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Title of the Degree
BA (Honors) Communication and Design
High School / Intermediate Subjects Requirement
There are no program specific subject requirements for this degree. Students with any subject background can apply.
Eligibility Criteria to Take Habib University Entrance Examination
Cambridge International Examinations (O and A Levels):

O level:
  • Pakistan Based Examinations: Eight subjects, including English, Mathematics, Urdu, Islamiyat, Pakistan Studies and three electives. with average B grade.
  • Overseas Based Examinations: : Five subjects, including English, Mathematics and three electives, with average B grade.
    Additional Mathematics will not be counted as an elective.
A level:
  • Three principal subjects, i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, with average C grade.
    Note: Further Mathematics and General Paper will not be counted as electives.
Matriculation/Intermediate Examinations:
  • SSC/Matriculation: Overall 70% or above
  • HSSC/Intermediate: Overall 70% or above
International Baccalaureate (IBD):
  • Overall, a minimum of 28 points out of 45 with English as a compulsory subject. Three subjects must be at HL.
  • Student is required to complete CAS and TOK
  • All Pakistani nationals appearing for examinations from Pakistan shall have to pass Urdu, Islamiyat and Pakistan Studies either with Middle Year Program/O level/SSC or IBD
High School Diploma:
  • Overall score of 70% or above with English and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with minimum four principal subjects at grades 9-10 and 11-12
  • All Pakistani nationals appearing for examinations from Pakistan shall have to pass Urdu, Islamiyat and Pakistan Studies during the four-year diploma either with O Level/SSC or HSD
Exemption from the Habib University
Entrance Examination

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SAT Based Exemption
You may be exempted from the Habib University Common Entrance Examination if you have taken the SAT I and scored:
    • Overall SAT score: 1270 or above
    • Minimum score required in English:600
    • Minimum score required in Maths: 600
    • Average minimum score required in essay: 5

For complete exemption from Entrance Examination for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences , it is essential for you to take essay in SAT I as Habib University require essay score. If you will not take essay examination in SAT I then you are required to take Habib University Essay Examination.

High Grade Based Exemption

This option is applicable only for the students of Cambridge Examination Board (CEB) and Aga Khan University Examination Board (AKU-EB) (only students who have completed their HSSC II can avail this opportunity). If you apply for exemption based on grades, please upload your O/A level or SSC/HSSC transcripts in the ‘Document upload’ section of your e-application

AKU-EB students
AKU-EB students who have completed their HSSC II can get exemption from the Entrance test if their average SSC & HSSC score is 85% or above.

CEB Students
CEB students can get exemption from the Entrance test if their average score in the eleven subjects of O & A level is 85% or above and no grade is lower than B. General Paper, Additional Mathematics and Further Mathematics should not be included in eleven subjects.

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Admission Evaluation Process
Habib University’s admissions process is holistic in nature. Your application will be evaluated on the basis of the following factors:
  • Academic grades/percentage obtained in high/higher secondary schools
  • Participation in activities beyond the classroom, including co-curricular activities, community service, leadership activities, internships, etc.
  • Performance in Habib University entrance examination
  • Performance in Habib University entrance interview
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Tuition and Other Fees
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