International Students Admissions

International Students Office

We are now accepting applications of International Students for Fall 2021 admissions.

INTRODUCTION

Government College University is a forward-looking institution committed to generating and disseminating cutting-edge knowledge. Our vision is to provide students the best educational opportunities and resources to thrive on and excel in their careers as well as in shaping the future. We believe that courage and integrity in the pursuit of knowledge have the power to influence and transform the world.

At International Students Office, we take care of you from the time you submit application for admissions till you get degree by the University. We oversee the process of admissions, provide you with quality advising on VISA, scholarships and accommodation, and facilitate student mobility opportunities.

Vice Chancellor’s Message

If there could be heaven on earth, we the Ravians think, it would be here within the four walls of Government College University Lahore (GCU)! Let me welcome you to our community, and I hope that you will draw same level of inspiration from this prestigious institute as your predecessors have done, including myself, for over 150 years.

A cursory glance at the GCU’s illustrious history bears a testimony to the enviable role Ravians have played in this global world. Whether it is in science, music, drama, poetry, sports, or law and administration, Ravians have left their imprint on every domain.

My dear prospective international students, when you prefer GCU to other institutes around the world, I would like you to know how we will help you develop a unique expertise and personality. The tradition of teaching and research has been made to flourish in the GCU. The temperament and self-control which is required to become a successful scientist is best developed here. How else would two of our alumni make it to the pedestal reserved exclusively for the Nobel Laureates?

To build character of its members, the society generally teaches us to be ambitious, competitive, adamant, self-serving and victorious whereas here, at GCU, we inspire you to prefer failure over using unfair means. We beseech you to contribute to making the world around you a better place to live in rather than deploring its materialistic inclinations. We imbibe these values by helping you simulate life-like situations in games, theatre, debates, and social services projects run by various students’ clubs and societies.

I wish to invite all of you, the exuberant young members of our global world, to join this historic citadel of learning. I promise that we will help you achieve your ideals with compassion, integrity and a vision for an egalitarian world.

WHY GOVERNMENT COLLEGE UNIVERSITY?

 An International Outlook

At GCU, we recognize the significance of an increasingly globalized world, and we ensure that our students are equipped with relevant skills to meet its ever-changing needs. We offer a high level of training in foreign languages such as French, Persian, Arabic and Chinese, which gives our students an added edge in today’s multi-cultural context.

Inspiring Faculty

  • GCU invites international scholars, experts, and scientists regularly to seminars and conferences that provide a platform for sharing knowledge and cross-cultural understanding.
  • Our students are encouraged to acquire diverse communication skills.
  • Our faculty consists of scholars who are active researchers in their own right, and are chosen for their excellence as teachers and academics. Reputed academics of renowned global universities are invited to teach students and share their inspiring experiences with tomorrow’s generation.

 Rigorous Academic Training

Our excellent faculty ensures that students’ academic experiences are of the highest standard, and our graduates are a testament to this commitment. We offer:

  • Subject experts to provide personalized guidance through regular contact hours
  • Collaborative learning experience with modern teaching and learning resources
  • Development of critical thinking by encouraging questioning spirit
  • Rigorous and challenging assignments and projects

An Open Research Culture

Faculty and students are encouraged to undertake research in all fields, and we provide excellent electronic and laboratory resources to ensure that our research meets international standards.

Commitment to Values of Cultural Diversity and Equal Opportunity

Our merit-based admissions ensure that the best students from across various regions are able to study together at GCU.

Development of independent study skills

We aim to produce students who can meet any challenge, and recognize the importance of the ability to act independently.

A Vibrant Life beyond the Classroom

We understand the value of co-curricular activities and interests in the development that students can excel in a breadth of fields of well-rounded personalities and recognize outside the classroom. Our famous clubs and societies ensure that there is something interesting to do for every student.

Brochure For International Students

Contact Us

Dr Hussain Ahmad Khan
Director
Email: hussainahmad@gcu.edu.pk

Bilal Khan
Deputy Director, External Affairs
Email: bilalkhan@gcu.edu.pk

Uzma Shakhi
Deputy Director, Internal Affairs

UAN: +92-42-111-000-010 Ext:207,
Fax: +92-42-99213341,
E-Mail: iso@gcu.edu.pk; isa@gcu.edu.pk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/International-Students-Admissions-in-GC-University-Lahore-Pakistan-470092099998778/

Undergraduate

BA / BSc (Hons)

Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Computer Science | Electronics | Environmental Science | Mathematics| Statistics | Geography | Physics

Chemistry and Life Sciences

Microbiology | Biotechnology | Botany | Chemistry | Psychology | Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Zoology

Arts & Social Sciences

Commerce & Finance| Economics | Fine Arts | History | Management Studies | Philosophy & IDC | Political Science | Sociology

Languages, Islamic and Oriental Learning

English Literature | Islamic Studies |

Persian | Punjabi | Urdu

Faculty of Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Equivalent Foreign Examinations

The University accepts the following foreign examinations as equivalent to the HSSC (Pre-Engineering) Examination:

  • Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • British General Certificate of Education (A-Level) with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • American High School Graduation Diploma (12th Grade) with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

PostGraduate

MS / M.Phil

Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Computer Science | Electronics | Environmental Science | Mathematics| Statistics | Geography | Physics

Chemistry and Life Sciences

Microbiology | Biotechnology | Botany | Chemistry | Psychology | Zoology

Arts & Social Sciences

Commerce & Finance| Economics | History | Management Studies | Philosophy | Political Science

Languages, Islamic and Oriental Learning

English Literature | Islamic Studies |

Persian | Punjabi | Urdu

Faculty of Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Ph.D.

Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Computer Science | Environmental Science | Statistics |Physics

Chemistry and Life Sciences

Microbiology | Biotechnology | Botany | Chemistry | Psychology | Zoology

Arts & Social Sciences

Economics | History | Political Science

Languages, Islamic and Oriental Learning

English Literature | Islamic Studies |

Persian | Punjabi | Urdu

Certificates/Diplomas (For Urdu Language Learning)

  • Certificate “Urdu Zuban-o-Adab” (Six Month) –
  • Diploma “Urdu Zuban-o-Adab” (One Year) –

FEE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Degree Courses

Programs Tuition Fee
Per semester Fee

($)

Total Semesters Total Fee

 ($)

Bachelor’s Degree
Arts 1,062.50 8 8,500.00
Science 1,125.00 8 9,000.00
Master’s Degree
Arts 1,875.00 4 7,500.00
Science 2,125.00 4 8,500.00
PhD Degree
Arts 1,666.60 6 10,000.00
Science 2,000.00 6 12,000.00

 

OUR CAMPUS

150 years of heritage

Courage to know

HEC SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Allama Iqbal Scholarship for Afghan and Sri Lankan Nationals Visit
Scholarship for OIC least Developed Countries Visit

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

BA / BSc (Hons)

 Scholarship Fee Cover Eligibility Preference
Iqbal Scholarship Full Fee 80% Marks (Equivalent) in A-Level/ 12 Years of Education Sri Lanka, Syria, Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Kosovo and Bosnia etc.
Salam Scholarship 85% Scholarship Committee will decide War-torn countries, female students and minority communities (in their respective countries)
GCU Scholarship 50% Scholarship Committee will decide War-torn countries, female students and minority communities (in their respective countries)

Note:   The scholarship does not cover any monthly stipend, hostel accommodation, airfare, research expenses and medical insurance.

 

MS / MPhil and PhD

Scholarship Fee Cover Eligibility Preference
Iqbal Research Scholarship Full Fee Outstanding academic/ publication record, strong research proposal and references Sri Lanka, Syria, Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Kosovo and Bosnia and Females students etc.
Salam Research Scholarship 85% Excellent academic record, publications, strong research proposal and good references War-torn countries, female students and minority communities (in their respective countries)
GCU Research Scholarship 50% Excellent academic record, publications, strong research proposal and good references War-torn countries, female students and minority communities (in their respective countries)

Note:   The scholarship does not cover any monthly stipend, hostel accommodation, airfare, research expenses and medical insurance.

ADMISSION PROCESS

  1. Interested international candidates are required to apply along with relevant documents.
  2. The provisional admission letter will be issued to successful applicants after complete evaluation of their applications along with fulfillment of other codel formalities.
  3. Candidates are required to apply for equivalence certificate of their previous/ last degree(s) from IBCC (in case of Undergraduate Program) or Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, Pakistan (in case of Postgraduate Program). In case IBCC/ HEC does not issue Equivalence Certificate to the provisionally admitted international students, their admission will stand withdrawn/ cancelled automatically.
  4. After issuance of final admission letter by GCU, the students will approach the Pakistan’s Mission / Embassy in their respective countries, along with the following documents, for issuance of visa:
    • Application Form (Student Visa Form)
    • Photocopy of passport
    • Photograph
    • Educational Documents
    • Admission Letter of University
    • Any other documents required by the Pakistan’s Mission/ Embassy abroad.

Note: Visa is issued for duration of studies but annual renewal is required, subject to the security clearance.