Admissions for Master’s Programme (Spring Semester-2016) >> Admission Notice

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Applications are invited for admission to Master’s/BBS Programmes from the applicants who possess at least a second class Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized University in the following subjects by 07-01-2016 positively:

Natural Sciences
1. Chemistry
2. Computer Sciences
3. Earth Sciences
4. Electronics
5. Information Technology
6. Mathematics
7. Physics
8. Statistics
Biological Sciences
1. Animal Sciences
2. Biochemistry
3. Microbiology
4. Plant Sciences
5. Environmental Sciences
Social Sciences
1. Anthropology
2. Archaeology
3. BBS (Bachelor of Business Studies)
4. Defence & Strategic Studies
5. Gender Studies
6. History
7. Public Administration (MPA)
8. Pakistan Studies
9. Psychology
10. Sociology

Note: Minimum duration of the above mentioned M.Sc/MPA/BBS Programme is 2-years (4-semesters)
Master in Business Administration (MBA)

Duration Requirements
1 ½ Years (3-semesters) At least 2nd Division in BBA (4-Years), BBS (2-Years), B.Com (4-Years, M.Com, ACMA, ACA and MBA (16-Years), MPA (16-Years) and other 4-Years business degrees.


  1. Applicants must possess a Bachelor or equivalent relevant degree at least in second division (45% marks) from a recognized University.
  2. An applicant must have studied the courses, if any, which are specified in the QAU Prospectus (provided along with admission form) as pre-requisite for admission to the subject seeking admission in.
  3. An applicant must pass entry test with at least 40% marks, (if required) for the subject seeking admission in. The subjects for which entry test is required are given below under the heading ‘ENTRY TEST’.
  4. An applicant who has either Bachelor degree or Higher Secondary School Certificate or both from a foreign institution, must obtain equivalence certificate from a competent authority and must get his/her grades converted in marks from a competent authority


The following are not eligible for admission to Master’s programme:

  1. Those who have failed in Master’s Programme of this University;
  2. Those who have ceased to be the student of this University;
  3. Those who already possess a Master or an equivalent degree from this or any other University (exempted for applicants of Computer Science, Physics (Self-Finance));
  4. Students who are already on rolls of the M.Sc. Programme of this University or any other University.
  5. For Anthropology/Sociology, applicants with any degree of more than 14-years are not eligible.

How To Apply

  • The Prospectus with Admission Forms can be obtained from the Habib Bank Ltd, or Askari Bank Ltd., QAU Branches by paying a fee for Rs.2000/- during banking hours. OR
  • The Admission Forms can also be downloaded from the QAU website (click here to download ), along with a Challan of the Habib Bank Ltd. OR Askari Bank Ltd. amounting to Rs.2000/-.
  • The applicants are advised to deposit the requisite amount in the Habib Bank Ltd. OR Askari Bank Ltd. (throughout the country with bank charges, non-refundable) in favour of the Treasurer, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.
  • The Copy of Bank Challan should be attached with the downloaded Admission Form along with other requisite documents, otherwise the application will not be entertained

Reserved Seats

Details of Seats Terms/Condition/Requirements No. of Seats
Children of Army Personal The seats will be filled ONLY on the nomination of GHQ. 01-seat in each Department
Disabled Persons The seats will be filled subject to the condition that the disabled person must provide his/her disability certificate duly issued by the District Assessment Board along with other conditions as approved by the University Statutory Bodies. 01-seat in each Department
Minorities The seats will be filled subject to production of certificate from the Institution last attended that the candidate belongs to the Minority Community. 01-seat in each Department

Subject Priorities

  • The applicants are advised to fill/opt the priorities carefully because once filled, the Subject Priorities shall not be changed in any case. An applicant can opt for a maximum of three priorities of subjects either on Regular (R) OR on Self Finance (S) and/or on both basis in the same subjects 3 (R) + 3 (S) =6
  • The priorities of the subjects shall remain intact till the applicant gets admission against his/her first priority OR finalization of the admission process whichever is earlier. The dues/fee paid by the applicant, according to the earlier merit list shall automatically be shifted/adjusted accordingly if his/her name appears in a subsequent list (s) against the filled priorities

Admissions On Regular (Regional Quota) And Self-Finance Basis

  • Admissions on Regular basis (Normal Fee) shall be granted strictly on merit subject to Provincial/Regional Quota.
  • A limited number of seats shall be filled on Self-Finance basis only on merit irrespective of Provincial/Regional Quota.
  • Merit shall be determined on the basis of academic performance in previous degrees and certificates without giving any credit to the score (s) in Entry Test.

Entry Tests

  • Applicants seeking admission in the following subjects are required to appear in the Entry Test on the date, time and venue mentioned below.
  • Applicants appearing in the Entry Test must bring original CNIC and Admission Form Receipt for identification.
  • Entry test is only for short-listing and its score shall not be counted to determine merit.
  • The Entry Test shall be conducted as per schedule given below: -
1. Psychology 11-01-16 09.30.A.M. Monday National Institute of Psychology
2. Defence & Strategic Studies 11-01-16 11.00.A.M. Monday University Gymnasium
3. Sociology 11-01-16 01.00.P.M. Monday University Gymnasium
4. Physics 12-01-16 09.30.A.M. Tuesday University Gymnasium
5. Computer Science 12-01-16 11.00.A.M. Tuesday University Gymnasium
6. Information Technology 12-01-16 01.00.P.M. Tuesday University Gymnasium

Equivalence Certificates And Conversion Of Grades Into Marks

Applicants having foreign certificates/degrees should provide equivalence certificates and conversion of the grades into marks from HEC for Bachelor level degrees and from Inter Board Committee for Matric and Intermediate levels. Certificates/Degrees with CGPA of local Universities/Institutions also require conversion of grades into marks from the Universities/Institutions concerned in Pakistan.

Display Of Merit Lists

S.# Description DATE
7. DISPLAY OF 7TH MERIT LIST (if required) 16-02-2016

Hostel Accommodation

  • The University Hostel accommodations will be provided on availability of seats.

Scholarships/Financial Assistance
The University is providing scholarships/financial assistance to the deserving Pakistani National students seeking Admission at Master’s Programme of the University in collaboration with the Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal, HEC/USAID and other donor agencies.  For detail please visit QAU scholarship page. Scholarships are available in the University subject to the following conditions: –

    • The Scholarship will be provided only to the poor and deserving Pakistani National students.
    • The authenticity of the information can be verified by cross-checking of the data provided.
    • The scholarship will be offered up to the level of funds available and number of slots provided by donor agencies.

Application Procedure

  • The applicant can obtain/send the Need Base Scholarship Form to the office of the Financial Assistance Room No.17, Admin. Block, QAU, Islamabad (Phone No.051-90644030/051-90644091) OR directly download form  QAU or HEC website.The duly filled HEC-need base Scholarship & USAID Funded Merit & Scholarship Forms should be submitted to Scholarship Office with the supporting documents at the time of submission of QAU form or the date announced by the OSFA/QAU separately..
  • The QAU will review the applications and only short-listed candidates will be called for the interview..

Important Instructions

  1. In case of incorrect/misleading information or concealment of facts, the University shall have a right to refuse/ cancel the admission and expel the applicant (student) from the University;
  2. The admitted students will have to submit their original Migration Certificates from the institution last attended within 15-days from the date of admission;
  3. To avoid any inconvenience please attach all the required documents (in triplicate) with the admission forms within stipulated time/period. However, the last date to submit left-over documents such as B.A/B.Sc. Result Cards/Domicile etc. along with the required fee amounting to Rs.1000/- is 14-01-2016;(click here to download undertaking)
  4. Data of all applicants shall be available on the University website on 08-01-2016   to 10-01-2016;
  5. Please contact QAU Admissions Information Centre at the back of Askari Bank, QAU Branch by e-mail ( or by phone No. 051-90642036, to rectify the errors/ mistakes in the data, if any, by 14-01-2016 at the latest;
  6. The Admission Forms sent by Post/Courier/TCS must reach in the University on or before 07-01-2016 ; No Admission Form will be received after due date in any case;
  7. No call letter shall be sent separately for written test or interview; applicants are advised to visit the QAU Website frequently.
  8. For information regarding admissions and submission of application forms etc. you are well come to contact:- QAU Admissions Information Centre at the back of Askari Bank, QAU Branch. For sending any type of document by post/courier, the address must be

QAU Admissions Information Centre At The Back Of Askari Bank, Qau Branch, Quaid-I-Azam University, (45320) Islamabad


The applicants sending the admission forms by post/courier must submit well before the last date. The forms received after the due date will not be entertained. The QAU Admissions Information Centre at the back of Askari Bank, QAU Branch will remain open to receive the missing/left over documents from Monday-Friday. The applicants may submit their documents by hand or by  e-mail with reference to their allotted Registration Number/Tracking ID to: (