North-South University (NSU) Admission Circular 2023-24

Updated: Feb 13, 2024

If you're thinking about getting admission in North South University for the 2023-24 academic year, this article will tell you all about their admission process. It's your easy-to-follow guide to getting started on your educational journey with the North-South University (NSU) Admission Circular 2023-24.

North South University

North South University (NSU) has been a leading private university in Bangladesh since it started in 1992. It's known for being really good at teaching and research, and it's one of the best universities in the country. NSU's campus is big and it offers lots of different courses that students like. The university has a strong reputation, ranking high in both local and global rating.

Admission Sessions at North South University (NSU)

At NSU, there are three main admission times: Fall, Spring, and Summer. Each time has its own advantages. Fall offers lots of courses and fun on campus. Spring begins early, has smaller classes, and avoids hot weather. Summer is for internships, special programs, and makeup courses.

NSU Admission Timeline

Fall Session:

  • Application Deadline: October 31st (current session)
  • Admission Test: November 15th (current session)
  • Admission Results: December 1st (current session)
  • Start Date: September
  • Program Availability: Most programs available.

Spring Session:

  • Application Deadline: To be announced (likely February 28th)
  • Admission Test: To be announced (likely March 15th)
  • Admission Results: To be announced (likely April 1st)
  • Start Date: January

Summer Session:

  • Focus: Primarily on internships, special programs, and makeup courses.

NSU's Undergraduate Programs

At NSU, you'll find programs in engineering, business, health sciences, and humanities. These programs offer lots of different courses to build a strong understanding of each field. Students get to learn by doing, which means they gain both book knowledge and practical skills they'll need for their jobs. Below we are giving the details.


North South University Undergraduate Programs (2023-2024)

Program

Duration

Department

Credits

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

4 years

School of Business and Economics

128

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) (Honours)

4 years

School of Law

147

Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm.)

4 years

School of Health and Life Sciences

160

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (B.Sc. Civil Engg.)

4 years

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

130

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering (B.Sc. CSE)

4 years

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

130

Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (B.Sc. EEE)

4 years

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

130

Bachelor of Science in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering (B.Sc. ETE)

4 years

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

130

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Management (B.Sc. Env. Sci. & Mgt.)

4 years

School of Environmental Science and Management

131

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology (B.Sc. Microbiology)

4 years

School of Health and Life Sciences

131

Bachelor of Arts in English Language Teaching (BAELT)

4 years

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

120

Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch.)

5 years

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

175

Additional Undergraduate Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Biotechnology (B.Sc. Biochem. & Biotech.)
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics (B.Sc. Economics)
  • Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design and Technology (B.Sc. FDT)
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (B.Sc. Mathematics)
  • Bachelor of Science in Media and Communication (B.Sc. Media & Comm.)
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics (B.Sc. Physics)
  • Bachelor of Science in Statistics (B.Sc. Statistics)
  • Bachelor of Social Science (B.S.S.)

NSU's Graduate Programs

If you're thinking about further studies, NSU has programs for that too! These are for people who want to learn more about a specific subject after their first degree. These programs offer advanced learning, chances to do research, and special training to get ready for top jobs in their chosen fields.

North South University Graduate Programs (2023-2024)

Program

Duration

Department

Credits

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

1.5 years

School of Business and Economics

36

Master of Laws (LL.M.)

1 year

School of Law

30

Master of Pharmacy in Clinical Pharmacy (M.Pharm. PCP)

2 years

School of Health and Life Sciences

42

Master of Pharmacy in Pharmacy Technology and Biopharmaceutics (M.Pharm. PTB)

2 years

School of Health and Life Sciences

42

Master of Engineering Management (MEM)

1.5 years

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

33

Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering (MSc. CSE)

1.5 years

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

33

Master of Science in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering (MSc. ETE)

1.5 years

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

33

Master of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (MSc. EEE)

1.5 years

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

33

Master of Science in Environmental Science and Management (MSc. Env. Sci. & Mgt.)

2 years

School of Environmental Science and Management

36

Master of Science in Microbiology (MSc. Microbiology)

2 years

School of Health and Life Sciences

36

Master of Arts in English Language Teaching (MAELT)

1.5 years

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

30

Master of Arts in Economics (MA Economics)

1.5 years

School of Business and Economics

30

Master of Arts in Development Studies (MADS)

1.5 years

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

30

Additional Graduate Programs:

  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Executive Master of Public Health (EMPH)
  • Master of Science in Biotechnology (MSc. Biotechnology)
  • Master of Science in Finance (MSc. Finance)
  • Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSc. HRM)
  • Master of Science in Marketing (MSc. Marketing)
  • Master of Science in Mathematics (MSc. Mathematics)
  • Master of Science in Physics (MSc. Physics)
  • Master of Social Science (MSS)

Minimum Requirements for Applying to North South University (NSU)

Here's an easy-to-understand guide to the minimum requirements you'll need to fulfil for application:

Requirements for Undergraduate Programs:

  • SSC/O-Level GPA: Minimum 3.50 overall and in each subject.
  • HSC/A-Level GPA: Minimum 3.50 overall and in each subject.
  • For some programs like B.Arch Additional requirements like portfolio review and drawing tests may apply.
  • Official transcripts of academic records.
  • Two recent passport-size photographs.
  • Copy of NID/Passport of the applicant and parents.
  • Completed application form.
  • Application fee.
  • English proficiency test score (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS) if applicable.

Requirements for Graduate Programs:

  • Bachelor's degree from a recognized university.
  • Minimum CGPA as specified by the chosen program.
  • Specific subject backgrounds may be required depending on the program.
  • Official transcripts of academic records.
  • Two recent passport-size photographs.
  • Resume or CV highlighting relevant experience and achievements.
  • Statement of purpose outlining academic goals and research interests.
  • Letters of recommendation from academic or professional references.
  • English proficiency test score (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS) if applicable.

Important Notes:

  • These are minimum requirements, and specific programs may have additional criteria.
  • Deadlines for applications vary depending on the program and semester.
  • Refer to the official NSU website (http://www.northsouth.edu/) for the latest information and program-specific requirements.

Qualifications for North South University Admission Test (2023-2024)

The admission test might be a part of your application journey. Know the detailed requirements from below.

  • Combined SSC and HSC GPA below 8.00.
  • Applying for programs with higher GPA requirements than your current GPA.
  • Not met subject requirements.
  • Applying for programs with an admission test requirement.
  • Didn't complete equivalent international qualifications like SAT or GCE Advanced Level with required scores.
  • Don't have a Bachelor's degree from a recognized university.
  • Don't meet program-specific requirements regarding test scores or academic performance.

General Test Format:

  • English Grammar & Vocabulary
  • General Math
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Composition (Essay)

Online Admission Process

Here's how to apply step by step:

  • Visit the official NSU website: http://www.northsouth.edu/
  • Download the admission circular for detailed program descriptions, admission requirements, and deadlines.
  • Use the program search tool to find your perfect fit based on your interests and career goals.
  • Prepare your academic transcripts and certificates from previous schools.
  • Obtain official score reports for any standardised tests like TOEFL or IELTS, if required by your program.
  • Gather any other documents as specified in the program requirements, like letters of recommendation or portfolios.
  • Create an account on the NSU online application portal: http://www.northsouth.edu/academic/seps/cee/how-to-apply.html
  • Carefully fill out the application form, providing accurate and complete information.
  • Upload the required documents through the portal.
  • Pay the non-refundable application fee through the secure online payment system.

Payment Methods

  • Pay online: NSU portal (credit/debit cards), Bkash, Rocket, Nagad (Tk. 1,523 admission fee)
  • Bank deposit: NSU designated banks (Tk. 1,500 admission fee payable)
  • Pay order/draft: Payable to "North South University"
  • Cash: NSU cashier's office (Tk. 1,500 application fee)
  • International: Wire transfer, international credit cards
  • Instalment plans: Manage tuition payments across semesters

Admission Test Procedure

North South University admission test requires candidates to bring one original photo ID (Passport, NID, or HSC Registration Card) and arrive at the centre 30 minutes before the exam. Cell phones, digital watches, calculators, tabs, cameras, and handbags are prohibited. The two-and-a-half-hour test covers English grammar & vocabulary, general maths, reading comprehension, and composition (essay).

Bachelor of Architecture candidates have an additional 30-minute drawing test. For specific program requirements and updates, refer to the official NSU website. Ensure you arrive well-rested and prepared for the test.

Documents needed for successful candidates

Successful candidates have to submit these documents

  • Original certificates (SSC, HSC, Diploma, etc.)
  • Official transcripts with detailed grades
  • Equivalency certificate (if applicable)
  • Admission offer letter
  • Payment receipt
  • Application form copy
  • Valid photo ID (passport, NID, Birth certificate etc.)
  • 2 passport-size photos
  • Recommendation letters (if required)
  • Portfolio (if required)
  • Financial aid documents (if applicable)
  • Visa documents (for international students)

Admission test waiver policy

North South University (NSU) offers an admission test waiver for students who meet specific criteria:

  • Minimum SAT score of 1200 (Math + Critical Reading) or TOEFL/IELTS scores (550 or 5.5 respectively).
  • Consistent record of high grades showing your learning potential.
  • Have two or more siblings already enrolled as undergraduate students.

Tuition Fee for undergraduate program

The following tables show the tuition fees for undergraduate and graduate programs at North South University (NSU) for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Undergraduate Programs:

Program Name

Tuition Fee per Credit Hour (Tk.)

Credit Hours

Total Tuition Fee (Tk.)

BBA

4,480

136

612,320

BSc in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)

5,800

136

790,400

BSc in Civil Engineering

5,800

136

790,400

BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)

5,800

136

790,400

B.Arch

5,800

174

1,009,200

BSc in Economics

4,480

136

612,320

BSc in Pharmacy (B.Pharm)

5,000

136

680,000

BSc in Environmental Science and Management (ESM)

4,480

136

612,320

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) (Hons)

4,480

136

612,320

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Tourism and Hospitality Management (THM)

4,480

136

612,320

BA (Hons) in English

4,480

136

612,320

BA (Hons) in Social Sciences

4,480

136

612,320

Graduate Programs:

Program Name

Credit Hours

Tuition Fee per Credit Hour (Tk.)

Total Tuition Fee (Tk.)

MBA (Full-Time)

39

10,000

390,000

MBA (Part-Time)

39

8,000

312,000

Executive MBA (EMBA)

39

12,000

468,000

Master of Public Health (MPH)

51

7,000

357,000

Master of Arts in English Language Teaching (MA ELT)

48

7,000

336,000

Master of Laws (LL.M.)

33

10,000

330,000

Master of Science in Environmental Science and Management (MS-ESM)

36

7,000

252,000

North South University: Address and Contact Information

Information

Details

Address

Plot 15, Block B, Bashundhara, Dhaka-1229, Bangladesh

Phone Number

+880 2 5566 8200

Fax Number

+880 2 5566 8202

Website

http://www.northsouth.edu/

Email Address

[email protected]

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/NorthSouthUniversity/

Twitter

https://twitter.com/nsuflorida?lang=en

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/NorthSouthUniversity/?hl=en

YouTube

https://m.youtube.com/c/NorthSouthUniversity

North South University Admission Circular Download

Download the official admission circular from below.