Admission Requirements

Note

• All applicants will be required to appear in entrance test and interview/group discussion at SZABIST.
• General paper (A Levels) will not be counted.
• Equivalency of O & A Levels / High School Diploma / IB Diploma / equivalent international qualification from Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC).
• Verification of last degree from Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, (HEC). Mandatory for all Master/ MS & PhD programs.
• Students waiting for results can also apply (including first year with no supplementary).

Programs

Requirements

BBA
BABS
BS Computer Science
Bachelor of Media Science
BS Social Sciences

For admission in the BBA/BS programs, the candidate must have completed O-Levels (minimum 8 passes) and A-Levels (minimum 3 passes) / 12th Grade/ Intermediate with minimum 50% marks including first year no supplementary) or equivalent from a recognized institution.

BS Biosciences

The candidate must have completed O-Levels (minimum 8 passes) and A-Levels (minimum 3 passes) / 12th Grade/ Intermediate with minimum 50% marks (including first year no supplementary) or equivalent across any 2 principal subjects (Biology, Chemistry and Physics).

BE (Mechatronic Engineering)

The candidate must have completed O-Levels (minimum 8 passes) and A-Levels (minimum 3 passes) / 12th Grade/ Intermediate with minimum 60% marks (including first year no supplementary) or equivalent, with a combination of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with minimum 60% marks (those waiting for results can also apply).

  • For the purpose of determining merit, the candidates having passed Cambridge High School Certificate Examination with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry at Principal level OR the General Certificate of Education (A Level) with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. The grades obtained in these examinations will be equated as follows:
  • A-Level Grade
    Equivalent HSC/Intermediate Percentage

    A

    85

    B

    75

    C

    65

    D

    55

    E

    45

  • Candidates with DAE (Mechanical/ Electronics/Electrical/Instrumentation) having at least 60% aggregate marks from an institute recognized by the Government.
  • Minimum 60% aggregate marks each in Matriculation and in Intermediate /equivalent exams. Please note that no deviation in this regard is allowed.
  • Merit will be determined on the basis of following weightage assigned:
    • Matriculation/O levels or equivalent: 10%
    • Intermediate/A levels or equivalent: 40% and
    • SZABIST Entry test & interview: 50%

LLB
International Program of University of London

To be eligible to register for the LLB, you 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.
  • Bachelors 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 09 courses (instead of 12) for the LLB degree.

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

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

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

2. 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.

MBA

Bachelor degree with minimum CGPA 2.5 / 55% marks from an HEC recognized university in any field of study.

MBA Banking & Finance

4 year BBA degree/ any other 4 year professional degree, OR 16 years of university education with minimum 2.5 CGPA / 55% marks from an HEC recognized university.

MPM (Masters in Project Management)

4 year BBA degree/ any other 4 year professional degree OR 16 years of university education with minimum 2.5 CGPA / 55% marks from an HEC recognized university.

EMBA

Bachelor with minimum CGPA 2.5 / 50% marks and 4 years managerial work experience.

Master of Advertising

Students with a 4 years undergraduate degree or 16 years of equivalent education with minimum 55% marks/CGPA 2.5 from a university recognized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) are eligible to apply.

MPH (Master in Public Health)

For admissions to the MPH program, candidates must possess 16 years of education or 4 years of education after H.S.C. (Intermediate) in any field of biological sciences with minimum 55% marks/CGPA 2.5 from a university recognized by HEC or PMDC.

Applicants with MBBS, BDS, B-Pharm degrees or M.Sc. degree in any biological field with minimum 55% marks/CGPA 2.5 are eligible to apply.

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

MS Computer Science
MS Social Sciences
MS Management Sciences

A candidate having 16 years of relevant education with CGPA 2.5/ 55% marks is eligible to apply for the admission in MS program at SZABIST.

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

MS Media Studies

For admission in MS Media Studies, candidates must possess a 4-year undergraduate degree or 16 years of equivalent relevant education (Social Sciences, Humanities, or Media) with minimum 55% marks/CGPA 2.5 from a university recognized by HEC. Candidates are also required to pass GAT General with minimum 50% score.

MS Educational Leadership and Management

All those candidates who have either 4 years BBA degree or 4 years professional degree (with minimum CGPA 2.5) or 16 years of education (with minimum 55% marks) from an HEC recognized university will be eligible to apply for admission in MS ELM program. Candidates are also required to pass GAT General with minimum 50% score.

MS Project Management

All those candidates who have either 4 years BBA degree or 4 years professional degree (with minimum CGPA 2.5) or 16 years of education (with minimum 55% marks) from an HEC recognized university will be eligible to take admission in MSPM program. Candidates are also required to pass GAT General with minimum 50% score.

MS Bioscience

For admissions to the MS Bio Sciences program, candidates must possess 16 years of education in any field of life/biological sciences with minimum 55% marks/CGPA 2.5 from a university recognized by HEC. GAT (General) is mandatory for MS students with minimum 50% score.

PhD

Minimum 17.5-18 years of relevant education from an HEC recognized university with minimum 60% marks / CGPA 3.00.

Passing the Admission Test / Interview with the SZABIST Graduate Committee is mandatory.

The candidate must also pass subject GRE/ GAT (subject) with minimum 60% score.


Those waiting for results can also apply, provided there is no supplementary.

All applicants will go through the entrance test, interview and group discussion evaluation.

Alternatively, applicants may submit a minimum 1100 out of 1600 or 1650 out of 2400 score of SAT 1 for BBA/BS/BE; 50% score of GMAT for MBA, MoA, MPH & MPM.

50% score of GAT General /GRE for MS programs and GAT Subject with 60% score for PhD.