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List of 180 Best Universities in Pakistan (2020 Fees)

With a total population of 201,995,540, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is the sixth-most populous country in the world. The territory that now constitutes Pakistan is considered a cradle of civilization –home to ancient cultures such as the Mehrgarh of the Neolithic and the Bronze Age Indus Valley Civilisation.

It is the 36th-largest country in the world in terms of area, covering 796,095 sq km (307,374 sq mi.) Pakistan is one of the best destinations in South Asia for tertiary education with a number of acclaimed colleges and universities providing quality education at an affordable cost.

For foreign students who wish to study in Pakistan, you will need a student visa upon acceptance by a Pakistani university, along with the following requirements: application form, two passport-sized photographs, acceptance letter from university, original transcripts, proof of residence, and three months bank statement.

Students in Pakistan enjoy a reasonable tuition fee at approximately US$3,500 per year for undergraduate degrees and US$1,140 per year for master’s degrees.

Facts about universities in Pakistan

  • The Higher Education Commission (HEC) in Pakistan oversees the funding, research, and teaching quality among universities and colleges in the country.
  • There are about 445,000 university graduates in Pakistan every year.
  • An estimated 10,000 computer science graduates annually are produced by Pakistan.
  • There are 188 educational institutions in Pakistan which are recognized by the HEC.
  • Public, private, military, and vocational universities constitute the higher education system in Pakistan.

What are the best universities in Pakistan

Higher education in Pakistan consists of colleges and universities where students seek education after finishing secondary school.

These are the top cities in Pakistan where most universities and colleges are located:

Universities in Karachi

365体育投注平台Karachi is Pakistan’s largest city and also one of the largest in the world. It is a main seaport and financial center in Pakistan and has a total of 24 million people. It is also considered a center of higher education in South Asia and is ranked as one of the world’s least expensive cities to live in for students.

Universities in Lahore

365体育投注平台Lahore is the cultural center of Pakistan with around 10 million inhabitants. Lahore is famous for its cuisine and architecture. Most books in Pakistan are also published in Lahore. Universities and other colleges are located in this city, including the University of the Punjab which is the oldest university in Pakistan.

Universities in Islamabad

Islamabad is one of the most-developed cities in Pakistan. Advanced universities in Pakistan are located in this city dubbed as the “City of Islam”. An example of the notable universities in the city is the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST).

Universities in Faisalabad

The third-largest city in Pakistan is Faisalabad which is famous for its agriculture and textile industries. It is home to public and private universities in Pakistan including the University of Agriculture.

Education System in Pakistan

There are 8% of Pakistanis which complete qualifications in tertiary education. The government aims to increase it to 20% by 2020. A Bachelor’s pass requires students to complete at least 2 years of study, and an honors degree.

LevelGradesAgeYears
Primary1-86-148
Secondary9-1214-184
Tertiary (Bachelor’s Pass - Doctoral)13-247

Quick Facts about Pakistan

  • The world’s largest producer of hand made footballs, Sialkot, is located in Pakistan. These local factories (now over 200) produce at least 40-60 million of footballs every year.
  • The first Islamic country to have nuclear power is Pakistan
  • The Karakoram Highway is the highest paved international road in the world.
  • The largest canal-based irrigation system in the world can also be found in Pakistan.
  • The Edhi Foundation in Pakistan boasts the world’s most extensive ambulance network. It operates the largest fleet of ambulances in the country and won an entry to the Guinness Book of World Records.
  • Khalid Ibadulla and Abdul Kadirfor from Pakistan who made 249 runs against Australia, hold the record of the highest batting partnership in Cricket.
  • Two people from Pakistan won the Nobel Peace Prize - Malala Yousafzai for Peace in 2014 and Abdus Salam for Physics in 1979.
  • Pakistan boasts one of the oldest civilizations in history. The history of Pakistan dates back to 6000 BC. The Mehrgarh civilization is a precursor to the Indus Valley Civilization.

Below is a comprehensive list of all universities in Pakistan (Balochistan, Quetta, Turbat, Khuzdar, Hub, Gwadar, Chaman, Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Peshawar, Mardan, Mingora, Kohat, Dera Ismail Khan, Abbotabad, Mansehra, Swabi, Nowshera, Kabal, Charsadda, Punjab, Lahore, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Multan, Bahawalpur, Sargodha, Sialkot, Sheikhupura, Rahim Yar Khan, Jhang, Dera Ghazi Khan, Gujrat, Sahiwal, Wah Cantonment, Kasur, Okara, Chiniot, Kāmoke, Hafizabad, Sadiqabad, Burewala, Khanewal, Muzaffargarh, Mandi Bahauddin, Jhelum, Khanpur, Pakpattan, Daska, Gojra, Muridke, Bahawalnagar, Samundri, Jaranwala, Chishtian, Attock, Vehari, Kot Abdul Malik, Ferozwala, Chakwal, Gujranwala Cantonment, Kamalia, Ahmedpur East, Kot, Addu, Wazirabad, Layyah, Taxila, Khushab, Mianwali, Lodhran, Hasilpur, Bhakkar, Arif Wala, Sambrial, Jatoi, Haroonabad, Narowal, Bhalwal, Sindh, Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Larkana, Nawabshah, Kotri, Mirpur Khas, Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Khairpur, Dadu, Tando Allahyar, Tando Adam, Umerkot, Shahdadkot, Badin, Ghotki, Daharki, Tando Muhammad Khan, Kamber Ali Khan, Mirpur Mathelo, Kandhkot). Edarabia strives to offer the latest updates, helping you find the best university in Pakistan with information on tuition fees, accreditation details, videos, photos, location map, community reviews and ratings.

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Virtual University of Pakistan
Virtual University of Pakistan
  • Address: M.A. Jinnah Campus, Defence Road, Off Raiwind Road
  • Founded: 2002
  • 48 Reviews
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Lahore University of Management Sciences
  • Address: D.H.A, Lahore Cant
  • 73 Reviews
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University of Central Punjab
University of Central Punjab
  • Address: 1 - Khayaban-e-Jinnah Road, Johar Town
  • 51 Reviews
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Sukkur IBA University
Sukkur IBA University
  • Address: Airport Road
  • Founded: 1994
  • 42 Reviews
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Iqra University
  • Address: Defence View, Shaheed-e-Millat Road Extension
  • 41 Reviews
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University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
  • Address: Agriculture University Road
  • 41 Reviews
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Forman Christian College
Forman Christian College
  • Address: Ferozepur Road
  • Founded: 1864
  • 36 Reviews
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University of Peshawar
  • Address: Old Jamrud Rd, Qadir Abad
  • Founded: 1950
  • 35 Reviews
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International Islamic University, Islamabad
  • Address: Sector H-10
  • Founded: 1980
  • 34 Reviews
  • PKR 22,500
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University of Management and Technology
University of Management and Technology
  • Address: C-II, Johar Town
  • Founded: 1990
  • 32 Reviews
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Institute of Business Management
Institute of Business Management
  • Address: Korangi Creek
  • 26 Reviews
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University of Karachi
University of Karachi
  • Address: Main University Road
  • 25 Reviews
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Superior University
Superior University
  • Address: 17 km Main Raiwind Road
  • Founded: 2004
  • 24 Reviews
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Allama Iqbal Open University
Allama Iqbal Open University
  • Address: Sector H-8
  • Founded: 1974
  • 23 Reviews
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Bahria University
Bahria University
  • Address: Shangrilla Road, Sector E-8
  • Founded: 2000
  • 22 Reviews
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Mehran University of Engineering & Technology
  • Address: Indus Hwy
  • Founded: 1963
  • 21 Reviews
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National University of Modern Languages
National University of Modern Languages
  • Address: 4, Khayaban-e-Johar, H 9/4 H-9
  • 20 Reviews
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Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad
  • Address: University Road
  • Founded: 1967
  • 20 Reviews
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Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology
  • 20 Reviews
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University of Sindh
University of Sindh
  • Address: Allama I.I.Kazi Campus
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COMSATS University Islamabad
COMSATS University Islamabad
  • Address: Park Road, Tarlai Kalan
  • Founded: 1998
  • 19 Reviews
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Government College University Lahore
Government College University Lahore
  • Address: Katchery Road
  • Founded: 1864
  • 19 Reviews
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Sindh Madressatul Islam University
Sindh Madressatul Islam University
  • Address: Hasrat Mohani Road
  • Founded: 1885
  • 19 Reviews
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