Aga Khan University

The Aga Khan University | AKU is an institution of academic excellence that is also an agent for social development. AKU is the leading source of medical, nursing and teacher education, research and public service in the developing world. Aga Khan University has campuses and programmes in East Africa, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom.

With over 30 years of experience providing international quality education, Aga Khan University offers students a practical, intimate learning experience and with opportunities to move ahead in their careers, no matter where they begin. The University prepares its students to become resilient leaders to lead change in their societies and to thrive in the global economy, almost 30 per cent of our worldwide student body is enrolled in programmes in East Africa.


The Aga Khan University is an international university spanning several countries in three continents, you can choose to study at campuses in East Africa, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom.
AKU programmes help students become thoughtful and resilient leaders. Anchored in academic rigour, we emphasise participatory learning, diversity and small class sizes to foster collaboration and innovation inside and outside the classroom. Whether you are choosing a career for the first time, considering graduate school or looking to upgrade your skills, our programmes offer quality education and critical insight into the challenges of the world around us.

Research: Imagine. Influence. Inspire:

Aga Khan University research extends across diverse subjects: health sciences, education and even culture and society. At the core of our mission is the desire to spearhead change for generations to come.


The Aga Khan University has a transparent merit-based admissions process and generous financial assistance that ensures a diverse group of high calibre students will be able to attend the programme of their choice. Scholarships, grants and other financial support are available.
While we are selective in the students we accept, we do not discriminate on faith, gender or national origin. Selection processes vary by academic programme, but some common criteria include: fluency in the English language, prior academic performance, critical reasoning skills, attitude and leadership potential.


Aga Khan University facilities include teaching hospitals, Nursing Schools, Medical Colleges, Institutes for Educational Development, an Examination Board, and an Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations.