COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Islamabad

 Public Sector Ι Chartered by Government of Pakistan


COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Islamabad is a public sector educational institution, which became functional in April 1998. It is the project of an intergovernmental organization, the Commission of Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS). To anticipate the challenges of the industry, CUI is also excelling in Information Technology, Engineering, Live Sciences & Business Sciences. CUI delivers updated and new outcomes through outreach, public service, learning, research, development, and education to industries, companies, and organizations.

CUI aims to be the best education provider and also focus on one of the top research institutions in the country. The process of converting CUI into a university by the name of “COMSATS University”, is underway with the Government of Pakistan. The vision of the CUI is to become one of the top 100 universities in the developing world. The CUI also aims to get a place among the top 500 universities of the world by the year 2020. The institute follows 3 agendas, Research and Discovery, Teaching and Learning and, Outreach and Public Service.

COMSATS is an international organization that stands for “The Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South”. The main goal is to lessen the ever-growing space between the developed and developing world through the modern use of science and technology. Under the leadership of Nobel Laureate, Dr. Abdus Salam, the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) given the proposal for the formation of COMSATS.

In TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION (THE) RANKINGs, CUI earns a name among 601-800 world best universities by the World Universities Rankings 2021 and ranked 3rd in Pakistan. Apart from that, it was also ranked at 301-400 in Engineering & Technology, at 401-500 in Life Science, at 301-400 in Business and Economics, 401-500 in Computer Science, and 501-600 in Physical Sciences Subject Rankings 2021. CUI was also ranked 149th in the Asia University Rankings 2020, 159th in the Emerging Economies Rankings 2020, and was among 150-200 of the top young universities of the world in 2020.

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COMSATS University Islamabad, Main Campus, opens admissions for undergraduate and graduate programs bi-annually i.e. Spring and Fall intake. An applicant has to apply first through an online application portal or manually through visiting the admission office of the university. After a thorough assessment of all applications, the merit list of successful candidates is announced and admission offer letters are issued to them. After that, the candidate deposits his/her dues before the commencement of classes.

Selection Criteria for Undergraduates

→ 12 years of relevant education or equivalent with 50% marks from an accredited educational institution.

→ Valid NTS score as per the policy of COMSATS University Islamabad.

Selection Criteria for Graduates
→ 16 years of relevant education from an accredited educational institution, with minimum first division (Annual System) or CGPA 2.5/4.0 (Semester System) and no third division (Annual System) or ‘D’ grade (Semester System) throughout the academic career.
→ NTS GAT (General) with a minimum score of 50.

Selection Criteria for Postgraduate
→ 18 years of relevant education with a thesis of 06 credit hours or its equivalent degree with a thesis of 06 credit hours from an accredited educational institution, with 70% marks (Annual System) or CGPA 3.0/4.0 (Semester System) and no third division (Annual System) or ‘D’ grade (Semester System) throughout the academic career.
→ GRE (Subject) as per the policy of HEC or NTS GAT (Subject) with a minimum score of 60.

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Every educational institution aims to invest in the professional and academic growth of students. In this regard, COMSATS University Islamabad is assisted by numerous scholarships, internal and external fundings, financial aids, and awards. The Office of Development is established for the award and handling of these scholarships. It also appreciates and entertains the queries of talented but financially incapable students to promote learning and educational options.
1.Shahbaz Sharif Merit Scholarship (SSMS)
2. Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) Scholarship
3. HEC Need-Based Scholarship
4. PM’s Program for FATA and GB
5. Qarz-e-Hasna
6. PEC Scholarship
7. Benevolent Fund
8. Fauji Foundation ScholarshipKinship/Siblings Award

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COMSATS University Islamabad is the best public sector university

Rated 5 out of 5
October 12, 2022

COMSATS is amoung leading Universities of Pakistan. Other universities take already brilliant students and teach them but COMSATS takes average students and polishes their skills.It has Highly competitive environment and great infrastructure. Their Problem-based learning develops your rational and analytical skills with classes that challenge your assumptions, refine your ideas and teach you to express those ideas powerfully. I recently graduated from COMSATS. I have learned through Jaamiah about MS. Jaamiah is a great platform you get access to all HEC recognize Institute with one website.

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A Monumental Platform of Learning and Experiences.

Rated 4 out of 5
October 5, 2022

COMSATS is an excellent platform of excellence for committed passionate and hardworking individuals, who really want to bring positive change in the society and rest of the world. Management still needs improving otherwise the faculty of Academia is great for both bachelor’s and master’s students. Hoping to see COMSATS come out on top in the coming years!

Hamza Bin Yahya

Best University

Rated 5 out of 5
October 2, 2022

Well organised and good educational institute in Pakistan

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Rated 5 out of 5
September 30, 2022

They offer multiple disciplines and degree of education programs from Business management, Humanities, Sciences and more. Apart from education the campus is big and well mentioned with different sports grounds and facilities. If your looking for a Degree or certificate in the same fields, you should definitely apply for it.

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