Beaconhouse National University (BNU), Lahore

About Us

Beaconhouse National University (BNU) is a private liberal arts university situated in Lahore, in the province of Punjab, Pakistan. It was Found in 2003 by its parent company Beaconhouse School System, it is located at Raiwind, a subdivision of Lahore District; the BNU campus is adjacent to the Bahria Town.
Beaconhouse National University entertains students by offering programs in visual design and arts, architecture, liberal arts, computer information technology, psychology, and mass communication. BNU is affiliated with the Higher Education Commission and the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
Beaconhouse National University also organizes Pakistan’s largest university-level festival, commonly known as ‘Bestival’.

Beaconhouse National University (BNU), Lahore
Beaconhouse National University (BNU), Lahore

Beaconhouse National University (BNU), Lahore – Admissions, Departments & Scholarships

Beaconhouse National University offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs in various disciplines and admits students annually from June-August through regular admissions. However, we also open admission for the Spring semester each year.

Selection Criteria for Undergraduate Programs
1. 12 years of field related education, passed with at least second division from any registered institution.
2. 50% marks in the entry test.

Selection Criteria for Graduate Programs
1. 16 years of education with at least second division with aggregate 45% in the annual system and 2.5 cgpa in semester system.
2. 50% marks in the entry test.

Mariam Dawood School of Visual Art & Design 

Art and Design Studies
Art Education (Summer Program)
Visual Arts
Visual Communication Design
Interdisciplinary Expanded Design & Art
 Textile, Fashion and Accessory Design

Razia Hassan School of Architecture


School of Media and Mass Communication

Public Relations & Advertising
Social Sciences with major in Theatre, Film & TV Studies
Film and TV
Mass Communication
Communication and New Media Technology
Social Sciences with major in Media Studies

School of Business

BBA (Specialization in Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Finance , Information Technology (IT),Human Resource Management)
BBA with Double Majors in Finance  & Marketing & Supply Chain Management & Marketing
BSc (Hons.) with Double Majors in Economics and Finance
BSc (Hons.) with Major in Economics and Minor in Media Studies
BSc (Hons.) with Major in Economics & Minor in Finance

Seeta Majeed School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences 

Social Sciences with
Major in Liberal Studies

School of Computer and Information Technology

Software Engineering
Computer Science 

School of Education

Educational Leadership and Management
Linguistics and TESOL
Education and Language Studies
Educational Leadership and Management

Institute of Psychology

Applied Psychology
Clinical & Counseling Psychology

BNU aims to provide accessible and affordable education to all the diverse sections of the society. To achieve this goal, several merit and need-based scholarships are offered to deserving candidates. While awarding a scholarship (merit or need-based) a student’s attendance and the disciplinary record are also taken into consideration

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Beaconhouse National University has joined the inter-University sustainable development Research Programme (IUSDRP). Prof. Dr. Tariq Rahman, Dean school of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences and School of Education Signed a letter of commitment on September 17, 2018.
IUSDPR is an international platform of universities that want to provide a podium for member universities to research matters related to sustainable development. Dr. Qudsia Kalsoom from the school of Education received an invitation from the IUSDPR secretariat offering membership to BNU.
Dr.Qudsia is already a part of the author’s team who have contributed entries in the Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education, a project of IUSDRP. Dr. Qudsia Kalsoom has been appointed the contact person from BNU.

Beaconhouse National University offers some short courses and workshops during summers. These workshops and seminars are organized in different schools and are taught to instructors who are industry experts. Attending a short course at BNU is a good step towards professional development as you will move with new skills and knowledge that can improve your professional life.

  • Amazing Compass
  • Library
  • Residential Hostel
  • Industry focus learning
  • Flexible learning
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Teaching skills

    Job Fair 2019
    BNU’s Annual Job Fair 2019 featured over 30 organizations from diverse sectors of the industry (Media & Digital Advertising Firms, Software Development Firms, Game Design Houses, Financial Sector, FMCGs, Fashion and Apparel Brands, NGOs etc. ). The organization set up their HR Help-desks, received CVs, conducted interviews and shortlisted candidates for hiring.