Quaid I Azam University


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Quaid-i-Azam University History

Quaid-i-Azam University also known as QAU was founded in 1967 as the University of Islamabad under the Act of National Assembly of Pakistan. It was renamed to Quaid-i-Azam University in 1976 to commemorate Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. The university currently enrolls 13,000 students and is one of the largest universities in Islamabad.

Quaid-i-Azam University Programs, Courses, and Schools

Quaid-i-Azam University comprises of 4 faculties, 38 departments, institutes, schools, and centres. These faculties offer various undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral level programs in subjects like Chemistry, Computer Science, Electronics, Physics, Statistics, Anthropology, Defence and Strategic Studies, History, Law, Animal Sciences, Microbiology, Medicine, and Earth Sciences to name a few.

Quaid-i-Azam University Quaid-i-Azam School of Management Sciences is one of the highly ranked business schools in Pakistan. Institutes like National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research (NIHCR) Center for Excellence, Saulat Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research, Center of Excellence in Gender Studies, National Institute of Psychology, National Institute of Pakistan Studies, and Area Study Centre for Africa, North & South America are renowned for their research and development activities.

Quaid-i-Azam University Campuses

Quaid-i-Azam University is based out of 1700 acres campus on the foothills of Margalla Hills in Islamabad, Pakistan. The QAU Library houses numerous books, periodicals, journals, and volumes for student use as well as provides digital services in the form of e-books and e-periodicals.

Quaid-i-Azam University also offers various recreational, shopping, dining, and leisure facilities on-campus which includes a guesthouse, gym, indoor and outdoor sports, sports grounds, shops, greenhouse, health centre, botanical gardens, mosque, cafeteria, banks, post office, tea shops, and convenience stores.

Quaid-i-Azam University Achievements

Quaid-i-Azam University is ranked as Pakistan’s top university for research and development, technological advancement, and intellectual interaction with international institutes of high repute such as University of Tokyo and United Nations. Many of its former students hold positions of importance in the Pakistan Government.

Quaid-i-Azam University is ranked 133 in Asia and Top 600 universities in the world by QS World University Rankings. The university publications are highly reputed and appear amongst the top 120 in Asia. The university is also ranked world’s top 500 globally and 79th in Asia by Times Higher Education (THE) World Rankings in 2018.

Quaid-i-Azam University USP

Quaid-i-Azam University has one of the highest quality professors in Pakistan. Around 80% of the professors of the university possess a doctoral degree and have considerable teaching experience in overseas countries.

Quaid-i-Azam University has a high acceptance rate and the tuition fee is affordable. The university is one of the highest rated for pursuing doctoral programs in Pakistan through its research centres and institutes.

Quaid-i-Azam University Notable Alumni

Shamshad Akhtar (Pakistani economist), Noor Muhammad (Pakistani mathematician), Abrar-ul-Haq (Pakistani musician), and Qaiser Mushtaq (Vice-Chancellor of the Islamia University).

Quaid I Azam University Application Requirements


Quaid I Azam University Cost of studies


Undergraduate: PKR 106,265

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Quaid I Azam University Deadlines

Bachelors: July 15

Masters: April 4

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.


Quaid I Azam University Rankings


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