Guidelines for Admission

Applicants are advised to carefully go through the contents of this prospectus and familiarize themselves with the following rules governing the admission entrance test/interview of Hamdard University. They should also check all the eligibility criteria for a particular program. (Note: Marks short even by a fraction from the required percentage shall not be rounded off to the next whole number). Rules of eligibility are followed strictly. Issue of Admit Card and appearing in Admission Test by a candidate does not make a candidate eligible to claim admission if he/she does not fulfill all the eligibility criteria prescribed by Hamdard University. The University reserves the right to refuse admission to any individual without assigning any reason. A candidate shall not be entitled to claim admission as a matter of right even if he/she is otherwise eligible. Furthermore, if any error/omission in the processing / verification of certificates/documents of any candidate is found by the University, the University has the right to cancel such admission at any stage when such error is discovered.

Applications found to be incomplete or not submitted on the prescribed form and those reaching the University after the last date due to postal delay or otherwise shall not be entertained. There will be no relaxation in the last date for submission of application forms. The University takes no responsibility for any postal delay in the delivery of interview or intimation letter or any other communication relating to admission.

Applicants, who do not receive the Admit Card, may report to the Admission Cell three days before the date of the written Admission Test to collect the Admit Card in person. Such candidates are required to bring their identity documents (two photographs, NIC, Passport or College Identity Card) for this purpose.

  • No request for change in address at any stage will be entertained.
  • The University has the right to change the Admission Test/Interview Schedule and/or venue due to any unforeseen circumstances.
  • If it is discovered at any stage afteradmission that a candidate had made a false or incorrect statement or used fraudulent means for admission or does not fulfill the eligibility requirements, the admission shall be cancelled.

Foreign Students

The University encourages and welcomes foreign nationals who have secured good marks in equivalent qualifying examinations. Preference will be given to candidates who have secured good percentile in SAT/GMAT/GRE examinations.

l They should apply on the prescribed admission form, stating clearly in bold letters , that they are International Students and enclose a fee of US$ 50 or equivalent Pakistani rupees alongwith courier charges and must fulfill the following conditions:

  • They should have passed the examination in the concerned subject as per eligibility requirement of program with good academic record from a university/board included in the list of Higher Education Commission (HEC). In case the relevant university/board is not included in the said list, the candidate has to obtain and submit a certificate to this effect from HEC, Islamabad. 
  • They should possess valid passport and visa.
  • They should also obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Pakistan. 

Tuition and Other Fees

Hamdard University is-not-for profit entity and strives to provide quality education on subsidized basis. The fee structure is so designed to make it affordable for the students from varying socio-economic strata. Liberal financial assistance and educational loan (Qarz-e-Hasna) are provided in the form of fee deferment to the deserving students. The details about tuition, admission and other fees and charges, both for local and international students, are available with the respective faculty. For queries relating to fees, the admission offices at various faculties may be contacted.




The University Academic Calendar for the respective systems is as follows:

Semester System  

Fall Spring Summer

September January/February/June/ July

Annual System



Courses of Study

Hamdard University offers a wide range of degree programs in multiple disciplines. The course content of the programs is devised after careful deliberations of the statutory bodies of the University such as Board of Studies, Board of Faculties and the Academic Council. These bodies comprise of senior professors, academicians, subject experts and scholars. 

The details of the respective program can be viewed under relevant faculty sections. 

Faculty Advisors

Faculty Advisors are assigned to all the students at Hamdard University. The Faculty Advisors guide the students in academic matters, such as developing plans of studies and help in monitoring their progress. 

Attendance Rule

Eligibility for appearing in the final examinations requires a student to have attended at least 80% of the total lectures/lab work for each course. The percentage of attendance may vary from Faculty to Faculty. Failing this, the student will not be allowed to appear in respective examination(s). 


The students have to register for course(s) during a specific period before the commencement of each semester. This deadline for registration is disseminated by the office of the Controller of Examinations prior to the start of each semester. 

Late registration can however be made till the end of the third week of the semester provided a valid reason is given along with the prescribed late fees.



Students may obtain, on request, a copy of the rules and regulations pertaining to attendance, examinations and promotion (annual and semesters) from the Dean Office of their respective faculty.

  Copyright 2000-2009 Hamdard University, Sharae Madinat Al-Hikmah, Karachi.
  Disclaimer - Privacy Statement