Ranking  1491      11
Country Pakistan
City Karachi
Bachelor (foreigners)20,000 USD/year.
Master (foreigners)20,000 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens)5,000 USD/year.
Master (citizens)5,000 USD/year.
Cost of living $237-429 USD/Month.
Acceptance Rate 80%
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Private
Established 1983
Abbreviation AKU
Teachers 599
Students 2,999
Religion None
Academic calendar Continuous
AdmissionBased on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
• Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
• Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
World ranking1491
Country ranking11
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking1491
Cost of living in Karachi
Expenses - USD/Month.Min.Med.
Accommodation 62 107
Food 87 142
Transportation 9 29
Communications and utilities 53 59
Clothing 14 51
Sports and leisure 12 41
Accommodation in Karachi USD/Month.
Shared room outside of centre63
Shared room in city centre109
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre78
1 bedroom apartment in city centre137
Alternative title
ur آغا خان یونیورسٹی
Location on map
Aga Khan University (AKU) - private nonprofit higher education institution in Pakistan. AKU was officially founded in 1983. The main building of the university is located in Karachi inside an urban campus.

University ranking. Aga Khan University is a well known educational institution in Pakistan that firmly holds its position among the top 20 universities of the country. Aga Khan University is considered to be one of the most prestigious universities on the planet, securing the place in the top 5% of the world’s best universities.

Application process and the cost of tuition. To enroll the student must provide the information on previous academic performance and pass examinations. After submitting the required documents more then (80 percent of applicants receive their letters of acceptance. Keep in mind that when applying to AKU the ratio of accepted students may vary depending on the popularity of the chosen program. The tuition fees are quite steep. A year of bachelor studies at AKU will cost you at least 20,000 USD. AKU is considered to be a pricey option when it comes to obtaining a master’s degree - 20,000 USD per year of study. Despite this the students can apply for scholarships provided by the university. Before starting to plan your education at AKU read more information on the official website http://www.aku.edu.

The composition of the university. Aga Khan University belongs to small universities, with a capacity of only 3000 students. The admission committee accepts the applications from foreign citizens. The teaching staff is 599 specialists. The university participates in a variety of international exchange programs between students and academic staff. The university is present on social media: Linkedin, so if you want to know more about its daily happenings and events this is the place to go.

Infrastructure of AKU. The university has its own library. Also the university provides accommodations in the form of dormitories. The university is one of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).
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