CUI welcomes international applicants for admission to its various degree programs. For this purpose special seats have been reserved for foreign students in each discipline at Islamabad campus . Currently, foreign students from countries like Syria, Iran, ASEAN countries, Afghanistan, Indian part of Kashmir etc are enrolled in different degree programs of CUI. Concrete efforts are also being made by CUI to attract foreign students for admission in CUI for different undergraduate and graduate programs e.g. Middle East and Gulf regions. So to support such efforts, CUI participates at various International Education Expos.
Since the medium of instruction at CUI is English, intending foreign students must show sound knowledge of written as well as spoken English. The academic credentials of foreign students will be examined by the Admission Office to ascertain if they meet Institute's entrance requirements for the selected degree program. If so, provisional admission will be offered subject to clearance from the Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan. International students can arrange for clearance either through their Embassy in Pakistan or with the help of the admission Office at CUI.
Applicants may find that their qualifications are not necessarily recognizable by CUI because of differences in educational systems of different countries. Therefore, in addition to transcripts of their latest academic qualifications, they must also submit an equivalence certificate obtained from the inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC) while applying for admission. The office of the IBCC is located in the building of Federal Board of Intermediate and secondary Education, Sector H-8/4, Islamabad, Tel: 051-9235017.
The foreign students after getting admission in CUI need to follow guidelines as provided by HEC for issuance /renewal of visa for admission in different academic programs as well. The details of such procedures can be obtained from the HEC website.