what are the best universities in pakistan

What are the best universities in Pakistan?

Higher education in Pakistan expanded in 1947, following the independence of the country. Higher Education Commission (HEC) looks after the education system. HEC oversees funding, research outputs, and teaching quality. The commission recognizes 174 universities in the country.
The national language is Urdu. But you don’t need to worry about learning Urdu. As all teaching at universities in Pakistan conducts in English.

What are the best universities in Pakistan?

There are a total of 10 top universities in Pakistan featured in the QS University Ranking Asia 2016. 6 Pakistani universities are a feature in the QS World University Rankings in 2016/17. These are:

1. National University of Sciences And Technology (NUST) Islamabad

Universities in Pakistan
NUST, Islamabad

NUST is one of the new generations of Pakistani Universities. It has a progressive and innovative outlook. The University is growing as a center of excellence for science and technology.

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The NUST offers various courses in the following fields:
Engineering, Information Technology (IT), Medical, and Management.

Fee Structure: 

The admission Processing Fee for international students is around ​USD 600. The tuition Fee per annum is USD 4700. Other charges are also applicable. Security Deposit​ is USD 250, Health facilities per annum are ​USD 120. For more detail check:  fee structure

Website: www.nust.edu.pk

Location: 51 Street 92, G-13/1 G 13/1 G-13, Islamabad

2. Quaid-i-Azam University

Universities in Pakistan

  • Formerly known as Islamabad University but renamed in honor of Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Quaid-i-Azam University ranks 701 in the world. It is one of the top universities in Pakistan. 
  • The university is built-in 1967. It has recently collaborated with various international institutes. Recently it collaborates with the United Nations and the University of Tokyo.

Fee Structure: 

The total fee structure for the BS(4 years ) program is approx Rs 12820. For more detail check:  fee structure

Website:  www.qau.edu.pk

Location: Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, 15320, Pakistan

3. Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)

Universities in Pakistan
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
  • Founded in 1984, Lahore University of Management Sciences is a private research university. It is the country’s highest-ranked university. In the Asia rankings, at 111th (up from 160-170 in the previous year).
  • It is one of the most selective universities in Pakistan. It is also relatively small, with around 3,500 students taught by 200 faculty members.

Fee Structure: 

Undergraduate course full time (12-20 credit hours) fee is Rs 252,000 per semester OR Rs 21,000 per credit hour.
The graduate course (6 credit hours) fee is Rs 117,000 per semester OR Rs 19,500 per credit hour.
The MBA fee is Rs 343,500 per semester. For more detail check:  fee structure

Website: lums.edu.pk

Location: DHA Phase 5، Khayaban-e-Jinnah Road، opposite Sector U، Lahore, 54792, Pakistan

4. University of Engineering & Technology (UET) Lahore

Universities in Pakistan

  • The University of Engineering and Technology located in the northern part of Lahore. It is on the historical “Grand Trunk Road (G.T. Road)”. Near the magnificent Shalimar Gardens built during the great Mughal Empire.
  • The institution started its career in 1921 as the ‘ Mughalpura Technical College ’. Later it became the ‘Maclagan Engineering College’. A name was given to it in 1923 when Sir Edwards Maclagan, the then Governor of Punjab who laid the foundation stone.
At that stage, the institution offered courses of study in only two disciplines:
  • Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Fee Structure: The total fee of 10 semesters program is approximately Rs 517,404.  For more detail check:  fee structure

Website: www.uet.edu.pk

Location: G.T Road, Staff Houses Engineering University Lahore, Lahore, Punjab 39161, Pakistan

5. COMSATS University Islamabad

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COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) is a public university. The medium of teaching is in English. It aims at its 3-fold mission of Teaching & Learning; Research; Outreach & Public Service.
CUI maintains an outstanding academic reputation for its global profile.
CUI offers degree programs in various fields. Like Science, Engineering, Technology, Architecture & Design, Business, Humanities, etc.

There are seven campuses of CUI. Its primary campus is at various location:
Islamabad (1998),
Abbottabad (2001),
Wah (2001),
Lahore (2002),
Attock (2004),
Sahiwal (2006), and Vehari (2008) along with a Virtual Campus (2012).

Fee Structure:

The fee per semester for Undergraduate Programs in
Engineering, Earth Sciences or Pharmacy is Rs 109,500. For more detail check:  fee structure

Website: www.comsats.edu.pk

Location: Park Rd, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory 45550, Pakistan

6.University of Health Sciences, Lahore

Universities in Pakistan


The UHS Lahore has a thriving campus. It is recognized internationally as a student-centered, 71-colleges research university.
Its associated institutes have 48,000 undergraduate and 4,000 postgraduate students. UHS University was built-in 2002.

It was the first university founded in the province devoted to the health sciences.
The university’s mission is to introduce Medicine and Science innovation.
All Punjab’s public and private medical and dental schools are affiliate with UHS. The University focuses on offering high-quality Basic Medical Sciences teaching.
It also concentrates on overlooked Nursing and Related Health Sciences areas. It has some pioneering courses in Medical Education, Human Genetics, and Behavioural Sciences.

Fee Structure: Please visit the link for fee structure.

Website: http://www.uhs.edu.pk/

Location: Khayaban-e-Jamia Punjab, Block D Muslim Town, Lahore, Punjab 54600, Pakistan

Appointments: uhs.edu.pk

7.GC University Lahore

Universities in Pakistan

The Government College in Lahore got its status as a University in 2002. The college gets its status in 2002, after 151 years of its history.
It got renamed GC Lahore University. Its new challenges have reshaped the academic life here.

The GCU is committed to serving as a champion of good education for all. This Institution is one of the Muslim world’s oldest study places.
The University includes B.A / B.Sc. (Honorable 4-year), M.A., M.Sc. (In some of the disciplines chosen), M.B.A., M.Phil, and Ph.D. programs in all major disciplines.

Fee Structure:

The fee of a four-year course in B.Sc. – Applied ManagementAdmission is  Rs 140000. For more detail check:  fee structure

Website: http://www.uhs.edu.pk/

Location: Government College University, Lahore, Punjab 54000, Pakistan

8.University of Sindh

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The University of Sindh is a public research institution.
The university is in Jamshoro residential district, Sindh, Pakistan. It is one of Pakistan’s oldest Universities.

The university was set in Karachi in 1947 and got shifted to Hyderabad. The institution continued to act as a full-fledged institution of instruction. There are four law schools and various other colleges affiliated with it. The university is famous for literature, natural sciences, philosophy, and Sindh studies.
The university is now a member of the UK’s Commonwealth Universities Association.

Fee Structure:

Please visit the link for the fee structure.

Website: https://usindh.edu.pk/

LocationAllama I.I. Kazi Campus، Jamshoro, 76080, Pakistan

9. National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences Islamabad

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The National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences is a private research institution. It is one of Pakistan’s leading academic institutions.

It has several campuses that are focused on Pakistan’s cosmopolitan cities. It also gets the distinction of becoming Pakistan’s first multi-campus university. It is considered one of Pakistan’s leading technical universities.

It offers a wide array of undergraduate, postgraduate, and advanced studies programs.

The course offered by the university are in these fields:

  • Engineering, 
  • Management sciences, 
  • Business administration, 
  • Humanities, arts, and natural and social sciences.

It ranks among the country’s leading and highest institutions of higher learning.

Fee Structure:

FAST ‘s entrance rate for both programs is 15,000 while the tuition fee is determined on a per-credit-hour basis. Tuition is 6,000 / credit hour for BBA / BS students, while for MBA or MS / Ph. D students. Students, that’s 7,000 per hour of credit.

Please visit the link for the fee structure.

Website: http://www.nu.edu.pk/

LocationFAST University, 3 A.K. Brohi Road, H-11/4 H 11/4 H-11, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
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10.Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS)

university in Pakistan

The PIEAS Islamabad is one of Pakistan’s most prestigious universities.
It offers BS, MS, and Ph.D. programs in chemistry, physics, and life sciences.
Approximately 55 percent of PIEAS students undertake postgraduate studies. There is a splendid amount of fellowships available for postgraduate students. PIEAS has the largest proportion of Ph.D.’s in its full-time professors. In comparison to other universities in Pakistan.
PIEAS has outstanding research and development equipment for both scientific and analytical use.
It is one of Pakistan’s most research-intensive Universities.
The university has hostels, provides excellent facilities for its students. It also supports student participation in co-curricular activities. Admission to the PIEAS undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs is very difficult.

Fee Structure:

PIEAS has not issued its per-semester payments. A maximum amount and varies with the number of credit hours (1900 / credit hour). The one-time entry fee is Rs.8,500.

Please visit the link for the fee structure.

Website: http://www.pieas.edu.pk/

LocationLehtrar Rd, Nilore, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan

Source: topuniversities

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