International University offer holders

We understand that we all continue to grapple with the restrictions and limitations posed by the ongoing pandemic. Whereas there is much clarity regarding the way forward for many institutions, travel restrictions are still being enforced around the world.

Since these restrictive measures are likely to remain for the remainder of this year, students aspiring to pursue their higher education journey abroad may unfortunately face significant hurdles in their plans. However, please bear in mind that you are never short of options for pursuing a quality undergraduate education, in Pakistan, and the world at large.

Habib University is Pakistan’s premier Liberal Arts and Sciences institution, offering cutting-edge academic programs though a unique model of education, designed to prepare students for success in a complex, dynamic world. Furthermore, maintains a vast network of global partner institutions, including University of Michigan, University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford University, among others. This, coupled with many opportunities for experiential learning, ensures that Habib students gain a contextualized, yet, globally informed perspective.

In order to give you an opportunity to pursue your academic goals in a timely manner, HU will honour your offer of acceptance at an international university to offer you a place at HU. Any subsequent offer may, however, be conditional on your academic standing and an assessment of your profile through your meta-curricular resume and an interview.

Therefore, if you fear that your intention to pursue an international education will not materialize, rest assured that a world of opportunity awaits you at Habib University.

The following streams are available for you to pursue:


Enroll in Selective Courses

We understand that students continue to grapple with much uncertainty due to the ongoing pandemic, and that they may need more time to make a firm decision regarding their higher education plan. Therefore, in order to utilize this time productively, students may also apply for a range of individual courses at Habib University.

This will allow students to continue their process of learning and self-development while they wait for travel restrictions to be lifted. Additionally, they may also apply for a credit transfer to their university of choice, provided that it accepts the transfer of credits earned at Habib University.

You can select up to 3 courses from the below list:

Courses offered by School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Jahan e Urdu

Program: ARZU

Program Description: This course is designed to fulfill our commitment to the vernacular, as well as to reap the potential of modern Urdu literature and criticism to illuminate decisive aspects of our modernity. Jehan-e-Urdu is a pedagogically dynamic course that will rapidly advance students’ appreciation and knowledge of Urdu through engagement with powerful texts of prose and poetry selected to speak to the concerns of the student today, opening up Urdu as a living world of insight and thought.

Rhetoric and Communication

Program: CLS

Program Description: This course is designed to fulfill our commitment to the vernacular, as well as to reap the potential of modern Urdu literature and criticism to illuminate decisive aspects of our modernity. Jehan-e-Urdu is a pedagogically dynamic course that will rapidly advance students’ appreciation and knowledge of Urdu through engagement with powerful texts of prose and poetry selected to speak to the concerns of the student today, opening up Urdu as a living world of insight and thought.

Logical Problem Solving

Program: CLS

Program Description: Taking a comparative, experiential approach to the subject, this course introduces you to definitions of logic and frameworks and approaches to the logical analysis of arguments and problems. This course trains you to think critically about the various frameworks and approaches in logic, and to formulate thoughtful responses to questions of deduction, induction, validity, truth, and the very meaning and purpose of logic. Here, you will learn to employ logic pragmatically, as a complex of theoretical and analytical tools for structuring inquiry and argumentation in situations of indeterminacy that arise in experience, both academic and the broader lived experience. This course trains you to think in terms of schemes of symbolic representation. You will be introduced to various frameworks for generating logical inquiry and addressing the question of validity at the heart of it.

Critical Inquiry and the Humanities: Love and Desire

Program: CLS

Program Description: This course consists of four units: History, Literature, Philosophy and Religious Studies. Using the central organizing theme for this course, which is love and desire, you will explore how each of these disciplines frames and examines some aspect of a broad complex issue that transcends a single academic discipline. Using the love and desire meta-theme of this course, you will consider what sorts of questions historians, scholars of literature, philosophers and religious studies scholars ask about love and desire, and how they analyze the topic and pursue answers to the questions they ask. By bringing together these four major disciplinary fields in the humanities, you will both learn something about how each discipline works and also about how intellectual discourse crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries. Through this course you will also develop a deeper appreciation for differing perspectives.

Introduction to Western Philosophy

Program: CLS

Program Description: This course aims to provide a systematic introduction to the main problems of metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and aesthetics, as addressed in the Western philosophical tradition. It familiarizes students with central debates in Western philosophy and permits them an overview of the works of some of the discipline’s most pertinent thinkers. Along with reading texts by classic figures such as Plato, Descartes, Hume, and Kant, students will also get to study contemporary thinkers such as Simone de Beauvoir, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Edmund Husserl, Hannah Arendt, Martha Nussbaum, and Derrida. Students will learn to engage with various philosophical issues critically, to compare them analytically, and to translate what they mean for the present. In so doing, students will acquire the critical analytical vocabulary to understand our current socio-political predicament in a reflected and philosophically-informed way.

Divine Proportions: Introduction to Islamic Calligraphy

Program: CLS

Program Description: Islamic Art is intimately tied to the Divine Revelation fusing truth and beauty as one and the same. The role of Islamic Art, according to Seyyed Hoosein Nasr, is not just to provide a historical understanding of art, but to mold the soul of the artist. Taking the example of calligraphy, we can liken the calligrapher to the reed pen, where one needs to empty themselves just as a hollow pen in order for the Divine to flow through. The ink itself is a metaphor for the latter. In Islamic origin myth, the first thing that God created was qalam (pen). The first sound probably would be the screeching of the qalam (sareer ul-qalam) when the God inscribed the divine word on the Preserved Tablet (loh emahfuz). The writing holds a paramount significance in Islamic cultures. Throughout the centuries, Muslim scribers and calligraphers perfect the art of writing. In pre-modern Muslim societies, it was an elementary learning aimed at grounding students firmly in the art and sciences of letters.

Divine Proportions: Introduction to Photography

Program: CND

Program Description: This course explores the basics of photography and covers how photography plays an integral part in today’s society. The course will also cover the history of photography to the working of a camera. Understanding of light is key. The world and everything in it, is perceived through reflected light. The course has been designed to introduce you to basic photography techniques as well as expanding your knowledge on photography.

Communication and Culture

Program: CND

Program Description: The course is meant to lay down the foundation in culture theories and contexualise the overarching field of communications and cultural studies. This course serves as a launch pad for further specific area studies, equipping the students with specific terms and theories that will be repeated again and again, in their degree. The course covers a wide array of topics in a fun and engaging manner. The course will help in trying to understand how culture was once the act of cultivating crops and domesticating animals and has over the years become a domain of arts and crafts. From the Industrial revolution to ever-popular memes, from classical music to K-Pop, students must brace themselves for a learning experience that merges history, technology, culture, communication and ends at the much-debated creative industries and creative economy.

Intro to Film Production

Program: CND

Program Description: This course provides an extensive overview of Film/ Video Production. The two main aims of this course are Visual Storytelling and Professional Work Ethics in a Film Production environment. This course is designed to equip every student with the ability to tell the most interesting stories they want to share with the world and learn how to professionally shoot/ edit and deliver Video Projects. It will help lay a foundation for future courses such as Directing, Advanced Editing, Intermediate Film and Thesis.

Foundations of Screenwriting

Program: CND

Program Description: This course teaches basic concepts of screenwriting, with an emphasis on storytelling and dramatic structure. Students will learn how core concepts of plot, character, and conflict can be used to tell universal stories, as well as express one’s personal vision. Through readings, discussions, and writing assignments, students will practice key skills, including how to use the written word to express film elements such as sound, production design, cinematography, and editing.

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Program: SDP

Program Description: This course introduces students to the intricacies of human cultures and highlights the interlacing of cultural patterns with the forces of modernity. For instance, how do gift-exchange practices of local communities help us understand the politics of international aid? How do rituals of magic explain the commodity fetishism of capitalism? Does understanding cultural theories of identity help us rethink notions of the modern developmental subject? Does tribal social organization undergird or conflict with the modern nation-state? Addressing questions like these will provoke students to think critically of culture as an important tool for making sense of patterns of contemporary social development.

Principles of Microeconomics

Program: SDP

Program Description: Economics studies the social construction of the material side of our life. A focus on production and exchange distinguishes economics from other social studies focused on culture (the concern of anthropology), government and state policy (political science), or social networks (sociology). Focusing on the social organization of production and exchange distinguishes economics from engineering and psychology. Economics examines production as a social process where people work with each other, often exchanging or sharing the products of their labor. In microeconomics, we focus on how individual economic decision makers — households, firms, workers, and the government –make economic choices and how these decision makers interact with each other through markets and other social institutions such as class. Our goal in this course is to take some initial steps towards understanding how each part of the economic system works, how the parts work together, and to apply this knowledge to a broad range of social and economic issues.

Development and Social Change

Program: SDP

Program Description: This course aims to provide an introduction to the study of politics. It will address first the main concern of the discipline, i.e. the analysis of the nature and features of social power and the features of some of the most important contemporary political institutions. The subfield of Comparative Politics informs the approach of this course, as it deals with political regimes and issues across different countries. More specifically, the course addresses themes such as the nature of social power, state and civil society, regime types (authoritarianism, democracy, hybrid regimes), democratic institutions and democratization, security, political ideologies, political economy, and contentious politics.

Introduction to Political Science

Program: SDP

Program Description: Development is one of the principal ideas of our time. The stated purpose of national and international development programs is to improve the quality of life of people, whether through training, construction of roads and water supply schemes, or the improvement of health services. At the same time, the distribution of the benefits of development policies and projects are becoming more skewed and the harmful effects of large-scale development projects are becoming more prominent. The purpose of this foundational course is to get you as students to think about the situations by introducing you to the history, theory, and the contemporary practice of development.

The Subversive Muse: Contemporary Urdu Prose Poem

Program: SDP

Program Description: Urdu prose poem became a significant genre since the early 1970s with the emergence of a group of poets, who embraced the new form as the most suitable to express the crude, fragmented realities of our times. Infused with postmodern sensibility and with an understanding of the complex new poetics devoid of lyricism of rhyme and meter, the clique found its aesthetics initially unacceptable for the literary establishment of Urdu, but the genre soon developed as the mainstream poetic expression and a challenge to the previously existing forms. An understanding of this genre will enable the students to develop a critical social consciousness along with an understanding of aesthetically sublime literature of resistance and protest. Thus the course will enrich the students’ minds and lives, helping them contribute positively to the larger community. This is an Urdu Literature course with Urdu texts as prescribed readings. The students enrolled in this course must have proficiency in Urdu language and interest in Urdu literature. The students will be exposed to the literary masterpieces of Urdu prose poetry and the discussions will entail close readings of the texts as well as analyses of sociopolitical and existential issues faced by us every day.

Russia and the World: Global Interactions from Peter I to Putin

Program: CLS

Program Description: Teaching a history of Russia through its interaction with the “West” and the “East,” focusing on how external influences shaped Russian history and how Russia influenced the world (particularly the late19th through the 21st centuries). Explore the problematic dichotomies of “East” and “West” and the non-linear exchange of politics, ideas and culture with Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

What is Philosophy?

Program: CLS

Program Description: Taking a comparative approach to the subject matter, this course investigates the original writings of a range of contemporary philosophers, where they have problematised and responded to the “what is philosophy?” question. The writings under consideration help us grapple with differing frameworks and conceptual lenses for understanding approaches to the complex, fundamental question of philosophy, and the process, work, purpose, and history of philosophy. This course calls for consistent focus on careful reading, writing, research, presentation assignments, and intensive class participation commitment.

Sound and Subjectivity: Listening to the Other

Program: CLS

Program Description: Every known human culture and community has produced music or exhibited sonic practices that can be classified as ‘music’. Music is immensely meaningful and moving for the communities that it belongs to. However, the experience of listening to sound and music from cultures and contexts that are unfamiliar to us, can be both blissful and elating, as well as bizarre and alienating. The affect produced by strange sounds and foreign musical structures is determined by the subjectivities that constitute our own ways of listening. What then, is the nature of listening? How should we listen to, engage with, and understand music from other cultures, contexts, and traditions? How have disciplines like anthropology, musicology, and ethnomusicology historically addressed and understood non-western music? What are the variety of meanings- social, cultural, religious, and political- that music continues to be imbued with? What does our experience of listening to the Other tell us about ourselves? These questions form the core basis of inquiry in this course. This is a survey course of selected musical cultures and traditions of the world that is organized through an aural geography that takes the subjectivity of our listening as its point of departure.

Latin American History

Program: CLS

Program Description: Computer Science is a rich field. Rooted in mathematics and logic, it is intellectually stimulating and its applications continue to enable the realization of diverse ideas that touch our lives in a multitude of ways. This seminar provides a broad overview of the theory and practice of Computer Science through a series of weekly seminars by researchers and practitioners.

Courses offered by Dhanani School of Science and Engineering

Computer Science Freshman Seminar

Program: CS

Program Description: The course has its simultaneous focus on the Pakistani intellectual inheritance and on the legacy of Western knowledge, from which Latin America is a part. The course demonstrates how regions like Pakistan and Latin America, although geographically and culturally distant, share similar political, social, and economic problems. As relevant issues such as colonization, decolonization, periphery, national identity, and economic dependence come up throughout the classes and assigned readings, students will realize how Pakistan and Latin American have much more in common than they could imagine.

Programming fundamentals

Program: EE

Program Description: The aim of Programming Fundamentals course is to teach computer programming as a means to solve problems. It introduces the basic components of problem solving: repetition, decision making, data storage and manipulation, input/output, modularity, top-down design; expertise in the corresponding constructs – variables, data types, iteration, conditionals, functions, file and console i/o, and recursion in a high level programming language.

Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering

Program: EE

Program Description: Through a series of projects, this course aims to expose the students, having little or no prior exposure, to the fascinating world of electrical and computer engineering. The course will allow the students to gain an appreciation for the history and possible futures of various disciplines within electrical and computer engineering. Students will spend most of their time in the lab working on these projects with classroom instruction for support. If time permits,the class will culminate with an open-ended final project. The topics covered in the class span across multiple future courses, including Circuits Analysis, Digital logic and design, Basic Electronics, Signals and Systems, Microcontroller Interfacing, and Computer Architecture.

Introduction to Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Lecture and Lab)

Program: ISCIM

Program Description: Understanding how nature functions is necessary in order to develop environmental protection, conservation and resource management policies that work. The goal of this course is to familiarize students to ecological and evolutionary concepts that govern natural systems, so that they are able to make informed decisions on pressing social issues in Pakistan, such as global climate change, conservation of biodiversity, human population growth and resource management.

Cell Biology and Public Health (Lecture and Lab)

Program: ISCIM

Program Description: This course provides an introduction to cellular and molecular biology and builds its connection with human biological processes, and public health concerns; will also focus on communication surrounding complex biological concepts, and the role of design in translating that for a non-scientific audience.

Global Health and Disease

Program: ISCIM

Program Description: In this course, you will have the opportunity to explore health issues that cross national boundaries and disciplinary confines. Unrestrained infectious diseases may conveniently cross borders leading to international catastrophes. The growing burden of noncommunicable diseases can affect developing and developed countries alike. Non-health sector issues such as climate change or trade have dramatic worldwide effects on health status. These are just a few examples of challenges requiring international-mindedness: integration, collaboration, and coordination at a global level. In this course, you will access these issues, evaluate the strategies that are already in-place, think critically, and propose innovations to deal with and potentially solve the problems. The class sessions in this course will embrace variable teaching and learning strategies for audio and visual learners, including but not limited to flip classes, debates, think-pair-share, activities and movies/video sessions etc.

Food and Nutrition (Lecture and Lab)

Program: ISCIM

Program Description: Food for thought! Thought for food! We all have heard “we are what we eat”. Let’s see if this is true, and if so, to what extent? How many of the world’s problems are due to food, and how if at all, can we use food as a solution to these problems? How can you use food to solve your problems? Let’s understand the basics of the wide range of knowledge that comes from Nutrition Sciences; let’s identify the fundamental science underlying nutritional claims; let’s critique the validity of these claims; let’s relate diet to health and disease outcomes; let’s explore if food can indeed be used as medicine. Here you will review the nutrients in foods, their functions in the human body and how you can improve your own health by choosing the foods wisely. You will examine the ways in which processed foods differ from real, whole food and the implications of food processing on health. You will learn how to read and comprehend food labels, how to debunk claims and you will start appreciating nutrition research. You will design a balanced meal plan with set calorie limits and macronutrients.

Calculus I


Program Description: This is the first course of a 2 semester Calculus sequence. The course covers functions, limits and continuity, differentiation rules, concavity and inflection points, rates, approximations, simple optimization problems to locate maxima/minima, definite and indefinite integration, applications to area, Riemann sums, and improper integrals.

Inventing the Information Age

Program: ISCIM

Program Description: Our current era is often referred to as the information age, because of the widespread use of information processing capabilities which have unlocked human potential in the way unseen since the industrial revolution. This age is enabled by a number of scientific and technological inventions, some thousands of years old, others being discovered today. The effect of these inventions has been felt through profound social, economic and political change. This course surveys the key physics, mathematics and computer science inventions that enable the information age. We will study the basics of important physical constraints and phenomena that are used to build information processing devices. We will understand how coding theory allows us to reliably transmit, store and compute information on error prone physical devices. We will also discuss essential cryptographic techniques to securely transmit and store important information. The course will end with an outlook of future innovations that will further enhance humanities’ information processing capabilities

Introduction to Nano-science

Program: ISCIM

Program Description: Nano-Science is a significant area of Science which deals with the understanding of the properties of materials at nanonanoscale—the world where atoms, molecules (atoms joined together), proteins, and cells rule the roost. It is the place where science and technology gain an entirely new meaning. This course offers a basic introduction to understand nanoscience and explore its applications through nanotechnology: where we can put the science into action to solve our problems. This course introduces various basic concepts in the field of Nano-Science to general audience and give them an overview of the current contribution to our lives and the potential this field holds in changing the world around us in future. This course aims at developing an understanding of the history of NanoScience with introduction to various key terminologies in the field. Further take a dive in identification of structural, electrical, magnetic and physical properties of materials with specific characetrization tools. And appreciate its impact in different fields: technology, health, environment, communication, transport.

Music of South Asia: Styles and Structures

Program: ISCIM

Program Description: The vast and complex repertoire of techniques and modes that constitute both the melodic and rhythmic universes of South Asian music render this art form as one of the greatest achievements of this region, making for an extremely robust and rich musical inheritance for the people of South Asia. This course will introduce students to the rudiments of South Asian music; its melodic and rhythmic bases and the various existing styles of performance. This course will also locate South Asian music in its historical and social contexts, and establish a foundation for pursuing more advanced studies in music.

Enroll for a Complete Semester


Habib University is Pakistan’s preeminent Liberal Arts & Sciences institution, offering 6 cutting-edge programs through 2 schools: Dhanani School of Science & Engineering and the School of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences. All programs at HU are anchored by a unique model of education, emphasizing an interdisciplinary learning paradigm, geared towards instilling the skills and knowledge essential for success in an ever-evolving world.

You may enroll at HU for a semester, so that you may utilize your time productively while you decide upon your future course of action.

How to Apply

Fill out the application form and submit it along the required documents and the processing fee of PKR 4000/-

Processing fee can be paid through direct bank account transfer in the following account number:
Account Title: HABIB UNIVERSITY
IBAN: PK13MPBL0112027140296696
Bank: Habib Metropolitan Bank Limited
Branch: Shahrah-e-Faisal Branch, Karachi

Note: Once fee payment has been done, intimate the Office of Student Finance via email at student.finance@habib.edu.pk

As soon as your completed application along with the application processing fee is received, Office of Admissions will review your application and provide your with a decision.

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Fee Structure

Special Admission Provision for International University Offer holders

Fee Structure

Mode of education offered to students with admissions offer from international universities:

Apply for a Semester

1. Admission Application Fee (non-refundable) 4,000 PKR
2. Enrolment Fee (non-refundable) 89,000 PKR
3. Security Deposit (refundable) 25,000 PKR
4. Tuition Fee for DSSE and AHSS 498,750 PKR
5. Laboratory fee for DSSE 157,500 PKR
6. Studio and Laboratory fee for AHSS 70,000 PKR
7. Semester Registration fee 19,500 PKR

Pick Individual Courses

Sr. Course Type Cost
1 3 Credit Hours 124,500 PKR
2 4 Credit Hours 166,000 PKR
3 Semester Registration Fee 19,500 PKR
4 Admission Application Fee(non-refundable) 4,000 PKR
5 Enrollment Fee (non-refundable) 25,000 PKR
6 Security Deposit (refundable) 25,000 PKR

5% will be applicable where fee is exceeding PKR 200,000/- per year and the guardian is non-filer as per Government’s record

Habib University acknowledges the merit of all meritorious students through scholarships and provide financial support to all deserving students to meet their demonstrated financial need. In order to apply for scholarship and/or financial aid, please click here to download and email the form (along with supporting documents) to student.finance@habib.edu.pk


If you have any further queries, please feel free to reach out to us via the following means:

Email: admissions@habib.edu.pk or student.recruitment@habib.edu.pk
Contact no. +92 321-8203545 , +92 321-8203568