The Programme​​​​​

The three-year Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education programme is designed for professionals who are keen to improve the quality of education by asking critical questions, designing innovative methods of inquiry, producing usable knowledge for education practitioners, policy makers and scholars.​

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 ied.ro@aku.eduThe last date for acceptance of application is ​May 28, 2018​​.​​​​​​​


Eligibility Criteria

Candidates currently working in the public or private sector from Pakistan and overseas may apply. Requirements are:

  • 18 years of education (MPhil / MS in Education) with minimum cGPA of 3.00 on a 4.0 scale
  • Minimum two years of teaching / research / leadership / educational development experience

Programme ​Features

  • Recognised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan

  • Highly selective, critical and rigorous

  • Designed in collaboration with experts from University of Toronto, Canada and Oxford University, UK​​

  • Offered in a vibrant research environment where national and international scholars share their research findings regularly and interact with students

Click here to know more about the unique features, courses and structure of the programme.​


Financial Assistance and Scholarships

Needs-sensitive financial assistance and merit-based scholarships (covers the tuition fee) are available. Students accepting scholarships will be required to sign a service agreement. For details please contact the Graduate Programme Office at +92-21-36347611-4/36826991-4, Ext. 8591 ​or write to ied.gpo@aku.edu​. 


For further information please review the Programme Information Booklet​ and How t​o Apply​​ page. You can also reach us via the following contact details:

Admission Office
Office of the Registrar
Aga Khan University – IED
1-5/B-VII F.B. Area, Karimabad, Karachi-75950
Tel: +92-21-36347611-4
Email: ied.ro@aku.edu​​​
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