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. 

Using the core principles and merit, every effort is made to select students from diverse economic and educatio​nal backgrounds. This is done in the belief that diversity in the student body greatly enriches the educational experience.

Admissions are currently open for 2019-2020 cycle. The last date to submit the application is May 16, 2019.​

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.  

If you are unable to access the online application please inform Admission Office by emailing at​.

​For eligibility requirements and other details please review the Programme Information Booklet. ​

You can also reach us via the following contact details:

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