Graduate Admissions: How To Apply

Graduate (MS & PhD) Admissions

Fall 2023 Semester (Revised Schedule)

Applications are invited for admission to the graduate programs leading to MS and Ph.D. degrees in the Fall Session 2023 as per the schedule below.

Applications Deadline (Extended)July 24, 2023
Admission Test (at GIK Institute)August 04, 2023
Interviews (Online)August 08, 2023

Application Procedure and Admission Requirements

The following materials must be submitted along with the application form for admission:

  1. Send a printed copy of online application form along with the following supporting material (Click here for online application form)
  2. Paste one recent passport size color photograph in the space provided on application form.
  3. Original receipt of application processing fee Rs. 1,000/- (nonrefundable) drawn on any online branch of Habib Bank Ltd. A/C No. 19790000085901.
  4. Attested copy of the result card: GRE/ETC Test (if any).
  5. Attested copies of CNIC
  6. Attested copies of:
    1. O-Level/SSC Certificate and DMC
    2. A-Level/HSSC Certificate and DMC
    3. BSc/BS Degree and Transcript
    4. MSc/MS/MPhil Degree and Transcript
  7. Research Proposal / One-page summary outlining the applicant’s previous research and/or his/her practical experience. He/she should also indicate his/her academic and research interest at GIK Institute and work interest after getting his/her degree (statement of purpose).
  8. Two letters of recommendation signed by the referee (class teacher of the last Institution attended) to vouch for the applicant’s academic record and performance. Click here to print the Recommendation Letter


Important note for submission of application form: 

i.  Application will not be processed if  it is late, Incomplete, or unaccompanied by any of the above mentioned document(s).

ii. Use only A-4 size paper for all documents.

iii.  Clip all documents in the above mentioned order.

iv.  Do not staple or fold any document. Use a proper paper clip and A-4 envelope.

v.  Mention application for MS/PhD with name of degree program on top of the envelope.

Eligibility and Assessment Criteria

MS Degree Program

  • Graduates in Engineering, Sciences and Mathematics from HEC recognized institutions, with a minimum of 16 years of education (130 credit hours) in the relevant discipline.
  • 1st class (minimum 60% marks or equivalent) throughout the academic career.

Ph.D. Degree Program

  • Minimum CGPA of 3.00 in MS/M.Phil.
  • Other conditions as for MS degree program
  • HEC conditions apply.

Admission Test

Candidates have to pass one of the following:

  1. GRE (General)
  2. HEC-ETC General
  3. GIKI Admission Test (to be conducted in physical mode at GIK Institute)
    • Pattern & Syllabus similar to GRE General


Short-listed candidates will be required to appear for an Online Interview (Zoom/Skype)

Transfer with Advanced Standing

A maximum of 6 credit hours (for PhD) and 9 credit hours (for MS) graduate work done at some PEC accredited and HEC recognized Institution may be transferred with the recommendation of the faculty, provided that;

  • The work fits into a logical program for the degree
  • The transfer is approved by the office of graduate studies
  • A minimum of grade B has been earned.

Contact Information

Completed application form to be addressed to the contact given below:

Graduate Admissions Office

GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology
Topi, District Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Tel: (0938) 281026, Ext. 2450