Bachelor Of Dental Surgery (BDS)
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, 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 Criteria for Admission:
The general criteria for students seeking admission to BDS degree programme are as follows:
Minimum 60% marks in Pre-Medical group of Higher Secondary Certificate Examination held by a recognised 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 forms 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) will be required as per guidelines of HEC. Students with American High School Certificate are also recommended to submit SAT-II with a minimum score of 550 in subjects of Biology, Chemistry and one more Science subject.
Documents to be submitted for admission:
- Duly filled in admission form of Ziauddin College of Dentistry.
- Photographs (5 passport size).
- One copy each of mark sheets of Secondary School Certificate (SSC Part I and II).
- One copy of Secondary School Certificate (if available).
- One copy each of mark sheets of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC Part I and II Pre-Medical).
If results of HSC Part II have not been declared by the concerned Board, admit card of HSC Part II examination must be submitted.
- For students with GCE Cambridge/London, one copy each of the transcripts of 'O' level and 'A' level examination results
- One copy of National Identity Card (in case NIC is not available, 'B' form with a copy of Parent's / Guardian's NIC must be submitted).
Admission Criteria for Overseas Students
The university has defined the category of Overseas Students as follows:
- Wards of Pakistanis residing abroad.
- Students sponsored by their relatives or friends residing abroad.
- Students who have graduated from Overseas Pakistani Schools.
Note: Change to Local Resident status will not be allowed to those admitted as Overseas Students.
For High School Graduates of USA /Canada
- One copy of High School Certificate (Grade 9-12 or 13) attested by the School Principal/ Officer
- Recommended SAT-II with minimum score of 550 in subjects of Biology, Chemistry and one more Science subject.
Note: Before submitting applications, applicants must ensure that they have followed the instructions given with the application form. 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
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
- General Knowledge
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.
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 to accept the offer of admission. Offers not accepted by the given deadline are cancelled.
Requirements for Selected Students
Successful students selected for BDS programme are expected to fulfil the following:
- Verification of Educational Testimonials:
Original transcripts, mark sheets, certificates to be brought for attestation by the university.
- Medical Examination:
The undergraduate medical programme is both physically and mentally demanding. Students offered admission are required to undergo a comprehensive medical examination including laboratory investigations and chest X-ray, before they are allowed to join classes.
Clinical experience carries a small personal risk of infection. In their own interest, and also in the interest of patients and others, students must provide evidence of immunization against the following: Tuberculosis (BCG), Diphtheria, Poliomyelitis, Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Tetanus, Measles/Mumps (and Rubella for females)
- Payment of Fee:
On receiving offer of admission from the Registrar of the University, students are expected to deposit the required (non- refundable) admission and tuition fee within the due date mentioned in offer letter. If the required fee is not submitted within the specified date the admission will stand cancelled.
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 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.
|Prospectus and Application Form||Rs. 2,000/-|
|Application processing fee||Rs. 2000/-|
|Tuition Fee (current structure)|
|Year 1||Rs. 600,000/- per annum|
|Year 2||Rs. 600,000/-|
|Year 3||Rs. 600,000/-|
|Year 4||Rs. 600,000/-|
|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 and 4th||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.)
Examination Fee will be charged separately.