National Defence University NDU Admissions Last Date, Fee Structure, Merit List, Programs, Scholarships and Apply Process
National Defence University NDU Admissions

National Defence University (NDU) Admissions 2021 has now announced its admissions. NDU opens its admission twice a year (or Contemporary Faculty), Spring Admission in December and Fall Admissions in June and July. NDU has started its Fall Admissions 2021 and its official notification has been displayed.

National Defence University is a public sector university in Islamabad. It has been established for the studies and research of Military Science, Public Policy, Geostrategy, Leadership, Peace Studies, and International Relations. It was established in 1970 by the name of National Defence College and it got the position of a university in 2007. This institution is funded by Education Commission and Defence Ministry. General Pervaiz Musharaf, General Jahangir Karamat, and General Ishfaq Pervaiz, and many other army officers are serving this institution as professors.

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There are two faculties at National Defence University (NDU)

  • Faculty of Security Studies ( For Serving Miliitary and Senior Civil Services Officers)
  • Faculty of Contemporary Studies (open for general public)

Programs Offered

Faculty of Contemporary Studies is offering the below-mentioned courses at BS, M.Sc, M.Phil and PhD.

  • International relations (IR)
  • leadership and management studies (LMS)
  • government and public policy (GPP)
  • Peace and Conflict Studies (PCS)
  • Strategic Studies (SS)

Note: FCS has recently started BS-Economics as well.

Commencement of Classes

Due to COVID-19, Fall 2021 semester classes can be conducted online. You should have internet and technological facilities. Classes will be commenced on September 27, 2021 (for BS programs) and September 06, 2021, for MPhil and Ph.D. programs.

Entry Test

For the National Defence University (NDU) Admissions 2021 NDU-GAT is compulsory for all programs. This test will be conducted on the NDU campus. The schedule of entry test of National Defence University (NDU) Admissions 2021 for different programs is given below

NDU-GAT (GENERAL) For MPhil Applicant02-04 Aug 2021
NDU-GAT (SUBJECT) For PhD Applicant05-06 Aug 2021
Entry Test/Interview For MPhil (only for GAT passed)12-13 Aug 2021
Entry Test For PhD (only GAT-Subject passed)16 Aug 2021
Interview/PhD Research Proposal Evaluation16 Aug 2021
NDU Entry Test/Interviews For BS27 Aug to 5 Sep 2021

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria for National Defence University (NDU) Admissions 2021 are given below

  • Intermediate qualification for BS
  • For provisional admission, the candidate has to make a Hope Certificate from his/her institution for BS
  • MSc/BS(4 Years) for MS/MPhil
  • MPhil/MS or 16 Years Education from HEC recognized Institution
  • Must attempt Entry Test and Interview

Note: For further details click here.

Last Date

The last date to apply for National Defence University (NDU) Admissions 2021 (Fall Admissions) for BS Programs is August 20, 2021, and for MPhil/PhD Programs is July 27, 2021. The last date will not be extended therefore candidates must hurry to apply for admissions.


Last year’s merit of National Defence University is not available at any site. Merit list of National Defence University (NDU) Admissions 2021 (Fall Admissions) for MPhil/PhD programs will be displayed on August 20, 2021, while for BS Programs merit list will be displayed on September 10, 2021.

Merit Determination

Because of provisional admissions of BS programs intermediate result percentage will be 0% in merit determination while performance in the entry test will hold a big chunk of the percentage that is 60%. For further details and MPhil/PhD merit determination click Here.

Fee Structure

The fee structure of the National Defence University for different programs is given below

BS / Undergraduate Degree programs by NDU, Islamabad

Degree – ProgramDurationFee/Year
BS – Conflict & Peace Studies4 Years121000
BS – Economics4 Years121000
BS – Government & Public Policy4 Years121000
BS – International Relations4 Years121000
BS – Leadership & Management Studies4 Years121000
BS – Strategic Studies4 Years121000

MS/MPhil Masters Courses by NDU, Islamabad Fee Structure 2021

Degree – ProgramDurationFee/Year
M.Phil. – Conflict & Peace Studies2 Years72600
MS – Economics2 Years72600
MS – Ethnicity & Nationalism2 Years72600
M.Phil. – Government & Public Policy2 Years72600
M.Phil. – International Relations2 Years72600
M.Phil. – Leadership & Management Studies2 Years72600
M.Phil. – Strategic & Nuclear Studies2 Years72600

Doctorate / PhD Courses by NDU, Islamabad Fee Structure 2021

Degree – ProgramDurationFee/Year
PhD. – Conflict & Peace Studies3 Years72600
PhD. – Government & Public Policy3 Years72600
PhD. – International Relations3 Years72600
PhD. – Leadership & Management Studies3 Years72600
PhD. – Strategic Studies3 Years72600

Note: For semester fees of BS, MS/MPhil and PhD programs click here.

Documents Required

Following documents are required National Defence University (NDU) Admissions 2021

  • Copy of Matric Result Card
  • Copyof Intermediate Result Card (all previous acadeic records for MS/MPhil and PhD)
  • Copy of CNIC/B-form of Applicant
  • Copy of CNIC of Father
  • 2 recent puctures of Applicant
  • A certified copy of the Lebanese Baccalaureate Part II or its equivalence

Transfer applicants must additionally submit:

  • An official transcript of the undergraduate record
  • A copy of the undergraduate courses description certified by the university

Transfer applicants from international universities/colleges must certify the official transcript at the Embassy of the concerned country in Lebanon and at the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

How to Apply?

To apply online for National Defence University (NDU) Admissions 2021 (Fall) follow these steps

  • CLICK HERE and create a NEW ACCOUNT
  • You will receive an email from the university, use the information to log in
  • Fill the online application form step by step
  • Attach all required documents
  • Print out the challan and pay the processing fee in any branch of HBL
  • After submitting the processing fee attach its scanned copy with online application

Note: The processing fee for BS applicants is Rs. 500, for Mphil applicants is Rs.1000 and for PhD applicants is Rs.2000. Applicants can apply online or can download the application form and submit it to the admission office of NDU.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Does NDU provide any hostel facility?

National Defence University does not provide hostel facilities however there are good private hostels nearby.

Does NDU provide a transport facility?

Yes, National Defence University provides transport facilities to its students.

Does NDU offer scholarships?

Yes, NDU offers scholarships but students can avail this offer after the admissions.

Is NDU a private university?

National Defence University is a public military-funded university established in 1970 and is located in Islamabad.


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