Academic Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Admission to MSc Health Policy and Management is based on academic merit and potential for leadership. Merit will be evaluated through scholastic achievement of applicants and their performance in the AKU MSc HPM Admission Test. Leadership potential will be assessed on the basis of interviews, past experience and future plans.

Applicants from the public or private sector from Pakistan and overseas may apply.  A high academic score in any single discipline or any outstanding achievement alone is not sufficient for selection.

Candidates who have at least one year experience (after graduation) preferably in a health related field at the time of application inclusive of house job for doctors (part-time, internship and voluntary work is not included) and/or social sectors and hold one of the following degrees are eligible to apply:

  • An MBBS degree, or
  • A master's degree in basic sciences or any social sciences (business, economics, management, anthropology, sociology, demography, psychology, behavioural science etc.), or
  • A four-year bachelor's undergraduate degree or equivalent ​in health sciences, social sciences, administration or related field.

Application Requirements

Application for admission must be on the prescribed application form, along with the following supporting documents.

Required Documents
A complete set of official transcripts of academic record in secondary school, college, graduate school, and/or professional schools, with certification of degrees conferred, cours​es taken and grades received.

Statement of Objectives
A statement of objectives, summarising past education, training and experience, as well as interests and future aims, is required. A curriculum vitae and list of publications, if any, should be included.

Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation from at least three persons who are well-acquainted with the applicant's previous academic work and professional experience.

Part-time Programme

The University is offering applicants the choice to complete their stipulated two-year requirement in extended time; i.e. either in three or four years. Health professionals, with other responsibilities and commitments who wish to upgrade their qualifications, would now be able to benefit from the part-time programme to complete the required courses in three or four years instead of two years. A further detail regarding flexibility is available from the Programme Director and Programme Office.