How to Apply?
Thank you for your interest in studies at the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT).
All the applicants have to go through a regular process of
admission which includes filling of application form till they
qualify the merit list and if found eligible, will be fortunate
to get admission in CIIT. Due to the limited number of seats
in each program, above average grades usually entitle one
for admission into a program. In order for any application
to be assessed, the university must receive a complete
application form along with required documents. The
applicant has to meet the competence standard in order to
qualify for admission. One must meet both the general
requirements and the prerequisites for specific faculties and
programs on offer. Some programs may have specific
requirements and details of these can be found in the relevant
How and When to Apply
Review the information in the CIIT Prospectus and the
programs of each Faculty at respective campuses. Determine
the campus and Faculty within which your desired program
is being offered and then decide where you want to study.
Keep in mind that at CIIT, you are admitted to a Faculty
and not just to the University. In addition to the academic
criteria, proficiency in English Language is also important
as the mode of instruction is English. Instead of wasting
time and energy in going through the application process,
you must self-check whether you meet this criteria. You
should be clear why you have chosen CIIT and the particular
program you are applying for, before embarking on filling
out the form as it will save you a lot of hassle. To be eligible
for admission in the Fall Semester you need to apply
in June when the admissions would be announced in
the print media and on the university website. Similarly for
admission in Spring semester, you need to make your
application in December. Incomplete admission forms
and late applications will not be entertained.
Details of application procedure are outlined below:
- Admission to an academic degree program
at the CIIT is open to all eligible candidates without discrimination of any kind.
- Applications are made in response to admission notices in the press.
- Admissions are conducted according to an admission schedule, which is prominently displayed in the admissions notices.
- The prospectus along with the application pack is made available on payment of: Rs. 1000/-
- The prospectus charges are reduced when you are applying online. Rs. 500/- draft to be attached with the downloaded
admission form along with all academic documents.
- The prospectus may be purchased from:
Any campus (Islamabad, Abbottabad, Lahore, Wah, Attock and Sahiwal campuses).
- Application forms must be submitted at the campus where admission is being sought.
- Applicants may apply for provisional admission if they have already taken the examination of the qualifying degree but have
yet to receive the result. These applicants must submit a "Hope Certificate" from the college last attended or "Affidavit"
on Rs 10 Stamp Paper to the effect that upon declaration of final result the minimum prescribed eligibility criteria will
be met. Specimen of 'Affidavit' is provided in the application pack. However, applicants who are provisionally admitted must
ensure that their results are received in the campus office within 20 teaching days after the commencement of the semester;
otherwise their admission will be cancelled.
- Before submitting the application form, the applicant must ensure that he/she fulfills the eligibility criteria of the program of choice.
- If an applicant fulfills the prescribed eligibility criteria, he/she may apply for admission to a degree program by filling-in the application
form and submitting the same, as per detail already given above. In case of provisional admission, hope certificate/affidavit may also be
submitted along with the application form.
- Application form must be submitted by the last date for submission of forms. Late entries will not be entertained.
NTS-NAT test NOT Taken:
Admission to CIIT is determined by a combination of factors.
One of which is the Entrance Test combined with the weighted
marks earned in the previous public examinations. The Entrance
Test is conducted by the National Testing Service (NTS). For
further information about the NTS and its testing procedure,
candidates can seek assistance from the NTS website
After the last date of submission of Admission Forms,
entrance tests will be conducted by NTS according to the
admission schedule OR on a given date (for NAT) as notified
by NTS through their website and the print media.
NTS-NAT Test Taken already:
Those candidates who have already given the NTS centralized test, and have the valid result card of one year too and want to apply for
admission then they only need to attach a copy of this NTS – NAT result card for undergraduate admissions and submit along with the
application form and documents.
Cases without any information about their test conducted/otherwise will not be entertained.
Regarding interviews the date and venue will be intimated along with the display of the merit lists.
A list of provisionally selected candidates is displayed on
specified dates on the campus notice boards as well as on
the CIIT website www.ciit.edu.pk.
The Admissions Office will also contact applicants selected
for admission by email. However, applicants are urged to
make a pro-active effort to know the status of their application
for admission by either visiting the concerned campus or
Admission Offer Letter & Challan Form
After verification of the documents, applicants will be issued "Admission Offer" letter along with a Bank Challan Form
for payment of dues.
Confirmation of Admission
Selected applicants are required to confirm their acceptance by paying the non-refundable fees within the specified dates.
Admission process will only be complete after the payment of fee is confirmed. If candidates fail to confirm enrollment
by the given deadline, selection will stand cancelled and the seat will be offered to the next candidate on the waiting
list.At this time, Undertaking on Stamp Paper, is also required to be submitted by the student and guardian to abide
by the rules and regulations of the Institute (specimen is given in the application pack).
CIIT schedules an Orientation session for all new students to welcome and acquaint them with general policies and services
of the Institute. Registration for courses is also completed at this time. Attendance at the session is mandatory.
This is a good chance for students to become familiar with their new environment as well as interact with instructors and their peers.