Academic Eligibility
Last updated on July 11th, 2018

Important for all candidates

  • Applicant for admission MUST MEET THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS set-forth by Bahria University.
  • Candidates are advised to CONFIRM THEIR ELIGIBILITY prior apply.
  • In case of annual system, eligibility will be determined on the basis of result in percentages.
  • In case of semester system, eligibility will be determined on the basis of CGPA obtained out of 4.00.
  • In case the result is shown both in CGPA and percentage, CGPA will be considered.

Eligibility Criteria for All PhD Programs

  • A PhD candidate must have completed 18 years of education in any of the following subjects with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 (semester system) or 60% (First Division) in annual system. The subjects include:
  1. International Relations
  2. Political Science
  3. Defense and Strategic Studies
  4. Defense and Diplomatic Studies
  5. Peace and Conflict Studies
  6. Government and Public policy
  7. Area Studies
  8. Development Studies
  9. Political History
  10. Media Studies
  11. Pakistan Studies
  • NTS-GAT (Subject Test), or GRE (Subject Test) passed with minimum 60% marks or BU Admission Test with 70% Marks.
  • A statement of purpose of 2000 words shall also be submitted by the PhD candidate.
  • After submitting the required documents in the admission office of the campus, PhD candidate will appear before Departmental PhD Committee for interview and assessment of test, statement of purpose and relevant documents.
  • The names of the recommended candidates shall be forwarded by the HOD to the PGP Directorate through Director Campus for the final interview and approval by the Rector.

The academic eligibility of each program is elaborated as under:

MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

MBA (3.5 Years Evening)

Two years Bachelor’s degree (e.g. BA, BSc, B Com etc) with a minimum of 50% marks or CGPA 2.5/4.0 in any discipline

MBA (2 Years Evening/Weekend)
16 years education with the minimum of 50% marks or CGPA 2.5/4.0 in any discipline.

MBA (1.5 Year Morning/Evening/Weekend)

The candidates with BBA (4 Years), ACCA, CA, ACMA, B.Com (4 Years), MCom and MPA with the minimum of 50% marks or CGPA 2.5/4.0 is eligible fro admission

MS Finance (1.5 Years Weekend)

Students eligible for the MS Finance Program should have 16 years of business/relevant education with the minimum of 50% marks or CGPA 2.5/4.0 in a discipline.

MS Islamic Banking & Finance(1.5 Years )

  • The Application from duly filled and supported with relevant documents including attested copies of degrees/certificates should be submitted to the University admission office.
  • Applicant must have 16 years of Business / Management /relevant education/ equivalent degree with 2.5/4 CGPA or 50% marks
  • Applicant must have accepted GAT/GRE/ Bahria University entry test result at the time of admission.
  • Students with non-business background will take deficiency courses as per HEC rules.

MS in Management Sciences (1.5 Years Program) (Evening classes at Karachi Campus, Weekend classes at Islamabad Campus)

16 years education from HEC recognized educational universities / institutes, students with business / management sciences backgrounds with the minimum of 50% marks or CGPA 2.5/4.0 in a discipline. must pass Bahria University admission test. AND/OR NTS-GAT general with 50 Marks obtained in less than two years prior to admissions. (Polices of HEC shall apply as amended from time to time).

MS Project Management (1.5 Years Weekend)

Minimum 16 years of education from HEC recognized educational institutes in any discipline, CGPA 2.5/4.0 or 50% marks in non-CGPA Degree – GAT General with 50% Marks(is accepted but not mandatory).

MS Supply Chain Management (1.5 Years Weekend)

Students eligible for the MS Supply Chain Management should have 16 years of business background or commerce education with the minimum of 50% marks in non-CGPA degree or CGPA 2.5/4.0 . GAT General with 50% Marks (is accepted but not mandatory).

MS Marketing & Sales

Applicant must have 16 years of Business or Management education/ equivalent degree with 2.5/4 CGPA or 50% marks. Students with non-business background will take deficiency courses as per HEC rules.

MPhil in Management Sciences

After 16 years of business education with CGPA 2.5/4.0 or 50% marks and GAT/GRE 50% marks.

MBA Pharmaceutical/Health Management/MIS/Maritime Management (3.5 Years)

Two year bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% marks or CGPA 2.5/4.0 in any discipline.

MBA Pharma/Health Management/MIS/Maritime (2.5 Years)

Four Years Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% marks or CGPA 2.5/4.0 in any discipline. Relevant experience in Pharmaceutical industry is preferred.

MBA Maritime ( 1.5 Years)

For students graduating with 4 years BBA degree from Bahria University and other HEC recognized universities with 50% marks or CGPA 2.5/4.0 or above.

PGD Pharmaceutical Business Management ( 1 Year)

Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 50% marks, or CGPA 2.5/4.0 in any Discipline, Relevant experience in Pharmaceutical industry is preferred.

PhD Management Sciences

17.5/18 years of education with Master’s/MS/MPhil/equivalent degree with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA 3.0/4.0 in relevant discipline.

ENGINEERING SCIENCES

Additionally, applicants must provide:

  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to the applicant’s academic or professional capabilities.
  • HEC verification of all academic certificates / degrees

MS Data Science
HEC recognized 4 years Bachelor degree in CS/SE/CE/EE/IT/Statistics/Mathematics or equivalent with CGPA 2.5/4.0 (Semester System) or 50% marks (Annual System). NTS-GAT (General)/ GRE/ University entry test passed with 50% marks.

The following core courses are recommended to be completed before entering the MS Data Science program.

  1. Programming Fundamentals
  2. Data Structures & Algorithms OR Design & Analysis of Algorithms
  3. Database Systems

MS (Computer Engineering)

Four years degree in BS/BSE/BEE/BET/CS/CE/IT/M.Sc Applied Physics/Electronics/equivalent with minimum 130 Credit Hours and CGPA 2.5/4.0 (Semester System) or 50% marks (Annual System).

MS (Software Engineering), MS (Telecom & Networking), MS (Computer Science), MS (Engineering Management)

Four Year degree as BS/BCE/BSE/BE/BSC (Hons) in Computer Sciences/Software Engineering/Computer Engineering/ Information Technology is required. A minimum of 130 credit hours in Bachelours and a CGPA of 2.5/4.0 or 50%Marks in annual system or MCS/M.Sc (Computer Science) with minimum CGPA 2.5/4.0 or 50% marks in annual system or BCS 3 Year degree program with minimum 130 credit hours, CGPA 2.5/4.0 or 50%marks in annual system.

MS Information Security

4 years Bachelor degree in IS/CS/SE/EE/CE/IT/Electronics or equivalent, with minimum 130 Credit Hours and CGPA 2.5/4.0 (Semester System) or 50% marks (Annual System). NTS-GAT (General) or GRE passed with 50% marks.

MS Mathematics

4 years Bachelor degree in BS (Mathematics)/M.Sc (Mathematics) or equivalent, with minimum 130 Credit Hours and CGPA 2.5/4.0 (Semester System) or 50% marks (Annual System). NTS-GAT (General) or GRE passed with 50% marks.

MS (Electrical engineering) (2Year)

Four Year Degree in Electrical/Electronic/Computer or Allied Discipline with minimum CGPA 2.5/4.0 or 50% marks. Students will be required to complete deficiency in earned credit hours.

PhD (CS, CE, SE, EE)(3 years)

18 Years Education in the relevant discipline with minimum CGPA 3.0/4.0 or 60% marks.

PhD (Mathematics)

18 year of education (MS/MPhil/equivalent degree) in Mathematics from an HEC recognized university with a minimum CGPA of 3.00/4.00 (semester system) or 60% marks (annual system).

GAT (Mathematics)/GRE (Mathematics) with minimum 60% marks, or University Based Test passed with minimum 70% marks.

EARTH & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

MS Geology

Passed 16 years in relevant discipline (Geology) with CGPA 2.5/4.0 or 50% marks.

MS Geophysics

Passed 16 years in relevant discipline (Geophysics) with CGPA 2.5/4.0 or 50% marks.

MS Environmental Sciences

Passed 16 years in relevant discipline (Earth Sciences/ Natural Sciences) with CGPA 2.5/4.0 or 50% marks.

MS Environmental Policy and Management

Passed 16 years in all Science disciplines with a CGPA 2.5/4.0 or 50% marks.

PhD Geology

17.5 / 18 years education in Geological Sciences,

Minimum CGPA 3.0 in Semester System, 60% marks in Annual system, 60% GAT Subject or 70% University test

PhD Environmental Sciences

17.5 / 18 years of education in Environmental Sciences/Natural Sciences,

Minimum CGPA 3.0 in Semester System, 60% marks in Annual system, 60% GAT Subject or 70% University test

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

MS International Relations

Candidates  must  hold  16  years  of  education  from  a  recognized  university  with  majors  in International Relations, Anthropology, Sociology, Development Studies, Political Science, Gender Studies, Behavioral Sciences and Pakistan Studies or in a related field. the students must have a minimum CGPA of 2.5/4.0 or 50% marks where CGPA is not given. The students must also clear an admission test taken under BU rules (passed with minimum 50% marks) and a board interview to get admission.

PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

PMD (1 Year)

Masters degree with a minimum of 50%marks or CGPA 2.5/4.0 in Psychology/allied fields.

M.Phil (1 Year, 2 Years)

For 1 Year program: PMD in relevant field of Psychology.

For 2 year: Masters Degree with minimum of 50% marks or CGPA 2.5/4.0 in Psychology or allied subjects.

MS (Clinical Psychology)

Minimum 16 Year education in the relevant field of psychology with a minimum of 50% marks (in annual system) or CGPA 2.5/4.0 (in semester system).

PhD (Clinical Psychology) (2 years /3 years)

  • Minimum 18 years of education in Clinical Psychology or relevant field of Psychology including clinical internship and course contents
  • Minimum CGPA 3

MEDIA STUDIES

MS Media Studies

16 years of education with Bachelors/ equivalent degree from an HEC-recognized university in Media Studies/ Political Sciences/ IR or any other relevant discipline of Social Sciences with a minimum CGPA of 2.5/4.0 or 50% marks where CGPA is not given.

PhD Media Studies

  • 18 year of education (MS/MPhil/equivalent degree) in relevant discipline from an HEC recognized university with a minimum CGPA of 3.00/4.00 (semester system) or 60% marks (Only where CGPA is not given/available).
  • NTS-GAT (Subject Test), or GRE (subject test), passed with minimum 60% marks or BU Admission Test (70 marks passing marks).
  • HEC equivalency certificate for the candidates will be required.
  • HEC’s attestation on the candidate’s local degrees (on the back of the original degree).
  • A statement of purpose (Maximum 2,000 words) to be evaluated by the Admission Committee.

LAW

LLM

LL.B from HEC recognized university with 3.00/4.00 CGPA (semester system) and 55% marks for ( annual system ).

PhD Law

LLM degree from an HEC recognized university with a minimum CGPA of 3.0/4.0 (semester system) or 60% marks (annual system). HEC’s equivalency certificate is required for LLM degree from foreign university. NTS-GAT (Subject test) or GRE (Subject test) with minimum 60% marks or BU Computer based test with minimum 70% marks.

MEDICAL AND DENTAL SCIENCES

MBBS (5Years)

A minimum of 60% marks in F.Sc Pre–Medical or Equivalent.

BDS (4Years)

A minimum of 60% marks in F.Sc Pre–Medical equivalent.

MPhil Anatomy, Pathology, Pharmacology

16 years of education with MBBS/BDS From PMDC/HEC recognized university/institution With Minimum CGPA 2.5/4.0 or 50% marks if CGPA is not given. HEC attestation on the candidate’s local degrees (on the back of original degrees), HEC equivalency certificate for the candidate’s foreign degrees, GAT General score with minimum 50% cumulative score or BU Test (50% minimum passing marks) Result to be submitted at the time of application in case of GAT (General) or GRE (General).