Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Fall admissions at CECOS University begin end of June (July this year as a result of COVID19) while admissions for the spring session begin at the start of March every year.

Admissions open twice in an academic year; all undergraduate, graduate and PhD programs are offered in Fall semester while graduate programs are offered in Spring semester.

Admissions are announced via both print and electronic media including the CECOS University website and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) as well as advertisements in national and regional newspapers.

All admissions information can be easily accessed on the CECOS University website. Please visit or call our admissions hotline 0345-00-CECOS (03450023267). You can also send us email queries at

Yes, a university wide open house is held during the admissions session, whereas prospective students and their parents are welcome to sign up for any of the two daily campus tours on their visit to the university’s admission cell. However, it is subject to COVID19 lockdown & severity this year.

Yes, students of F.Sc/Intermediate can also apply before their results are out. They will however need to fulfill the eligibility criteria and present their results before they can be enrolled.

CECOS University offers the following undergraduate program:

  • B.Sc Civil Engineering
  • B.Sc Electrical Engineering
  • B.Sc Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • BS Biotechnology
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • BS Medical Lab Technology
  • BBA (Hons)
  • BS Computer Sciences (Hons)
  • BS Software Engineering (Hons)
  • B.Sc Civil Engineering Technology (Hons)
  • B.Sc Electrical Engineering Technology (Hons)
  • B.Sc Mechanical Engineering Technology (Hons)

While there is a specific set of eligibility criteria for each program, candidates are generally required to have passed their F.Sc/Intermediate Examination from a recognized Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education in Pakistan or any other equivalent examination in their relevant subjects. Further details can be found at

Most of the CECOS University undergraduate programs are a minimum of 4 years of study. However, the duration of Bachelor of Architecture and Doctor of Physical Therapy programs is 5 years.

CECOS University offers the following graduate and post-graduate programs:

  • MS Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering)
  • MS Civil Engineering (Geo-Technical Engineering)
  • MS  Electrical Engineering (Power & Control Engineering)
  • MS Electrical Engineering (Communications Engineering)
  • MS Mechanical Engineering (Design & Manufacturing)
  • MS Mechanical Engineering (Engineering Materials)
  • MS Engineering Management
  • M.Tech Civil (Structure)
  • Masters in Business Administration – MBA (1.5) in Finance, Marketing & Human Resource Management
  • MS (Management Sciences) in Finance, Marketing & Human Resource Management
  • MS (Computer Sciences) in Computer Networking & Software Engineering
  • MS Biotechnology
  • PhD Electrical Engineering (Wireless communication, Telecommunication Networks, Power & Energy, Control System)
  • PhD Civil Engineering (Structural, Geo-technical, Water Resource & Engineering Management)
  • PhD Management Sciences (Finance, Marketing & Human Resource Management)
  • PhD Computer Science

While the eligibility criteria differ for each program, candidates generally require an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. For a post-graduate program, candidates may require a graduate degree as well. For further details, visit

The minimum duration for a graduate program at CECOS University is 1.5 years.

The University has established Admissions Cell at its main campus at Sector F-5, Phase-6, Hayatabad, Peshawar (+92 91 5860291-3). Admissions forms can be obtained from either the admissions cell or the CECOS University website. Filled forms along with relevant documents and application fee (cash or pay-order) can be deposited either in person or via post only at the CECOS University admissions cell. For further details, visit

For Fall 2020 undergraduate admissions, the application fee is Rs.1000/-. For graduate and post graduate programs, the application fee is Rs. 2000/-.

The age limit for graduate programs is 25 years. However, the applicants can apply for age relaxation to the Vice Chancellor. There is no age limit when applying for in graduate programs at CECOS University.

No, any application received after the deadline date will not be entertained. However, certain provisions can be made on a case to case basis.

No, we strongly believe in merit & judge everyone on a set criterion.

The minimum required entry test score is 33%. Further details for entry test score and other academic qualifications may be found at

Higher Education Commission (HEC) does not allow.

Foreign students seeking admission may send their applications to the University. After their selection in merit, their case will be forwarded to Higher Education Commission and Ministry of Interior, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad for clearance through the vetting agencies. A certificate from an appropriate authority of the applicant’s country that the applicant is bonafide citizen and is financially sound to meet the expenditure on his/her studies should accompany the application form.

Yes, all successful applicants will be called for an interview/document verification. Interview dates will be announced after the deadline for receipt of applications is over.

Foreign students may appear for their interview via Skype. In case of COVID19 restrictions, we will conduct the interview on Skype/Google Meets/Hangouts/WhatsApp Video.

There is no quota system for students from different provinces. CECOS University is a firm believer in merit and all admission applications are based on merit alone.

CECOS is proud to have 3 modern campuses, spread over 90 canals of land. Facilities available for students include state-of-the-art laboratories, a well-stocked central library, computer labs, seminar halls, dedicated research and innovation space, student counsellors, 3 different cafeterias (with separate space for female students), a common room for female students as well as accommodation and transport.

CECOS University has its own well-armed security team with highly trained and diligent personnel. The campus is under 24-hour manual and CCTV surveillance by the security team.

No, it is not possible for students to live on campus. However, hostels are available near the campus where a majority of our outstation students reside.

CECOS University participates in various international and national events and hosts a variety of national level competitions, regional seminars, summer workshops and more. Teams from CECOS University have won bronze and silver medals at the iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machines) world championship in Boston, USA, in 2016 and 2017. CECOS University has hosted two KP Invention to Innovation Summits and will host the 2019 summit as well. Student organized events at CECOS include the annual Hunar and DigTech competitions. These events are the largest student events in the region and include a variety of modules including sports, gaming, technology, art and music. There are a number of student societies at CECOS University that students can join including the CECOS Media Club, FunVenture Adventure Club, Quran Society, Debate Society and the Decoders Science Society.

Of course, you can apply at CECOS in the next round of admissions.

There is no such limit for submission of admission application if you meet the eligibility criteria. However, the admission will be purely on merit.

Depending on their field of study, coursework and current university, students may be eligible for credit transfer. Only the President / Vice Chancellor may admit a student to the University by migration from other Universities or Institutions upon the recommendations of the Migration Committee. For further information, please refer to the Admissions Policy section on our website –

The admission committee decides it from cases to case basis depending on the authentication, HEC equivalence & tallying it with CECOS’s offered programs.

CECOS has signed MoUs with many universities for sports & academic activities, workshops, trainings & other programs.

CECOS University currently under HEC doesn’t have any affiliation with domestic or international partners for exchange programs.

Fee structure for different programs at CECOS may be found at

Yes, there are a number of scholarships and financial aid opportunities present. For more info, please contact the admissions cell via 0345-00-CECOS (03450023267) or at

Scholarship information can be viewed on our website and for queries, emails can be forwarded to

Financial support is available if students find themselves in hardship. The University’s merit cum need scholarship is available to all those students who may not be able to support themselves due to any difficulties of life.

Information regarding the code of conduct at CECOS may be found at

Student body is approximately 3000-3500

Throughout the year, different student societies working at CECOS organize various events and activities. Students can get involved by attending or even by organizing the type of activities they would like to see at the campus. There are also various opportunities to help others either through charity events or through voluntary schemes. To find out more about the different student societies at CECOS University, visit