Habib University’s Talent Outreach, Promotion and Support Program (HU TOPS)

Once in a lifetime opportunity to enroll in a fully funded program at Habib University for a world-class undergraduate degree

Habib University’s Talent Outreach, Promotion and Support Program is designed for students who are enrolled in Pakistan’s Board of Intermediate Education (BIE)Federal Board (FB) and the Aga Khan University Examination Board (AKU EB) for their Intermediate Education. HU TOPS provides an opportunity to talented students of BIE, FB and AKU EB to apply for admission to Habib University and get admitted with full tuition and Laboratory fee waiver for their undergraduate degree based on their academic talent and passion to learn.

Habib University believes in providing equal opportunities and nurturing talent and potential irrespective of educational, socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds. HU TOPS is an example of this commitment to Pakistan. The University will ensure students enrolled through HU TOPS shape thoughtful careers and life paths for themselves. They will be supported in growing as life-long learners, creative problem solvers and dynamic leaders, with a passion to serve the society.

Benefits of HU TOPS

  • An exceptional opportunity to study at Habib University for a transformative learning experience.
  • Full Tuition, Laboratory and Semester Registration Fee waiver
  • Admission Application Fee waiver
  • Opportunity to attend a Summer Admission Preparatory Program at HU with fee waiver

Download HU TOPS brochure

Who Can Apply?

All potential students who fulfill the following conditions can apply for HU TOPS

  • Graduated from or Enrolled at the following Boards
    • Any Board of Intermediate Education of Pakistan
    • Federal Board of Pakistan
    • Aga Khan University Examination Board (AKU EB)
    • Any Board of Technical Education of Pakistan
  • Have completed or will complete HSSC II by August, 2017.
  • Have scored the following marks
    • Science Group Students: 80% or above in SSC (Matric) and 75% or above in HSSC.
    • Other Groups: 75% or above in SSC (Matric) and 70% or above in HSSC.
  • Planning to pursue a four-year undergraduate program at Habib University

Register for HU TOPS

Selection Process

HU TOPS has a six-step selection process as highlighted below:

Step 1


  • There are no registration charges. Register yourself for HU TOPS through the link www.habib.edu.pk/hutops/apply . Fill the application, scan the required documents and upload them. Submit the application online

Step 2


  • Take the HU TOPS Core Skills Test. Click here to see the details of the test.
  • Shortlisted candidates from the Core Skills Test will have to appear for an interview and submit their Merit Scholarship and Financial Aid applications along with the required supporting document

Step 3


  • Successful applicants from qualifying round will apply for admissions to Habib University through HU TOPS. They will not be charged any admission application fee.

Step 4


  • The HU TOPS applicants will be invited to participate in a Free of cost Summer Prep Program to prepare for the HU Admission Test. The Program will be organized in June 2017. Participation is not mandatory.

Step 5

Take Test

Step 6

Enroll at Habib University

  • The top 50 successful applicants will be offered admission in their Major of choice. Tuition, Laboratory and Semester Registration fee for their four-year study at Habib University will be fully funded through scholarships and grants. All HU TOPS Scholars will be required to maintain a CGPA of 3.0 to continue with their scholarships and grants.

Expenses Covered through HU TOPS

HU TOPS will cover the following expenses:

  • HU TOPS Registration Fee
  • HU TOPS Qualifying Round Fee
  • Habib University Admission Application Fee
  • Summer Prep Program Fee
  • Full Tuition Fee to study a four-year undergraduate program at Habib University.
  • Full Laboratory Fee
  • Semester Registration fee

HU TOPS will NOT COVER the following expenses:

  • Non-refundable Enrolment Fee of Rs. 20,000/= at the time of admission (subsidized for HU TOPS students)
  • Security Deposit (Re-fundable)
  • Transport Fee (if opted for the transport)
  • The expense for books, stationery and other learning resources needed as per programmatic needs.
  • Cost of accommodation and living expenses if you are applying from outside Karachi
  • Membership fee for the recreational facilities (students will pay the fee if they will use the facilities)

HU TOPS Timelines

Following are the key timelines of various stages of the program

STEPS                                                          Timeline/Date
Register for HU TOPS 1st December 2016 to 28th January 2017
Take Qualifying Round Test 11th February, 2017
Appear for an Interview (If shortlisted) Between 15th to 18th March, 2017



Announcement of Qualifying Round Results 24th March, 2017
Apply for Admission 24th March to 15th April 2017
Participation in the Prep-Program 1st June 2017 to 7th July 2017
Take HU Admission Test 15th July, 2017
Enroll Yourself at HU End July/Beginning August


Attend HU New Student Orientation 12th August, 2017 onward
Start Attending Regular Classes for Fall 2017 21st August 2017

Contact Us

Talk to the Admissions Team

If you have further questions or need assistance on some specific issue, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m. We are also available on 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month.

You can call the admissions team at the following numbers

T (Office): UAN: +92 21 111 0 HABIB (42242) – Ext: 4519, 4516, 4515
Admissions Counsellors: 0321-8203545, 0322-2850247 and 0322-2850249
Assistant Manager HU TOPS: 03222008996

Meet us

Office of Admissions
Habib University, Block 18, Jauhar Chowrangi Road,
University Avenue, Gulistan-e-Jauhar,
Karachi, Pakistan

Email Us
For more information about admissions, email tops@habib.edu.pk

Go through the Website
Please go through our website www.habib.edu.pk . You may find answers to your questions just a few clicks away

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