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International Students


International students, Pakistanis holding foreign nationality and Pakistanis living abroad can apply for the PhD programmes. 

Eligibility Criteria​

Eligibility criteria for international students is the same as for national students. However, International Students are only eligible to apply for programmes being offered at NUST H-12 Campus, Islamabad.


  • The scores of GRE (General)  should be attached/mentioned at online application. It may be noted that NUST will only accept the scores of GRE (General)  examinations conducted on or after April  01, 2017.
  • NUST will also accept the scores of Graduate Assessment Test (subject) conducted by NTS, Pakistan on or after April 01, 2018 and if NTS (Subject) test is not available then NUST will conduct its own GRE type test (detail list mentioned at FAQ).
  • Candidates, whose final result is awaited, can also apply for PhD admission, provided that they submit their final result before commencement of classes. The candidates are responsible for providing the copy of scores to NUST, on the following address: Postgraduate Programmes Directorate, National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) Sector H-12, Islamabad, Pakistan.


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The cases of the international students, finally selected for admission at the NUST constituent Schools/Colleges/Centers will be processed for clearance for HEC/Foreign Ministry.

International Students also have to obtain NOC from their respective Embassy in Pakistan.


NUST Islamabad campus provides a safe and secure accommodation to international students at its campus. Hostel accommodation for the international students is guaranteed.

Fee Structure

Fee Structure for International Masters and PhD students is mentioned below:


​§  Tuition fee for the 1st academic year (two semesters) will be deposited in the form of Bank Draft at the time of admission in Postgraduate Programmes Directorate, Main Office, NUST.  

§  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.

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For queries related to PhD Programmes, contact details are given below:

Postal address:

Postgraduate Directorate,

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST),

Sector H-12, Islamabad, Pakistan.