National University of Sciences and Technology

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world rank  1418

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University Overview

Founded in 1991, National University of Sciences and Technology is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Islamabad (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Islamabad CT. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Karachi, Rawalpindi, Risalpur. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Education Commission, Pakistan, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 9,000-9,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 27 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this Pakistani higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name نیشنل یونیورسٹی آف سائنس اینڈ ٹیکنالوجی
Acronym NUST
Founded 1991
Motto Defining Futures
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address Sector H-12
Islamabad (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
44000 Islamabad CT
T +92 (51) 9085 1101
F +92 (51) 9085 1107
Other locations Karachi, Rawalpindi, Risalpur

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Int'l student 2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 0-10%
Admission Office Registration Br, NUST Campus, Sector H-12
Islamabad 44000
+92 (51) 9085 1041

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 9,000-9,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 1,000-1,499
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to National University of Sciences and Technology's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Higher Education Commission, Pakistan

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Government of Pakistan
  • Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC)
  • Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC)
  • National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC)
  • National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC)


  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Talloires Network
  • International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE)
  • Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN)
  • International Association of Universities (IAU)
  • Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA)
  • International Association of University Presidents (IAUP)
  • United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI)
  • International Association of Science Parks (IASP)

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018