The Aga Khan University

 Aga Khan University is a unique hybrid: an institution of academic excellence that is also an agent for social development. A leading source of medical, nursing and teacher education, research and public service in the developing world, the University prepares men and women to lead change in their societies and to thrive in the global economy. 

Distance Learning Courses

Humanities (1)
Medicine & Health (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)

About

History

1983 - Former President of Pakistan presented the Charter of the University to the Chancellor, making it the first private international university in Pakistan

Education

At AKU, our programmes help students become thoughtful and​ resilient leaders. Anchored in academic rigour, we emphasise participatory learning, diversity and small class sizes to foster coll​aboration and innovation inside and outside the classroom.​​ 

Research

Our research extends across diverse subjects: health sciences, education and culture and society. At the core of our mission is the desire to spearhead change for generations to come. Explore this site to discover how AKU faculty, scientists, educationists and students are engaged in impacting people, communities and societies for a better tomorrow.​​​

Services

Housing services

The University provides hostel facilities for over 800 students who live outside Karachi.  Hostel facilities include:

  • Single-bed, on-campus​
  • Shared room, on-campus
  • Shared room, off-campus
Since hostel space is limited, individuals offered admission to the University should apply for hostel space as early as possible.  The University makes every effort to accommodate requests but hostel space is limited.

Library services

The AKU global network of librarie​s supports stude​nts and faculty in their study, teaching and research needs. Our collections include books, current journals, back files of journals, education​al reports, audio/visual aids and digital media. We also provide access to online journals, books and other resources.​

Medical services

This Student Health Services Plan is applicable for full time students enrolled in programmes in the Aga Khan University (AKU), Pakistan only. The Student Health Services Plan at AKU provides medical cover for day-to-day problems to the students and enables access to medical aid in emergencies during their educational period at AKU. For this purpose a team of health care personnel is in place.

Student Life

Campus life

 As an international university spanning several countries and three continents, you can choose to study at campuses in Pakistan, East Africa and the United Kingdom.

Sports facilities

The Sports and Rehabilitation Centre at the Stadium Road campus in Karachi ​offers various indoor and outdoor sports facilities of international standards. Membership of the Centre is open to all employees, alumni, students, volunteers, retired employees and trustees of the University​. Students automatically become members of the Sports Centre upon enrollment at AKU. 

Student clubs

AKU is home to 20+ student societies, clubs and committees, each with the power to empower you and transform your student life. These are friendly spaces where you can interact with your peers, discover common interests and develop new ones, find support and mentorship and, most importantly, have fun and make memories. ​

Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

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