COMSATS-Lancaster Dual Degree Program (DDP)

Dual Degree Programs have world-wide recognition though not offered in all countries, but some renown North American and British Universities are offering Double/Dual Degree programs. COMSATS University in Pakistan is a prestigious university and is affiliated with Government of Pakistan. COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) puts its prominent efforts in developing international linkages in context of courses and research and development in order to follow the direction guided by Government of Pakistan to make this university one competing internationally.

In the same vain, COMSATS offered its Dual Degree Program in collaboration with Lancaster University, UK for undergraduate students. It has helped bringing international education and standards to Pakistan. Students are awarded with two degrees, one is local and the other one from international partners. Students can earn their international degrees in their home country at convenient prices. I find it a great opportunity for students because it provides not only the quality education as per international standards and transform students into well groomed professionals but also award you the international degree which holds international value. Following are the disciplines offered under Dual Degree Program at COMSATS:
  • Computer Science (CS)
  • Software Engineering (SE)
  • Business Administration (BA)
  • Electrical (Telecommunication) Engineering (TE)
  • Electrical (Electronics) Engineering (EE)
  • Electrical (Computer) Engineering (CE)
  • Chemical Engineering (Che)

Admission Schedule

Admissions at COMSATS open twice a year, once for fall semester in June-July and the other for spring semester in November-December. So currently admissions are open at COMSATS for Dual Degree Program which would be closing on 15th July, 2013. Further, there is requirement to clear aptitude test by NTS (NAT). Two dates for NAT are offered; 23rd June 2013 & 21st July, 2013. Moreover, the  following eligibility criteria for DDP is clearly defined:
BS (CS)
  • FA/F.Sc/A-Level with Mathematics with minimum 60% marks.
  • IELTS with a minimum of 5.5 Band (May be acquired within first year of study period)

BS (BA) & BS (SE)
  • FA/F.Sc/A-Levels with minimum 60% marks
  • IELTS score of at least 5.5 Band or higher (to be acquired within first year of study period)
  • The students must be able to communicate well in English language (mandatory)

BS (TE), BS (CE) & BS (EE)
  • F.Sc (Pre-Engg)/ICS/A-Levels or equivalent with minimum 60% marks.
  • IELTS with a minimum of 5.5 Band (May be acquired within first year of study period) 

BS (Che)
  • FSc. with minimum 60% marks (with Physics, Maths, Chemistry) OR equivalent
  • IELTS with a minimum of 5.5 Band (May be acquired within first year of study period)
  • For further information about the NTS and the testing process applicants may get assistance at COMSATS' offices.

Cost of Dual Degree Program

The fee for DDP is directly paid to Lancaster University that is GBP 500 per annul. Payment can be made through direct transfer to Lancaster University's account, using your debit/credit card or by opening foreign currency account for direct transfer.

Online Application

CIIT have its online application procedure. Where you have to complete the following steps in order to proceed with your online application:

  1. Register on admissions.comsats.edu.pk
  2. You will have to fill an online application for and submit that online
  3. For further formality completion you will have to visit the admission office in your respective area.

Admission Officer
Phone (Off): 092 42 111 001 007 (EXT 830, 831)
Fax (Off):092 42 99203100
E-mail: admissions@ciitlahore.edu.pk

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