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MBBS Fee Structure Agha Khan University for session 2014-15


AKU charges fees for all its programmes. Those responsible for a student’s
financial obligations should plan accordingly.
The University reviews its tuition and other fees annually to cover inflation and
other cost increases. Therefore, students are advised to plan their financial
obligations for the course of study accordingly.
The University categorises students as domestic and overseas. Fees for overseas
candidates are charged and payable in US dollars only; fees for domestic student
are paid in Pakistani rupees.
A student shall be categorised as “overseas” (whether holding Pakistani or dual
citizenship), if the student meets any one or more of the following criteria:
a) Residence of the principal earning member of the family and source of
income during the previous three years;
b) Whether the student is eligible for State-supported education overseas;
c) Whether their employer reimburses the candidate’s parents educational
Students holding Pakistani nationality, CNIC and / or passport should be aware
that this does not guarantee “domestic student” classification for the payment
of tuition fee and any other charges. The University’s conditions stated above
for the application of “overseas” fee status will prevail.
Overseas students who will be required to pay tuition and other charges based
on the criteria provided above, are advised to plan their financial support from
sources available to them before applying for admission. The University may
consider applications for financial assistance where such students have
demonstrated financial need and have thoroughly explored all other possible
sources of assistance.

Students whose parents are Pakistani citizens deputed to a government mission
overseas will be charged the fee prescribed for students in Pakistan. In such
cases, documentary evidence will be required.
Candidates doubtful of their fee status should seek clarification from the Office
of the Registrar before applying. The Registrar’s decision on fee status shall be

Download Fee Structure for session 2014-15 here



The Aga Khan University is committed to addressing foreseeable future needs of the developing countries by making valuable and relevant contributions in teaching, research and service. The Medical College was thus established in 1983, as a part of the Aga Khan University’s Faculty of Health Sciences in Karachi, Pakistan. It works closely with the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the Aga Khan University Hospital​  which serves as a principal clinical and teaching facility, to demonstrate leadership in the education of health professionals in practice relevant to the health care needs of Pakistan and other developing countries.

AKU attaches great emphasis to the professional, personal and intellectual development of students, so that its medical graduates become contributory members and leaders of society. The Departments of the Medical College offer a number of programmes which are grouped as underg​raduate, graduate,postgraduate and continuing professional education​ programmes. These programmes develop clinical competence in community settings and hospitals, as well as the assessment of health and prevention of disease in communities through primary health care programmes.

Faculty, students and staff are devoted to the highest standard of education, scholarship and research. Research and Scholarship in all academic units, continues to take on increasing importance and we are competitive internationally in a number of research areas. The faculty also provide high level patient care through collaboration with various health care professionals and state-of-the-art equipment to support diagnosis and treatment in their work with the University Hospital

MBBS Programme

The five-year MBBS-Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery-programme is designed to equip students with appropriate knowledge, skills, attitude, values and behaviours necessary to understand and influence factors that affect the health of individuals and of communities. The curriculum conforms to the requirements of thePakistan Medical and Dental Council, which is the registering body in Pakistan.

The University attaches great emphasis to the professional, personal and intellectual development of students, so that its medical graduates become contributory members and leaders of society. The courses are structured to engender an understanding of human biology and behaviour consistent with current trends in medical education, with an emphasis on man as an organism as well as a social being.

In addition, the undergraduate medical curriculum uses multiple modes of learning, with emphasis on Problem-Based Learning and early clinical contact, with a gradual shift in focus to patient-based learning using best evidence practice in later years. Electives (in a wide variety of subjects each year will increase opportunities for broader intellectual development. Students will have opportunities to work in clinical teams at Aga Khan University Hospital, as well as in the national and community-oriented health services operating in urban and rural populations. ​​​​