A: Non-citizens of Pakistan enrolled at an institution of education outside their home country.
Q: What does UMT offer for International Students?
A: UMT has a lot to offer - from international degree courses to exchange programs, cultural trips, mentoring programs, summer and winter schools. Please visit our page to find out more: oin.umt.edu.pk
Q: How do I apply for a course?
A: Applications to UMT are submitted using an online application form, which can be found on the web page of the Office of Admissions. Before submitting your application, please familiarize yourself with the Application Guide on the Admissions website and portal. For more information, please visit http://oin.umt.edu.pk/international-students.aspx
Q: Does UMT offer conditional admission?
A: Yes, UMT offers conditional admission to international students, who meet our academic requirements (eligibility, test/interview) but do not have equivalency documents or final degree is awaited.
Q: What are the language requirements for admission?
A: If you intend to study at UMT, you need to fulfill all requirements for the program you apply for. This means that all documents proving all required qualifications, including the language skills, have to be submitted to UMT by the end of the designated deadline. If you are unable to prove sufficient language skills by then, we will have to reject your application.
Following documents can prove language skills
- English Proficiency Letter from your last institution (school/college/university)
Q: How long is a TOEFL/IELTS score valid?
A: The TOEFL/IELTS score is valid for two years.
Q: What do I have to consider before applying online?
A: Starting an online application without having access to the required documents or grades is not advisable. We strongly advise you to find out all about the specific requirements for your desired degree program before you apply.
Q: Can the application fee be waived off?
A: No, we do not waive the UMT application fee for international students except in very rare circumstances.
Q: What Grade Point Average (GPA) or Percentage do I need for UMT?
A: The offer of admission is based on several factors and the grades only play a certain part however, almost all undergraduate programs at UMT, a minimum requirement of 45% in your A level/FA/FSC/High School or equivalent. For graduate programs, a minimum of 2.5/4.0 CGPA or 50% in the case of annual system.
All applicants who complete the admission process successfully receive an offer of admission. Percentages vary from program to program and for more details on the eligibility criteria please click here.
Q: Are international students required to take the SAT or ACT?
A: Admission test is mandatory for all students. The international student applying for admission can either appear for UMT admission test or submit SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE scores if available. Admission is granted through holistic review of admission test score and past academic record.
Q: What is the purpose of an Aptitude Test?
A: The purpose of the aptitude test is to evaluate your suitability for the desired degree program based on certain criteria (e.g. certain subject-specific grades from your university entrance qualification. Online test would be arranged in case student is out of the country. Provision of online test needs to be approved before the test date.
Q: I have submitted my application online. What happens next?
A: You will receive an email confirmation once application is submitted. After review of application for eligibility, you will be given a date for test/interview. If admitted you will get Admission Offer Letter by Office of Admissions and will be shared at the mailing address you provided in your application.
Q: Do I have to attend International Student Orientation?
A: Yes, International Student Orientation helps students with their transition to the UMT and is required. Also, university/department orientation is mandatory to attend for all international students.
Q: Who can apply for UMT scholarships?
A: All students eligible for admission to University of Management and Technology are eligible to apply for the scholarships.
Q: Are there any exclusive scholarships for international students?
A: UMT offers multiple scholarships especially for international students. Please visit the page to learn more (https://oin.umt.edu.pk/Scholarships-and-Financial-Assistance.aspx).
Q: Can international students apply for financial assistance?
A: UMT offers many scholarships and financial assistance for international students. Financial assistance for international students is available through ILM fund offered by UMT. Students can apply by submitting an application to Participant Relation Section.
Q: When should I apply for a scholarship?
A: The ideal time is to apply with admission application.
Q: Can international students apply for general university scholarships?
A: International students can also apply for general university scholarships through the Office of Registrar.
Q: What programs or degree courses can I study at UMT?
A: UMT offers a wide range of undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs. Please Visit our pages for more info.
Q: When does the semester start? When are the semester breaks?
A: UMT offers two semesters in a calendar year; Spring and Fall. The Academic Calendar can be viewed for further information regarding semester break and other public holidays.
Q: What documents do I have to provide?
A: The type and number of documents required for the application depend on your background and the degree course you apply for. You can find the list of documents required to get admission to UMT here.
Q: How and when do I submit my documents online?
A: Documents can be submitted using the online admissions portal. Within the specified deadline, you need to submit your online application and upload all documents for admission.
Q: What is an equivalence certificate?
A: An Equivalence certificate certifies your international degrees with Pakistani education system. It is a requirement of the Higher Education of Pakistan before a degree can be issued.
Q: Where can I obtain the equivalence certificate?
A: For equivalence of High school/A levels/Intermediate documents please contact IBCC.
For equivalence of Undergraduate/Graduate/Post-Graduate documents please contact HEC. Please for further details, read more the equivalence section
Q: What fees do I have to pay at UMT?
A: All International students are to pay fee applicable as mentioned on webpage of Office of Internationalization. To find out more about the amount and mode of payment, visit our fee structure webpage.
Q: What is the deadline for paying the fees?
A: Your fee should be paid at earliest after acceptance of admission offer by UMT and email intimation of dues. Only after our records reflect full payment, your enrolled will be confirmed at UMT and you’ll gain student status.
Q: What is the tuition fee payment schedule?
A: The tuition fee is paid quarterly in UMT. The deadline to pay tuition fee for each quarter is fixed as March 10, June 10, September 10, and December 10. The details can also be viewed at Office of Registrar.
Q: Is the admission fee refundable?
A: Admission and library fee PKR 25000/- is non-refundable/non-transferable and will be charged with 1st installment.
Q: How to register the course(s)?
A: The participants are required to log in at online.umt.edu.pk for registration of their courses during the Pre-registration or Add/Drop period.
Q: What if login is unsuccessful at Students Portal (online.umt.edu.pk)?
A: Participants may reset the password using the option available on the login page of the Students Portal or receive/reset their passwords through IPC lab staff at [email protected].
Q: Can semester extension be allowed?
A: For Undergraduate programs, a maximum of 4 semesters can be extended and for Graduate level programs a maximum of two semesters can be allowed, subject to the condition that the program's maximum duration is not exhausted.
Q: How can a participant change his/her degree program?
A: Participants can change their existing degree program at the time of admission provided that seats are available and he/she fulfills the eligibility requirements of the new program. Participants can then submit a duly approved program change form (sign & stamped by the concerned Chairman of Department) and clearance form at least two weeks before the commencement of classes. The registrar office will issue a new ID after examining all documents and will also block the previous ID.
Q: How do I apply for Student Visa?
A: Please click here to apply for student visa. For further details, please visit the visa and travel section.
Q: Will the University assist me with the student visa application?
A: International students are advised to apply for student visa according to the guidelines provided here. Office of internationalization at UMT will facilitate with issuance of No Obligation Certificate (NOC) from Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and admission/bonafide letter from UMT which needs to be submitted alongside visa application.
For more details, please visit the Visa and Travel section.
Q: Do I need Health Insurance?
A: Yes, all international students are required to have health insurance. For further details and how to avail UMT Health Insurance, please email on: [email protected]
Q: What facilities are provided to students in UMT Student Housing (USH)?
A: UMT student dorms are provided on single/twin/tri-sitter rooms with all necessary provisions (laundry, messing, internet, room furniture, transport, electricity (other than cooler/AC). More can be viewed by visiting the link https://www.umt.edu.pk/uhs/home.aspx
Q: What furniture is available in the room?
A: A cupboard, a bed and a mattress.
Q: Can I view the accommodation before booking?
A: Hostel staff can arrange to show you available accommodations. You can send us a viewing request via email on: [email protected]
Q: Do you offer accessible accommodation?
A: Generally, our hostels are located within a 10-mile radius and provide easy access to the University. Differently abled students should contact the University's Student Housing Team for help in choosing appropriate accommodation and to arrange a visit.
Q: Is the campus wheelchair friendly?
A: The University has a variety of facilities available to students requiring wheelchairs and to those having hearing and sight difficulties.
Q: Who can avail UMT Housing facility?
A: We offer accommodation to International students including students in undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs. Any student having active registration and student ID can avail UMT Housing facility. You can download the UMT Student Housing (UHS) admission forms from the link.
Q: What do I need to bring with me?
A: The dorms are provided with cupboard, bed and a mattress. You are advised to bring your bedding, towels, desk lamp and items of personal use. You can install air conditioner, air cooler, fridge, microwave and other appliances by discussing with the Hostel Warden.
Q: Do hostels have WIFI?
A: All our halls of residence have wireless internet access WIFI. The high-speed network is accessible from all dorms and communal areas. Like any service, there are rules and regulations in place to ensure that students use the Internet legally and responsibly.
Q: What extracurricular activities are available?
A: Students can play volleyball, badminton, table tennis, chess and carom on campus. The authorities of UMT Student Housing (USH) organize different events for the residents such as debate competitions, mini sports welcome party, etc.
Q: What is the process of leaving the UMT Student Housing (USH)?
A: Before leaving the UMT Student Housing (USH) on a semester break, the student will inform the Warden, OIN team and handover keys. At the time of leaving the university permanently, the student will need to get clearance from UHS and return room keys to the Warden.
Q: What are the security arrangements in the UMT Student Housing (USH)?
A: 24 hours of security is available at UMT Student Housing (USH).
Q: Can I go outside UMT Student Housing (USH) after 12:00 am?
A: Students are not allowed to stay outside the hostel after 11pm. In case of emergency, you are advised to inform the Deputy Head, UMT Student Housing (USH) about the problem.
Q: What are the rules for using transport?
A: Students need to obtain shuttle service cards and pay fee regularly. Students also need to display their shuttle service cards while travelling. For queries about schedule and routes, please contact Amjad Butt: 0300-4419045 UAN: 042 111 300 200 - EXT 3773
Q: What is the penalty for disciplinary violations?
A: In the case of disciplinary violation, Students Disciplinary Committee may recommend one or more of the following:
- Fine: up to Rs.50,000/-
- Cancellation of scholarship
- Suspension: for one or more semesters
- Expulsion from the University
For more information about fines and violations please click here.
Q: How can I contact the Office of Internationalization?
A: If you have a question that has not been covered here, you can contact the Office of Internationalization in UMT.
Our opening hours are Mon-Fri, 9 am - 6 pm.
Tel.: +92 42 35212801-10 Ext: 3330
Fax: +92 42 35184789
Email: [email protected]
We aim to respond to all queries within 1-2 working days.