​Financial Assistance at AKU-IED

Embark on your educational journey with confidence.

Financial constraints should not hinder your pursuit of knowledge. We are dedicated to ensuring that every qualified student can pursue higher education, regardless of financial barriers.


Almost 80% of our students received Financial Assistance in 2022-23


PKR 137 million has been disbursed as Financial Assistance since 2018


"I was apprehensive about applying to study at AKU-IED due to financial constraints. However, once I joined the programme, the financial assistance and merit-based scholarship options available to students was an incredible blessing! I was able to focus on my studies without having to worry about graduating with a huge financial burden."

-Kamran Mureed, MEd Class of 2022

"I was most concerned about the tuition fees (when I was applying to AKU-IED) but the team here gave me much confidence and reassurance. They provided me with financial assistance so that I could continue my studies without fretting about fee payments!"

-Tooba Noor, MPhil in Education Class of 2023​

Types of Financial Assistance

  • Grant-in-Aid
  • Student Loans with affordable Repayment Plans
  • Merit scholarships

Financial assistance is awarded in the form of a combination of grant-in-aid and student loan. The student loan is interest-free with an annual administrative charge of 5% from the time of the award of the student loan. Both the loan repayments and administrative charge are payable after graduation.

Financial Need Assessment

Admission to the programmes is based solely on merit and potential commitment to improve the quality of education. 

Merit will be evaluated through performance of candidates in the AKU Admission Test. The commitment of the candidate will be assessed through an interview by the Students Financial Assistance Committee.

How to Apply

Access the online application form here.​

Contact Us​

For queries regarding financial assistance please contact ied.gpo@aku.edu​​