SHU has an admissions procedure that is solely merit-based and designed to induct students of the highest caliber into the University. Although selective, our process does not discriminate on the basis of gender, faith, race, ethnicity, or nationality and candidates are selected purely on the basis of their capabilities.

The procedure to apply and process your admission is as follows:

  • Apply online and register to appear in the SHU Aptitude Test.
  • Download APC voucher and pay the Application Fee to the designated bank OR make a Pay Order/Demand Draft in the name of “Salim Habib University (formerly Barrett Hodgson University)”. Click here to download the voucher.
  • Clear SHU’s Aptitude Test with at least a 50% score in each section OR provide proof for exemption from the Aptitude Test by providing SAT I/SAT II/GMAT/GRE scores transcript as applicable. SHU Aptitude Test results will be valid for 18 months from the date of dissemination of the list of successful candidates.
  • Appear for an interview before two faculty members.
  • Meet the minimum academic eligibility requirement for the concerned program.
  • Provide an equivalence certificate in case you are a holder of degrees/certificates issued by non-Pakistani universities/boards.
  • Pay the fee for the concerned program and provide proof of payment.
  • Complete enrollment process for the semester.


The weightage by which your score in each section of the admission process contributes to your final score on the Merit List, on the basis of which it is decided whether you have obtained admission or not, is as follows:

For Students with HSC/A Level Result Announced For Students Awaiting HSC/A Level Exam Results
SHU Aptitude Test 50% 50%
Interview 10% 20%
Essay 10% 10%
SSC Score 10% 20%
HSC Score 20% -
For Graduate Students
SHU Aptitude Test 50%
Interview 30%
Essay 20%

Objectives of Aptitude Test and Interview

  • Aptitude Test: The objective of our Aptitude Test is to evaluate the candidate’s abilities of quantitative and analytical reasoning and their communications skills, reading comprehension skills, grammatical skills, and general aptitude for the program.
  • Interview: The objective of the interview is to assess the candidate for the qualities and the capacity required for success in their chosen program of study and to identify and evaluate their potential to add value to the industry and contribute to society when they graduate.

Enrollment and Induction

Applicants who have accepted the University’s admission offer and paid the admission processing fee will be invited to enroll online in courses of their chosen academic program.
These candidates will be required to submit the following documents in order to confirm admission and for their enrolment to be allowed:

  • Matriculation/O Level certificate with transcript/marksheet
  • HSC/A Level certificate with transcript/marksheet
  • Migration Certificate from the concerned university/board, except in the case of Karachi University/Karachi Board
  • Equivalence certificate in case of holders of degrees/certificates issued by non-Pakistani universities/boards
  • 6 copies of a recent passport-size photograph
  • Photocopy of Fee Challan deposit slip

Contact our Admissions department at 021-35122936 for any admission-related queries.