Karakurum International University

Karakurum International University

country rank: 77
world rank: 8336

University Overview

Karakurum International University, founded in 2002, is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the rural setting of Gilgit (population range of 10,000-49,999), Gilgit-Baltistan. Hunza is home to a branch campus of this university. Karakurum International University (KIU) is a small (Topuniversitieslist enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational Pakistani higher education institution that is officially recognized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. In a variety of fields of study, Karakurum International University (KIU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees. For further information, see the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 18-year-old Pakistani higher-education school has a rigorous admission criteria based on previous academic performance and grades. With an acceptance rate of 50-60%, this Pakistani higher education school is considered to be somewhat selective. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply. Students have access to a library, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, and administrative services, among other academic and non-academic facilities and services.

University Identity

Acronym KIU
Founded 2002

University Location

Address Nomal Road Gilgit Gilgit-Baltistan Pakistan
Tel +92
Fax +92
Other locations Hunza

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
Not reported Not reported
1,000-2,500 US$ (750-1,800 Euro) Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office Karakurum International University Gilgit

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

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


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Memberships and Affiliations

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