The Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene is a two-year degree programme recognised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in Pakistan. This field of study is well-established in developed countries and is gaining much momentum in developing countries, particularly considering the high rates of oral diseases. 

The programme includes courses in liberal arts (English, sociology and psychology, leadership and management); basic ​sciences (anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, immunology, microbiology and pathology); and clinical sciences (dental hygiene, radiology, community health and dental materials).​​​​

The University encourages young men and women who enjoy working with people, have good interpersonal skills and are interested in prevention of oral diseases to apply and make a career as a dental hygienist​.​​

Admissions have closed for 2024-2025 cycle. The last date for submission of applications was May 16.

​​​Eligibility Criteria​ ​

Following is the eligibility criteria applicable for 2024-2025 cycle:​​​​​

​​The minimum entry requirement is to have Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) in pre-medical subjects i.e.​ biology, chemistry and physics with minimum aggregate of 50% or equivalent.​​ For details please refer to the Admission Information booklet.

​​​​​​Career ​Opportunities​

Dental hygienists have opportunities to work in a variety of settings including hospitals, educational institutions, public health clinics and private dental clinics.​ Additionally, employment opportunities may be available with companies that market dental-related products. ​Graduates can also use their Associate Degree to pursue undergraduate studies in areas like health sciences, education, research, office management and business administration as career options.

For further information you can reach us using contact details provided below.​

Related Information​​

Admission Information 2024-2025​

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Key Admission Dates

Sample Test Paper

Financial Assistance​​​​


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​Office of the Registrar

Medical College​
​The Aga Khan University
Stadium Road, Karachi 74800​ Pakistan​

Email: admissions.query@aku.edu

Tel: +92 21 3486 4410 / 4412