Admissions FAQs

Q. How will I get admission information about BRACU?

The admission information is available in the following places:
i) BRACU website (www.bracu.ac.bd).
ii) The Admission Desk, BRACU (Phone: +880-2-9844051 Ext.: 4003 or 985-3948, 985-3949)

One can also get admission information by sending queries at the e-mail address: admissions[at]bracu.ac[dot]bd

Q. How many semesters are offered yearly at BRACU and when do they start?

BRACU offers 3 semesters a year: Spring, Summer & Fall, and these start in January, May & September respectively.

For Pharmacy:
BRACU offers admission for pharmacy department twice a year. You can apply in either Spring or Summer semester. The classes start from January and July accordingly.

Q. What Undergraduate programs does BRAC University offer? How many credits do I have to complete per program?

The available Undergraduate programs with credits are as follows:
B.Arch – 201 Credits
BBA – 130 Credits
BSc in CSE – 136 Credits
BSc in CS – 124 Credits
BSc in ECE – 136 Credits
BSc in EEE – 136 Credits
BSS in Anthropology - 120 Credits
BSS in Economics - 120 Credits
BA in English - 120 Credits
LL.B (Hons) - 135 Credits
BSc in Physics - 132 Credits
BSc in APE- 130 Credits
BSc in Mathematics – 127 Credits
BSc in Microbiology – 136 Credits
BSc in Biotechnology – 136 Credits
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) - 164 Credits

Q. What Postgraduate programs does BRAC University offer? How many credits do I have to complete per program?

The available Postgraduate programs with credits are as follows:
ECD – 36 credits
EMBA – 45 credits
MA ENG – 36 credits
MA TESOL – 39 credits
MBA – 60 credits
MBM – 60 credits
MCA – 60 credits
MDMP – 42 credits
MDS – 45 credits
MED – 36 credits
MPH – 51 credits
MPSM – 48 credits
MS BIO – 36 credits
MS EEE – 36 credits
MSC CSE – 36 credits
MDM – 36 credits   

Q. How can I apply for Admission?

Applicants are required to look in the user manual and video clip at the BRACU website to have precise information about admission procedures.

Q. Do the applicants apply for admission only online, in person, by written application?

Applicants can apply only online for admission.

Q. Is the application process the same for international applicants?

The application process is the same for all students.

Q. What are the requirements to apply for EEE/ECE/CSE/APE/Physics/CS/Mathematics in Undergraduate level?

Candidates for EEE, ECE, CSE, APE and Physics must have minimum B grade in Physics & Mathematics at HSC/Others or minimum C grade in Physics & Mathematics at 'A'-Levels. Candidates for BSc in Electronic & Communication Engineer and Electrical & Electronic Engineering having Physics and Mathematics but not Chemistry at HSC or 'A'-Levels must take a remedial course on Chemistry in addition to the courses required for the program. Candidates for BSc in Computer Science and BSc in Mathematics must have minimum B grade in Mathematics at HSC or minimum C grade in Mathematics at 'A'-Levels.

Q. What are the requirements to apply for Biotechnology/ Microbiology in Undergraduate level?

Candidates for BSc in Biotechnology and Microbiology should have minimum C grade in Physics and Chemistry at HSC/ A-Levels and C grade in Physics, Chemistry and Biology at SSC/O-Levels. Candidates not having Mathematics at HSC or A-Levels must take a remedial course on Mathematics in addition to the courses required for the program.

Q. What are the requirements to apply for Pharmacy in Undergraduate level?

  • Candidate must have a minimum aggregate GPA 6.50 in SSC/ "O" level or equivalent and HSC/ "A" level or equivalent examinations (in a total scale of 10).
  • Candidate must pass SSC/ "O" level or recognized equivalents and HSC/"A" level or recognized equivalents in Science Group and obtain a minimum GPA 3.0 (in a scale of 5) without any additional subject.
  • Candidate must pass HSC/ "A" level or recognized equivalent examination with a minimum GPA 3.0 in Chemistry and Biology separately and a minimum GPA 2.0 in Mathematics (in a scale of 5).
  • Candidate must pass HSC/ "A" level or recognized equivalent examination in current year or one previous year.
  • Foreign students must have passed 12 education years and got same grades in equivalent examinations from foreign recognized institutions.
  • The student must pass HSC/ “A” level or recognized equivalents with the following science subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics.
  • However candidates having no Mathematics at the HSC/ “A” level or recognized equivalents may be admitted, but they need to take an extra 3 (three) credits course in Mathematics relevant to B. Pharm. curriculum.


Q. How can I calculate my GPA of ‘O’/‘A’ levels for the admission application in BRACU?

Our requirement for undergraduate programs is to have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in ‘O’ Level and ‘A’ Level. For ‘O’ level best 5 subjects and ‘A’ level best 2 subjects will be counted. The grade will be calculated according to BRAC University scale: A=5, B=4, C=3 and D=2. Subjects with E Grade will not be considered. It is to be noted that applicants must fulfill subject-wise requirements.

Q. Can I see my application status online?

Applicants can check their application status online any time at admissions.bracu.ac.bd

Q. Do I have to upload a photograph as part of my application form?

Applicants are required to upload their scanned recent passport size formal photograph taken within last three months.

Q. How can I correct my mistakes I made in the application form?

If applicants make any mistake during filling up their application form and submit it with that error, they are required to send an email immediately at  admissions-support[at]bracu.ac[dot]bd  to inform the authority.

Q. How much is the admission application fee?

Local Applicants need to pay the non-refundable application fee Tk. 1500. For international applicants, the non-refundable applications fee is US$ 20.

Q. How can I pay the admission application fee?

Applicants can pay their admission application fee through-
BRAC Bank,
Southeast Bank (Mohakhali branch),
IFIC Bank (Mohakhali branch),
Prime Bank (Mohakhali branch) and

bKash (a joint venture between BRAC Bank Ltd., Bangladesh and Money in Motion LLC, USA)

Q. How many sections will be in the admission written test? 

  • All candidates will have to sit for a written admission test and an interview in the manner as described: 
  • Candidates for BSS in Anthropology, BA in English and LLB (Hons): Written admission test in English. 
  • Candidates for BBA, BSc in Microbiology, BSc in Biotechnology and BSS in Economics: Written Admission test in English and Mathematics. 
  • Candidates for BSc in Computer Science, BSc in Computer Science and Engineering, BSc in Electronic and Communication Engineering, BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, BSc in Physics, BSc in Applied Physics & Electronics, BSc in Mathematics: Written Admission test in English, Mathematics, Higher Mathematics, and Physics.
  • Candidates for Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch): Written admission test in English, Mathematics, and a test in Drawing. 
  • Candidates for Bachelor of Pharmacy: Written admission test in English, Mathematics, Biology, and Chemistry. 


In order to qualify, candidates must pass each section separately.

Those who qualify in the written test will be called for interview for final selection.

Q. Do I have to appear in both a written test and an interview for Postgraduate admission?

For each postgraduate program, except EMBA and MBM, the admission test consists of a written test and an interview. Candidates for EMBA and MBM are required to qualify only in the interview.

Q. Do international students get offers for off-campus interview if they are not staying in Bangladesh?

For getting admission into BRACU, International applicants must appear for written test and interview on the date and time mentioned in their admit cards in the designated exam site in their respective home countries.

Q. How many years of work experience do applicants require to apply for the EMBA program?

Those who have a minimum of 3-years of professional work experience can apply for the EMBA Program.

Q. How can I collect my Admit card?

After the deadline of submitting the Admission Form, candidates are requested to login to collect the Admit Card from the link given on their Dashboard. They are required to download the Admit Card and print it out in 80 gm A4 size white page.  Applicants must bring this printed Admit Card to the exam hall; otherwise, they will not be allowed to sit for the exam.

Q. Is there any other ways to see my admission test result other than on the notice board?

After the publication of the admission test result, applicants are required to check the result at the BRACU website and notice board.

Q. How can I get information about Scholarship/Financial Aid in BRAC University?

Regarding all information about Financial Aid, please contact:
Information & Admissions Desk, Ground floor,Building-01 BRAC University. Phone +880-2-9844051-4 (Ext. 4003)

Q. Does BRAC University accept any credits completed in other educational institution?

Transfer of credits from an educational institution with a system similar to BRAC University may be considered after admission. Such candidates will have to apply with required documents and are subject to credit transfer rules of BRAC University.

Q. Does BRAC University offer any online courses?

We do not offer online courses or degree programs.

Q. Is there any provisional admission for those who do not have the required level of proficiency in English language?

Many students willing to join the university might not have the required standard of proficiency in English language. If the students fail to attain the minimum standard of English proficiency required by the university, they may be asked to attend remedial English courses before the admission to the university. At the end of this course, they will have to take an English proficiency test and if qualified be admitted to BRACU.

Q. What is Pre-University Course for Undergraduate Programs?

A Pre-University course is for those students who proved themselves competent in their respective discipline during the admission test except in English. This is a twelve week long intensive program which assists students to become active and independent learners, critical thinkers, responsible and thoughtful adults, and most importantly successful university students. Students who come from the mainstream Bangla medium background enjoy this intellectually challenging and welcoming atmosphere.

Q. What is Remedial English Course (EAP) – For Postgraduate Programs?

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) focused on developing fluency in listening, speaking, reading and writing both in and outside the classroom. The total time duration of the course is 60 hours which consists of 2 classes per week, each class of 2:30 hours. The course covers the four skills of English language. This course is divided into two major wings: Speaking & Listening and Reading & Writing.  The teaching methodology of the course will be communicative and interactive. This approach will ensure active student participation through group and pair work as well as independent presentations. 

Q. Can I enroll as a visiting student? Is there a specific application process for visiting/guest students?

One can enroll as a visiting or guest student in BRACU. Visiting or guest students are required to submit their applications along with the relevant transcripts and no objection letters (NOC) from her/his University. Please contact admissions[at]bracu.ac[dot]bd for more details.

Q. Are there any obligations to fulfill in the residential semester during the Undergraduate program? How much does the residential semester cost?

All students are required to attend a Residential Semester at the Savar Campus in the 2nd semester, except Architecture students who go in the 3rd semester. The residential cost is Tk. 50,000 for the 4-month long semester.
(*Subject to increase with a notice before the semester)

Q. For Undergraduate programs which documents are required to submit by the candidates who have passed from abroad?

Candidates who have passed from abroad have to submit verified/attested copies of previous academic documents from their Institute/respective Foreign Ministry. Upon arrival BRAC University will assist them in getting the Equivalence Certificate from the Secondary & Higher Secondary Education Board, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Q. For Postgraduate programs which documents are required to submit by the candidates who have passed from abroad?

Candidates who have passed from abroad have to submit verified/attested copies of previous academic documents from their Institute/respective Foreign Ministry.

Q. Is there any evening class for undergraduate programs?

There is no evening class for undergraduate programs.

Q. Is there any evening class for postgraduate programs?

All the classes of Post graduate programs are held in the evening. There is Weekend Program only for EMBA students.

Q. How can I change my department?

To change department, you need to collect a department change form from the Registrar’s office; then you need both Chairpersons’ (current Dept. and desired Dept.) signature on the form. After that contact the Registrar’s office again for submitting the form.

Q. Are there any hostel facilities in BRAC University?

Hostel facilities are provided only to current female students and seats are subject to availability. Please contact the Information & Admissions for details.

Q. Will BRACU assist in paying the visa process in case of international students?

Yes, BRACU will assist in paying the visa process as needed by a foreign student.

Q. For further information regarding Admission who should I contact?

For more queries, please contact the Admission & Registration Office, 4th floor, Building no. 6, BRAC University. You can also send e-mail at admissions[at]bracu.ac[dot]bd

Q. Where can I get Information Change Form, Admission Withdrawal Form, Fresher’s Semester Drop Form, ID Card Form?

Please contact the Admission & Registration Office, Building 6, Level 4.

i. The Information Change Form:
If a student wants to change her/his given information in the USIS, then s/he must apply by collecting and filling up the Information Change Form.

ii. The Admission Withdrawal Form:
If a student wants to withdraw her/his admission or studentship from BRACU, then s/he must apply by collecting and filling up the Admission Withdrawal Form.

iii. Fresher’s Semester Drop Form:
If a fresher student wants to drop the semester then s/he must apply by collecting and filling up Fresher’s Semester Drop Form.

iv. ID Card Form:
For ID renewal or replacement, a student must apply by collecting and filling up the ID Card Form. Taka 500 will be charged due to loss/damage/department change.