National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)


With campuses in 4 cities of Pakistan, NUST is one of the best and most popular engineering university in Pakistan, with thousands of students applying to NUST every year.

Formed in 1991, it not only takes the top spot for engineering in the HEC ranking, but is also featured amongst the world’s elite institutions in last year’s Quacquarelli Symonds(QS) World University Rankings. NUST has also been ranked at 119 in Asia. In the subject of Engineering & Technology, however, NUST has been positioned at No 1 in Pakistan and 73rd in Asia.

NUST offers a wide range of courses, including Business Administration, Accounting & Finance, Mass Communication, Public Administration, Architecture, MBBS and Applied Biosciences as well. Currently, talks are underway for NUST to have its own teaching hospital. However, it is known more for its engineering schools.

Technology Programs NUST:

  • Bachelor/PhD – Information Technology
  • Bachelor- Computer & Communication Security
  • Bachelor/Masters/PhD – Electrical(Telecommunication) Engineering
  • Bachelor/PhD – Computer Software Engineering
  • Bachelor/Masters – Software Engineering
  • Bachelor/Masters/PhD – Computer Science
  • Masters – Innovative Technologies in Education
  • Bachelor – Geo Informatics
  • Bachelor/Masters – Aerospace Engineering
  • Bachelor/Masters – Avionics Engineering
  • Bachelor/Masters/ PhD – Computer Engineering
  • Masters/PhD – Robotics & Intelligent Machine Engineering
  • Masters/PhD – Information Security
  • Masters/PhD – Computational Sciences/Engineering


Technology Incubation Center


  • Islamabad (Main)
  • Rawalpindi
  • Karachi
  • Risalpur


NUST has its own entry test called NET. There are three NET’s held throughout the year in December, March and June. You can appear in all three of them if you wish to improve your score because the best is considered. The computer-based exam is held in Islamabad only, and if you live in Karachi or Quetta, where the other tests are conducted, you’ll have to give the paper-based NET-3 in June.

Upon announcement of the results, students are given merit positions that show them where they stand. NUST has a very small acceptance rate as compared to others and a merit position in the top 500 ensures admission in any faculty you like. Usually, the top 3500 merit positions are selected for admission, the rest are placed in waiting or rejected.

Fee Structure:

All engineering programs have a semester fee of Rs.73, 000 with an additional Rs. 10, 000 as a security deposit. Students who secure a merit position in the top 100 get a fee waiver for the first semester. NUST offers need-based scholarships as well.

Source: Official Website

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