Admissions & Timeline2022-09-28T05:53:15+00:00

HOW TO APPLY
Each degree program has its own application deadlines and requirements, please review the program’s information carefully prior to applying. There is no separate application deadline for international students interested in applying to our programs

  EXECUTIVE MA M-PHIL
Admissions Begin  July 1st, 2022 July 1st, 2022
Last Date for Form Submission  Sept 7, 2022 Sept 7, 2022
Admission Test (Round 2) Sept. 21

Time: 4 PM

Sept. 21

Time: 11 AM

Venue E Building E building
Interviews (Round 1) September 15

Time: 3-5 PM onwards

September 14

Time: 10 AM – 4 PM

Merit List September 27  September 27
Last Date for Fee Submission September 30 September 30
Classes Begin October 03 October 03

Fee Structure

Programme Year 1 * Year 2 Annual Total Fee 
Exec MA 339,000 N/A 339,000
M-Phil 175,000 175,000 175,000
PhD

*not offered in 2022

N/A N/A 99,500

Criteria

  • 16 years of education from an HEC recognized university
  • Degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences or Management
  • 4+ years of work experience   
  • Clearance of Entrance Test
  • Interview Selection by CPPG Selection Committee
  • Minimum CGPA 2.75
  • 16 years of education from an HEC recognized university
  • Degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences or Management
  • Submission of a Research Proposal (1000 words)
  • Clearance of Entrance Test
  • Interview Selection of short listed candidates by CPPG Selection Committee
  • Minimum CGPA 2.75
  • M-Phil or MS (with research)/equivalent as prescribed by HEC in areas related to Public Policy, Public Administration, Political Science, Economics, Sociology and broadly Social Science and Humanities.
  • CGPA not less than 3.0 (First Division in the Annual System) 
  • Clearance of Entrance Test
  • Submission of Research Proposal (1500 – 2000 words)
  • An interview with the PhD Selection Committee will be conducted with reference to the candidates’ academic qualification, experience and performance in the admission test. It will further assess candidate’s research competence, aptitude and motivation.

Application Guide

Submit Online Application

https://empower.fccollege.edu.pk/forms/gen_cf/inq_app_exec_screen.cfm?scor_id=46E6665D447B86278E4BB6C15D2A0963

Application Checklist

  1. An attested copy of the original Matriculation / O level result (web downloaded results are not acceptable)
  2. In case of O Level, a minimum of 8 subjects must have been passed
  3. An attested copy of the original Intermediate / A level / High School result (web downloaded results are not acceptable)
  4. In case of A Level, a minimum of 3 subjects must have been passed
  5. A and O Level and American High School Students have to submit a copy of their Equivalence Certificate (Attested and stamped from IBCC)
  6. Attested copies of the final transcript of 4-year Honors / 2-year Conventional Bachelors and / or 2-year Conventional Masters degree
  7. Students having a foreign Bachelor’s Degree must get their Equivalence from HEC
  8. Two reference letters
  9. Statement of purpose (150 – 200 words) describing the reason(s) why the student is applying to the program, long-term goals and the reason(s) for selecting the Centre for Public Policy and Governance. 
  10. Research experience if any (please mention the organization, designation and nature of experience)
  11. List of publications (if any)
  12. Two recent passport-sized photographs
  13. One copy each of the student’s CNIC and of the father/guardian
  14. Receipt of the application processing fee (Rs. 3,500)

View Sample Entrance Test Paper

Click here to download sample paper

Submit Online Application 

https://empower.fccollege.edu.pk/forms/gen_cf/inq_app_exec_screen.cfm?scor_id=46E6665D447B86278E4BB6C15D2A0963

Application Checklist

  1. An attested copy of the original Matriculation / O level result (web downloaded results are not acceptable)
  2. In case of O Level, a minimum of 8 subjects must have been passed
  3. An attested copy of the original Intermediate / A level / High School result (web downloaded results are not acceptable)
  4. In case of A Level, a minimum of 3 subjects must have been passed
  5. A and O Level and American High School Students have to submit a copy of their Equivalence Certificate (Attested and stamped from IBCC)
  6. Attested copies of the final transcript of 4-year Honors / 2-year Conventional Bachelors and / or 2-year Conventional Masters degree
  7. FCCU students need to attach the attested copy of their official Baccalaureate transcript
  8. Students having a foreign Bachelor’s Degree must get their Equivalence from HEC
  9. Two reference letters
  10. Statement of purpose (150 – 200 words) describing the reason(s) why the student is applying to the program, long-term goals and the reason(s) for selecting Forman Christian College
  11. Research experience if any (please mention the organization, designation and nature of experience)
  12. List of publications (if any)
  13. Two recent passport-sized photographs
  14. One copy each of the student’s CNIC and of the father/guardian
  15. Receipt of the application processing fee (Rs. 3,500)

View Sample Entrance Test Paper

Click here to download sample paper

Submit Online Application 

https://empower.fccollege.edu.pk/forms/gen_cf/inq_app_exec_screen.cfm?scor_id=C4327E952B6A1335CC628B9AEA27650F

Application Checklist

  • An attested copy of the original Matriculation / O level result (web downloaded results are not acceptable)
  • An attested copy of the original Intermediate / A level / High School result (web downloaded results are not acceptable)
  • A and O Level and American High School Students have to submit a copy of their Equivalence Certificate (Attested and stamped from IBCC)
  • Attested copies of the final transcript of 4-year Honors / 2-year Conventional Bachelors and / or 2-year Conventional Masters degree
  • Students having a foreign Bachelor’s Degree must get their Equivalence from HEC
  • Statement of purpose (150 – 200 words) describing the reason(s) why the student is applying to the program, long-term goals and the reason(s) for selecting the Centre for Public Policy & Governance 
  • A Research Proposal (1500-2000 words): including the research questions that the applicant would like to explore in the PhD program. Provide background, justification, and significance of research questions, and a brief methodology. The applicant’s response should reflect some familiarity with social science research methods.
  • A personal statement (maximum 1000 words), highlighting why the applicant wants to pursue PhD in public policy.
  • Two reference letters from people who have worked with the applicant and who can testify to her/his writing and research capabilities.

Entrance Exam Paper

  • Examination duration will be 2 hours. 
  • A short essay on a public policy issue facing Pakistan or South Asia. The essay will require giving a reasoned understanding of the given issue.
  • A mathematical section. This section will be similar to the mathematical section of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE).
  • A section consisting of short questions on public policy issues to assess applicant’s analytical capacity.
  • A brief comments section (maximum one page) on the policymaking institutions of Pakistan to check applicant’s familiarity with them

FAQ

Any Further Query2022-01-04T16:27:43+00:00

Contact us at cppg@fccollege.edu.pk or call Mr. Shaleem Khokhar at 042.99231581-88 (Ext. 388) or 0332-4445225

How can I receive an application form?2022-01-04T16:26:52+00:00

You need to fill the online application form. Link is provided on this page above under Application Guide -> Submit Application Form.

How can I find out more about the course?2022-01-04T16:26:03+00:00

All course details are available on the Academics tab of the website.

How Do I Pay the Admission Processing Fee?2022-01-04T16:25:13+00:00

You have multiple options available to pay your fee through the following channels:

  • HBL Online Internet Banking and Mobile Application
  • Meezan Bank Internet Banking and Mobile Application
  • ConnectPay by PayPro under which there are more than 10 partner banks in addition to above two. 
  • Cash over the Counter

There is on campus HBL Bank branch for the payment of admission processing fee.

How Do I Submit the Admission’s Application?2022-01-04T16:24:16+00:00

After filling out the online admission form, take a print out and submit it to the Admission Office, Ahmad Saeed Administration Building, Forman Christian College, Ferozepur Road, Lahore 54600” or send it via TCS. 

What types of career opportunities are available for M-Phil and Exec MA graduates?2022-01-04T16:23:30+00:00

Graduates of M-Phil Public Policy may look for teaching, analysis, research opportunities in Colleges, Think Tanks, Government, NGOs & IGOs, and private sector 

Executive MA participants are already working, and the degree supports them in achieving their career goals within the organization, or switch their career.   

Are there any scholarships or financial aid available for MPhil, Exec MA or PhD programs?2022-01-04T16:22:42+00:00

There are no merit scholarships or TA ships available for the M-Phil program, Executive Master and PhD Programs. However, students can search and apply for government scholarships.

Can I take the M-Phil program while working?2022-01-04T16:22:03+00:00

MPhil is a rigorous full time program and cannot be taken along with full time work. We recommend that you either take time off or switch to part time work while taking the program. 

Can I take the Executive MA program while working?2022-01-04T16:21:17+00:00

Yes, the class hours are scheduled from 4pm – 8pm specifically for in-service people in mind. 

Should I enroll in Executive MA or in M-Phil program?2022-01-04T16:20:33+00:00

Exec MA is a professional program which caters to working professionals and requires a minimum of four years of work experience while MPhil is a research degree program which caters to young graduates. 

How can I find more about the Public Policy program?2022-01-04T16:19:52+00:00

You can join us at the Open House or call CPPG to get an appointment with a faculty member to learn more about the program. Detailed information is available on the Academics Tab of the website. 

Accommodation

On-campus Hostel facility is available for girls only. For boys, there is an option of getting a rented accommodation (in a shared house) around FCCU in Gulberg.

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