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Entry requirements for Pakistani students

This is a guide to the normal entry requirements, assuming you’ve followed the Pakistani education system. An admissions tutor will study your application, so make sure you include your academic background and personal information when you apply.

Entry requirements vary depending on what sort of course you’re coming to BU to study.

  • BU International College Foundation Certificates
    You can undertake a Foundation Certificate before going on to an undergraduate course if you have completed 12 years of schooling in Pakistan and achieved a minimum of IELTS (Academic) 5.0.
  • Undergraduate courses
    You can apply to study a Bachelor's degree from year one if you hold a Higher Secondary (HSC) Certificate/Intermediate and have completed a one-year foundation programme, such as the BU International Foundation Certificate.
  • Top-up courses
    If you have a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree then you can apply for a Top-up course with us.
  • Postgraduate courses
    You need to have a Bachelor's degree (four years) in a specific field and with high grades, or a Master’s degree (following a two or three-year Bachelor's degree) and to have achieved high grades.
  • Research programmes
    ​You need a Master of Engineering/Science in Engineering to be considered for a BU research programme.

You can find more information about English language requirements for entry to BU on our English language requirements page.

If you need help with your visa or want more information about the immigration process, you can find it on our immigration information page.