Where can I find admission information about ZU programmes and how to apply?

Admission and programme details are available on programme pages, click here  and to apply kindly click here 

How to contact the admissions office?

Please call +92 21 35862937-9 Ext 2570, 2581 or direct call +92 21 335833674 or email at [email protected]

Where can I find the fee structure for Ziauddin University’s programmes?

Please visit this link https://admission.zu.edu.pk/

Can I apply to multiple programmes with the same application form?

Yes, you can apply to a maximum number of 3 programmes within the same application.

If more than one choice is made in my application form, do I have to pay the fee according to the number of programmes that I choose?

You will pay the fee for only one programme but the highest programme fee will apply.

If I select more than one programme, do I have to write tests for all the chosen programmes?

You will only have to write all tests if the chosen programmes are from different faculties.

Does Ziauddin accept student transfers into the university’s similar programmes?

No, we do not have a transfer policy.

Does any of the Ziauddin programmes have an age limit?

Yes, the BScN programme has an age limit of 17 – 35 years. For more details, click here

Is a part-time study option available at ZU?

Part-time study option is available for all graduate, postgraduate and Post-RN BScN programmes

Will my application be accepted after the specified deadline?


What are the required documents a candidate should have at the time of applying?

At the time of applying the candidate should have the following documents:

  1. SSC marksheet
  2. HSSC marksheet
  3. Candidate’s CNIC (For Pakistani Students) and NICOP/ Passport (For overseas students)
  4. Guardian’s CNIC
  5. Passport size photograph (with white background)

Does the university provide hostel facilities to students who are not from Karachi?

No, the university does not provide hostel facilities.  However, we will facilitate on the students’ request.

Is there any quota for self-finance?

No, there is no quota for self-finance

I have not given exams for A2/2nd year, can I still apply for a programme?

Yes, you can apply. Candidates can skip that portion when applying and submit the final year results when they become available.

Are Ziauddin’s programmes accredited?

Yes, Ziauddin’s programmes have been accredited by different accredited bodies.

Can I apply for more than one programme in the same application?

Yes, you can apply for upto 3 programmes in the same application.

When will I receive my admit card?

You will receive your admit card within 10 days of making the payment.

Will Ziauddin conduct its test on campus this year?

Yes, tests for this year will be conducted on campus and all necessary precautions will be taken care of by the university. However, if the government notifications state otherwise, the students will be notified accordingly.

Will I still need to write MDCAT test if Ziauddin is conducting an entrance test?

Yes, it is mandatory to clear MDCAT to be eligible for Ziauddin’s entrance test.

Do overseas candidates applying for MBBS need to have a SAT result?  

Yes, overseas candidates need to apply for SAT and that also has to be taken in the current year, in case if they cannot give MDCAT.

Note: SAT score should be available during the selection process.

What subjects can an overseas candidate take at the standard or secondary level to make them eligible to apply for MBBS or BDS?

An overseas candidate can opt for either Maths or Physics in addition to Biology and Chemistry.

Students applying for MBBS or BDS from Pakistan are concerned about provincial admission tests which has now been replaced with MDCAT test. Do such students need to write the MDCAT test?

Yes, in addition to writing ZU test, they will be required to submit MDCAT test results. The validity of MDCAT is only in the year that it is written. For the year 2021, the 2021 test will need to be written. For more information visit: www.pmc.gov.pk.

What Syllabus/Curricula does ZU follow for MBBS and BDS tests?

Test questions are based on the Higher Secondary School Certificate curriculum in Pakistan. The test includes a section on Logical and Mathematical Reasoning, English, General knowledge, and a section on Science Achievement comprising of questions in biology, chemistry, and physics. The questions in this multiple-choice exam are designed to test recall of factual information, application of knowledge, deduction, and problem-solving ability.

Who can Apply?

Candidates in Pakistan or overseas, who have completed or are completing their HSSC/graduate/postgraduate in the year 2021 are eligible to apply for the programme.


The minimum academic requirements following different systems of education, to be eligible to apply, are outlined here.

Pakistani System of Education Higher Secondary School Certificate

(HSSC) in pre-medical group with a minimum aggregate of 65%.

O-Level and Pakistani HSSC System of Education

  • Satisfactorily completed Ordinary Level (O-Level) with at least six subjects including English, biology, chemistry and physics.
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) in pre-medical group with a minimum aggregate of 65%.

British or Equivalent Advanced Level Certificates of Education

  • Satisfactorily completed Ordinary Level (O-Level) with at least six subjects including English, biology, chemistry and physics.
  • Advanced Level (A-Level) with at least a “B grade” in biology, chemistry and physics. Candidates studying or applying from overseas may also apply with mathematics in lieu of physics.

American and Canadian High School Diploma

High School (Grade 9-12) with a minimum CGPA of 3.25 or 3.00 (on a 4-point scale); or 85% or 75% overall average; or an average ‘B’ grade as assessed by the home institution. Candidates must have studied biology, chemistry and physics at High School level (from grade 9 through 12). Candidates studying or applying from overseas have an option to apply with mathematics in lieu of physics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) with a minimum overall achievement of 32 points. Candidates should have studied biology and chemistry; and physics or mathematics at either the higher or the standard/subsidiary level.

Indigenous Higher Secondary School Certificates of Education

Candidates having studied in systems of education not mentioned in the earlier sections will be considered only if they provide evidence of satisfactory completion of a Higher Secondary School Certificate of education/equivalent with at least 65% achievement or equivalent.

Equivalence from the IBCC stating that the qualifications are equivalent to the High School qualifications in Pakistan will be required. Candidates should have studied biology, chemistry; and physics/mathematics in their Higher Secondary School Certificate/equivalent.