18 months
790 USD/year
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The main thrust areas in the Physics program of the National University of Sciences and Technology are: Condensed Matter Physics & Nanotechnology, Cosmology, Relativity and, Astrophysics, High Energy Physics, Plasma Physics and Quantum Information & Quantum Optics.



The coursework of the Physics program of the National University of Sciences and Technology will be of 24 credit hours, followed by a thesis of 6 credit hours. The PhD program will consist of 18 credit hours of coursework and 30 credit thesis. The course outline and contents will be declared individually for each student to their chosen research areas as advised by their supervisors. 

There will also be seminar courses that must be cleared but which will carry no credits. These will be for attending the regular seminar series for MS and PhD and for delivering seminars for PhD. Of the delivered seminars for PhD, one has to be in the thrust area but outside the research area, and another one outside the thrust area.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Classical Mechanics 
  • Quantum Mechanics 
  • Electromagnetism 
  • Thermal Physics 
  • Methods of Mathematical Physics
  • Differential Equations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelors (4 years) in Physics
  • Bachelor’s degree must be recognized by HEC
  • Sixteen years of schooling or 4 years education after HSSC/A' Level in relevant discipline with minimum CGPA of 2.0 out of 4.0 OR 55% marks (percentage will only be considered if CGPA is not mentioned on the transcript)
  • GAT (General) conducted on or after 01 August 2018 by NTS with at least 50 accumulative test score
  • Higher Education Apptitude Test (HAT) conducted by HEC in or after March 2019 with atleast 50 accumulative test score

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    790 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 790 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD per year during 18 months.

​National students: 88,500 PKR (per semester)

Living costs for Islamabad

36883 - 51236 PKR /month
Living costs

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