The Programme

The Medical College offers a five-year Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme. The programme is open to all academically qualified candidates without consideration to gender, religion, race, creed, colour or domicile. Students from anywhere in Pakistan and overseas may apply. There are no quotas, reserved seats or admissions against donations. Merit-based admissions are open to candidates from around the world.​​

Under University’s core principles of quality, relevance, impact and access, the Programme prepares students to lead change in their societies and to thrive in the global economy. Our merit-based, transparent admissions process and needs-sensitive financial assistance programme attempts to ensure that a diversity of high calibre students are able to attend the programmes at AKU.

Admission is based on merit and potential for leadership. Merit is assessed by several criteria including scholastic achievements, performance on an AKU Test and interviews, productive use of time and other experiences indicating potential for leadership. Fulfilment of basic eligibility requirements or a high academic score in any single discipline or any other outstanding achievement alone is not sufficient for selection. ​

Admissions are open for 2020-2021 admission cycle. The last date to submit the application is June 17, 2020 by 5:00 pm (Pakistan Standard Time).​

Candidates are required to apply online. For assistance in completing the online application, applicants are advised to go through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or Understand the Online Process.​​

​Eligibility Criteria

​The Medical College has no preference for any particular type of preparation and qualification. Candidates prepared in Urdu or English-medium institutions, in Pakistan or overseas, who have successfully completed or are completing their HSSC/graduate/postgraduate education in​ 2020 may apply.

For detailed eligibility requirements, please refer the Programme Information Booklet or contact at

For further information please go through the Programme Information Booklet and / or the programme page. ​You can also reach us via the following contact details:

Office of the Registrar​
Medical College
Aga Khan University
Stadium Road, Karachi 74800​
Tel: +92 21 3486 4410 / 4412​