Aga Khan University

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world rank  1915

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University Overview

Established in 1983, Aga Khan University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large metropolis of Karachi (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Sindh. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: London, Nairobi, Kampala, Dar es Salaam, Kabul. Officially recognized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, Aga Khan University (AKU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational Pakistani higher education institution. Aga Khan University (AKU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 37 years old Pakistani higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. AKU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Name آغا خان یونیورسٹی
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

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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

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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

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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 Go to Aga Khan University's Library
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

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Education Commission of Pakistan


Year of first Accreditation

1983


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC)
  • Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC)
  • Kenya Commission for University Education
  • Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board
  • Tanzania Commission for Universities
  • Tanzania Commission for Universities
  • Tanzania Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Uganda National Commission for Higher Education
  • Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council
  • UK Quality Assurance Agency


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Tuesday, 2 February 2021