Frequently Asked Questions
Question: 1:When Admissions in PhD at NUST are advertised?
in PhD are advertised semi- annually for spring semester and Fall
Question: 2: Which Documents are required for PhD admission?
from the Service HQ if serving in the Armed Forces of Pakistan /
NOC from organization
copy of the Research Proposal.
Certificate / DMC or equivalence.
Certificate/DMC or equivalence.
of Bachelor’s transcripts and Degree.
of MA/MSc (16-year education) transcripts and degree.
of MS/MPhil (18-year education) transcript and degree (with
CH details including CH of
coursework + CH of thesis works) duly verified from HEC / Controller of
Examination of the University.
of Domicile Certificate.
of CNIC (NADRA).
Equivalence for MS/MPhil (for Foreign degree)
Photocopy of passport (for foreigner candidate).
Question: 3: If my application is selected at initial scrutiny what will be the next step?
You will be called for interview
and test (if applicable) by the respective institution/department.
Question: 4: If I cleared my interview/test what will be the next step?
Your case will be presented in PPCM
(PhD Processing Committee Meeting) at Main Office, NUST. The committee will
take the final decision in light of institution recommendation, eligibility
Criteria, relevancy etc.
Question: 5. What are the stages for selection of PhD candidate Admission are at NUST?
There are three major steps.
1. Initial scrutiny of eligibility.
2. Interview/test (if Applicable) at
3. Deliberation of recommended
PhD student by PPCM at Main Office, NUST.
is also mentioned that the student can be rejected at any of the above
Question: 6. How I will be informed if my admission is confirmed?
You will receive email by PGP
Directorate main office, NUST. Furthermore, you can email at firstname.lastname@example.org during office
hours for update on PhD admission
Question: 7. I have got first division in may MPhil degree. Am I eligible to apply for PhD admission?.
Candidate having MS/MPhil degree with CGPA > 3.0 out of 4.0
or First division are eligible to apply for admission in PhD Programs.
Question: 8. How can I apply for admission to NUST?
Question: 9. Do I have to attach copy of the paid fee challan with the online application?
only have to mention the name of the HBL (Habib Bank Limited) branch and date
of deposit in the online form.
Question: 10. What are the disciplines in which NUST offers PhD Programs?
details on NUST PhD Programs you may visit our website www.nust.edu.pk link
‘Admission’->’PhD Programs‘->’Programs of Study’.
Question: 11. What are the fees for the PhD Programs?
fee and funding details, please visit our website ‘www.nust.edu.pk” link
‘Admissions’ ‘PhD Programs’ ‘Fee and Funding'.
Question: 12. Can I apply for PhD admission if my result is awaited?
can apply for PhD admission with the transcript upto last semester completed,
provided you are able to submit your complete final result before commencement
Question: 13. I have done DAE (in lieu of FSc), Bachelors of Engineering and MS (Engg). Am I eligible for admission in PhD Program in relevant engineering discipline?
Yes, you are eligible for admission
in the PhD programme of relevant engineering discipline.
Question: 14. Is there any scholarship or financial support to PhD students at NUST?
Question: 15. What will be the process after submitting online forms?
steps will be informed via email
1. Verification of your challan
2. Scrutiny of your application
3. If accepted, you will be
called for interview and test (if applicable) by the Institution.
Question: 16. Is it mandatory to upload research proposal for online application?
it is necessary to upload research proposal for online application. Although,
you can refine/change the research proposal after the admission in PhD Programs
Question: 17. Can I transfer my credits earned from other University / Institute?
migration or transfer of credit from other university is allowed in PhD Program
Question: 18. If I am selected for admission in fall semester, can I defer my admission to next semester?
can defer your admission for one semester i.e next semester.(Only for those disciplines which are offered twice in a year)
Question: 19. Do I fall under the expatriate student category?
If you are temporarily or
permanently residing in a country other than Pakistan, and hold either a
Pakistani passport, or dual nationality (one of them being Pakistani), you fall
under the expatriate student category.
Question: 20. How can I apply at NUST if I am an expatriate student?.
expatriate holding either Pakistani passport or dual nationality can apply for
online admission whenever admissions are advertised
Question: 21. I am a born Pakistani with a foreign passport, can I apply as an expatriate student?
An expatriate having single foreign nationality cannot apply for admission as expatriate. However you can apply as international candidate.
Question: 22. Is it mandatory to upload Research Proposal?
Yes, it is
mandatory to upload research proposal in PDF form. However, candidate can
change/refine their proposal after admission in NUST PhD Program.