NUST FAQs

I have done FSc with Computer Science instead of Chemistry, for what NUST study Programmes I can apply and am eligible?

FSc / equivalent with a combination of Physics, Mathematics and Computer Studies or Computer Science can apply for admission in Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electronics Engineering, BS Computer Science, Telecommunication Engineering, BS Mathematics, Architecture and Business Studies / Social Sciences programmes only.

Is there any restriction of marital status of students at Army Medical College?

Yes, students should be unmarried while studying at AM College.

How much time is required for rechecking of result?

At least 3 working days are required for rechecking of Entry Test results.

Can I apply for rechecking of Entry Test Result?

Yes, rechecking of entry test papers (only MCQs) will be done on the written request of the candidate if received within 15 days of the declaration of result, along with a fee of Rs. 500/- in the form of a bank draft / pay order in the name of NUST. No request will be entertained after 15 days of announcement of result. Applications in this respect may be forwarded to Registrar, NUST accordingly.

Can I get a copy of NUST Entry Test result?

Yes, desirous candidates may obtain the result of their entrance test on written request along with a fee of Rs. 200/- per copy in the form of a bank draft / pay order in the name of NUST with in 15 days of the declaration of results.

When is the result of NUST Entry Test published?

Provisional merit lists are usually published within 30 days after the conduct of test and placed on NUST website for information of candidates.

Can I get some sample test papers of NUST Entry Test?

The sample papers are available on NUST website www.nust.edu.pk under the link Downloads.

What is the total time of Entry Test?

Engineering / Computer Science Medical / Applied Biosciences / BS Mathematics / BBA/BS Economics / Bachelor in Public Administration/ BS Mass Communication

3 Hours

Architecture

3 Hours 30 Min

Is there any negative marking in the NUST Entry Test?

There is no negative marking.

What are the subjects for entrance test for different categories of candidates?

NUST Entrance Test is conducted in following subjects for various categories:-

  • Engineering (FSc Pre-Engineering group)
    Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry & English
  • Engineering / Computer Science (FSc Computer Science group)
    Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science & English
  • Medical/Applied Biosciences*
    Biology, Chemistry, Physics & English
  • Business Studies / Social Sciences *
    Verbal (English), Quantitative (Mathematics) & Intelligence
  • BS Mathematics
    Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry/Computer Science & English
  • Bachelor in Architecture*
    Mathematics, Physics, English and Cognitive & Aptitude test

* Interview will be conducted for only short listed candidates after NUST Entrance Test.

I could not appear in NSUT test, Can I take the Test on some other day?

No, NUST Entrance Test is held on specified dates and time once a year only.

What is the syllabi of entry test subjects and format of questions?

The entry test is mostly based upon FA / FSc level studies (Part-1 & Part-II) and questions are in the form of MCQs. The paper of English is on the lines of SAT exam. A sample paper may be seen on NUST website. For Architecture programme only, a Cognitive and Aptitude test will be conducted which is descriptive type.

Though I have submitted my admission form but I have not received my Admit Card, what should I do?

Forward an Email to webmaster@nust.edu.pk for the same.

Can I appear in NUST Entrance Test from some other center?

You can appear for NUST Entrance Test only at the specified test centre.

Would the admission processing fee / security deposit be refundable in case a student does not join the University?

The university will refund only the security deposit to the candidates who do not join the university. Admission Processing Fee is not refundable under any circumstance.

How many students get admission in medicine and in engineering on an average per year?

Determination of admission seats are made on year to year basis depending upon availability of infrastructure and other relevant facilities.

Is there any age limit for Undergraduate Admission?

No

Is an equivalence certificate of qualification other than Matric & FSc / FA necessary? Can I not submit my O'level and A' level certificates? (I ask so, because I will be applying from abroad)?

Equivalence certificates duly issued by IBCC, Pakistan are necessary for those candidates who do not possess Matric & FSc / FA qualifications. Submission of only O&A level grade / mark sheets will not serve the purpose.

If I have taken SAT reasoning & SAT Subject Tests, do I still have to sit in the entry test?

Those applying on SAT basis need not to take NUST Entry Test, however they can apply for NUST Entry Test also.

Whom should I contact for queries about NUST Undergraduate Programmes?

Phone: +92-51-9085-NUST (6878) or Email: ugadmissions2011@nust.edu.pk

Is migration allowed to NUST?

Yes, as per migration policy, student can apply for migration after completion of first year and before beginning of final year. Kindly refer to prospectus 2011 for further queries.

What is the tuition fee of International Students?

Tuition fee for Medical Programmes is US$ 10,000/- per year. For all other Programmes it is US$ 3500/- per year.

What is the eligibility criteria for International Students (Medical Sciences Programmes)?

NUST has some SAT specific seats in Medical Sciences for international students. For admission in Medical programmes, following categories will be eligible:

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


To apply as national or international student on SAT basis, candidates have to provide SAT subject test scores (in Physics, Chemistry and Biology E or M) with minimum of 550 SAT score in each of the three (3) subjects. The candidates must also have minimum of 60% marks in Matric/ Equivalent & FSc/Equivalent exams also.

Minimum 60% marks each in Biology, Chemistry and Physics subjects in FSc or A Level/equivalent exams (certified by IBCC) for Medical programmes.

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.

What is the eligibility criteria for international students?

To apply as international student, candidates have to provide SAT subject/SAT reasoning test scores as per requirement along with minimum 60% marks in Matric/Equivalent & FA/ FSc/Equivalent exams.

. I am a foreigner & want to get admission in NUST?

You have to apply on SAT basis through your embassy as an international student. For details including payment of fee in US Dollars, kindly refer to relevant portion in the prospectus or see our website.

I am a Pakistani living abroad, can I apply for admission as an international Student?

Yes, you can apply for admission against seats reserved for International students by submitting SAT Scores. Candidates have to enter their SAT scores at link available on My Account page after submission of application form. Those who will not enter their SAT scores by due date will be assigned zero weightage.

What are the admission dues and tuition fee of NUST undergraduate Programmes?

Engineering

Computer Science

Applied Biosciences

BS Mathematics

Medical

Business Studies

Social Sciences

Architecture

One Time Charges:

Admission Processing Fee* 30,000 30,000
Security Deposit@ 10,00010,000

Monthly Charges:

Tuition Fee per month 9,000 11,000

* Non refundable @ Refundable

What is the deadline to submit SAT scores?

Last date for SAT scores to reach NUST directly from Collegeboard, USA is 10 July 2011. NUST institutional code to receive SAT scores is 2790. It is responsibility of candidates to ensure the provision of SAT scores to Undergraduate Section, NUST, Sector H-12, Islamabad by the given deadline.

Can I apply for Medical as well as Business Studies / Social Sciences?

Yes, by paying additional application fee.

Can I apply for Engineering as well as Business Studies / Social Sciences?

Yes, by paying additional application fee

What is the eligibility criteria for applying in Business Studies / Social Sciences?

A minimum of 60% marks each in Matric & Intermediate or equivalent exam.

What is the eligibility criteria for applying in Applied Biosciences?

Minimum of 60% marks each in Matric and FSc or equivalent exams (pre-medical group).

What is the eligibility criteria for applying in Architecture?

Minimum of 60% marks each in Matric and FSc or equivalent exams . FSc or equivalent with Mathematics & Physics.

What is the eligibility criteria for applying in Medical Programmes?

Minimum of 60% marks each in Matric and FSc or equivalent exams (pre-medical group).

What is the eligibility criteria for applying in BS Computer Science & BS Mathematics?

A minimum of 60% marks each in Matric & FSc with Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry / Computer Science / Studies or equivalent exam.

What is the eligibility criteria for applying in Engineering Programmes?

Minimum of 60% marks each in Matric & FSc or equivalent exams (pre-engineering group).

Does NUST offer Scholarships/Financial Assistance?
  • 20% of top merit position holders in NUST entry test with respect to total seats in respective disciplines will be awarded waiver of tuition fee for the 1st semester (6 months) except in Medical sciences where these will be awarded waiver of tuition fee for 1st academic year on joining the discipline.
  • All those students who continue to show good academic performance and maintain a GPA of 3.5 and above out of 4.0 (in case of all UG programmes except Medical Sciences) and 65% and above (in case of Medical) will continue to get financial assistance in each semester/academic year within the range of 15-75% of tuition fee.
What are the different Undergraduate Programmes offered at NUST?

Currently following Programmes are being offered:

  • Civil Engineering at MCE, Risalpur
  • Environmental Engineering at SCEE, Islamabad
  • Civil Engineering at SCEE, Islamabad
  • Geo Informatics at SCEE (IGIS), Islamabad
  • Mechanical Engineering at SMME, Islamabad
  • Electrical (Telecom) Engineering at MCS, Rawalpindi
  • Software Engineering at MCS, Rawalpindi
  • Electrical Engineering at College of E&ME Rawalpindi
  • Mechanical Engineering at College of E&ME Rawalpindi
  • Computer Engineering at College of E&ME Rawalpindi
  • Mechatronics Engineering at College of E&ME Rawalpindi
  • Electrical Engineering at PNEC, Karachi
  • Electronics Engineering at PNEC, Karachi
  • Mechanical Engineering at PNEC, Karachi
  • Mechanical Engineering (Winter Session Commences in Jan 2012) at PNEC, Karachi
  • Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering at PNEC, Karachi
  • Avionics Engineering at CAE, Risalpur
  • Aerospace Engineering at CAE, Risalpur
  • Software Engineering at SEECS Islamabad
  • BS Computer Science at SEECS, Islamabad
  • Electrical Engineering at SEECS, Islamabad
  • Chemical Engineering at SCME, Islamabad
  • Materials Engineering at SCME, Islamabad
  • MBBS at AM College, Rawalpindi
  • BDS at AM College, Rawalpindi
  • BBA (Honours) at NBS, Islamabad
  • BS Economics at NBS, Islamabad
  • Bachelor in Public Administration at NBS, Islamabad
  • BS Mass Communication at NBS, Islamabad
  • BS Virology & Immunology at NCVI, Islamabad
  • Bachelor in Architecture at SADA, Islamabad
  • BS Mathematics at CAMP, Islamabad

I am in my final year of A Level & my result will come out in August 2011, can I apply?

Yes, you can apply as in such case you will be evaluated on the basis of O level equivalence marks but you have to provide equivalence certificate of A level within 15 days of announcement of result, before the commencement of relevant programme of study.

What score of SAT is needed?

Limited seats are available for SAT stream candidates, so a high score is needed.

What category of candidates can apply on SAT basis?

Any candidate can apply on SAT basis provided he/she has SAT scores for the chosen disciplines of study. Admission on SAT basis has two categories National & International. Candidates admitted on National SAT basis pay tuition fee & allied charges in Pak Rupees whereas candidates admitted against International seats pay the same in US Dollars. For candidates of Medical programmes, who want to apply for international seats, following categories will be eligible:-

  • Pakistani national students having passed an examination equivalent to intermediate level of Pakistan while being abroad, from a foreign education system.
  • Foreigners and Pakistanis having dual nationality, irrespective of the place of their pre-medical study, Pakistan or abroad.
  • Pakistani students studied abroad for pre-medical but appearing in the Pakistani board from abroad.
Can I apply through SAT as well as Entry Test?

Yes, you can apply through both the streams but will require to pay additional application fee.

Can I apply on SAT Basis?

Yes, you can apply on SAT basis, NUST requires following SAT scores:-

  • For Engineering - SAT subject test score in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics Level-II
  • For Architecture/Computer Science - SAT subject test score in Physics and Mathematics Level-II
  • For Medical - SAT subject test score in Physics, Chemistry and Biology E or M (A minimum of 550 score is required in each subject to apply for Medical Programmes.)
  • For BBA/BS Economics / BS Mass Communication / Bachelor in Public Administration - SAT Reasoning Test
  • For BS Mathematics - SAT Subject Test score in Math Level-II
  • For Applied Biosciences (BS Virology & Immunology) - SAT Subject Test score in Biology M
Where should I deposit the Online application fee?

The application fee in Pakistani rupees can be deposited in any branch of HBL as per challan, to be printed on completion of online application.

Do I have to pay application fee for Online registration?

Yes, following are categories and amount for application fee:-

  • For candidates of NUST Entry Test : Rs. 2000/- or US$ 25
  • For candidates of SAT National Category: Rs. 2000/- or US$ 25
  • For candidates of SAT International Category: US$ 50/- or Rs. 4000/-
How can I apply Online for admission to NUST?

A candidate / applicant can fill and submit the application form available at NUST website www.nust.edu.pk after getting registered by providing his/her valid email address.

What documents are required to be submitted alongwith application forms?

Online registration system will not require attachment of documents/credentials. However relevant documents will be required for verification during selection and admission process.

How many times NUST conducts Entry Test for UG Programmes in a year?

Once a year generally in month of July.

What are the Dates of Entry Test for year 2011?
Admission test dates for:-
  • MBBS / BDS / BS Virology & Immunology - 16 July 2011 (Saturday Morning)
  • Business Studies / Social Sciences - 16 July 2011 (Saturday Evening)
  • Engg / Computer Science / BS Mathematics - 17 July 2011 (Sunday Morning)
  • Bachelor of Architecture - 17 July 2011 (Sunday Evening)
When application for admission opens for the year 2011

On-line registration for applying to NUST will commence from 28 March 2011.