The PhD programme in the Faculty of Health Sci​ences (FHS) at Aga Khan University is central to its mission of producing research-based knowledge that is rele​vant to the developing world and which will have impact. With this a​im in view,​ a ​​graduate programme in Health Sciences was implemented at AKU in October 1999. 

The PhD in Health Sciences programme is accredited by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in Pakistan.

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Admissions are open for 2021-2022 cycle. The last date to submit the application is October 7, 2021.​ ​

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


​This is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary programme with four specialities / streams. 

  • Biological Sciences 

  • Clinical Sciences

  • Nursing 

  • Population and Public Health

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must have 18 years of education including a Master’s or equivalent degree based on a minimum of 30 credits after 16 years of education. A minimum CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0 in the Semester System) or First Division (in the Annual System) in MPhil / MS / FCPS / FRCP / equivalent degree is required.

The University may request for additional documents to better understand and evaluate applicant’s eligibility as per University and regulatory body requirements.​​

​Minimum Eligibility Requirements
​Biological Sciences
​MS / MPhil / Equivalent
​Clinical Sciences
​FCPS / Equivalent
​MS / MScN / MPhil / Equivalent
​Population and Public Health
​MS / MPhil / Equivalent

​​​​​​For further information you can reach us at:

Graduate Programme Admission Office
Office of the Registrar
Aga Khan University 
(School of Nursing and Midwifery Building) ​
Stadium Road, Karachi 74800
Tel: +92 21 3486 5456 / 5173