Admissions FAQs

General Information

Is COMSATS a public or private sector university?

COMSATS University Islamabad is a public sector university which was awarded the status of a degree awarding institute (DAI) by the federal government of Pakistan in August 2000. CUI was granted the status of a university in 2018.

What are the directions to reach at Lahore Campus?

For campus directions visit the link:

What are the office hours of Lahore campus?

CUI, Lahore campus is opened from Monday to Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm.

What are the various engineering programs offered at Lahore campus?

CUI Lahore Campus is offering undergraduate engineering programs in the following disciplines:

What are the various non-engineering undergraduate programs being offered at Lahore campus?

Please visit the undergraduate programs link. for this information:

In which disciplines COMSATS is offering a graduate degree program?

Please visit the graduate degree programs link for detailed information about graduate degree programs;

What is the eligibility criteria of admission in graduate / undergraduate program(s)?

Kindly visit the eligibility criteria link for this about all the undergraduate/graduate programs offered in Lahore campus.

Is there any part time degree program offered in COMSATS Lahore Campus?

No. At present, CUI Lahore campus is offering only full time programs.

Is there any weekend program offered in COMSATS Lahore campus?

At present, MS in Mathematics and MS in Physics are the weekend programs offered at COMSATS Lahore campus.

Is there any self-finance seats quota for admission at CUI, Lahore campus?

No. All admissions in CUI, Lahore campus are confirmed on open merit basis.


When does admission open at CUI Lahore campus?

CUI Lahore campus offers admissions twice a year; in Fall & Spring. Fall admissions tentatively commence in June and Spring admissions tentatively commence in October of each year.

If an undergraduate candidate is not a fresh candidate, how will it impact his/ her admission application process?

"It will not have an impact on his/her admission application. No extra marks will be deducted due to gap years."

Can a medical student apply for BS CS, BS SE and BS Physics programs?

Yes, medical students can apply for BS CS and BS SE programs. All such students must pass deficiency courses of Mathematics of 6 credit hours within one year of their regular studies.

Pre medical students admitted in BS Physics will have to pass basic mathematics course in first two semesters.

If a graduate candidate is not a fresh graduate, how will it impact his/ her admission application?

It will not impact his/her admission application.

I have given my intermediate/ equivalent exams but my result is not announced yet, Am I eligible to apply for admission?

Yes, you can apply on result awaiting status. You will have to submit your result within a month of the commencement of your classes. In case your score is less than the required eligibility criteria, then you will not be allowed to attend the classes further. In addition, your full submitted fee will be returned.

How the aggregate merit is calculated?

The aggregate merit for various programs is calculated as follows:




10% Matric

5% Matric

5% Matric

40% inter/equivalent


5% Inter

50% NTS

25 % BS 4 year

15% BS 4 year

40% GAT (general)

20% MS

20% Interview

25% GAT (Subject)

30% Interview

Does work experience count in the calculation of my aggregate merit for admission in MS program?

No. Work experience does not count to the merit for admission in MS or any other graduate program.

Admission procedure for multiple campuses and required documents.

The candidate will have to fill out a separate online form for each campus. Attach all the documents along with online form, chalan form (separate chalan form for each campus), NTS registration fee (only for one campus), and send it to the respective campus of choice.

Should Applicant submit/deposit any paid chalan copies to the admission office of campus?

No need to send paid chalan form copies or any other documents to the admission office. Applicant needs to just upload his paid chalan copies online with his admission form.

What are the various categories of scholarships that COMSATS offeres?

For scholarship details visit the link:

How will I know about my admission application status?

Merit list of all candidates will be displayed on the official university website. Candidates will also be informed individually about their admission status via text messages and emails.

Admission Test

Does CUI conduct any admission test?

CUI accepts NTS and (or) HEC tests for admission. No other admission test is accepted. NTS can be given via NTS throughout the year. CUI also conducts special NTS test during the admissions’ date.

What is the minimum NTS test score required to qualify for admission in undergraduate programs?

No minimum NTS test score limit is set for undergraduate applicants, 50% NTS score is considered for calculating aggregate.

How can I prepare myself for NTS Test?

The complete information regarding NTS Test including preparatory material can be checked on the website

How to get the entry test roll no. slip issued?

If NTS is to be given via CUI, NTS roll No slip will be issued at the time of form submission after payment of NTS dues. Applicants can download their roll no slip on the same online admission portal. If the test is to be given via NTS, Roll No slip will be issued by the NTS.  For more details visit

Labour Quota

What is Labour Quota?

This is a special quota reserved for the children of industrial workers or industrial workers themselves. If an applicant secured admission on labour quota basis, the whole educational expenses of the student (fee, transport, and lodging) will be covered by the Punjab Workers Welfare Board (PWWB).

What is the procedure to apply for PWWB quota?

The candidates can apply for this scholarship at the time of admission in all Programs. The candidates need to submit the following set of documents along with their admission application form at the time of admission:

  • Worker/ miner’s CNIC.
  • Worker/ miner’s Social Security Card/ Old Age Benefit Card.
  • Worker/ miner’s Factory Card/ Employee Card mentioning his/ her designation.
  • Worker/ miner’s Appointment Letter.
  • The Factory Registration Certificate under the Factories’ Act 1934 or Mines Act 1923.
  • CNIC/ Family Registration Certificate issued by NADRA of the prospective student.
  • Worker/miner’s Service Certificate and a certificate on his/ her good moral conduct.
  • The candidate needs to sign an affidavit on a Rs. 20. Stamp Paper, stating that if he/ she discontinue his/ her education, then he will return all his educational expenditures to the PWWB.
  • In case deceased/ disabled worker/ miner, proof of receiving Death Grant/ Disability Pension needs to be submitted.

Transport & Accommodation

What are the transport charges?

The transport charges are Rs. 30,000 per semester.

Which areas are covered by CUI Lahore transport vehicles?

CUI Lahore has a large transport fleet and our buses cover almost all areas of Lahore city. For further details about transport schedules, kindly visit the transport page on our website.

How are rooms allotted in hostel?

Rooms are allocatted to the students on the basis of merit.

What are hostel per semester charges?

1st semester

Admission Fee                              2000/-

Hostel/ Mess Security                   5000/-

Boarding dues                               33,630

Total                                              40,630/-

2nd semester to onwards:

Boarding Dues                                33,630/-

Note:  There will be 5% increase in boarding dues per anum.

Mess dues charged on monthly basis as per monthly calculations.

Refund Policy

What is the policy for refund of dues?

If you apply for fee refund during first week of commencement of classes, 100% of your tuition fee (excluding admission fee) will be refunded.

If you apply for fee refund during second week of commencement of classes, 50% of your tuition fee (excluding admission fee) will be refunded.

If you apply for fee refund after two weeks of commencement of classes, only security deposit of Rs. 5000 will be refunded to you {If security fee is  submitted}

In case you apply for fee refund on account of non-fulfillment of eligibility criteria, 100% of your fee including admission fee will be refunded at any stage.