The AKU Virtual Challenge - 2021​

​The Programme

The 2021 offering of the AKU Challenge programme is being offered virtually. AKU thus invites students from across the globe, who are eligible, to apply and attend this programme online.

The programme will be offered between March 29 and April 2, 2021, consecutively for three hours each afternoon from 3:00 pm to 6:00​ pm Pakistan Standard Time. The medium of Instruction is English and an E-certificate will be provided to candidates who successfully complete all the modules.

During the programme, there are opportunities:

  • ​to engage with faculty of the Aga Khan University and other experts; 

  • to listen to the life stories of our alumni and leadership of the University who will share with you the secrets of their success;

  • to attend intellectually stimulating modules to strengthen your presentation, reading and writing skills; 

  • to enhance your critical reasoning skills and help you understand ‘research'; 

  • to help you appreciate the need for a broad based education in preparing for professional life;

  • to learn how to enjoy numbers. 

Who can apply?

  • Students who have achieved at least 60% in the SSC / O Level / Grade 10 or equivalent qualifications  AND

  • ​Have completed or will be completing their HSSC / A Level / Grade 12 or equivalent qualifications in year 2022, under Pakistani, British, American or any other education system 

Application Deadline:  Monday, March 15, 2021

How to Apply?

  1. Apply online.​

  2. ​Pay application fee of Rs 400 or US$ 5. Payment details are provided below.

  3. Upload the payment receipt / acknowledgement email with the online application form and submit.      

​​Payment details
For Pakistani Rupees, deposit in any HBL branch or transfer online:

Account Title: The Aga Khan University 
Bank Name: Habib Bank Limited 
Branch Name & Code: Karsaz Branch - 0896 
Account #: 0896-79006003-01
NTN #: 1206240-5 
IBAN #: PK27 HABB 0008967900600301

​For US$, pay on​line​. Please select "Medical College" as entity and enter purpose as “AKUVC2021” while paying. 

In case you are unable to receive the payment acknowledgement, please notify the Finance Office by emailing at

Please​ note:

  • The application fee is non-refundable.

  • ​​Communication with the candidates will be done through email and/or mobile phone. Candidates are advised to make sure that they have a valid email address and their personal mobile phone numbers.


For your queries and further details please contact us at +92 21 3486 5140 or​.