Financial Aid is monetary assistance from
institutional, governmental, or private source that is
available to assist students in affording educational
costs. This Financial Aid could be in the form of
academic scholarships, tuition waiver, study loans, and
Financial Aid is available at NSU to help you pay your
How you will pay for your
education is sometimes an important part of deciding
which institution you will attend. The Financial Aid
Cell of North South University understands that you and
your family have been planning a lifetime for your
future career. We also understand that many families
need help for filling in the gap between what they can
afford and the resources needed to pay university
education costs. NSU attaches a high priority to
Financial Aid and the University has a standing
commitment to meet the financial need of eligible
students.The comprehensive FINANCIAL AID PROGRAM
of North South University is administered by a
high-powered Financial Assistance Committee generally
consists of panel of BOT members.
NSU Student Aid Program, which encouraged the students
to apply for monetary help if they believe that they
will need assistance in order to attend North South University. The
Financial Aid Cell is presently consists of 5 members
with a Deputy Director as Head of the Cell, started its
operation from 1993 being responsible for corresponding,
coordinating and organizing the overall FINANCIAL AID
PROGRAM to the students. A total of 751 students have
been granted full/partial tuition waiver in Summer 2012
semester. Out of which, 147 students granted full (100%)
waiver, 56 students 75%, 149 students enjoyed 50% and
25% tuition waiver. Apart from this, 260 Teaching
Assistants (on campus student employment) have also been
paid Tk. 42.42 lac in Summer 2012 based on campus
student employment, which altogether stands Tk. 1.35
Crore as Financial Assistance only in Summer 2012
semester. In the way to help needy and meritorious
students and for the socioeconomic development of the
country, NSU has disbursed a significant amount of Tk.
33.90 Crore as financial assistance (excluding TA
remuneration) since inception to Summer 2012
What Types of Aid are
available at North South University?
Financial Aid reflects
the University's commitment to a student community that
is broadly diverse in terms of race, geography, gender,
special skills and talent. NSU offers Financial Aid
(Tuition waiver) under the provision of Private
University Act 2010. Student of NSU
can also apply for Financial Aid in the following
on previous academic attainment and Admission Test
result (Merit based Scholarship).
on high academic attainment at NSU (Merit based
on financial NEED of a student (Waiver on Humanitarian
on financial Need & Merit (Merit-Need based
on two or more siblings studying together at NSU
(Waiver for Siblings).
the form of Teaching Assistantship and Student
Employment (Work-Study based).
are eligible for Financial Aid at North
North South University
awards financial aid in the form of full/partial tuition
waiver only to the deserving students who achieve and
maintain outstanding academic track records as mentioned
Undergraduate applicants securing
1st and 2nd position in the NSU
admission test get full tuition waiver (100%).
GPA 5.00 (excluding 4th
Subject) in either SSC or HSC and at least GPA 4.80 in
the other (excluding 4th Subject) with
satisfactory NSU Admission Test Performance.
Candidates who earn 7 'A's in
O-level exams at a time and 3 'A's in A-level having
satisfactory NSU Admission Test Score.
MBA and MPH applicants securing
highest score in the NSU admission test are entitled to
50% tuition waiver upon admission.
NSU graduates, with CGPA 3.80 at
Undergraduate level would
be entitled to 50% tuition waiver upon his/her
admission at any Graduate Program at NSU.
General students of NSU seeking
financial aid must fulfill the minimum criteria i.e. the
undergraduate students must complete minimum 9 credits
and maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.75 and graduate
students 3.25 with 6 Credits
Aid for Siblings: Financial
assistance is also available for siblings i.e. if two
brothers or two sisters or one brother and one sister,
whatever may be the case, have been studying at NSU,
they would be entitled to 25% tuition waiver each
subject to eligibility and they must apply formally
during usual aid process.
However, students in all
the above cases must apply for Financial Aid in proper
way. The authority may review and change the above
conditions from time to time. Continuation of getting
such tuition waiver is subject to his/her academic
performance and other financial aid policy of NSU as
will you maintain Financial Aid at NSU?
Once you have been
awarded financial aid, you must demonstrate satisfactory
academic progress in your academic calendar at NSU in
order to maintain your tuition waiver. As a general
rules, Undergraduate/Graduate students are considered to
hold satisfactory academic progress if they achieve and
maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.75 (for undergraduate
program) and 3.25 (Graduate Program) respectively. 100%
financial aid recipients must maintain a minimum CGPA of
3.25 or above. Students should also fulfill other
conditions to enjoy financial aid. Financial Aid once
discontinued, the student may reapply for financial aid
as a fresh applicant. Financial Aid will automatically
be renewed if s/he fulfills the criteria of Financial
Aid requirements. Financial aid recipients can also
apply for enhancement of their financial waiver.
The Financial Aid
recipients/awardees must contact with the Office of the
Financial Aid in every semester during
Advising/Registratiovn process. They must submit their
Advising-Sheet every semester for necessary verification
and adjustment of tuition waiver from the Accounts
Office. Financial Aid of the students will automatically
be renewed if s/he fulfills the criteria of Financial
Aid requirements. The Cell review and verify the
academic performance every semester against the aid
criteria and coordinate with Accounts Office
will you apply for Financial Aid and How?
financial aid are invited from bonafide & eligible
students of NSU in every Spring and Summer
semester through well-circulated notification.
Students seeking financial aid should apply in
prescribed APPLICATION FORM available at Prime Bank
Bashundhara Branch, Dhaka
upon payment of Tk. 500.00 (five hundred)
only. In Fall semester, no applications are invited from
the student while academic progress and performance of
the students are reviewed and evaluated. Application
should be filled-up properly and submitted to the
Financial Assistance Cell of the University with
necessary/relevant documents within the deadline.
Deadline for financial aid application is announced and
notified in due time.
Financial Aid Calendar
Semester (January to April)
Applications are invited in 1st Week of
Financial Aid- "POLICIES
Summer Semester (May to August)
are invited in 1st Week of May
Semester (September to December) : Performance and
eligibility are reviewed/evaluated
The minimum eligibility for applying and to
maintain financial aid, the Undergraduate students must
maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.75 and Graduate students
Undergraduate students must complete minimum 09
credits without non-credit course and Graduate students
06 credits to apply for financial assistance.
An Undergraduate financial aid recipient must
register for at least 24 (Twenty four) credits and
Graduate students 18 credits in a year with effect from
the semester of his/her receiving financial assistance
If the Waiver Recipients withdraw any course or
duly drop a semester, whatever may be the case, s/he
would not get any benefit beyond the approved period for
Financial Aid. That is, financial waiver would strictly
be limited to 12 (twelve) semesters for students of all
undergraduate programs except Bachelor in Pharmacy and
Bachelor of Architecture, which is 8 (eight) semesters
and 16 (sixteen) semesters respectively; For Graduate
Program of MBA, this duration is 6 (six) semester, MS
ECO, MS CSC/ETE/CEG, MDS MREM/M.PHARM. EMBA, MPH/EMPH,
MA in English, MBT, is limited to 5 (five) semesters,
with effect from the semester of his/her first
admission. The financial aid would automatically be
discontinued after this time bar.
Financial aid will discontinue with immediate
effect if you are delinquent in any way or if your CGPA
is less than the requirement or on completion of your
required credits for degree. Also, the aid shall
automatically discontinue for unauthorized absence in
any semester by the student. In any case, revival of
such assistance might be considered on receipt of fresh
application from the student in due course.
Financial assistance shall not be extended to
courses that are extra to the degree requirement.
Financial Aid would not be extended to 'Retake'
any course i.e. if a student retakes any course, he
would pay full tuition for that particular subject.
assistance shall be discontinued as soon as an awardee
fulfills the credit requirements for degree under the
different programs run by NSU.
Applicants should apply in prescribed form along
with necessary papers/documents as applicable.
applicant of financial aid must be accompanied by
his/her parent(s) or guardian or a representative of the
parents during interview.
need further Information
Financial Aid at North South University should be
directed to the Financial Aid Cell, NSU or sent through
e-mail. The experienced and professional staff members
at the Office of the Financial Aid will be happy to
assist and guide you at Plot 15, Block B, Bashundhara,
Dhaka 1229. Telephone:
8852000 Ext. 2181, 2182. Website: www.northsouth.edu