Islamabad is home to a variety of universities. You name a discipline and you would have it in this city. As this is the only planned city the university campuses are spread over a wide area of land with well suited infrastructure and natural beauty all around. Universities here are known for their extracurricular activities which range from debates, sports, drama to Olympiad, signing and volunteer programs. Islamabad comprises of both public and private sector universities and both are equally good. Let’s have a look at some of the best universities in town.
1.National University of Science And Technology (NUST)
This is not just one of the top universities in Pakistan but Asia as well. NUST is usually known for having the best Business school named as NBS-NUST Business School. Apart from this you can study Engineering in the EME College which has a variety of degrees in this discipline. Moreover you can also work up to bio sciences, public administration and other social sciences degree. This is one the largest universities built in the country and is spread over an entire sector student usually need some sort of transport such as a bike or car to move around the campus.
2. Quaid-e-Azam University
This university is named after the founder of Pakistan. It is well known for research degrees and projects. If you are looking for a place for a Masters degree or PHD degree this is where you should go. It has the best faculty in town and gives you a variety of option for you research internationally and nationally as well. The campus gives a historic look with old buildings but is a sight to see. This university has a variety of social sciences degree available and is acknowledged for it.
3. Pakistan Institute of Engineering & Applied Sciences
It is one of the top ranked universities for Engineering. If you want to earn a degree in this discipline better look out for this university. You’ll find a array of disciplines like Chemical, Electrical, software Engineering etc.
4. FAST University
Though a private sector university, it is well known for its degree in computer science. The purpose built campus has the best labs and latest equipment's available to the students. The faculty is above average and there are a lot of co curricular activities to keep the students busy. Picture below is its campus
5. COMSATS University Islamabad Campus
It is located on a wide area in Chak shehzad and has a vast campus. This university has diverse disciplines ranging from Engineering, Mathematics, Biotechnology, Architecture etc. It also has a dual degree program in Engineering, associated with a university abroad.This university has the best cafe so far.
6.National College Of Arts (NCA)
As the name suggests this university is for those who love arts and are good at it. Here you can study communication, cultural studies, fashion designing, textile designing, architecture, ceramic design,fine arts etc. The purpose built campus is constructed according to the type of degree offered by the university. There are only two of its campuses in the entire country with the other one in Lahore. This college was home to top designers of Pakistan.
Apart from these universities there are several other universities where you can search for a range of degrees.You can also study languages in NUML university. Just goggle it and you’ll have the list. Most of the campuses have hostel facilities available and there are already many international students studying in the city as it serves the best and safe environment for foreigners.