General Information

The postgraduate program funding is typically availble for full time students. Three types of fundings are available: Fellowship, Research Assistntship (RA) and Teaching Assistantship.


Candidates who are seeking admission as new full time MSc/PhD students in BUET irrespective of their country of origin, should be eligible to apply. Applicants should demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability / potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities. For admission in MSc program minimum requirement is 4 years B.Sc Engineering/BSc Honors or equivalent degree. For admission in PhD program minimum requirement is M.Sc Engineering/MS or equivalent degree. For both the programs candidate must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 out of 5 or 3.0 out of 4 or 60% marks in all certificate examinations. For applicants from non-English speaking universities (unless they provide proof that English is the language of instruction for all courses), must have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or a minimum TOEFL score of 60. They are required to attach results of TOEFL or IELTS in their MSc/PhD applications.

Research Assistantship

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Teaching Assistantship

  1. A student must be a full time student (12 credit hour registration in each semester).
  2. TA ship will be awarded to a student in a semester provided the candidate achieved a minimum CGPA of 3.0 in the previous semester. No TA ship will be awarded in the student’s first semester.
  3. In all the departments, a full time students can avail TA ship for a maximum period of (a) M.Sc. Engg./M.Engg/M.Arch - 18 months (3 semesters) (b) MURP/M.phil -24 months (4 Semesters) (c) Ph.D.- 36 months (6 Semesters)
  4. After Satisfactory Completion of all Course works, a TA ship can be extended during thesis work without registration for 12 credits but cannot exceed the maximum period for the program (Ref 3).
  5. All TA ship will be awarded on a six-month basis at the beginning of a semester based on the performance of the previous semester.
  6. Every month a TA must obtain a recommendation from the Assigned faculty member(s) and Head of the Department (HoD) on his stipend form before drawing the money.
  7. If a fulltime employed person takes official study leave/deputation from his/her job and registers as a full time student, the candidate will be eligible for a TA ship. Otherwise a TA cannot hold any full time employment.
  8. A TA cannot avail any other financial aid funded by the University.
  1. In accordance with the lecturers of the University a TA will be awarded the basic salary of a lecturer per month as a stipend and out of that 25% will be withheld. The student can claim the total withheld money after successful completion of the degree.
  2. The stipend money may be revised from time to time by the University.
  3. In case the student does not complete the degree s/he will have to return the money. An affidavit will be taken in this regard.
Scope of Work
  1. A TA must work maximum of 20 hours per week as per the directives of the assigned Faculty/HoD.
  2. S/he may be engage in (a) Laboratory report checking. (b) Preparing and presenting design studio/Laboratory tutorials under Faculty supervision. (c) Marking/Assessing assignments and class tests under Faculty supervision. (d) Providing office hours to the departmental UG students as assigned.

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