​​​Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Admissions, ​Pakistan



Frequently Asked Questions and their answers

​​Is there a contact number where I could talk to an Admission Officer?

Please call at + 92 21 3486 6462 or email at admissions.query@aku.edu.


Where can I find admission information about AKU programmes?​

Admission and programme details are available on programme pages, click here

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Are there deadlines to apply? / Are admissions open?

Please click here.


What is the process of applying if admissions are open for a programme?

You must apply online. Applications will only be accepted if a candidate completes the following:

1. Upload the application fee on the online form. 

2. Submit the application form online. (Candidate will receive a copy of the application form on their email as a confirmation if the application is submitted successfully)


What are the required documents a candidate should upload when applying? 

Current photo, CNIC or B-form / passport (for foreign), application fee receipt, and (curriculum vitae for graduate programmes) must be uploaded when applying.  

Shortlisted applicants will be required to submit other documents that will be specified at that time. Candidates are encouraged to review eligibility requirements and document​ requirements in the programme brochure before applying.

Please review the relevant programme brochure for further details.


Can I apply to multiple programmes?

Yes, you may if you meet the eligibility requirements. A separate application fee must be paid for each programme that you apply for.


How do I know my application has been submitted?

After submitting the application online, you will receive a copy of your application form on email as a confirmation.


Is part-time study option available at AKU?

Part-time study option is available for Post-RN BScN​ programme and  most of the AKU graduate programmes.


Does any of the AKU programmes have an age limit?

Only BscN programme has age limit between 14 to 35 years. For more information click here.

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Yes, the University offers financial assistance to students who are selected to AKU programmes. For details click here or email at student.fa@aku.edu.


Does AKU accept sponsorships from outside agencies? 

Yes. Candidates can share their sponsorship details to AKU after getting admission on merit.


Are AKU programmes accredited? 

AKU programmes are accredited and recognized by the relevant regulatory bodies such as Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC), Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) and Higher Education Commission (HEC). 


Will AKU conduct its AKU Test this year amidst COVID surge​? 

At this time, it is expected that the AKU test will be conducted. All necessary precautions will be taken; we will take advice by our Infection Control department at AKU on Standard Operating Practices (SOPs). Our test will not be conducted online.


Can I apply for any undergraduate programme if my final year result is awaited?  

Yes. Candidates who will be writing their final year examinations in the Summer of 2022 can mark result awaited while applying.


Is predicted grades or AS / HSC part 1 result acceptable in lieu of final year result for any undergraduate programme? 

No. AKU will consider candidate's final year board examamination marks, please review relevant programme brochure for submission dates.


​​​Can overseas candidates submit SAT I in lieu of AKU Test for MBBS programme? 

No, SAT I will not be acceptable for overseas candidates, all candidates applying with high school / equivalent are required to write AKU test for shortlisting purpose.​


Is SAT II /AAMC MCAT acceptable in lieu of Pakistani MDCAT for overseas candidates applying in MBBS programme?  

No. Based on the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) regulations, MDCAT will be compulsory for all candidates applying for the MBBS programme. The MDCAT must be written and submitted and have a score to meet minimum eligibility requirements for an application to be considered for final selection. For more information and MDCAT registration visit: www.pmc.gov.pk.


​Is last year’s MDCAT result acceptable to meet PMC requirement for the MBBS programme? 

The validity of the MDCAT will be determined by Pakistan medical commission (PMC). kindly visit: www.pmc.gov.pk.


Who will write AAMC international MCAT?                          

Candidates applying to the MBBS programme with an undergraduate /graduate degree obtained from overseas will be required to write AAMC MCAT for shortlisting purpose. 

Moreover, candidates in this category will be required to submit MDCAT administered by the PMC for their application to be considered for final selection.​


​Does a candidate need to submit HEC attested transcript, degree and HEC equivalence letter​? 

All candidates applying for graduate / PhD level programmes are required to submit HEC attested documents, HEC equivalence (if applicable) or evidence that they have applied for it at the time of application. 

For applicability of HEC equivalence letter, please review relevant programme brochure.


I do not live in Karachi. Is there any hostel available​? 

Yes, the University offers accommodation to its outstation students in hostels managed by the University.