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Bachelor Of Dental Surgery (BDS)

Eligibility Criteria

Admission to Ziauddin College of Dentistry for a four year BDS degree course is open to all individuals who meet the selection criteria. All candidates are chosen for their academic achievements and potential. Students are admitted to the first year of BDS on previous high school and/or college academic record, and score in test and interview conducted by the Ziauddin University. Selection of student is on the basis of an admission policy approved by the Governing Body of Ziauddin University, which is in line with the regulations of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council. Students are largely admitted in the category of Local Residents. Only a few seats are available for overseas students.

General Crieteria for Admission:

The general criteria for students seeking admission to BDS degree program are as follows:

Minimum 60% marks in Pre-Medical group of Higher Secondary Certificate Examination held by a recognized Board of Intermediate Education in Pakistan. Local and overseas students are required to take a written test (MCQs) and appear for an interview. Proficiency in English language, both in written and verbal expression is required.

With GCE Cambridge/London, 'Advanced level' (A level), American High School Diploma, and other equivalent Certificates or Diplomas, an equivalence to HSC (Pre-Medical) equivalence will be decided as per guidelines of HEC. Students with American High School Certificate are also recommended to submit SAT-II with a minimum recommended score of 550 in subjects of Biology, Chemistry and one more Science subject.

Local Students

Documents to be submitted for admission:

Student Selection:

Final selection of local resident students is decided on the following weightage:

Admission Criteria for Overseas Students

The university has defined the category of Overseas Students as follows:

For High School Graduates of USA /Canada

Note: Before submitting applications, applicants must ensure that they have complied with the instructions given with the application form. It remains the responsibility of the applicant to submit application according to the instructions. Students are expected to submit photocopies of documents along with the application and originals for the purpose of verification by the university. If required, the university will check the authenticity of the documents submitted with the concerned school, college, board or university.

Test & Interview

Admission Test

The university conducts an Admission Test for all eligible local and overseas candidates. The test consists of Multiple Choice Questions of various types. The test comprises of four to five sections designed to assess each applicant's performance in the areas of

The level of questions in sections of Biology, Physics and Chemistry correspond to that expected at the end of Intermediate Examination or equivalent qualifications e.g.12th Year.

Interview

Short listed applicants are interviewed to assess their suitability to complete BDS course and pursue a career in health sciences.

Notification of Admission

The Registrar of the university will notify students who are successful in the admission process. Successful applicants are given a deadline by which to accept the offer of admission. Offers not accepted by the given deadline are cancelled.

Requirements for Selected Students

Successful students selected for BDS program are expected to fulfill the following:

Financial Policy

Students seeking admission to BDS first year of Ziauddin University are expected to pay the fee approved by the Governing Body of the University. Admission fee is submitted only once, at the time of admission. For subsequent years, students are required to pay only the tuition fee.

For local students, fee will be paid in Pakistani currency and for Overseas students in US dollars.

Parents/guardians are advised to ensure that fee for each academic year is paid within the due date. The university reserves the right to cancel admission if the fee is not paid by the due date.

Students who repeat the year due to failure or otherwise are required to pay the tuition fee for the year/s being repeated. The university does not handle cash or personal cheques. Fee must be paid in the form of pay order payable to Ziauddin University.

Fee Structure

Local Residents
Prospectus and Application Form Rs. 1500/-
Application processing fee Rs. 2000
Admission Fee Rs.200,000/-(Non-Refundable)
Tuition Fee (2013 - 2014) Rs. 600,000/- per annum
Overseas Applicants
Prospectus and Application form US $ 100
Admission Fee US $ 3000
Tuition Fee (2013 - 2014)
BDS 1st and 2nd year US $ 10,000 per annum
BDS 3rd, 4th and final year US $ 12,000 per annum
Other Charges for both local and overseas students
Security Deposit Rs. 2,000
Medical Examination Fee Rs. 5,000
Graduation Fees Rs. 7,000

Note: Any additional taxes imposed by the government will be the liability of the students/parents/guardian.
(The University reserves the right to increase the fees if required according to the recommendation of the Governing Body.)