Admissions / Admission Information
Admission Information
Foreign Students

Separate seats are provided for candidates from foreign countries who have other than Pakistani or Azad Jammu and Kashmir citizenship. Admission to the College for foreign nationals is processed by the College through Higher Education Commission (HEC). A total of 11 seats are reserved for foreign candidates at NCA Lahore and 5 seats for NCA Rawalpindi Campus.

In accordance with the decision of the Government of Pakistan separate 2% quota seats are allocated for the children of refugees of the Indian held Kashmir (IHK). Admission on these seats is processed by the Federal Government.

Physically Challenged Candidates

2% separate quota seats of total, 1st year (F.C) seats of the College are reserved for physically challenged candidates. All such applicants should attach an application to the admission form indicating their desire to be considered for special seat. A certificate issued and duly verified by the Disability Board of the respective Government hospital must be attached with the application.

Full fee paying/self finance scheme

A number of students are admitted to the College as full fee paying students. Admission tests on the basis of open merit for this scheme are identical to those conducted for other students. An equally high merit in the test is required to qualify for admission as a full-fee paying/self finance student under the fullfee paying/self finance scheme.

The full tuition fee for the length of the course in Fine Arts, Design and Musicology is Rs. 579,000/- and Rs. 730,000/- for Architecture and Film & Television. Fee is non refundable in case a student is disqualified/expelled; or the voluntary discontinuation of the course on the part of the student for whatever reason at any stage of his/her studies. In addition to the tuition fee stated above, students will be required to pay other dues and student charges.

Admission procedure

The college grants equal opportunities to women and men who possess exceptional aptitude for the visual arts and who have attained a reputable standard in general education before applying for admission. The College does not discriminate against admission for physically challenged persons.

The College conducts admission tests which are held in all the provinces of Pakistan. Candidates wishing to join the department of fine art and faculty of design are required to obtain high grades in the drawing and aptitude tests. Candidates wishing to apply for the department of architecture are required to pass an examination in mathematics in addition to drawing and aptitude tests. Only those candidates are eligible to take the admission examinations who have passed the Higher Secondary/Intermediate Examination or its equivalent from any recognized institution, with a minimum of second division (45% Marks). Students with third division are not eligible to apply.