North South University, the first private university in Bangladesh, was established by a group of philanthropists, industrialists, bureaucrats and academics. The government of Bangladesh approved the establishment of North South University in 1992 under Private University Act (PUA)-1992 (now replaced by PUA-2010). The university was formally inaugurated on 10 February, 1993 by the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. The honorable President of the People's Republic of Bangladesh is the Chancellor of NSU.

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Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Minimum Academic Qualifications:

  • Combined GPA of 8.0 in both SSC and HSC with minimum GPA 3.5 in each OR
  • GCE O-Levels and A-Levels :O-levels in five subjects with Average Grade Point of 2.5 or above and A-levels in two subjects with Average Grade Point of 2.0 or above. (scale A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2 & E=1) OR
  • US High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Academic qualification other than the above need to contact Admissions Office to check the eligibility
  • For all programs of School of Engineering & Physical Sciences, applicants must have Math or Physics with minimum B grade in HSC or C grade in A-levels.
  • For Biochemistry and Microbiology, applicants must have Biology and Chemistry at SSC/HSC or O/A- levels.
  • For BPharm Professional, applicants must have Biology & Chemistry, with minimum B grade in HSC and C grade in A-levels and should have done Physics in HSC/A-levels to be eligible to apply.
  • Acceptable scores in NSU’s admission test.
  • Admission test will be waived for those who have got
    i. a minimum score of 1500 (OLD) or 1000 (New) in SAT AND
    ii. 500 (CBT 213/IBT 79) in TOEFL OR Minimum 5.5 in IELTS
* NSU reserves the right to change any requirement at any time. Candidates are advised to visit NSU website for updates.

Admission Test Procedure

    Test date Instruction:

  • All candidates must bring one original photo ID (Passport or NID or HSC Registration Card)
  • All candidates must report at least 30 min before the admission test
  • Cell phone, digital watch, calculator, tab, camera and hand bag will not be allowed at the exam hall
  • All candidates should bring pens, pencils, sharpeners, erasers etc

    Admission Test Duration

  • A two-hour Admission Test consisting of English grammar & vocabulary, Quantitative Aptitude (General Math), Reading comprehension and Composition.
    In addition, there will be a 30-minutes drawing test for the Bachelor of Architecture candidates.
    The Quantitative Aptitude part of the Admission Test requires the ability to solve SSC/O-levels math problems.

  • Following documents of the successful candidates will be needed at the time of Admission.
  • (a) SSC/O-levels mark sheet and certificate
  • (b) HSC/A-levels mark sheet and certificate (if available)
  • (c) Passport size photograph of candidate and parents
  • (d) Photo ID of candidate and parents NID

Admission Test Waive Policy

  • Admission test will be waived for those who have got
    i. a minimum score of 1500 (OLD) or 1000 (New) in SAT AND
    ii. 500 (CBT 213/IBT 79) in TOEFL OR Minimum 5.5 in IELTS