Admission & Aid

We want to get to know you through your application, to hear your voice and explore your potential. We hope you get to know yourself better through the application process, too.

When you decide to apply to COTHM you will have the opportunity to explore courses across the programs and departments that make up our college, crossing disciplines and charting your own unique academic path.

We recognize that the application process might seem challenging; selecting the right undergraduate or graduate program is an important decision. Our admissions team is available to help you navigate this critical journey and make a choice that will affect your intellectual and creative potential in profound ways.

Facts

150+

Degree and diploma
programs offered

99%

employment
ratio of our
graduates

63%

of graduates had two or
more internships as
students

admission
Policy

The criteria for admission have been prepared to enable the Admissions Office to select students who have potential to do college-level work and to place students in courses and programs appropriate to the student’s academic preparation, in an effort to help them successfully realize their academic potential.

The students come from many different cities as well as from different countries and bring with them a wide range of academic disciplines, experiences, special interests, talents and cultural heritages. The Admissions Office aims to form a student body, which will give the opportunity to each student to share education and grow in experience as a member of an international community.

In general, all applicants must have completed a secondary (high) College education or the equivalent of twelve years of Collegeing to be considered for admission. The College recognizes a strong academic performance at high College level as the primary determinant for college level success.

Any person who intends to register for a program/course at the College must first be admitted to the College. Application forms and the most current information about admission requirements can be obtained from the Admissions Office.

Minimum Admission requirements for all programs:

A High College leaving certificate or equivalent qualification is a necessary entry requirement. In the case of overseas applicants their secondary/high College credentials should be sufficient to allow them to apply for admission to post-secondary (higher) educational establishments of their home country.
Each student applying for admission to the college shall submit with his/her application such evidence as the college may require from time to time of proficiency in English (reading, writing oral and comprehension).
Academics council may require any student to undergo any oral or written examination set by the academic council to confirm such proficiency.
Students with a score of 6.0 in IELTS or 550 in TOEFL or 213 TOEFL Computer Based, or evidence of English Proficiency are exempted from the proficiency examination.

Minimum Admission requirements for the Postgraduate Programs:

A Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, from a recognized institution. Alternatively applicants may possess a professional qualification (or a combination of qualifications) officially recognized as being equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree.

The Director of Admissions is responsible for the evaluation of all applications for admission to the College.

The College has accepted among its responsibilities a commitment to national and international students by providing opportunities to citizens from other countries to study at the College. The College considers the admission of qualified students from other countries a part of its educational program. National and International students enrich the life of the College and contribute to the education and personal growth of students.

All candidates should take and pass the College Entrance Exam in order for them to be accepted and allowed to register as full time students.

The purpose of this exam is to evaluate the students’ level of English before they register for any program of study and to make sure that only candidates who are likely to succeed in their studies are admitted. Any student who passes the exam should be able to attend lectures, communicate and write in English without any difficulty.

Candidates whose average grade is below fifty (50), will be accepted on the Foundation Course or the Intensive Summer Course. In order for them to be admitted to the full time program, they must take and pass the Entrance Exam. If they fail the foundation program and exam they will not accepted to any of the College programs.

The Admissions Office bases its decision on the following factors:

A completed application form

The application for admission may be obtained either in person or by writing to the Director of Admissions. A non-refundable fee must accompany every application.

Official or certified diploma and transcript of secondary (high) College records

The applicant must submit an official transcript of his secondary College record together with the application. Applicants who do not satisfy the above criteria, may be accepted and placed on probation. For candidates applying for admission with advanced standing, an official transcript of their previous college/university record is required.

Evidence of knowledge of English

English is the language of instruction at the College. English is not a requirement for admission. Applicants will give the College English Placement Test (EPT). Applicants who have passed either the TOEFL examination with a minimum score of 550 (213 Computer-Based), English G.C.S.E. (or G.C.E) ‘O’ level with Grade ‘C’ and above or IELTS with a score of 6.0 and above, are exempted from the EPT. Candidates, whose English proficiency is not up to the College standard, will take Foundation English Language Classes.

When the applicant receives an acceptance letter from the Admissions Office then he/she must send the application fee.

Admission Procedures

Local Students

Local applicants should fill out and submit an application for admission to the College. If they have already finished high College they should also attach a photocopy of their high College leaving certificate.

They will then be notified of the exact date and time of the entrance exams.

International Students

International students are most welcome to the College and a student visa will be issued by the Government, provided all admission requirements are met.

Application for Admission

International students are advised to apply for admission as early as possible. Overseas candidates should submit to the College the following documents together with the Application Form:

1. Application for admission duly completed

2. Attested copy of the passport – validity of at least two years from the date classes commence of the semester applied for

3. Four photos passport size

4. Officially attested photocopies of the Senior/High College leaving Certificate with its Grades Report, as issued by the College. Attestations must be made by the Principal of the College, from which the students have graduated, by the Ministry of Education, by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and by a notary public.

If these are issued in a language other than English, translation in English must accompany the College Certificate and the Grades Report. The translation must be attached to the photocopies of the original certificates, and the documents must be attested. The translator’s name and address must be clearly mentioned on the documents. Additionally, provisional College leaving certificates are acceptable for maximum period of two years after graduation.

5. Original bank letter stating that the student’s sponsor has sufficient funds to finance the student’s stayed and studies in Pakistan. The letter must be dated, signed and stamped by an official bank officer. The student’s name, the sponsor’s name and their relationship should appear clearly in this letter. The sponsor could be the father, mother, the student, the officially appointed guardian, or any other person. If the original is not in English, then an attested (by notary public) translation must be attached to the original. The owner of the deposit account should be either the student or one of his/her parents or brothers and sisters. If the owner of the account is not the applicant, a separate certificate must be issued showing the relationship between the student and the owner of the account.

6. Original police character certificate (no criminal record). It must be issued no more than six (6) months prior to the date classes commence of the semester applied for. The police certificate must be signed and stamped by an official police officer and must be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

7. Any other certificates required by the Ministry of Interior, Pakistan from time to time.

As soon as the application for admission and all supporting documents are received, the Admissions Director will inform the candidate whether he/she qualifies for admission. Eligible candidates will receive a letter of eligibility confirming the terms and conditions on which the candidate is admitted to the College. An applicant, who judged unsatisfactory by the Director of Admissions, will not be eligible for admission.

Eligible candidates should send to the College a certain sum of money representing deposits and prepayments. The exact amount to be paid in advance and all other details such as payment deadlines and refund policy are stated in the section of the Prospectus on Financial Information.

As soon as the College receives the advance payment, it will send the student a receipt and apply for the student’s visa.

Students should not leave their country before receiving confirmation from the College that their visa has been granted. They should also let the College know in advance the date and time of their arrival in Pakistan so that they are welcomed at the airport and driven to Campus.

Before registration students should:

 Take the College Entrance Exams.

• Comply with all visa requirements of the immigration department.

 Possess evidence of negative results of communicable disease tests

 Pay all semester tuition fees and other charges

 Have a chest X-ray taken

 Subscribe to a medical insurance

Financial Information

Students are expected to attend every lecture of every subject in which they are enrolled. Absences beyond the stated maximum for each course may threaten the student’s academic standing.

Course requirements, such as examinations, tests, oral presentations, practical work, participation in discussion and written assignments are in no sense waived because of absences from class. Instructors are not obliged to cover the missed material twice.

The College has established the following attendance policy:

If a student is absent for any reason he/she must complete and return, within three working days after his/her return to College, to the student affairs officer a prescribed form giving reasons for his/her absence(s).

Minimum attendance to qualify to sit in the final examination is 80%, if attendance is below 75%, student shall pay 5000/- fine and if attendance is below 70%, student shall pay 10000/- fine. If attendance is less than 70%, student will not be permitted to sit in the final examination.

If a student has more than 30% absences in a subject without a valid justification, he/she automatically fails the subject.

The Examination Committee shall review relevant results, student appeals and student application for extension and for relevant supplementary examinations.

The examination committee shall consist of :

  • The Chief Operating Office
  • Registrar
  • A minimum of two faculty members

In making its decisions or recommendation on any matter, the examination committee shall consider all relevant circumstances including:

  • The students’ academic record
  • The students attendance at subject, lectures and tutorials
  • Recommendation from the subject lecturer
  • Any other matter imposing on the professional performance of the individual.

Only those students whose fees and other indebtedness to the College have been fully paid will be provided with academic results and invited top graduate.

Each subject will be formally assessed and the nature and criteria for assessment are specified for each subject in the curriculum document.

A student is considered to have passed a subject if the final grade is at least 60%.

The student may precede from one semester to the next if they:

  • Passed all subjects of the semester or
  • Failed maximum one course.

If the students fail in more than two subjects, they will be required to repeat all the subjects of the semester. In the event of failing a semester second time, the students will be asked to withdraw from the program of study.

A re-take examination may be allowed to a student who receives a Fail grade in maximum one subject in a semester. A maximum mark of 60% can be achieved for this re-take. Re-take examination fee will be charged to the student as per policy.

If a student receives a fail grade in more than two subjects in re-take exam, will be required to repeat that semester.

Apply for 2022

The Fall 2022 application to COTHM is now open! Start your application today and get connected to a counselor so you can see if COTHM is the right place for you.

Financial Aid

At COTHM International, we prepare you to launch your career by providing a supportive, creative, and professional environment from which to learn practical skills, build a network of industry contacts.

Tuition & Fees

This new plan is designed to reduce the average cost of a Make School Education while preserving the core protections of ISAs – if you don’t have a job after Make School, you should not have to pay until you are employed.

Tuition Costs,
2020-2022

total

$ 75,000

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