Financial Assistance and Scholarships
At AKU, we rely on a thriving financial assistance programme to help us attract, accept and retain high-achieving students in the areas of healthcare, education, media and communications, and the study of Muslim civilisations.
Supporting students with financial assistance enables those with the greatest financial need to have a rewarding and worry-free experience at AKU and graduate without the burden of debt.
Financial assistance also creates greater socioeconomic diversity on our campuses in Pakistan, East Africa and the United Kingdom, enriching our learning communities with a variety of perspectives and life experiences. As well, it gives talented AKU students access to an education that will transform their future and prepare each of them for a life of service and leadership.
Scholarships and financial assistance at-a-glance
The Dean's Fund plays an important role in achieving AKU’s mission. The Fund is used to support immediate needs during the academic year, sustain vital programmes and finance emerging opportunities. For example, the Fund can support student hardship, deliver exceptional classroom and online experiences and undertake cutting-edge research.
As we navigate the unchartered territories of the pandemic, this flexible funding is more important than ever.
Aga Khan University Hospitals believe that the highest quality patient care should be available to everyone. The Hospitals are committed to ensuring that patients from low-income backgrounds are able to access a broad range of hospital, clinical, diagnostic and laboratory services through financial support. Equally important, patients who receive support are given the same level of care as those who can afford to pay.
Through our Patient Welfare Programme, the Hospitals are able to provide quality healthcare to members of society from under-privileged backgrounds, regardless of their ability to pay.
To create opportunities, we need knowledge which equips us with evidence, strategies and technologies for solving crucial problems. Generating new knowledge is therefore essential to our future.
AKU is rooted in the developing world and capable of conducting cutting-edge research that combines local insight with global excellence. It is exceptionally well-equipped to train future leaders who possess the vision and ambition to change lives. Investing in research helps to reduce poverty, improve the quality of life of the communities where we operate as well as globally, and solve problems from multiple perspectives.