18 months
790 USD/year
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The Plant Biotechnology program of the National University of Sciences and Technology is a multidisciplinary field that integrates different principles including: Molecular Plant Virology, Molecular Plant Pathology, Medicinal Plants and Plant Immunology to form a coherent background for providing state of the art facilities and training at graduate and post graduate level.


The field of Plant Biotechnology (Green Biotechnology) is undoubtedly one of the most exciting and rewarding areas of study available to students in the twenty first century.

The programme

The research culture and academic environment at the Plant Biotechnology program of the National University of Sciences and Technology facilitate the research scholars to show and groom their talent, provide opportunities to outshine their abilities and help them to become professionals who can serve the nation at their turn.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Plant Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering 
  • Plant Biochemistry 
  • Plant Functional Genomics 
  • Techniques in Plant Molecular Biology 
  • Plant Virology
  • Medicinal Plants

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

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

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • BSc (4 years) in Biotechnology / Biochemistry / Molecular Biology / Biosciences / Bioinformatics / MBBS/ DVM / BDS
  • 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 or GRE (General) conducted by ETS, USA with minimum acceptable 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

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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