Admission Requirements

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES

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

EQUIVALENCY OF GRADES FOR THE CANDIDATES HAVING CAMBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL CERTIFICATE

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

EQUIVALENCY OF GRADES FOR THE CANDIDATES HAVING CAMBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL CERTIFICATE

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 HEC can also apply.

Minimum 60% aggregate marks each in Matriculation and in Intermediate/equivalent exams.

PROGRAM SPECIFIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

BBA, BABS, BS Computer Science, BS Artificial Intelligence, BS Software Engineering, Bachelor of Media Science, BS Social Sciences, BS Educational Psychology,  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, Artificial Intelligence, and Software Engineering, candidates with mathematical background will be preferred.

BE Mechatronic

The candidate must have completed Intermediate / A-levels (minimum 3 subjects) or equivalent with a combination of (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics) in Pre-Engineering and Matric / O-Levels (minimum 8 subjects including 5 compulsory subjects; English, Urdu, Maths, Islamiat & Pakistan Studies) in Science group with minimum 60% marks.

BS Biosciences and 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).

BS (Accounting & Finance) 2.5 year

For admission in the BS (Accounting & Finance) 2.5-year program, the candidate must have completed O-Levels (minimum 8 subjects including 5 compulsory subjects; English, Urdu, Maths, Islamiat & Pakistan Studies), A-levels (minimum 3 Subjects)/12th Grade/Intermediate with minimum 50% marks or equivalent from a recognized institution and Certificate in Accounting & Finance (CAF) duly verified by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP).

LLB University of London (Recognized Teaching Centre)

To be eligible to register for this LLB program, you must normally be at least 17 years of age and one of the following should be applicable:

  • three subjects at GCE A level (with one A Level at not less than grade D)
  • two subjects at GCE A level, and at least three further subjects at GCSE/ GCE O level (at not less than grade C)
  • three subjects at GCE A level, and one further subject at GCSE/GCEO Level (at not less than grade C)
  • two subjects at GCE A Level, and two further subjects at AS Level.

Note: – Overlapping subjects in O Levels and in A Levels will not be counted.

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline (awarded by an institution acceptable to the University of London).
  • A 4-year bachelor’s degree (in any discipline) awarded by an institution acceptable to University of London may register for LLB degree under the Graduate Entry Route.
  • A 2 year bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree (in any disciplines) awarded by institutions acceptable to University of London may register for LLB degree under the Graduate Entry Route.
English Language Requirements

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

  • IGCSE/ GCE O’ Levels 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 with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub-test. (Given in the last 3 years)
  • (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, must meet the English proficiency requirement, and one of the following should be applicable:

  • Pass in Intermediate with minimum 55% in total OR
  • 6 passes in GCE O-Level
English Language Requirements

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

  • IELTS Score of 6
  • C in GCE O-Level English
Entrance Tests & Interview

If you fulfill the admissions requirements as above, you must also pass the two 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.

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.

 Master of Advertising (MoA)

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

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

For admission in the MBA program, the candidate must possess a 4 years bachelor degree with minimum 2.5 CGPA or 16 years of education with minimum 55% marks from a university recognized by the HEC.

Master of Project Management (MPM) (Regular/Weekend)

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

Executive MBA

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

Master of Science – Project Management (MS PM)

For admission in the MSPM program, the applicant must possess a minimum of 16 years of education/4-year Bachelor/Master degree with a minimum of 2.5 CGPA or a minimum 55% marks from an HEC recognized university. Candidates are also required to pass GAT General/HAT relevant with a minimum 50% score.

Master of Science in Management Sciences (MS MS)

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.

Master of Media Science (MMS)

For admission to the MMS, Program candidates must possess 16 years of education with a minimum 2nd division /2.00 CGPA from an HEC recognized university in a related field of Media, advertising, communication design, applied or performance arts.

Candidates with 4-year non-media-related discipline degrees (BBA, BSCS, MSc., MCom., MA, etc.) may apply but will require to complete deficiency conversion courses (Up to 12 credit hours to be determined in consultation with Admission, Committee). Students need to complete remedial/deficiency courses (up to 12 credits hours) in the first semester before they will be permitted to continue regular courses. This semester will be considered a 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.

Students must complete GAT or HAT relevant with a minimum of 50% score.

Master of Science – Mechatronic Engineering (MS ME)

For admissions in the MS Mechatronic Engineering program, candidates must possess BE in Mechatronics/ Mechanical/ Electronics/Electrical/Telecommunication/Industrial/Manufacturing/ Aerospace/Avionics / Automotive 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.

Master of Science in Biosciences (MS Bio)

For admissions in the MS Biosciences program, candidates must possess 16 years of education in any field of life/biological sciences with minimum 50% marks/2.0 CGPA from a university recognized by HEC. GAT General/HAT relevant is mandatory for MS students with minimum 50% score.

Master of Science in Biotechnology (MS Biotech)

For admissions in the MS Biotechnology program, candidates must possess 16 years of education in any field of life/biological sciences with minimum 50% marks/2.0 CGPA from a university recognized by HEC. GAT General/HAT relevant is mandatory for MS students with minimum 50% score.

 Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH)

For admissions in the MSPH program, the candidate must have 16 years of education with minimum 50% marks/2.0 CGPA from a university recognized by HEC.

Following candidates will be eligible to take MSPH Program of 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 of 60 credit hours:

Masters in Environmental Sciences/Business Administration/Nutrition and Social Sciences (Sociology/Psychology/Anthropology)/Equivalent. GAT General/HAT relevant is mandatory for MSPH students with minimum 50% score.

Master of Science in Computer Science

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

 Master of Science in Cyber Security

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

Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS)

For admission to MS (Data Science) program candidates must possess 16 years of relevant education with a minimum of 50% marks / 2.0 CGPA from a university / Institute recognized by HEC. Eligibility for this program is a 4-year BS (CS).

Students with 16 years of education in the following domains (Information Technology, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, or Mathematics) are also eligible to apply provided that they might have to take deficiency courses.

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

MS SS (International Relations, Economics, Psychology & Sociology)

For admission in MS SS (International Relations, Economics, Psychology & Sociology) program, candidates must possess 16 years of relevant education with minimum 2nd Division/2.0 CGPA from a university recognized by HEC. GAT (General)/HAT relevant is mandatory for MS students with minimum 50% score.

Master of Science – Educational Leadership and Management (MS ELM)

For admission in MS (ELM), the candidate must posses 16-years of education in the discipline of Education or 16-years of education along with B.Ed* with minimum second division/2.0 CGPA from an HEC recognized institution.

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.

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 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 obtained minimum of 3.0 CGPA, and have passed GRE/Equivalent/GAT (subject) with minimum 60% score. Clearing GAT (Subjective)/GRE/Equivalent is mandatory for admission in PhD. Student would have to appear before admission committee for interview.

For Ph.D. Biosciences, SZABIST’s own GAT Subject test has to be cleared with 70% score at the time of admission.

A student may be asked to complete other pre-requisite /deficiency courses/thesis before taking the required courses. The decision on number of pre-requisite courses is taken by the Admissions Committee of relevant department. For non-relevant degrees, the candidate will be required to register for additional Masters level courses as pre-requisites as per the guidance provided by the Admissions Committee.

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 Score Test Marks (out of 50)
1500-1600 50
1400-1499 45
1300-1399 40
1200-1299 35
1100-1199 30

*Candidates securing 100% marks in SZABIST’s admission test will be equivalent to 50.

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.