Admission In Universities Of Pakistan 2024 [Step By Step Guide]

You just finished your higher secondary school examination with flying colors, and your parents want you to pursue your University education at a reputed University.

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If you are seeking admission to the different universities of Pakistan offering undergraduate-level subjects such as B.S. in Computer Science, B.S. in Chemistry, B.S. in Physics, B.S. in IT, and Mathematics. This site provides information about the Pakistani educational system and allows you to apply to the universities of your choice.

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Finding the best universities and colleges in Pakistan can be tough, especially if you don’t know where to look. There are thousands of educational institutions in Pakistan with varying standards and quality of education.

Read:- Top Universities in Pakistan Ranking

Today you’ll learn the following:

  • Latest admission news 2023
  • Different universities & colleges in Pakistan
  • Govt. Universities
  • Admissions to Punjab University
  • What is USAT
  • Important Dates for USAT
  • How to apply for USAT
  • Admissions in GCU
  • Private Universities
  • Semi-Govt. Universities
  • List of Universities
  • FAQs

Let’s start with the latest admission news.


The last date to apply for the following degrees is 13 January 2024

UniversityDegreeArea of study
UVAS, Ravi campusDOCTORATE, MS / MPHILAgricultural Sciences, Biological & Life Sciences
CVAS, JhangMS / MPHIL MasterAgricultural Sciences, Biological & Life Sciences
GIMS, PeshawarDIPLOMA / CERT (After Matric), Undergraduate / Bachelor, INTERMEDIATE / A-LEVELMedical Sciences, Social Sciences, School & College Education (FA/FSc/BA/BSc)
SZABAC, DokriUndergradAgricultural Sciences.
KCAET, KhairpurUndergradEngineering, Computer Sciences & Information Technology, Biological & Life Sciences, Agricultural Sciences
SIU, UmerkotUndergradAgricultural Sciences, Computer Sciences & Information Technology, Languages
OC, KarachiUndergradManagement Sciences
IIUI IslamabadUndergradComputer Sciences & Information Technology, Biological & Life Sciences, Management Sciences, Medical Sciences, Commerce / Finance & Accounting
SAU Tando jamUndergradComputer Sciences & Information Technology, Agricultural Sciences, Languages, Engineering, Biological & Life Sciences, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Medical Sciences
UOK KarachiDiploma, UndergradCommerce / Finance & Accounting, Religious Studies


Upon completion of intermediate exams, most students wish to obtain more information and need a guideline for admissions to top universities in Pakistan. 

For those students, who want to go to the top universities in the country, we have created a list of the most desired universities. These are the universities where you can get admission on merit positions in different programs. These universities provide quality education and prepare you for your future.

All Universities in Pakistan have their prestige because these are the best universities in the country. However, the problem is that these universities are only for upper-class students and those who have performed well in intermediate classes. For them, it is very easy to get admission to one of these universities because they have performed well in all levels of exams.

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Admission open in Pakistani Universities


Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission (HEC) recognizes several universities and colleges. HEC sets rules and regulations for the Universities.

  • Govt.Universities/Colleges
  • Private Universities/Colleges
  • Semi-Govt Universities/Colleges


These government institutions are most important in the country’s higher education system. These universities provide quality education to students. Students can easily afford the fees in government sector universities. The quality of education in these universities is comparatively better than in private-sector universities. However, most universities require students to take a test before admission.

Admissions to Punjab University

Punjab University is located in the historical and culturally alive city of Lahore. This University has played a leading role in spreading higher education in the country. Punjab University was established in Lahore in 1882. The University of Punjab is Pakistan’s largest and oldest seat of higher learning.

Five campuses, 19 faculties, eight constituent colleges, 138 departments, centers, and institutes make up the University. 658 affiliated colleges are also affiliated with the University. It has 991 full-time/regular and 300 part-time faculty members who teach/research on campus. 49,520 students are on campus (29,588 morning students, 18,838 evening students, and 1,094 diploma students).

Faculties At Punjab University

Admissions are also available in the following disciplines at Punjab University.

  • Islamic Studies
  • Law
  • Life Sciences
  • Agricultural Seien«
  • Oriental Learning
  • Pharmacy
  • Sciences
  • Geosciences
  • Computing &
  • Information
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Behavioral & Social Sciences
  • Information & Media Studies
  • Commerce
  • Business, Economics
  • Administrative
  • Sciences
  • Electrical, Energy &
  • Environmental
  • Engineering
  • Quality & Industrial System Engineering Chemical &
  • Materials
  • Engineering
  • Education

To apply for admission to Punjab University, you must pass the USAT test.

What Is USAT:

USAT stands for Undergraduate Studies Admission Test. A USAT is designed to cover all known undergraduate disciplines such as Engineering, Medicine (Allied Health), Information Technology, Management, and Social Sciences based on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). As with the SAT, students who qualify for the respective USAT will be eligible to apply to all relevant universities.

USAT admission test

Important Dates for USAT:

For students planning to apply for undergraduate admission, the ETC (Education Testing Council) of the HEC (Higher Education Commission) has announced the deadline for registration for the second batch, which will be open until 17 October.


The USAT was advertised on 5 October 2023, nationwide. The Batch-I, whose registration closed on 17 October 2023, is tentatively scheduled for 29 October 2023.

How To Apply for USAT  (A Complete Guide)

If you want to know the complete procedure for applying for USAT, click on the following link. And check out the section “How to apply.” 

Admissions in GCU

Government college university in Pakistan is the most popular and preferable education destination for every student because it has proved to be the best institute for gaining proper knowledge about the future. GCU has started offering admissions in different fields.

GC BS Admissions Latest news


Minimum 50% marks in Intermediate with one of the following combinations.

  • Mathematics, Statistic. Physics
  • Mathematics, Computer Science. Physic
  • Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistic
  • Mathematics. Computer Science, Economics
  • Mathematics, Statistics, Economics

Aggregate Merit

The following weightage of marks shall be observed for calculating the overall aggregate merit.

  • Weightage of Entry Test =30%
  • Weightage of Intermediate/ A-Level marks =40%
  • Weightage of Interview = 20%
  • Weightage of Matriculation / O-Level marks =10%

Admission Criteria

  • All candidates (male/female/transgender) must have completed their intermediate with at least 50% marks OR Result awaiting Candidates OR  holding A-levels (minimum three subjects)/equivalency qualifications can apply.
  • For admission, all candidates must take the pre-admission Entrance Test.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be displayed for the interview in their respective departments after the pre-Admission Entrance Test results are announced.
  • The pre-Admission Entrance Test cannot be retaken/repeated.
  • To be considered for admission, you must score at least 50% on the pre-admission entrance test.
  • The last date to apply for BS admissions is November 30, 2024

How to apply:

  • In any branch of UBL across Pakistan, candidates can apply ONLINE at after paying the processing fee of Rs 1500/- (per admission form).
  • UBL Mobile App/Omni is not an acceptable method of payment.
  • A hard copy/ Printout of the admission form is optional to be submitted to GC University Lahore.
  • In the case of candidates shortlisted for interviews, the original documents and one set of photocopies may be required.
  • You must apply by 30-11-2024 during banking hours.
  • It is necessary to submit a separate application for each category of admission.
  • For each form, a processing fee shall be charged.

Basis of Admissions

  • Open Merit
  • A-level/ Equivalent
  • Hifz-e-Quran

BISE position holders are eligible for a 100% tuition scholarship with hostel accommodations. (Overall Top-3 positions)


Self-supporting students are eligible for hostel/accommodation, transportation, and need-based/merit-based scholarships.

BS Programs Offered at the main campus(Katchery Road)

  • BS Botany
  • BS Chemistry
  • BS Electronics
  • BS BSEnglish Literature
  • BS Islamic Studies
  • BS Gender & Climate Change
  • BS Microbiology
  • BS Persian
  • BS Environmental Science
  • BS Philosophy
  • BS Physics
  • BS Political Science
  • BS Punjabi
  • BS Urdu
  • BS Zoology

BS Programs Offered at New Campus, Kala Shah Kaku 

  • BS Art History
  • BS Disaster Management
  • BS Geography
  • BS History
  • BS Mathematics
  • BS Statistics
  • BS Physical Education & Sports Science

Private Universities 

Even though students’ lives in private universities/colleges have improved significantly in recent years, these private universities are still not well-ranked internationally. However, the fees charged by these universities are very high, making it unaffordable for a middle-class family. Most universities in the private sector don’t require any admission test.

We’ll update this page periodically to ensure you access the most recent up-to-date information about private universities and colleges in Pakistan.

Semi-Govt Universities

These universities are not directly operated by the government but are under its control and are not owned by the government but are aided by it. These universities charge a moderate fee.

Many students in Pakistan are confused while selecting their desired educational institution. With thousands of colleges and universities to choose from, we often find it difficult to understand which one fits best for us.

List of Universities:

Below is a list of universities where you may apply for admission to pursue your career. All universities provide a high level of quality education. It is possible to enroll in a variety of faculties, depending on where you live and the amount of fees that you can afford. If you want to learn something new, you can choose one of the universities of your choice.

Universities in Islamabad

Various faculties are offered at these universities so that you can take admission according to your interests.

Institute/UniversityLevelDisciplineLast date to apply
Shifa College of Nursing, IslamabadUndergraduate/BachelorNursing23 September, 2024
Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad (Undergraduate)Undergraduate/ Bachelor, MastersAerospace Engineering and Communication Systems Engineering10 August, 2024
National University of Science & Technology (NUST)Bachelor, Masters, PhDEngineering, IT and Computer Sciences,
Business Studies,
Social Sciences and Architecture,
and Natural and Biotechnology.
5 December, 2024
Air University, IslamabadBachelor, Masters, PhDAerospace & Strategic Studies,
Avionics and Aeronautics,
Basic & Applied Sciences,
Computing & Artificial Intelligence,
Social Sciences,
Health Sciences,
2 August, 2024
International Islamic University, IslamabadBachelor, Masters, PhDArabic,
Basic and Applied Sciences,
Engineering & Technology,
Usuluddin (Islamic Studies),
Languages Literature,
Management Sciences
Social Sciences.
5 August, 2024
Comsats UniversityBachelor, Masters, PhDAccounting & Finance
Business Administration
Computer Science
Development Studies
Environmental Sciences
Food Sciences and Nutrition
Media and Communication Studies
Artificial Intelligence
Fine Arts
24 August, 2024
Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, IslamabadBachelor, Masters, PhDEconomics
Environmental Economics
Social Sciences Public Policy Development Studies
Management Sciences Governing Bodies
Computer Science,
Islamic Studies
Business Administration
HITEC University, TaxilaBachelor, Masters, PhDEngineering,
Computer Science ,
Islamic Studies
Business Administration
31 August, 2024
Quaid-e-Azam UniversityBachelor, Masters, PhDFaculty of Natural Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Medical Science
21 October, 2024
Bahria UniversityBachelor, Masters, PhDManagement Studies
Business Studies
Computer Science
Clinical Psychology
Humanities & Social Sciences
Maritime Sciences
Medical & Dental Sciences
Legal Studies
Media Sciences
23 December, 2024
National Defence UniversityBachelor, MastersGovernment and Public Policy (GPP)
Peace and Conflict Studies (PCS)
Strategic Studies (SS)
International Relations (IR)
Leadership and Management Studies (LMS)
10 July, 2024
National University of Modern Languages (NUML)Bachelor, MastersApplied Psychology
Educational Sciences
Governance & Public Policy
International Relations
Islamic Thought and Culture
Media and Communication Studies
Pakistan Studies
Peace & Conflict Studies
30 October, 2024
Allama Iqbal Open UniversityM. Phil Programmes
Master’s Programmes
B.Ed Programme
Bachelor Programmes
Higher Secondary School Certificate (Intermediate)
Secondary School Certificate (Matric)
Post Graduate Diploma (PGD)
STEP/Functional Non Credit/Certificate
Library and Information Sciences
Computer Science
Accounting & Finance
Certificate in Librarianship
Mass Communication
Teacher Education
Management Sciences
Community Health & Nutrition
Languages and Literature
Distance and Non-formal Education (DNFE)
Educational Planning & Management (EPM)
Environmental Design
8 November
FAST (NUCES)Bachelor, Masters, PhDBusiness Administration
Artificial Intelligence
Business Analytics
Computer Science
Cyber Security
Data Science
Financial Technology
Software Engineering
Applied Linguistics
Computer Networks and Security
Management Sciences
Software Project Management
15 July, 2024
Riphah International UniversityBachelor, Masters, PhDSocial Sciences & Humanities
Engineering & Allied Sciences
Management Sciences
Medical Sciences
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Media Sciences
31 July,
Pakistan Institute of Engineering & Applied Sciences (PIEAS)Bachelor, MastersEngineering
ChemistryCommunication & Management Sciences
Computer & Information Sciences
Medical Sciences
Metallurgy & Materials Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Physics & Applied Mathematics
Mathematical Sciences
18 July
Foundation University IslamabadBachelor, Masters,
PhD, Diploma
Computer Sciences
Information Engineering Technology
Bio Medical Engineering Technology
Computer Arts
Media and Communication
Business Administration
Tourism and Hospitality
Accounting & Finance
Aviation Management
26 July
Capital University of Science & TechnologyBachelor, Masters,
Management and Social Sciences
Health and Life Sciences
12 August
Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences & Technology, IslamabadBachelor, Masters,
Computer Sciences
Applied Physics
Islamic Studies
International Relations
Allied Department
31 October
National University of TechnologyBachelor, Masters,
Applied Sciences and Humanities
31 July
National Skills University, IslamabadBachelor, Masters,
Ph.D, Short Courses
Information Engineering Technology
Mohi Ud Din Islamic University (MIU)Bachelor, Masters,
Management Sciences
Information Technology
Medical and Health Sciences
Social Sciences
14 October
Hamdard UniversityBachelor, Masters,
Eastern Medicine
Management Sciences
Health & Medical Sciences
Social Sciences & Humanities
Engineering Sciences & Technology
8 July
Fatima Jinnah Women’s UniversityBachelor, Masters,
Behavioral Sciences
Business Administration
Communication and Media Studies
Computer Arts
International Relations
Computer Science
Fine Arts
Gender Studies
Environmental Sciences
15 September
Federal Medical and Dental CollegeBachelor, Masters
Community & Public Health Sciences
Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
Foundation University School of Science & Technology (FUSST)Bachelor, MastersMBBS
Nursing Diploma/Certificate
26 July

Universities in Punjab

Here is the list of some universities in Punjab. These Universities provide admissions to different faculties. You can take admission according to your interest.

  1.  Lahore School of Economics, Lahore
  2.  Information Technology University, Lahore
  3. University of Engineering and Technology
  4. Punjab University
  5. Lahore Garrison University
  6. University of South Asia
  7. Government College University
  8. Lahore University of Management Sciences
  9. University of Central Punjab
  10. University of Health Sciences
  11. University of Management Sciences
  12. Superior University
  13.  The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Postgraduate Entry Test)
  14.  National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences (NUCES-FAST)

Universities in Sindh

You can take admission to these universities according to your interests. These universities offer admissions to different faculties.

  1.  DHA Suffa University, Karachi
  2.  Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science & Technology, Karachi
  3.   Institute of Business Administration, Karachi
  4.  Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology, Karachi
  5.  Sukkur IBA University, Sukkur
  6.  Habib University, Karachi
  7. US-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Water, MUET Jamshoro
  8.  Textile Institute of Pakistan, Karachi
  9.  Bahria University, Karachi
  10.  Institute of Business & Management, Karachi
  11.  Karachi Institute of Economics & Technology, Karachi
  12. Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi
  13. Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science & Technology, Hyderabad

Universities in KPK

  1.  GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences & Technology, Topi (Postgraduate Admissions)
  2.  Namal Institute, Mianwali
  3.  City University of Science & Information Technology, Peshawar
  4. University of Peshawar
  5. Abdul Wali khan University, Mardan
  6. Hazara University, Mansehra
  7. University of Swat
  8. University of Swabi (UOS)
  9. Fata University, Kohat
  10. Rehman Medical College, Peshawar

Universities in Balochistan

  1. University of Balochistan, Quetta
  2. Bolan University of Medical and Health Sciences, Quetta
  3. University of Turbat, Turbat
  4. The Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water, and Marine Sciences (LUAWMS)
  5. Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology, Khuzdar
  6. Islamia Girls College, Quetta
  7. Balochistan Agriculture University, Quetta

UHS Closing Merit Lists

The Merit List is a ranking system used to weigh individuals’ merit in various contexts. It is typically based on academic performance, professional experience, and/or other criteria that demonstrate an individual’s capabilities and accomplishments. 

The Merit List can compare applicants for jobs or scholarship programs, assess students’ academic progress, determine award recipients, and many other purposes. It is an essential tool for ensuring fairness and objectivity in decision-making processes. 

It can be used as a single source of evaluation or as part of a comprehensive assessment system that includes interviews, portfolios, and other measures. Organizations can use the Merit List to make informed decisions about who to hire, award grants, or admit into a program. This can help create more equitable access to opportunities and rewards.

Additionally, the Merit List encourages hard work and dedication by providing individuals with tangible evidence of their success. 

Below are the closing merits for the University of Health Sciences and  Federal Medical and Dental College. Medical students can find out how many marks they need to get into different medical Colleges.

1. Medical Colleges

Here is the previous year’s closing merit list for different medical colleges.

Medical CollegesClosing Merit
King Edward Medical University. Lahore92.5225
Allama Iqbal Medical College. Lahore91.7636
Services Institute of Medical Sciences. Lahore91.3147
Ameer ud Din Medical College. Lahore90 9091
Nishtar Medical College. Multan90.8753
Fatima Jinnah Medical University. Lahore90.4584
Rawalpindi Medical College. Rawalpindi903810
Punjab Medical Colleges. Faisalabad90.3506
Gujranwala Medical College90.213
Quaid-e-Azam Medical College. Bahawalpur90.1385
Khawaja Muhammad Safdar Medical College. Sialkot90.0797
Sahiwal Medical Colleges90.0554
Sargodha Medical College89.9684
Nawaz Sharif Medical College. Gujrat89.9571
Sheikh Zayed Medical College. Rahim.Yar.Khan89.942
D.G. Khan Medical College. D.G. Khan89.9294

2. Dental Colleges

Here is the previous year’s closing merit list for different dental colleges.

Dental CollegesClosing Merit
de Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore89.8494
Nishtar Institute of Dentistry, Multan89.832
Dental Section Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad89.8225

FMDC Closing Merit List

Here is the closing merit list for Federal Medical and Dental College.

MBBSSeatsClosing Merit
Open Merit694 .9047
Islamabad Capital Territory1091.4166
Sindh (R)990.6785
Sindh (U)689.6547
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa991.1904
Federal Government Employee993.0119
Gilgit Baltistan290.2619

Almost all the universities are finalizing their admission processes. So hurry up to grab your seat in one of the best institutions in Pakistan to pursue your higher studies. You must visit frequently and keep yourself informed about the admission dates. We will update you regularly regarding the important dates related to admissions to different Universities in Pakistan.

I hope you have got the latest information about admissions in different Universities in this article. If you are confused, contact us or leave a comment below. We will be happy to assist you.


Q. Is USAT applicable to all government Universities

Ans: Right now, USAT applies to the University of Punjab only. In some faculties of engineering, ECAT is also acceptable.

Q. What are some best Universities in Pakistan?


  1. University of Punjab
  2. National University of Sciences and Technology(NUST)
  3. COMSATS University Islamabad
  4. Agha khan University

Q. Can we use a single form for admission in different fields of the same University?

Ans: No, A separate form is needed for admission in different disciplines.

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