Fee Structure

​Fee Structure

An important policy of Aga Khan University is that its admissions to various programmes are merit-based and means-blind. We believe that students should not be denied admission because they cannot afford the fees. The costs shown below will need to be considered while developing your financial plan.

The normal mix of funding will include self contribution, scholarships, loans and other sources. For local students, possible sources of your sponsorship could be the Higher Education Commission as well. All selected candidates will have the opportunity to apply for these funds.

All programmes are subsidised by the University. The normal tuition fees charged are about 20 percent of the actual cost. The table below gives details of the fees charged for the programme.

PhD in Education - Fee Structure

Additionally, students who come from outside of Karachi will need to consider living costs. AKU-IED offers single room accommodation. Monthly cost for full board is about Rs 11,200.

Thus, per annum cost will be around Rs 120,000. Additionally, students will need to plan for out of pocket expenses.


AKU has announced two scholarships for PhD in Education Programme at AKU-IED, Karachi , Pakistan. The applicant should be from East Africa and should undertake to serve at AKU-IED East Africa as faculty if selected for the programme.

The short listed candidates will go through the full admission process.​