Admission Application for Regular Candidates
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.
The applicant should then visit the campus, where the admission test is to be taken, along with the following:
a. Two recently taken (3 cm x 2 cm) colour photographs
b. Copy of CNIC or Form-B issued by NADRA (National Database Registration Authority).
c. Application processing fee of Rs 1,000. This fee includes admission test fee for taking one test.
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.
d. 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 Graduate Admission:
i) Original and copy of all educational Ceritificates/Degrees.
3. The applicant will be required to sign a declaration confirming that the information provided in the Application Form by him/her is correct.
4. Upon payment of the Application Processing and Admission Test Fee(s), the applicant shall receive a duly signed ADMIT CARD bearing the applicant’s TEST ROLL NUMBER and a copy of the Prospectus.
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 is based on applicant’s performance in the Admission Test.
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.
The selected applicants will be required to complete all admission formalities by the specified date, failing which their offer of admission will stand cancelled. The vacancy shall then be filled by the next applicant in the merit list.
Confirmation of Admission
Admission allowed on the basis of Admission Test will be provisional, and shall be confirmed after receiving proof of qualifying the academic requirements including the passing of the examination.
If a selected applicant fails in the Intermediate (or equivalent examination), then admission of that student whose result was not announced at the time of admission shall immediately stand cancelled.
Cancellation of Admission
If a student is involved in any undesirable or illegal activity, then the University reserves the right to cancel the admission of that student. Moreover, the University reserves the right to cancel admission of any student at any time, if it is found that he/she has submitted false information/documents
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.