​​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 Octo​ber 1999. 

The PhD in Health Sciences programme is accredited by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in Pakistan. ​​​​This is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary programme with four specialities / streams. 

Admissions have closed for 2023-2024 cycle. The last da​te for submission of applications was May 4

​Eligibility Criteria​ 

Following is the eligibility criteria for 2023-2024 admission cycle:​​

Candidates must have 18 years of education including a MS / MPhil or equivalent degree in relevant field 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 – 75% (in the Annual System) in MS / MPhil / 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 Requirement

​Biological Sciences

​MS / MPhil / Equivalent in Biology / Botany / Zoology / Genetics / Microbiology / Molecular Biology / Plant Science / Biotechnology

​Clinical Sciences

​FCPS / Equivalent


​MSN / MScN / MPhil-Nursing

​Population and Public Health

​MS / MPhil / Equivalent in Health Sciences or Public Health

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

Pakistan's Leading PhD-HS

The Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at AKU offers a rigorous and multidisciplinary PhD programme designed to train candidates in research and innovation. The programme offers 4 streams under Health Sciences


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​Office of the Registrar

Graduate Programme Admission Office
The Aga Khan University
​​ Stadium Road, Karachi 74800​

Email: postgrad.query@aku.edu
Tel: +92 21 3486 5456 / 5173