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Aga Khan University

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Established in 1983, the 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 London, Nairobi, Kampala, Dar es Salaam and Kabul. Officially recognized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, Aga Khan University (AKU) is a very small-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 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's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 40-year-old Pakistani higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records 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.

University Snapshot


Aga Khan University's Control Typeprivate


Aga Khan University's Entity Typenon-profit


Aga Khan University' Size by Total Enrollmentvery small-sized


Aga Khan University's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenot reported

University Identity

Name (Non Latin) آغا خان یونیورسٹی
Acronym AKU
Founded 1983
Colours Green and white

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University Location

Address Stadium Road, PO Box 3500
74800 Sindh
Aga Khan University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Aga Khan University Phone Number +92 (21) 3493 0051
Aga Khan University Fax Number +92 (21) 3493 4294
Other locations London, Nairobi, Kampala, Dar es Salaam and Kabul

Study Areas / Degree Levels


What is the difference between generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of study areas they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Study Areas and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Aga Khan University's Study Areas/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main study areas and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Aga Khan University's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Programs and courses

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Aga Khan University's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Aga Khan University.

Aga Khan University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-4,999 US$
(2,280-4,555 Euro)
2,500-4,999 US$
(2,280-4,555 Euro)
17,500-19,999 US$
(15,950-18,225 Euro)
17,500-19,999 US$
(15,950-18,225 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Aga Khan University's admission information.

Aga Khan University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Aga Khan University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Aga Khan University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Aga Khan University's acceptance rate range is not reported.

Aga Khan University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Aga Khan University has more than 10 international students.

Aga Khan University's Admission Office Admission Office

Stadium Road, PO Box 3500
Karachi 74800
(21) 3493 0051

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Aga Khan University.

Aga Khan University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Aga Khan University has an enrollment range of 1,000-1,999 students making it a very small-sized institution.

Aga Khan University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 500-599 academic employees (Faculty).

Aga Khan University's Control Type Control Type

Aga Khan University is a private higher education institution.

Aga Khan University's Entity Type Entity Type

Aga Khan University is a non-profit higher education institution.

Aga Khan University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Aga Khan University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Continuous type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Aga Khan University does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Aga Khan University's main facilities:

Aga Khan University's Library University Library

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Aga Khan University's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Aga Khan University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Aga Khan University's main services:

Aga Khan University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Aga Khan University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Aga Khan University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

Aga Khan University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

Aga Khan University's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Aga Khan University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Aga Khan University is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Higher Education Commission of Pakistan

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Aga Khan University 's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized 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


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Aga Khan University 's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

Academic Structure


Most higher education institutions' first-level academic divisions are, depending on the country, one of the following...

  • Colleges
  • Faculties
  • Schools
  • Institutes
  • Academies
  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Centers

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and study areas a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure.

Academic Structure

uniRank provides below a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Aga Khan University 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


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Social Media

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Free Online Courses

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