Aga Khan University

Aga Khan University

country rank: 2
world rank: 1915

University Overview

Aga Khan University was founded in 1983 as a non-profit private higher education institution in the metropolitan environment of Karachi, Sindh, a major city with a population of over 5,000,000 people. London, Nairobi, Kampala, Dar es Salaam, and Kabul are among places where this school maintains a branch campus. Aga Khan University (AKU) is a small (Topuniversitieslist enrolment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational Pakistani higher education institution that is officially recognized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. In a variety of fields of study, Aga Khan University (AKU) provides courses and programs that lead to legally recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctoral degrees. For further information, see the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 37-year-old Pakistani higher-education school has a rigorous admissions process based on entrance exams and previous academic records and ratings. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply. AKU also offers a library, accommodation, sports facilities, financial assistance and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services to students.

University Identity

Acronym AKU
Founded 1983
Colours Green and white

University Location

Address Stadium Road, PO Box 3500 Karachi 74800 Sindh Pakistan
Tel +92 (21) 3493 0051
Fax +92 (21) 3493 4294
Other locations London, Nairobi, Kampala, Dar es Salaam, Kabul

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro) 2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$ (12,900-14,700 Euro) 17,500-20,000 US$ (12,900-14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office Stadium Road, PO Box 3500 Karachi 74800 (21) 3493 0051

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff 800-899
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Continuous
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Memberships and Affiliations

Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

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