Admission Requirements

General Requirements and Guidelines

  • All applicants will be required to appear in an entrance test and interview/group discussion held by SZABIST.
  • 2 “E” grades in A-Level exam will not be entertained for accredited programs. i.e. BBA, BSCS, etc. (Conversion should be 50% and above).
  • Equivalency from Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) is mandatory for O & A Levels/High School Diploma/IB Diploma or equivalent.
  • High School Diploma or International Baccalaureate (IB) students appearing for examination from Pakistan shall have to pass Islamiat, Pakistan Studies & Urdu.
  • Verification of last degree from Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) is mandatory for all Masters, MS, & PhD students.
  • Equivalency of international degrees from Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) is mandatory for all Masters, MS, & PhD students.
  • Students waiting for results can also apply.
  • Admission of Foreign students are subject to clearance from the relevant Agencies/NoC from HEC.

Program Specific Admission Requirements

BBA, BABS, BS Computer Science, BS Media Science, BS Social Sciences, BS Accounting & Finance and BS Entrepreneurship

For admission in the BBA/BABS/BS programs, the candidate must have completed O-Levels (minimum 8 subjects including 5 compulsory subjects; English, Urdu, Maths, Islamiat & Pakistan Studies) and A-levels (minimum 3 Subjects)/ 12th Grade/ Intermediate with minimum 50% marks or equivalent from a recognized institution.

For BS Computer Science, candidates with mathematical background will be preferred.

BS Biosciences, BS Biotechnology

Candidates are required to have 45% marks in Intermediate (FSc) or O-Levels (minimum 8 subjects including 5 compulsory subjects; English, Urdu, Maths, Islamiat & Pakistan Studies) and A-levels (minimum 3 subjects including any two of these subjects; Biology, Chemistry, and Physics).

BE (Mechatronic Engineering)

The candidate must have completed Intermediate (Pre-Engineering)/O-Levels (minimum 8 subjects including 5 compulsory subjects; English, Urdu, Maths, Islamiat & Pakistan Studies) and A-levels (minimum 3 subjects) or equivalent with a combination of (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) with minimum 60% marks. Equivalency of grades for the candidates having Cambridge High School Certificate with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry subjects are obtained as follow:

A-Level Grade Equivalent Intermediate %
A 85
B 75
C 65
D 55
E 45

Candidates with DAE (Mechanical/ Electronics/Electrical/ Instrumentation/Automation) having at least 60% aggregate marks from an institute recognized by the Government can also apply. Minimum 60% aggregate marks each in matriculation and in intermediate /equivalent exams.

LLB University of London (Recognized Teaching Centre)

To be eligible to register for the LLB, a student must normally be at least 17 years of age at the time of registration and have passes in:

· Either two subjects at GCE A level, and at least three further subjects at GCSE or GCE O level (at not less than grade C)

· Or Three subjects at GCE A level (with one A Level at not less than grade D)

· Or Three subjects at GCE A level, and one further subject at GCSE or GCE O Level (at not less than grade C)

· Or Two subjects at GCE A Level and two further subjects at AS Level.

Overlapping subjects in O Levels and in A Levels will not be counted!

· Bachelor degree in any discipline (awarded by an institution acceptable to the University of London).

· A 4-year bachelor degree (in any discipline) awarded by an institution acceptable to University of London may register for LLB degree under the Graduate Entry Route. Students who register via this route are only required to complete 9 courses (instead of 12) for the LLB degree.

· A 2 year bachelor degree and a Master degree (in any disciplines) awarded by institutions acceptable to University of London may register for LLB degree under the Graduate Entry Route. Students who register via this route are only required to complete 9 courses (instead of 12) for the LLB degree.

Tests of proficiency in English (provided this has been awarded within the past 3 years)

· International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE): English as a Second Language passed at grade C or above.

· International English Language Testing System (IELTS) when an overall score of at least 6 is achieved with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub-test.

. (TOEFL) iBT Test of English as a Foreign Language: 87 overall, with 21+ in Reading and Writing sub-tests and 19+ in Speaking and Listening sub-tests. (Given in the last 3 years

Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law (CertHE)

To be eligible to register for this CertHE programme, you must be at least 18 years of age and one of the following should be applicable:

. Pass in Intermediate with minimum 55% in total OR

. 6 passes in GCE O-Level Admission Requirements

English Language Requirements

You should fulfill one of the following requirements at the time of admission

. IELTS Score of 6 OR

. C in GCE O-Level

Entrance Tests & Interview

If you fulfill the admissions requirements as above, you must also pass the two online tests conducted by University of London and SZABIST respectively. Once you have passed these tests, the last requirement before registration is to pass is an interview conducted at SZABIST. Entrance Tests & Interview

CILT

The applicant must possess a minimum of sixteen years of education/4-year Bachelor/Master’s degree from an HEC recognized educational institute with minimum 55% marks/2.5 CGPA.

B.Ed. (Secondary) 1.5 Years

For admission in the B.Ed program, the candidate must possess 16 years of Education (MA, M.Sc., M.Com. or equivalent) in any discipline like Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities and others with at least Second Division/2.0 CGPA from a university recognized by HEC.

MBA

For admission in the MBA program, the applicant must possess a minimum of 16 years of education/ 4-year Bachelor/ Master’s degree from an HEC recognized educational institute with minimum 55% marks/ 2.5 CGPA.

Executive MBA

For admission in the EMBA program, the candidate must possess 16-year education or 4-year bachelor degree with minimum 55% marks/ 2.50 CGPA from a university recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in any field of study with 3 years professional work experience (verifiable) at some well-known organization. This requirement is necessary to seek admission in this program.

MS Public Health

The candidate must have 16 years of education with minimum 50% marks/2.5 CGPA from a university recognized by HEC.

Following Candidates will be eligible to take

MSPH program (36 credit hours):

MBBS/ BDS/ MD/ BSc Nursing 4 Years/ DVM/ BSc Paramedics-4 years/ BSPH/ Pharm D/ BS Physiotherapy and BS Biological & Life Sciences/ Equivalent.

Following degree holders will be eligible to take

MSPH program (60 credit hours):

Masters in Environmental Sciences/ Business Administration/ Nutrition and Social Sciences (Sociology/ Psychology/ Anthropology)/ Equivalent.

GAT General / HAT relevant is mandatory for MS students with minimum 50% score.

MS-Management Sciences

For admission to MS Management Sciences candidates must possess 16 years of relevant education with minimum 55% marks/ 2.5 CGPA from a university recognized by HEC. GAT (General) or HAT relevant is mandatory for MS students with minimum 50% score.

MS-Computer Science

For admission to MS Computer Science program candidates must possess 16 years of relevant education with minimum 60% marks/2.0 CGPA from a university recognized by HEC. GAT (General) or HAT relevant is mandatory for MS students with minimum 50% score.

MS-Social Sciences (with specialization in International Relation, Economics, Psychology, Sociology)

For admission in MS program, candidates must possess 16 years of relevant education with minimum 2nd Division / 2.0 CGPA from a university recognized by HEC.

GAT (General) or HAT relevant is mandatory for MS students with minimum 50% score.

MS-Media Studies

For admission into MSMD Program candidates must possess 16 years of education with minimum 2nd division /2.00 CGPA from an HEC recognized university. Candidates with 4-year non media related discipline degree (BBA, BSCS, MSc., MCom., MA etc.) may apply but will require to complete deficiency conversion courses (Up to 18 credit hours to be determined in consultation with Admission Committee). GAT (General) or HAT relevant is mandatory for all MS candidates with a minimum score of 50%.
Conditions for MSMD 2020-21 candidates with no Media Sciences.

Candidates who do not have Media Sciences (including Communication Design, Applied Arts, Social Sciences, Advertising/Marketing, and Performing Arts etc.) background, following conditions will apply.

. Students need to complete four remedial/deficiency courses (12 credits hours) in the first semester before they will be permitted to continue regular courses.

. This semester will be considered zero semester and the credits will not contribute to the CGPA.

. These courses will be mentioned on the transcript with a zero GPA.

. The length of the completion of the degree will increase by one semester though the maximum limit of four years of degree completion will remain the same.

GAT (General)/HAT relevant is mandatory for all MS candidates with a minimum score of 50%. Last Degree verification by Higher Education Commission (HEC) is required.

MA Education

The candidate must have 14 years of education with minimum 2nd division/ 2.0 CGPA from a university recognized by HEC.

MS-Educational Leadership and Management

For admission in the MS ELM program, the candidate must possess a 16 years of education in the discipline of Education or Master’s degree/BS (honors) in disciplines other than Education along with M.Ed. / B.Ed.* (1 year or 1.5 year) with minimum second division/2.0 CGPA from a university recognized by the HEC. GAT General/HAT relevant with minimum 50% score is also required.

Note: *Candidates applying with a 1-year B.Ed. Degree are required to complete 6 bridging courses of 18 credits at SZABIST.

MS-Project Management

For admission in the MSPM program, the applicant must possess a minimum of 16 years of education/ 4-year Bachelor/Master with minimum 2.5 CGPA or minimum 55% marks from an HEC recognized university.

Candidates are also required to pass GAT General / HAT relevant with minimum 50% score.

Master in Project Management

For admission in the Master in Project Management program, the applicant must possess a minimum of 16 years of education/ 4-year Bachelor/ Master’s degree from an HEC recognized educational institute with minimum 55% marks/ 2.5 CGPA.

MS-Mechatronics Engineering

For admissions in the MS Mechatronic Engineering program, candidates must possess BE in Mechatronics/ Mechanical/ Electronics/ Electrical/ Telecommunication/ Industrial/ Manufac- turing/Aerospace/Avionics with minimum 55% marks/2.0 CGPA from a university recognized by HEC. Bachelor of Engineering Degree must be accredited by PEC.

GAT (General) or HAT relevant is mandatory for MS students with minimum 50% score.

MS-Bioscience

For admissions in the Biosciences program, candidates must possess 16 years of education in any field of life/biological sciences with minimum 50% marks/2.5 CGPA from a university recognized by HEC.

GAT General / HAT relevant is mandatory for MS students with minimum 50% score.

Master of Advertising

Students with 4 years undergraduate degree or 16 years of education with minimum 55% degree/ 2.5 CGPA from a university recognized by HEC are eligible to apply.

PhD-Management Sciences, PhD-Computing, PhD-Biosciences, PhD-Educational Leadership & Management, PhD- Social Sciences (with specialization in International Relation, Economics, Psychology, Sociology)

A candidate with MA/MS/MBA/MPhil or any other equivalent degree with minimum 17.5 years of formal university education in the relevant field from HEC recognized local or foreign university may apply for direct admission in a PhD program.

To apply for admission in PhD program the candidate must have minimum 3.0 CGPA, cleared the admission test and interview, and have passed GRE/ GAT (subject) with minimum 60% score.

Admission Test Alternates

For Bachelors Programs Applicants may submit a minimum 1100/1600* score of SAT 1. The scoring of SAT 1 will be considered as follows:
SAT ScoreTest Marks (out of 40)
1500-160040
1400-149933.3
1300-139926.6
1200-129920
1100-119913.3
*Candidates securing 100% marks in SZABIST’s admission test will be equivalent to 40.

For Masters Programs:
50% score of GMAT for Master Programs

For MS Programs:
GAT (General)/GRE/HAT relevant with minimum 50% score

For Phd Programs:
GAT (Subject) with minimum 60% score.

GAT General or HAT relevant is mandatory for MS with minimum 50% score. GAT Subject is mandatory for PhD with minimum 60 % score.