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National University of Sciences and Technology

4.1 out of 5 (231 ratings / 212 reviews) Islamabad, Pakistan
From a modest beginning with military engineering colleges, NUST has gained towering stature, both at the national level as well as internationally, addressing the needs of a fast changing world. The University main campus continues to expand, both academically and in terms of physical environment, whereas, our commitment to scientific leadership continues to grow unabated.

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Humanities (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) was established in March 1991 for the promotion of higher scientific education in the country, especially in the fields of science and technology, by providing a stable and disciplined academic environment together with need-based research, pertinent to industrial requirements. The University was granted its Charter in 1993.


NUST is a new-age university defining new frontiers in teaching and research. The programs are distinctive for their high-quality research orientation. Notwithstanding the significance of undergraduate courses, there is ever-growing emphasis on postgraduate studies and research output. Creativity and innovation are embedded as core values in all scholastic activities. The conducive academic environment at the campuses facilitates educational pursuits.


Research is the focal point of university education all over the world. Universities significantly contribute towards creation of new knowledge and discovery of new frontiers of creativity and innovation. In order to develop NUST into a true Centre​ of excellence, it is imperative that apart from maintaining high standards in teaching, research is rigorously pursued and suitably rewarded. The research output of NUST is in line with national needs and contributes towards socio-economic growth of the country.


Career Development Centre (CDC) CDC provides programmes and services to help students and alumni explore and make effective career choices, foster professional networks with employers and assist employers in meeting their recruitment needs. The office offers various avenues to the students for personal and professional development and supports them in achieving their goals.

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University Ranking

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Student services

Student Centre operates under the auspices of Student Affairs Directorate. The Centre renders multiple services to NUST students as delineated below:

  • Acts as a Front Office for processing all student related affairs/ queries i.e. degrees, transcripts, refunds, scholarships etc.
  • Deals with discipline matters of students, as and when referred to SA Dte by NUST institutions. Director Student Affairs heads the Discipline Committee
  • Coordinates/ facilitates activities of all the University Clubs and Societies.The conduct of co-curricular activities through these fora enables students to hone their mental abilities and prepare themselves for the daunting challenges of future

Housing services

NUST Campus, Islamabad, provides hostel facilities essentially to the outstation students as per hostel allotment criteria. The hostels are equipped with all the facilities necessary for comfortable living.

The hostel routine allows the students to utilize their time in the best possible manner. The management is at their service round the clock.

Hostel Accommodation in the relevant category is strictly alloted according to the application seniority list.

Library services

NUST Central Library is currently undergoing through a rapid development phase. The facility is likely to have books in the excess of 200,000 volumes, Journals, Off and online databases and other non-book materials. The library will aim at serving the educational as well as research needs of the students, faculty and researchers.

Medical services

Medical Services - Implements policies related to health services, provides outpatient medical care for students and staff, arranges inpatient medical cover in affiliated hospitals, and promotes activities for general well being of NUST community.

Student Life

Campus life

NUST is a multi-campus university spread all over Pakistan. Its central campus is in Islamabad with other campuses at Rawalpindi, Risalpur and Karachi.

The CENTRAL CAMPUS has been established at Sector H-12, Islamabad to cater for the fast-growing requirements of a technologically advanced campus of science and technology. Besides the Rectorate, new high-tech postgraduate schools, centers and institutes have been established at this campus. Undergraduate and postgraduate programs have commenced from Fall 2008 and a number of new programs have commenced since Fall 2013.

Sports facilities

The primary function of any university is, of course, academic, but university recognizes the importance & value of development of physical skills and fostering of recreational needs of students and staff in promoting good health, well being and good fellow/sportsmanship. It also recognizes that considerable publicity of students achievements values in the area of sports. It also provides young people with the opportunity to get fit and to always adopt healthy life style.

  • Basketball Courts (Out door)
  • Badminton Courts  (Out door)
  • Cricket
  • Fitness Gym
  • Football Fields
  • Futsal Ground
  • Multipurpose Gymnasium
  • Squash Court
  • Table Tennis
  • Volleyball Courts (Out door)

Student clubs

Besides academic excellence, the Nustians display dynamic literary, creative and artistic abilitiess and aptitude for co-curricular activities. In order to provide them with opportunities to pursue their passion in the company of like-minded individuals, Student Affairs Division is functional under the auspices of Student Affairs Directorate. Deputy Director Student Affairs is the chief coordinator and thus responsible for smooth prevalence of co-curricular activities at the campus.

  • NUST Adventure Club  (NAC)
  • NUST Environment Club (NEC)
  • NUST Book Club (NBC)
  • NUST Community Service Club(NCSC) 
  • NUST Dramatic Club (NDC)
  • NUST Debating Society (NDS) 
  • NUST Media Club (NMC)
  • NUST Fine Arts Club (NFAC)
  • NUST Entrepreneurs Club

Student Reviews

NUST life
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was a great experience. Get to learn new skill and boost my self-estem.

My glowing time!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The overall experience was good, this University has changed me alot what i used to be. Social life has immensely full with well thoughts and fun. Academically, it was very tough to study there because of burdens of many subjects.

NUST in a nutshell
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

NUST is the best university to opt for if you are going for engineering descipline, best in pakistan, you will get a lot of exposure as compared to other pakistani universities.

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