Admission and Financial Aid

1. General

  • The need blind admission policy of University of Wah is based on the cardinal principle that the University is open to all candidates regardless of religion, race, creed, financial resources or domicile.
  • The University offers courses leading to the degrees of BS (HONS), BSc Engineering, BBA, BSAF, MA/MSc and MBA. The BS (HONS)/BSc Engineering programs are international level programs equal to the regular Master's degree awarded after 16 years of education. A graduate with 4 years BS (HONS)/BSc Engineering degree is eligible for pursuing higher education for MS program in the relevant discipline.
  • Applications for the admission in various courses of studies are invited through national newspapers and website of University of Wah and admission is granted on the basis of merit in accordance with the criteria laid down by the Academic Council from time to time.
  • For Faculty of Engineering, the selection is made as per merit calculated on the performance of candidate in the entry test and higher secondary school examination or its equivalent.

2. Detail of Departments

  • Faculty of Engineering
    • Civil
    • Chemical
    • Electrical
    • Mechanical
    • Mechatronics
  • Faculty of Basic Sciences
    • Biosciences
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Statistics
  • Faculty of Management Sciences
    • Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Computer Sciences
    • Computer Sciences
  • Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
    • Economics
    • Education
    • English
    • Islamic & Pakistan Studies
    • Psychology
    • Sociology

3. Admission Criteria

  • University may offer early action admission, on first come first serve basis to the applicants who fulfill University requirements prior to the announcement of formal merit list.
  • A candidate holding an FA/FSc or equivalent certificate with at least second division or its equivalent shall be eligible to apply for admission to BS (HONS), BSAF or BBA degree program.
  • A candidate holding a BA/BSc or equivalent degree from HEC recognized university with at least second division or its equivalent shall be eligible to apply for admission to MA/MSc degree program.
  • For individuals desirous of enrolling for BSc Engineering program, a candidate holding FSc (Pre-Engineering) certificate with at least 60% marks or DAE with 1st division in relevant technology from any institute recognized by the Government of Pakistan shall be eligible for admission. Entry test for all candidates is compulsory; however, UET entry test result is also acceptable. Merit being determined on the basis of 50% weightage to FSc marks and 50% weightage to entry test. 10 marks out of the obtained marks will be deducted from candidates qualifying the examination by parts or applying after three years of FSc.

Seats Available

Department BSc Engineering/ BS(Hons)/BBA M.Sc/MA/MBA
Accounting & Finance 50 --
Biosciences 50 50
Chemical Engineering* 40 --
Chemistry 80 80
Civil Engineering* 50 --
Computer Sciences 100 50
Economics 50 50
Education -- 20
Electrical Engineering* 80 --
English 50 50
Management Sciences 50 50
Mathematics 50 50
Mechanical Engineering* 50 --
Mechatronics Engineering* 50 --
Physics 100 100
Psychology 50 50
Sociology 50 50
Statistics 50 50

*For more details about Engineering admissions consult the prospectus of Faculty of Engineering, Wah Engineering College.

Note: Two percent seats may be allocated to candidates holding 3 years Diploma in Associate Engineering. These seats may be allocated in BSc Engineering and BS (HONS) programs of Physics, Chemistry and Computer Science. Separate merit list will be prepared for candidates holding Diploma in Associate Engineering. One seat in each department has been reserved for children of employees of the University and its constituent colleges who have completed seven years of service. The minimum student strength for a class should be 25 which may be lowered to 15 for Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities' programs.

In case of number of students registering for particular program is less than the desired class strength, the program will not be offered, and students will be adjusted in the alternative choices.

Advertisement for Admission will be advertised in the national newspapers and on the websites uow.edu.pk and wecuw.edu.pk. The Registrar office, University of Wah advertises the Admissions in newspapers/press at least 8 weeks before the commencement of classes.

4. University Prospectus and Application Form

  • The Prospectus including the admission form can be purchased from Accounts Branch of University on cash payment. The cost includes the application processing fee as well as entrance examination fee where required.
  • Prospectus can also be obtained by sending a Bank Draft/Pay Order in favor of University of Wah. In this case, applicants are required to send a request showing their interest of the applied program.

5. Submission of Application Forms

  • The hard copy of admission form for admission complete in all aspects shall be submitted along with attested copies of certificates/degrees either by hand or through post/courier services by the last date of application. It has to be ensured by the applicant that the application reaches the admission office of UW before the last date.
  • b. In case of online submission, the applicant shall submit only the admission form, while the printout of onlinesubmitted admission form along with attested copies of certificates/degrees and paid copy of fee challan shall be posted to the admission cell of UW by the last date of submission.

6. Offer of Admission as per Discipline Choice

Admission will be offered in a discipline as per order of preference given by an applicant in the admission form.

7. Change of Discipline

Once the order of preference is given by an applicant in the admission form, no request for change in preference will be entertained. However, after admission is offered, a candidate may apply for the change of discipline to a lower preference within one week of the start of classes after adjusting fees difference. The change of discipline is subject to availability of seats and meeting the merit of discipline to which the candidate has applied for.

8. Merit Lists

Discipline wise merit lists will be prepared and announced online by the Admission Office for the offer of admission.

9. Fee Refund

The candidates who apply for cancellation of their admissions will be refunded tuition fee according to the HEC policy letter No. 10- 1/HEC/A&C/2015/6542 dated 7th December, 2015.

  • Full tuition fees refund will be made up to 7th day after commencement of classes.
  • Half tuition fees refund will be made from 8th-15th day of classes.
  • Security and admission fee will not be refunded if a candidate applies for cancellation of his/her admission till the 15th day of start of classes.

Note: All types of security fee will be refunded after adjustment of dues, if any.

10. Scholarships and Financial Assistance

As per HEC guidelines, the University of Wah regularly awards scholarships and Financial Assistance/Scholarships to its students under the categories mentioned below:

  • Merit Based Scholarship: UW provides merit scholarships to the academically competent students of BS/BBA/MSc/MS and Ph.D programs of UW subject to the class strength and GPA of the position holders.
  • Need-Based Financial Assistance/ Scholarship: The Needbased financial assistance is granted to the talented students who are financially incapable of meeting the expenses of quality education. The minimum GPA requirement is 2.50 in the relevant semester with no 'F' or 'D' grade in the previous semester(s). The need-based financial assistance is awarded in the categories of Need- Based/Kinship/POF Employees and UW Employees.
  • Fee Concession: UW offers 10% fee concession to the students who have completed their intermediate level education from MDC in the current year if they join any undergraduate program of the University for further studies. UW also offers up to 15% fee concession to the children of serving POF Employees.
  • Students of BS Statistics and BS Sociology will be granted 50% concession in tuition fee in the 1st semester at the time of admission if they have secured 75% or above marks in their intermediate level examination.

11. Policy for Award of Merit Scholarships

Every year University of Wah awards a large number of scholarships to the students of each degree program during regular residency on the basis of class size and performance (GPA). The amount of scholarship is 80%, 40% and 30% of the tuition fee for 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions respectively. Class size will refer to the number of students at the time of admissions in the first semester of program. However, the requirement of class size may be reviewed on case to case basis for the Department of Statistics and Department of Management Sciences. Details of class size and GPA for undergraduate/equivalent programs, unless otherwise mentioned is given below:

  • For award of one merit scholarship, minimum class size/GPA shall be 25/3.50 for all disciplines less Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, where the minimum class size/GPA may be 15/3.25.
  • If the class size is between 41 and 59, two merit scholarships will be awarded. Minimum GPA for 2nd merit scholarship is 3.00.
  • If the class size is above 59, three merit scholarships will be awarded. Minimum GPA for 3rd merit scholarship is 3.00.
  • The minimum class size/GPA for award of merit scholarship for MS students shall be 10/3.50 in all disciplines.
  • Individuals with F grade in examination of preceding regular semester and/or a punishment given for breach of discipline during last semester are not eligible for award of merit scholarship.
  • An intake of above 60 students in a batch and divided into section(s) of strength 30 each should be considered a separate class for award of merit scholarship from 2017 entry onwards.

12. Student Research Fund and Qarz-e-Hasna

University of Wah Student Research Fund (UWSRF) had been instituted in 2017 to provide impetus to research and development activities and to offer financial relief to promising students facing financial constraints. Funding to active research work and associated laboratory development is also provisioned by this fund. UW has distributed over Rs 110 million, since 2010 in lieu of scholarships to almost 6,000 students. Overwhelmingly, based on the donations/grants from organizations and individuals, UWSRF was launched with the seed money of Rs 3 million. Except seed money, all fund proceeds including profit and donations will be subject to utilization under following categories:

CategoryPercentage
Qarz-e-Hasna/Scholarships 55%
Research/Apparatus45%

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