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International Students

CUI welcomes international applicants for admission to its various degree programs. For this purpose special seats have been reserved for foreign students in each discipline at Islamabad campus. Currently foreign students from countries like Syria, Iran, ASEAN countries, Afghanistan, Indian part of Kashmir etc are enrolled in different degree programs of CUI.

Concrete efforts are also being made by CUI to attract foreign students for admission in CUI for different undergraduate and graduate degree programs. e.g from Middle East and Gulf Regions. So to support such efforts, this year COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) also participated at GHEDEX 2007: Muscat, Oman from April 16-18 2007 with a full-fledged stall.

Gulf Higher Education Exhibition (GHEDEX) is being organized for last 07 years and now it has attained the status of most comprehensive regional platform showing a wider array of diverse, international study options in higher education for students, parents, young professionals, and the academic organization from the Sultanate of Oman and the Gulf Region.

Since the medium of instruction at CUI is English, intending foreign students must show sound knowledge of written as well as spoken English. The academic credentials of the foreign students will be examined by the Admission Office to ascertain if they meet Institute’s entrance requirements for the selected degree program. If so, provisional admission will be offered subject to clearance from the Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan. International students can arrange for clearance either through their respective Embassy in Pakistan or with the help of the Admissions Office at CUI.

Applicants may find that their qualifications are not necessarily recognizable by CUI because of differences in educational systems of different countries. Therefore, in addition to transcripts of their latest academic qualifications, they must also submit an equivalence certificate obtained from the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) while applying for admission. The office of the IBBC is located in the building of Federal Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education, Sector H-8/4, Islamabad, and Tel: 051-9235017.

The foreign students after getting admission in CUI need to follow guidelines as provided by HEC for issuance/renewal of visa for admission in different academic programs as well. The details of such procedures can be obtained from the HEC website by clicking the Link

Fee for International Students

Prospectus Charges ---Rs 500 (US$ 10)
Per Year Fee (Fall and Spring Semesters) ---US$3,000 (@ US$ 1,500 per semester

Accommodation for International Students

If international students wish to reside in the halls of residence for the local students, they will be most welcome. Otherwise, a wide array of private housing options is available in the surrounding areas. The office of Students Support Services will facilitate the new comers to seek out accommodation of their choice by putting them in touch with the international students already studying at CUI. Admission Office will also support the new comers in this matter.