Candidates are to be assessed on academic merit only. Candidates apply with their latest Grade 12 / NSSC Ordinary Level (NSSCO) and / or NSSC Higher Level (NSSCH) results. Candidates are required to meet the following minimum academic criteria to be considered:
• At least 12 points on the NUST evaluation scale for English and Mathematics using a combination of NSSCH and / or NSSCO, provided that no symbol lower than a C on NSSCO will be accepted.
• A minimum of 18 points on the NUST evaluation scale for any three other subjects out of the following (or their equivalent): Technical Drawing, Physical Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Economics, using a combination of NSSCH and NSSCO, provided that no symbol lower than a C on NSSCO will be accepted. An advanced Diploma in any of the building trades could be considered favourably by the selection committee.