’s performance in the following:
      • - Minimum 60% marks and at least 50 percentile rank in NTS-Subject GAT or International GRE Subject Test AND
      • - Interview (to assess research potential)
Equivalence of O/A-level Grades
Equivalence of O-level Grades

The below information is only for the guidance purpose. University will accept the certificate from Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) for foreign qualification including O/A Level.

To compute equivalent marks for O-level students, add marks of eight subjects (Chemistry, English, Islamiat, Mathematics, Pakistan Studies, Physics, Urdu, and Biology or Computer Studies). The percentage marks corresponding to grade letters is shown in the adjacent table. The marks obtained by the student in these eight subjects are then used to calculate the equivalent matriculation percentage marks.

The equivalent marks are calculated using the following criteria used by the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC):

Grade Points
A* 90%
A 85%
B 75%
C 65%
D 55%
E 45%
U 0%

Example: Computing marks equivalent to matriculation.

Subject Grade Total Marks Marks Obtained
1. Chemistry A 100 85
2. English B 100 75
3. Islamiyat D 100 55
4. Mathematics B 100 75
5. Pak. Studies C 100 65
6. Physics B 100 75
7. Urdu B 100 75
8. Biology Or Comp. Studies D 100 55
Total 800 560

The equivalent marks in matriculation (out of 850) are (560 ÷800) × 850 = 595

Equivalence of A-level Grades

The marks equivalent to A-level are computed using the above stated total marks (out of 800). Add to this, the marks for the three subjects of A-level using the above table. The total thus obtained is out of 1100. This total can then be used to work out the percentage marks for HSSC.

Example: Marks of the above mentioned student in A-level are given below:

Subject Grade
Chemistry C
Physics B
Mathematics A

Calculating equivalent marks:

Subject Grade Total Marks Marks Obtained
O-level Marks 800 560
Chemistry C 100 65
Physics B 100 75
Mathematics A 100 85
Total 1100 785

The equivalent marks in HSSC (out of 1100) are (785 ÷1100) × 1100 = 785

Fee Structure for 2013-14
Fees

Admission Fee of Rs 15,000 is payable once at the time of admission. If a graduate of this University is admitted to a higher degree program, then admission fee is not payable again.

Fee is payable in full before the start of semester. It is subject to revision every year. For the academic year 2014-15, following tuition fee shall be charged.

Students Admitted in fall 2014

BBA / BS MBA MS / PhD
Admission Fee Rs. 15,000 Rs. 15,000 Rs. 15,000
Tuition Fee Rs. 5,500 per credit hour Rs. 6,500 per credit hour Rs. 6,500 per credit hour

Senior Students (admitted before fall 2014)

BBA / BS MBA MS / PhD
Tuition Fee Rs. 88,000 per semester Rs. 6,500 per credit hour Rs. 6,500 per credit hour
Summer Semester Fees

Senior BBA and BS students: Rs 17,600 per course

BBA and BS students admitted in fall 2014: Rs 5,500 per credit-hour

MBA, MS and PhD students: Rs 6,500 per credit-hour

Fee Refund Policy

Admission Fee is non-refundable

Tuition Fee is refunded in accordance with the instructions of Higher Education Commission.

Up to 7th day of convene of classes Full (100 %) Refund
From 8th-15th day of convene of classes Half (50 %) Refund
From 16th day of convene of classes No (0 %) Refund

Fee refund is determined from the date of start of classes or announcement of result, whichever is later.

Migration/Transfer Fee

A student who is allowed by the University to migrate/transfer from another campus shall pay Rs. 5000 as Transfer Fee prior to joining the new campus

Provisional Admission of a student stands cancelled if he or she fails in an exam, whose result was awaited at the time of admission

Financial Assistance/Scholarships Information
Merit Scholarships for Bachelor Students

Merit scholarship is awarded to the Top THREE position holders in each Group of each Examination Board.

Scholarship is also offered to top three position holders in the merit list of NU admission merit list.

This scholarship is for four years of un-interrupted studies with full course load and is equal to the full tuition fee. Continuation of merit scholarship is subject to maintaining semester GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Top Three position holders in each semester

The university awards prize money and a certificate to those undergraduate students, who are the top three in their department. Students are selected from each of the four years of every degree program. Only those students are eligible who have undertaken the prescribed course load and have SGPA of 3.00 or higher.

  1. First Position: Rs. 25,000
  2. Second Position Rs. 17,000
  3. Third Position Rs. 8,000
HEC Scholarships for MS and PhD students

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) provides liberal scholarships to students desirous of studying for the MS and PhD degrees at this university. The scholarship covers tuition fee, monthly stipend and book allowance.

Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) Scholarships

The Government of Punjab gives 30 scholarships to indigent students having domicile of Punjab. Newly admitted students in any of the four campuses of the university can apply for this scholarship. The scholarship is for 4-year undergraduate studies, and covers 50% of the tuition fee. The remaining 50% is given by the University as Qarz-e-Hasna.

Sindh Government Endowment Board Scholarships

The Sindh Government offers scholarships to students of Karachi campus on need-cum-merit for both under-graduate and graduate studies. The scholarship covers full tuition fee for entire duration of the program, renewable every year. The quota for students from rural sector is 60%, and the remaining 40% is for the students from urban sector. About 25 new scholarships are offered every year under this scheme.

Baluchistan Government Endowment Board Scholarship

Baluchistan Government offers scholarships to students of Karachi campus on need-cum-merit for both under-graduate and graduate studies. The scholarship covers full tuition fee for entire duration of the program, renewable every year.

Other Scholarships

In addition to the above scholarships there are various community based scholarships offered by various committees and foundations such as, Memon Community Scholarships, Bohra Community Scholarships, INFAQ Foundation scholarships, Agha Khan Foundation Scholarships, etc.

For Karachi campus, Alumni Association, Hindu Community, and Agha Khan Foundation also provides scholarships in limited numbers.

Assistantships

The University may utilize the services of its students in its different activities. These students are compensated for rendering their services.

Bank Loans

PICIC Commercial Bank, NIB Bank, Bank Alfalah, Bank Islami and MCB offer loans to students.

Study Loan

Realizing that the fees may not be affordable for some of its students, FAST arranges financial assistance in the form of interest-free study loans for bright indigent students. This assistance is subject to renewal every semester in light of the student’s academic performance. Financial assistance is limited to tuition fee only and is discontinued if the student’s CGPA falls below the minimum specified to avoid warning. Loan recipients MUST take full load of courses offered.

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Applying for Study Loan

Applicants desirous of seeking study loan should apply for this purpose on the prescribed form available from all campuses or downloadable from the University web site.

Repayment of Study Loan

The repayment of loan starts three months after graduation or soon after getting employment, whichever is earlier. The total amount has to be repaid within a period of four years after graduation. Students are required to sign a contract allowing future employers to deduct loan repayments at source and remit it to the University.

Admission Procedure
The procedure for admission is as follows:
  1. The Admission Application Form can be filled online by following the instructions. Click Here for Online Admission Application
  2. The online system assigns a unique Application Reference Number (ARN) to each applicant, which must be noted for later use.
  3. The applicant should then visit the campus, where the admission test is to be taken, along with the following:
    • Two recently taken (3 cm x 2 cm) colour photographs
    • Copy of CNIC or Form-B issued by NADRA (National Database Registration Authority)
    • Application processing fee of Rs. 1,500 is payabale by all applicants including those who are seeking admission on the basis of NTS tests.
    • Additional Fee of Rs. 500 is payable for each type of Admission Test. For example, for taking both the BBA and the BS tests, or for taking both the MS (CS) and MS (SPM) tests.
    • Required Educational Documents:
      • For Undergraduate Admission:
      • i) Original and copy of Matric/O-level Certificate.
      • ii) Original and copy of Intermediate/A-level Certificate or Roll number slip/statement of Entry for second year result awaiting students.
      • iii) Equivalence certificate of O/A Level.
      • For Graduate Admission:
      • i) Original and copy of all educational Ceritificates/Degrees.
  4. The applicant will be required to sign a declaration confirming that the information provided in the Application Form by him/her is correct.
  5. Upon payment of the Application Processing Fee (and any Admission Test Fee), the applicant shall receive a duly signed ADMIT CARD bearing the applicant’s TEST ROLL NUMBER and a copy of the Prospectus.
  6. Out station applicants can send the duly filled application form (along with the above mentioned documents) through post.
  7. If the application is received through post, the ADMIT CARD and Prospectus would be sent via post.
  8. Admission of a student automatically stands cancelled if he or she fails in the required exam whose result was not available at the time of admission.
NU Online Admission Test

Information on various Admission Tests is available on the University’s admission web-site apply.nu.edu.pk

The online admission test is taken on a computer. The candidate should be familiar with the use of mouse and the keyboard. Each candidate is given a different examination. The sections of a test (English, Analytical skills, Math etc) appear in a random sequence. Moreover, questions related to different topics also appear before the candidate in a random sequence. In each section, a candidate can move forward and backwards to review the responses selected. The candidate can change his or her response to any question within the current section.

Each section of the admission test has a fixed duration. Each section is timed independently and time saved in one section is not carried forward to the next sections. At the end of the test, a summary of the results is displayed on screen. The duration of the Online Admission Test is between two and three hours.

Applicants should reach the test centre on the date and time specified on the admit card. Latecomers will not be allowed to take the test. Applicants should not bring anything to the test centre except their Admit Cards. No applicant will be allowed to take the test without an endorsed Admit Card. The Admission Test is held at all campuses of the University (Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, and Peshawar).

Selection Criteria
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Announcements of Selected Candidates

The selected candidates are informed through SMS on their cell phones and also via email. The candidates should check the status of their admission from the University web site apply.nu.edu.pk or www.nu.edu.pk .

Foreign Nationals

At the time of admission, foreign nationals must submit a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan.

GRE and SAT Examinations

Those who have taken SAT examination can apply for admission to the undergraduate programs, i.e. BBA or BS.

Those who have taken the GRE (subject test) can apply for admission to graduate programs, i.e. MS, MBA or PhD.

Click here to download the Admission Application Form for Undergraduate

Click here to download the Admission Application Form for Graduate

Or

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The procedure for admission is as follows:
  1. The Admission Application Form can be filled online by following the instructions. Click Here for Online Admission Application
  2. The online system assigns a unique Application Reference Number (ARN) to each applicant, which must be noted for later use.
  3. The applicant should then visit the campus, where the admission test is to be taken, along with the following:
    • Two recently taken (3 cm x 2 cm) colour photographs
    • Copy of CNIC or Form-B issued by NADRA (National Database Registration Authority)
    • Application processing fee of Rs. 1,500.
    • SAT/GRE Result Slip.
    • Required Educational Documents:
      • For Undergraduate Admission:
      • i) Original and copy of Matric/O-level Certificate.
      • ii) Original and copy of Intermediate/A-level Certificate or Roll number slip for second year result awaiting students.
      • iii) Equivalence certificate of O/A Level.
      • For Graduate Admission:
      • i) Original and copy of all educational Ceritificates/Degrees.
  4. The applicant will be required to sign a declaration confirming that the information provided in the Application Form by him/her is correct.
  5. Upon payment of the Application Processing Fee, the applicant shall receive a copy of the Prospectus.
  6. Admission of a student automatically stands cancelled if he or she fails in the required exam whose result was not available at the time of admission.
Announcements of Selected Candidates

The selected candidates are informed through SMS on their cell phones and also via email. The candidates should check the status of their admission from the University web site apply.nu.edu.pk or www.nu.edu.pk .

Foreign Nationals

At the time of admission, foreign nationals must submit a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan.

GRE and SAT Examinations

Those who have taken SAT examination can apply for admission to the undergraduate programs, i.e. BBA or BS.

Those who have taken the GRE (subject test) can apply for admission to graduate programs, i.e. MS, MBA or PhD.

Click here to download the Admission Application Form for Undergraduate

Click here to download the Admission Application Form for Graduate

Or

Click here to Apply Online

The Institution code for receiving SAT scores is 4575

The Institution code for receiving GRE scores is 7386

Test Pattern

The percentage of marks assigned to different sections of the admission test will be as follows:

Section/Topic BBA & BS (A&F) BS(CS) BS(Engg.) MBA 1 ½ year MS(SPM) MS(CS/Math) MS(EE)
English 15% 10% 10% 30% 15% - -
Essay Writing 15% - - 10% 15% 10% 10%
Analytical Skills & IQ 30% 20% 20% - 30% 15% 20%
Basic Math 40% 20% 10% - 10% - 10%
Adv. Math - 50% 40% - - - 10%
Physics - - 20% - - - -
Specialization Area - - - 40% 30% 75% 50%
Quantitative Methods - - - 20% - - -
General Knowledge - - - - - - -

Note: There will be Negative Marking and use of calculators is not allowed in the Admission Test.

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Foreign Students

At the time of admission, foreign nationals must submit a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan.