Foreign/Expatriate Pakistani Students

Overseas Candidates : ( Foreign and Expatriate Pakistanis )

1.1  Candidates coming from an English medium system (“O” level and “A” level, they may be considered exempted in non-credit English language but should appear in level test of Arabic language at the Arabic Language Teaching Unit of Faculty of Arabic for determination of their placement to study non-credit courses in Arabic Language before being registered in their respective faculties. This policy shall apply in both bachelor and masters degree programs.

1.2  If a candidate is either holding a TOFEL score of 500 or holds IELTS with band score of 6.0 or comes from “O” level and “A” level streams, he/she may be exempted from non-credit English language and required to appear for a level test in Arabic language at the Arabic Language Teaching Unit. This policy shall apply in both bachelor and masters degree programs.

1.3  If a candidate is deficient in Arabic or English language(s), he/she will study the required language(s) in the ALT / ELT Units of the University and shall have to come to the required standard of proficiency before being allowed to join the under graduate or graduate programs.

1.4 Candidates holding a Higher Secondary School Certificate or a Bachelor Degree from Arab countries/Arabic speaking countries shall be exempted in Arabic language. They will however, be required to study English language in the Faculty of Languages & Literature before being allowed to register their bachelor or master level courses, as the case may be.

Steps for Admission of Foreign Candidates:


An overseas candidate seeking admission has to apply for admission directly to IIUI admission office:
Additional Director (Acad) Overseas Admissions Section ,
Room # 129, First Floor, Admin. Block,
Sector H-10, Islamabad, Pakistan
Ph: +92-51-9258007, Fax: +92-51-9257923,
on prescribed application form available on the website along with following documents.

  • Non-refundable Application Processing Fee of US $40/- or equal amount in shape of deposit Challan or Bank Draft or Pay order in favour of IIUI payable at HBL IIU Branch (1844), Islamabad A/C # 1844-00-1016-32.

  • Duly signed Application Form (in duplicate).

  • Eight Passport size Photographs (with blue background).

  • Attested photocopies of final degree/certificate and other testimonials, TOEFL, IELTS etc. (in duplicate).

  • Copy of Passport for candidates older than 18 years and copy of Child Registration Form for candidates below 18 years.

  • Three copies of duly filled Government of Pakistan Permission Form (Student Information Sheet). Attach 01 photograph and a copy of passport/visa with each information sheet. (Click here to Download)

  • Undertaking for Admission on Paper Qualification. (Click here to Download)

University will offer admission after evaluation of the academic record of the overseas candidate. However, applicants for MS/M. Phil/ Ph. D are required to submit result of NTS/GRE exam within nine months of their joining the University.

Overseas Pakistani / Foreigners are exempted from admission test. However, if they are in Pakistan at the time of admission, they will have to appear in the test.

Overseas / Foreigners students admission will be offered in one degree program and they will not be allowed to switch-over to any other program after joining IIUI. For change in degree program Overseas / Foreigners students must apply a fresh from the country of their origin after following requisite procedure.


University will issue admission offer letter to the student and copy of the same will be sent to the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan to confirm and endorse admission to Ministry of Interior. HEC will coordinate for seeking all the required approvals/verification concerning the student’s visa requirement.


After completing all the requirements, Ministry of Interior will send visa advice to Pakistan Embassy in the country of the student’s origin. Students should approach the Pakistani Mission abroad for visa and submit the following documents:

    i.  Application Form ( Student Information Sheet)
    ii. Photocopy of Passport
    iii. Photograph
    iv. Educational Documents
    v. Admission letter of


Student visa will be issued by Pakistan Embassy after fulfillment of all the requirements for duration of studies to be renewed annually on the basis of security clearance.

Renewal of Visa:

1.0 It is the responsibility of the Institution where the student is studying to

    i)  Certify Visa Extension form
    ii)  Issue Bona-fide Student Certificate
    iii) Recommend Extension of Visa, or otherwise

2.0 The student takes the material to the concerned passport office for extension of visa.

3.0 Extension of visa is granted by the Passport Office

4.0 Intimation of any student leaving the Institution or not remaining a full-time student is sent to the HEC. HEC will forward this information to the Ministry of Interior.

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