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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA / PREREQUISITES

MBBS (Shifa College of Medicine)

 

The minimum academic requirements following different systems of education, to be eligible to apply, are outlined here.

Pakistani System of Education Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) in pre-medical group with a minimum aggregate of 70%.

British or Equivalent Advanced Level Certificates of Education

  • Advanced Level (A-Level) with at least a “B grade” in biology, chemistry and physics/Mathematics.

 

American and Canadian High School Diploma High School (Grade 9-12) with a minimum CGPA of 3.25 (on a 4-point scale); or 85% overall average; or an average ‘B’ grade as assessed by the home institution. Candidates must have studied biology, chemistry and physics / Mathematics at High School level (from grade 9 through 12).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) with a minimum overall achievement of 32 points. Candidates should have studied biology and chemistry; and physics or mathematics at either the higher or the standard/subsidiary level.

Obtaining an Equivalence Certificate:

Candidates with the following systems of education other than Pakistani Higher Secondary Certificate [premedical group] must obtain an equivalence certificate from the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC). The equivalence certificate should verify that the candidate’s High School qualification is equivalent to a High School qualification in Pakistan with a minimum aggregate achievement of 70%.

For more details and updates please visit website: www.ibcc.edu.pk or visit IBCC offices located in Islamabad:

Islamabad: Plot No. 25, Street 38, G-10/4, Near Federal Government Employees Housing Authority

(FGEHA), Islamabad. Tel: +92 51 9106631. Email: ibcc_islamabad@ibcc.edu.pk

Admission Requirements for all categories:

  • The candidate must have passed grade 12 or equivalent with subjects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics / Mathematics and minimum marks 70 % in the exam and in the equivalence certificate where required.
  • All candidates (Pakistani & Foreigners) must have passed entry test (MDCAT) - conducted by the National Medical Authority. As per PMC passing criteria for the current year.
  • Shifa’s Entrance Test – The candidate must qualify the entrance test conducted by the Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University
  • MMIS (Multiple Mini Interviews) - conducted by the Shifa College of Medicine

These rules are according to PMC regulations 2021 which are subject to any revision by the Pakistan Medical Commission

BDS (Shifa College of Dentistry)

1. Academic requirements for admission in BDS

Following are the admission requirements for admission in BDS.

  • The candidate must have passed grade 12 or equivalent with subjects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics and minimum marks of 65 % in the exam and in the equivalence certificate where required.
  • All candidates (Pakistani & Foreigners) must have passed entry test (MDCAT) - conducted by the National Medical Authority. As per PMC passing criteria for the current year.
  • Shifa’s Entrance Test – The candidate must qualify the entrance test conducted by the Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University.

 

2. Obtaining an Equivalence Certificate

Candidates with any systems of education other than Pakistani Higher Secondary Certificate [premedical group] must obtain an equivalence certificate from the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC). The equivalence certificate should verify that the candidate’s High School qualification (grade 9 through 12) is equivalent to a High School qualification in Pakistan with a minimum aggregate achievement of 65%.

For more details and updates please visit website: www.ibcc.edu.pk or visit IBCC offices located in

Islamabad:

Islamabad: Plot No. 25, Street 38, G-10/4, Near Federal Government Employees Housing Authority

(FGEHA), Islamabad. Tel: +92 51 9106631. Email: ibcc_islamabad@ibcc.edu.pk

MHPE (Department of Health Professions Education)
Masters in Health Professions Education (2 years Program)
 
Health care professionals from one of the following specializations having atleast 16 years of education (NQF Level 6) are eligible for consideration. All foreign qualifications must be supported by transcripts and degrees attested / equivalence by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC). 

    • Medical
    • Dental
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Nursing
    • Allied Health Sciences (Biosciences, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Medical Technology etc.)

* Atleast 2.5 cumilative GPA on the scale of 4 'or' 60% marks in Bachelors (Level 6) degree.
Must clear HEC or University admission test in good standing.
BSN (Shifa College of Nursing)

Following qualification is necessary for an applicant to be eligible for consideration

  • 50% score in FSc with Pre Medical subjects
  • Age 17 – 25 years.
  • Passing Entry Test & Interview
Post-RN BScN (Shifa College of Nursing)

Following qualification is necessary for an applicant to be eligible for consideration

  • Matric with Science
  • Diploma in General Nursing
  • 01 year post basic Diploma in Midwifery or any other specialty
  • 02 years clinical experience
  • Valid registration with all entries of professional qualifications
  • Passing Entry Test & Interview
MSc Nursing MSN (Shifa College of Nursing)

Following qualification is necessary for an applicant to be eligible for consideration

  • 03 Years General Nursing Diploma
  • 01 Year Midwifery Diploma OR any other Post Basic Specialty Diploma.
  • 02 Years Post-RN BSN Degree Program
  • Pakistan Studies & Islamiat at Bachelors level
  • 02 Years Clinical Experience
  • Valid Registration with PNC.
  • Passing Entry test & Interview
OR
  • 04 Years Generic BSN Degree Program
  • 02 Years Clinical Experience excluding 01 year internship
  • Valid Registration with PNC.
  • Passing Entry Test & Interview
Diploma Programs (Shifa College of Nursing)
Diploma in Accident and Emergency Nursing, Cardiology Nursing and Intensive Nursing Care (ICU) (1 year Program)
1. Diploma in General Nursing or Generic BSN
2. Valid PNC registration
Pharm. D (Shifa College of Pharmaceutical Sciences)
Eligibility Criteria for Open Merit/Regular Seats: 
 
Any one of the following qualifications is necessary for an application to be eligible for consideration. All foreign qualifications must be supported by an Equivalence Certificate issued by the IBCC.

    • 60 percent overall and unadjusted score in pre-medical group of Intermediate Certification in Pakistan. However, much higher scores proves competitive. BSc group or equivalent are also eligible to apply.
    • British Advanced Level (A-Level) Certification with Biology, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics. The achievements should be over 60% (pre-medical) in IBCC Equivalence Certificate.
    • US Grade-12 Diploma (minimum GPA 3.0) accompanied by an Equivalence Certificate from the IBCC of at least 60 % F.Sc pre-medical qualification (that will require inclusion of Biology, Chemistry, Physics/Mathematics and English in the final 3 years). Higher Secondary School Certificate from other countries with Biology, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics accompanied by an Equivalence Certificate from IBCC* of at least 60% F.SC Pre-medical qualification.

* The Equivalence Certificate will be obtained from a government office of the Ministry of Education called The Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC). This office attempts to translate foreign qualifications into Pakistani equivalents. It has its own requirements to be met and it can take time. The University has no connections with that office and is, therefore, unable to provide any information or assistance in that connection. It is the applicants’ responsibility to obtain the Equivalence Certificate before an offer of admission could be formalized.
International applicants are advised to visit the website of IBCC at www.ibcc.edu.pk and establish contact with it on the following address to seek information and guidance:

Inter Board Committee of Chairmen
Plot No. 25, Street No. 38, Sector G-10/4
Near Federal Govt. Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF)
Islamabad, Pakistan.
Tel 1: +92-51-933-0251 to 0254
Web: www.ibcc.edu.pk
 
 
Eligibility Criteria for Reserved/Foreign Seats: 
 

10% of the total seats have been reserved for foreign students. The main aim is to encourage and facilitate Pakistani expatriates and foreigners to establish linkages to Pakistan. Moreover, we aim to provide state-of-the-art education facilities to the students from the developing countries at affordable rates. This would help in establishing STMU as an international seat of quality learning and research. The candidates who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply on the foreign seats;

    • Foreign national/ dual national/ overseas (being a Pakistani citizen permanently resident in a foreign country) Pakistani student, and who has studied and passed HSSC 12th grade examination or equivalent from outside Pakistan and is a resident of a foreign country at the time of applying for admission and possess a certificate from the institution last attended to this effect having completed last two years of schooling from abroad.       OR
    • Pakistani student who have completed their previous educational certificate/ degree/ achievement from Pakistan or abroad while being affiliated with a foreign educational system (GCSE/ Cambridge etc.)
    • Pakistani students having passed from foreign education system (i.e. O levels, A levels etc.)
    • Minimum sixty percent (60%) marks in aggregate, in an examination of a course from a foreign university or its examining body or its education system in at least three subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry and either Physics or Mathematics and such course must have been duly certified by IBCC* as equivalent to HSSC, F.Sc. or Intermediate level of Pakistan.
 
* The Equivalence Certificate will be obtained from a government office of the Ministry of Education called The Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC). This office attempts to translate foreign qualifications into Pakistani equivalents. It has its own requirements to be met and it can take time. The University has no connections with that office and is, therefore, unable to provide any information or assistance in that connection. It is the applicants’ responsibility to obtain the Equivalence Certificate before an offer of admission could be formalized.
International applicants are advised to visit the website of IBCC at www.ibcc.edu.pk and establish contact with it on the following address to seek information and guidance:

Inter Board Committee of Chairmen
Plot No. 25, Street No. 38, Sector G-10/4
Near Federal Govt. Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF)
Islamabad, Pakistan.
Tel 1: +92-51-933-0251 to 0254
Web: www.ibcc.edu.pk
 
 
 
University Entry Test:

The entry test shall be based on Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) containing 100 MCQs of 1 mark each (Total 100 Marks). There shall be NO negative marking. Total time allowed for the test shall be 120 minutes (2 hours). The distribution of questions in various sections shall be as follows;

Section

No. of MCQs

Marks

Biology

25

25

Chemistry

25

25

Physics

25

25

English

10

10

Current Affairs / General Knowledge

10

10

General Mathematics

05

05

Total

100

100

 

Reference Books:            F.Sc Text Books

Sample Paper:                 Download here

M. Phil Pharmacology (Molecular)

The candidates are expected to meet the following minimum eligibility criteria for being considered for admission in the M.Phil Pharmacology (Molecular) programme:

  • At least 2.5/4.0 CGPA or 60% marks in a 4 or 5 years degree program (NQF Level 6) in pharmacy (Pharm. D/ B. Pharm/ M. Pharm) or BS Biological Sciences / BS Applied Biosciences.
  • Clear the STMU admission test / GAT / GRE test with at least 50% marks.
  • Appear before and pass the interview conducted by the SCPS admission committee.
  • Submit a personal statement to be reviewed by the potential supervisor(s).

The merit list shall be based on cumulative score in academic qualifications (5%), test (35%), personal statement (30%) and interview (30%). All foreign qualifications must be supported by transcripts and degrees attested / equivalence by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC). 

DPT (Department of Physical Therapy)
Any one of the following qualifications is necessary for an application to be eligible for consideration. All foreign qualifications must be supported by an Equivalence Certificate issued by the IBCC.

    • 60 percent overall score in pre-medical group of Intermediate Certification in Pakistan. However, much higher scores proves competitive.
    • British Advanced Level (A-Level) Certification with Biology, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics. The achievements should be over 60% (pre-medical) in IBCC Equivalence Certificate.
    • US Grade-12 Diploma (minimum GPA 3.0) accompanied by an Equivalence Certificate from the IBCC of at least 60 % F.Sc pre-medical qualification (that will require inclusion of Biology, Chemistry, Physics/Mathematics and English in the final 3 years). Higher Secondary School Certificate from other countries with Biology, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics accompanied by an Equivalence Certificate from IBCC* of at least 60% F.SC Pre-medical qualification.

* The Equivalence Certificate will be obtained from a government office of the Ministry of Education called The Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC). This office attempts to translate foreign qualifications into Pakistani equivalents. It has its own requirements to be met and it can take time. The University has no connections with that office and is, therefore, unable to provide any information or assistance in that connection. It is the applicants’ responsibility to obtain the Equivalence Certificate before an offer of admission could be formalized.
International applicants are advised to visit the website of IBCC at www.ibcc.edu.pk and establish contact with it on the following address to seek information and guidance:

Inter Board Committee of Chairmen
Plot No. 25, Street No. 38, Sector G-10/4
Near Federal Govt. Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF)
Islamabad, Pakistan.
Tel 1: +92-51-933-0251 to 0254
Web: www.ibcc.edu.pk

 

University Entry Test:

The entry test shall be based on Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) containing 100 MCQs of 1 mark each (Total 100 Marks). There shall be NO negative marking. Total time allowed for the test shall be 120 minutes (2 hours). The distribution of questions in various sections shall be as follows;

Section

No. of MCQs

Marks

Biology

25

25

Chemistry

25

25

Physics

25

25

English

10

10

Current Affairs / General Knowledge

10

10

General Mathematics

05

05

Total

100

100

 

Reference Books:            F.Sc Text Books

Sample Paper:                 Download here

BS-MT , AS-MT& AD-MT (Shifa College of Medical Technology)
Any one of the following qualifications is necessary for an application to be eligible for consideration. All foreign qualifications must be supported by an Equivalence Certificate issued by the IBCC.

    • 50 percent overall score in pre-medical group or equivalent of Intermediate Certification in Pakistan. However, much higher scores proves competitive.

    • British Advanced Level (A-Level) Certification with Biology, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics. The achievements should be over 50% (pre-medical) or equivalent in IBCC Equivalence Certificate.

    • US Grade-12 Diploma (minimum GPA 3.0) accompanied by an Equivalence Certificate from the IBCC of at least 50 % F.Sc pre-medical qualification (that will require inclusion of Biology, Chemistry, Physics/Mathematics and English in the final 3 years). Higher Secondary School Certificate from other countries with Biology, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics accompanied by an Equivalence Certificate from IBCC* of at least 50% F.SC Pre-medical qualification.
    • Applicant must be under 24 years of Age


* The Equivalence Certificate will be obtained from a government office of the Ministry of Education called The Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC). This office attempts to translate foreign qualifications into Pakistani equivalents. It has its own requirements to be met and it can take time. The University has no connections with that office and is, therefore, unable to provide any information or assistance in that connection. It is the applicants’ responsibility to obtain the Equivalence Certificate before an offer of admission could be formalized.
International applicants are advised to visit the website of IBCC at www.ibcc.edu.pk and establish contact with it on the following address to seek information and guidance:

Inter Board Committee of Chairmen
Plot No. 25, Street No. 38, Sector G-10/4
Near Federal Govt. Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF)
Islamabad, Pakistan.
Tel 1: +92-51-933-0251 to 0254
Web: www.ibcc.edu.pk
MBA (Department of Business Management)
MBA (2 years Program)
16 years of education in any academic discipline with minimum 50% marks / 2.5 CGPA or equivalent foreign education.
BS-CP (Department of Clinical Psychology)
Any one of the following qualifications is necessary for an application to be eligible for consideration. All foreign qualifications must be supported by an Equivalence Certificate issued by the IBCC.

    • 50 percent overall score in FA / FSc (Pre-medical) group of Intermediate Certification in Pakistan. However, much higher scores proves competitive. BA / BSc group or equivalent are also eligible to apply.
    • British Advanced Level (A-Level) Certification with Biology, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics. The achievements should be over 50% (pre-medical) in IBCC Equivalence Certificate.
    • US Grade-12 Diploma (minimum GPA 3.0) accompanied by an Equivalence Certificate from the IBCC of at least 50% FA / F.Sc (Pre-medical) qualification (that will require inclusion of Biology, Chemistry, Physics/Mathematics and English in the final 3 years). Higher Secondary School Certificate from other countries with Biology, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics accompanied by an Equivalence Certificate from IBCC* of at least 50% FA / F.SC (Pre-medical) qualification.

* The Equivalence Certificate will be obtained from a government office of the Ministry of Education called The Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC). This office attempts to translate foreign qualifications into Pakistani equivalents. It has its own requirements to be met and it can take time. The University has no connections with that office and is, therefore, unable to provide any information or assistance in that connection. It is the applicants’ responsibility to obtain the Equivalence Certificate before an offer of admission could be formalized.
International applicants are advised to visit the website of IBCC at www.ibcc.edu.pk and establish contact with it on the following address to seek information and guidance:

Inter Board Committee of Chairmen
Plot No. 25, Street No. 38, Sector G-10/4
Near Federal Govt. Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF)
Islamabad, Pakistan.
Tel 1: +92-51-933-0251 to 0254
Web: www.ibcc.edu.pk
MS-CP (Department of Clinical Psychology)

The candidates are expected to meet the following minimum eligibility criteria for being considered for admission in the MS Clinical Psychology programme:

  • At least 2.5/4.0 CGPA or 60% marks in a 4 or 5 years degree program (NQF Level 6) in Psychology, Behavioral Sciences, Applied psychology or Sociology.
  • Clear the STMU admission test / GAT / GRE test with at least 50% marks.
  • Appear before and pass the interview conducted by the DCP admission committee.
  • Submit a personal statement to be reviewed by the potential supervisor(s).

The merit list shall be based on cumulative score in academic qualifications (5%), test (35%), personal statement (30%) and interview (30%). All foreign qualifications must be supported by transcripts and degrees attested / equivalence by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC). 

BS Biosciences (Department of Biosciences)
Any one of the following qualifications is necessary for an application to be eligible for consideration. All foreign qualifications must be supported by an Equivalence Certificate issued by the IBCC.

    • 50 percent overall score in pre-medical group of Intermediate Certification in Pakistan. However, much higher scores proves competitive.

    • British Advanced Level (A-Level) Certification with Biology, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics. The achievements should be over 50% (pre-medical) in IBCC Equivalence Certificate.

  • US Grade-12 Diploma (minimum GPA 3.0) accompanied by an Equivalence Certificate from the IBCC of at least 50 % F.Sc pre-medical qualification (that will require inclusion of Biology, Chemistry, Physics/Mathematics and English in the final 3 years). Higher Secondary School Certificate from other countries with Biology, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics accompanied by an Equivalence Certificate from IBCC* of at least 50% F.SC Pre-medical qualification.

* The Equivalence Certificate will be obtained from a government office of the Ministry of Education called The Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC). This office attempts to translate foreign qualifications into Pakistani equivalents. It has its own requirements to be met and it can take time. The University has no connections with that office and is, therefore, unable to provide any information or assistance in that connection. It is the applicants’ responsibility to obtain the Equivalence Certificate before an offer of admission could be formalized.
International applicants are advised to visit the website of IBCC at www.ibcc.edu.pk and establish contact with it on the following address to seek information and guidance:

Inter Board Committee of Chairmen
Plot No. 25, Street No. 38, Sector G-10/4
Near Federal Govt. Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF)
Islamabad, Pakistan.
Tel 1: +92-51-933-0251 to 0254
Web: www.ibcc.edu.pk
ICUT (International Certificate in University Teaching)
BSCS (Artificial Intelligence & Data Sciences)