​​​​​​​How to Apply​​​​​​

Admissions are currently open for 2018-2019 cycle. The last date to submit the application is May 28, 2018. Candidates are required to apply online. For assistance in completing the online application form, applicants are​ advised to go through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Understand the Online Process

Only in situations where the online application is not accessible, candidates may request for a paper based application form by emailing at postgrad.query@aku.eduThe last date for acceptance of application is ​May 28, 2018​​.​​

Submitting an Application​​

Please note that in either case, whether applying online or submitting the pre-printed application; a hard copy of the following documents must be couriered to the Admission Office:​​​​

  • Completed application form: PDF of the completed online application or downloaded paper application

  • Two photographs with your name labeled at the back; this should be coloured on a white background showing full front view of the candidate

  • One attested copy of CNIC / NICOP / Passport (passport is required for foreign nationals)

  • One attested copy of domicile certificate

  • Curriculum Vita and list of publications, if any

  • A statement of purpose, summarizing (in application form):

    • The reason for your interest in the programme

    • How this programme will benefit your institutional/professional/personal/ academic development​

    • Any additional factors which make you suitable for the programme

  • Letters of recommendation from at least 3 people

  • Educational Documents: For all educational achievements (e.g. secondary school, college, graduate school, and/or professional schools) mentioned in the application form, following will be required: attested set of official transcripts / marks sheet;  attested copy of degree / diploma / certificate​

Graduate School Degree and Transcript / Mark Sheet must be attested by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC)

​Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee will be applicable as described below:

Candidates applying from AKU residential countries*: Rs 5,800/-​
Candidates applying from AKU non-residential countries: US$ 300​/-

*Afghanistan, Burundi, Kenya, Pakistan, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda

Cash, money orders, postal orders and personal cheques are not acceptable.

​Mode of Payment

You may use following options to make payment. The original deposit slip / bank acknowledgement receipt should be sent along with the application form​ to the Admission Office. Please do not send the payment request slip.

1. Online Funds Transfer to University's Bank Account

Pakistani Currency: Candidates in Pakistan can pay through online deposit to any branch of the Soneri Bank using following banking details.

​Title​​​​​The Aga Khan University​
​Account Number​​​01021227508​
​Branch code​0024
​BranchThe Aga Khan University Branch, Stadium Road, Karachi
​​​​NTN Number​1206240-5
IBAN Number

Foreign Currency: Candidates overseas can pay through telex transfer using​ following banking details.​

​​​Title​The Aga Khan University
​Bank​Habib Bank Limited
​Branch​Plaza Branch – Branch Code 786
​Account Number​0786-79014650-11
​Swift Code​HABBPKKA
​IBAN Number​PK11 HABB 0007 8679 0146 5011
Intermediary Bank ​Details
Account withJP Morgan Chase Bank New York, USA
​Swift Code​CHASUS33
Beneficiary BankHabib Bank Ltd, Head Office, Treasury, Karachi, Pakistan

2. University E-Payment Facility

Candidates may choose to pay fee online through a credit/debit card. 

Please notify the Finance Office through email at student.finance@aku.edu when making e-payment. Student's name, address, application tracking ID, amount, payment reference number and the purpose of payment should be clearly stated in the notification. The acknowledgement email received against e-payment must also be sent with the Application Form.​

3. Bank Draft

This option is available only for payments in Pakistani currency. The payment may be made by a demand draft/banker’s cheque/cashier’s cheque/pay order in favour of “The Aga Khan University”. This option is not available for payments in foreign currency.​

Before submitting applications, applicants must ensure that they have complied with the ​instructions given with the application form.

Note: it remains the responsibility of the candidate to complete the application requirements according to the instructions and time schedule. No reminders will be sent by the Admission Office. Once acknowledged, an application will not be returned.

Aga Khan University reserves the right to revoke admission and registration if an application form is discovered to be inaccurate or incomplete, or if supporting documents are discovered to be fraudulent. Any candidate who presents a fraudulent document in support of an application for admission may be identified to other universities and colleges.​

The completed online application (in PDF file) or paper based application, application fee and the required documents must be sent by registered post, ​through a reliable courier service or by hand to the Admission Office. The last date to receive applications in the Admission Office is May 28, 2018. There is no provision for processing applications after the closing date.

All applications must be mailed to the fol​lowing address:

Office of the Registrar
Graduate Programme Admission Office
​​Aga Khan University - School of Nursing and Midwifery
Stadium Road, P. O. Box 3500
Karachi 74800​​
Phone Number: +92 21 3486 4537​​