Welcome to Abdul Wali Khan University (AWKUM), a renowned institution dedicated to academic excellence and cutting-edge research. We are proud to announce that AWKUM has consistently maintained its position as the number one university in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), and it currently ranks 5th in Pakistan and an impressive 149th overall in the esteemed Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings for 2023. With an increase in the number of participating universities to 669 from 31 territories, AWKUM’s achievement of the 149th position highlights its exceptional standing among leading universities in Pakistan.
In addition to this remarkable recognition, AWKUM has made its debut in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, securing an impressive ranking. This significant milestone showcases our commitment to making a positive impact on society, and we continue to strive for further improvements to elevate our position in future rankings.
At AWKUM, research thrives, as evidenced by our distinguished record of receiving the highest number of projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under the National Research Programs. Our university has gained a reputation as one of the fastest-growing public-sector institutions in the country, achieving numerous milestones within a relatively short span of time.
Currently, we have over 14,000 students enrolled in diverse programs, all benefiting from our faculty of more than 400 highly qualified members. Among our esteemed faculty, more than 230 hold PhDs from technologically advanced countries, ensuring a world-class education and guidance for our students.
Situated on a sprawling Garden Campus spanning over 2000 Kanals of land, AWKUM offers state-of-the-art infrastructure, well-equipped laboratories, computer labs, a centralized library, hostels, two on-campus colleges, a sports complex, and a host of other facilities. With four campuses in total, including the Garden Campus in Mardan, the Main Campus in Mardan, the Shaheed Rashid Hussain Campus in Pabbi, Nowshera, and the Timergara Campus, AWKUM provides a conducive environment for students to pursue their academic aspirations.
Join us at AWKUM, where academic excellence, research opportunities, and state-of-the-art facilities combine to provide an enriching educational experience. Embrace the journey of knowledge and personal growth in one of the leading universities in Pakistan.
Admission Process for International Students
- Interested candidates should register and complete the online admission form at https://admissions.awkum.edu.pk.
- Candidates must upload their academic certificates and the approval letter from the Embassy in Islamabad along with their online admission application.
- AWKUM will carefully review all applications and select candidates based on merit and eligibility criteria for various disciplines.
- The selected candidates will receive joining instructions from AWKUM.
Online Application Form: Step-by-Step Procedure
- Visit the official website of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan (AWKUM) at https://admissions.awkum.edu.pk
- On the homepage, locate and click on the “Admission” or “Apply Online” link. This will redirect you to the admission application portal.
- Create an account if you are a new user. Click on the “Sign Up” or “Register” button and provide the required information such as your name, email address, and password. Follow the instructions to complete the registration process. If you already have an account, simply log in using your credentials.
- Once you have logged in, you will be directed to the admission application form.
- Carefully read the instructions and guidelines provided on the application form page. Make sure you have all the necessary documents and information ready before proceeding.
- Start filling out the form by entering your personal details, including your full name, date of birth, gender, nationality, city, if not included select others, and contact information. Provide accurate information as per the instructions.
- Move on to the educational qualification section and enter the details of your previous academic qualifications, such as high school or college. Include the name of the institution, the year of passing, and the obtained grades or marks.
- Fill in the required information regarding your preferred program of study, such as the desired degree, specialization (if applicable), and any other relevant details.
- Review the information you have entered on the form to ensure its accuracy. Double-check all the fields and make any necessary corrections before proceeding.
- Upload the required documents as specified in the application form. This may include scanned copies of your educational certificates, transcripts, identification documents, and any other supporting documents requested.
- After completing the form and uploading the documents, submit your application by clicking on the “Submit” or “Apply” button.
- After successful submission, you will receive a confirmation message or email indicating that your application has been received.
Keep a record of your application reference number or any other provided details for future reference.
Navigating the Study/Visa Process
In order to study at AWKUM, foreign nationals must obtain a Study Visa from the Pakistani Embassy/Consulate in their country. The Pakistani Embassy/Consulate will only issue a study visa for upon receipt of Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan’s ‘No Objection Certificate’ (NOC) and Clearance from the Ministry of Interior (MOI), Pakistan.
To be issued a visa, students must submit the following documents to the AWKUM Admissions Office through postal mail/ courier service by the stipulated deadline:
- Signed copy of admission offer letter
- Completely filled ‘Students Information Sheet’ for issuance of NOC from the HEC
- Three copies of completely filled and duly signed ‘Visa Form’ (all pages) to get necessary visa clearance from the Ministry of Interior, Pakistan
Note: The form is available on the Ministry of Interior website (www.interior.gov.pk) and must be duly filled with contact/addresses of the applicant in their home country and Pakistan
- Six original passport sized photographs
- Complete copy of valid passport
- Any other document(s) required by the MOI for the issuance of visa
- Academic Records – certified copies of all academic transcripts & Certificates (Secondary, Post-Secondary, Bachelors, Masters or any other qualification)
- Equivalence certificate issued by the Inter Board Committee Chairmen (IBCC), Pakistan and/or Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan
- Medical Fitness Certificate
- Any other relevant document(s)
Fee Structure for foreign students
|1||BS (Sciences)||1300 USD|
|2||BS (Arts)||1200 USD|
|3||MS/MPhil/PhD (Sciences)||1650 USD|
|4||MS/MPhil/PhD (Arts)||1400 USD|
Exploring the Facilities Offered at AWKUM
If you are a foreign student, willing to avail an ideal campus life in Pakistan, we believe that AWKUM could the best choice for you. At AWKUM, we know that a good university life cannot be imagined without a fully realized hostel life. Hostels are the places where one can realize the true meaning of an independent life, cherish lifelong friendships and materialize strategies for a successful professional career. Amid the lush green lawns of the university, with numerous sporting and athletic facilities, we offer a state of the art boarding facilities to our students. With more than 1200 boarding students, our university is home to a thriving and bustling student community, where an aspiring scholar can touch upon the depth of his/her studies. The serenity, peace and natural environment of our university campus is a perfect anecdote for those who seek to take a contemplative refuge from the maddening city crowds. Located within the bounds of the main city, our campus offers a swift and easy to the federal and provincial capitals, on the one hand, and the scenic valleys of the northern Pakistan, on the other hand.
We believe that a conducive and peaceful residential environment is the right of every boarding student. Foreign students are given the primacy of the place in our hostels, where they are offered the best of residential spaces. Each room is provided with all the amenities that a boarding scholar may need for the timely accomplishment of his academic tasks. A foreign student is provided with a beautiful room which contains a comfortable study chair, a simple yet elegant study table, a spacious cupboard and a large book rake, a nice bed and a stylish tea table. Moreover, students are given the liberty customize their room’s setting in accordance with their own comfort.
Hostel Admission Procedure:
After the confirmation of university admission, all foreign students are by default eligible for hostel admission. Our hostel admission process is very simple. It consists of the following steps:
Step 1: Login on the link: lms.awkum.edu.pk
Step 2: Fill Hostel Apply Form
Step 3: Deposit the Hostel Admission Fee
Step 4: Send/Email Hostel Apply Form Along with the Receipt to Office of the Provost.
The Central Library at Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan plays a crucial role in the academic and intellectual life of the university. With a vast collection of over 70,000 books and access to digital resources such as e-books, e-journals, and online databases, the library supports research and learning for students, faculty, and researchers. Librarians provide assistance in locating resources, offer workshops on research skills, and promote information literacy. The library also provides dedicated spaces for studying, group work, and computer access, fostering an ideal environment for academic pursuits. Hosting events and exhibitions, the library encourages knowledge sharing and interdisciplinary collaboration. With a digitized system, users have computerized library cards for accessing resources and services electronically, making borrowing and tracking items more convenient. The library’s efficient management systems facilitate self-service options like 24/7 book issuance and return.
A food of one’s own choice is an opportunity that everyone wishes to avail. At our boarding facilities, this need of the students is prioritized. Hostel Mess is home to a very professional staff which can prepare a food of their own choice for our boarders. Large and spacious dining halls are the hallmarks of our residential facilities which also serve as community centers for the students. Apart from availing food from the hostel mess, a student can order food from numerous food outlets, local as well international, which are located within a very close distance from our campus. Students can also enjoy local and international food by taking an excursion to such facilities which are located in a very close proximity from our university campus.
A sound mind exists within a healthy body. Therefore, we cater not only to the academic needs of our boarding students but also to their physical and athletic needs. Keeping in mind the needs of a healthy physique, we offer a wide variety of sporting facilities at our campus. Our campus life provides numerous indoor and outdoor sporting facilities. Inside the hostels, a separate hall is reserved in each hostel for indoor games, where students can enjoy a variety of indoor games. Outside hostels, our campus is a home to one of the most spacious and largest sports grounds, throughout the country, where student can enjoy a large variety of outdoor games, which, we believe, are essential for their mental and physical well being.
We have a large fleet of vehicles to provide transportation facilities to our students and employees, which they can easily avail. Be it a study tour, a picnic party, a cultural trip or a healthy excursion towards the scenic valleys of northern Pakistan, our fleet of buses and other vehicles are at the disposal of our students and employees. Apart from such tours and trips, our transport department provides swift and comfortable access to all the major cities of the province, including the provincial capital, as well as the federal capital of Pakistan.
The physical health of our students is a mission which we have always been keeping as our priority. Thanks to the location of our campus, we provide an easy and swift access to the major medical facilities within and without the city. Our campus is in the closest proximity to all the major hospitals, both government and private, of the city. An ambulance service, with first aid facilities, is always on guard to provide quick and safe access to the major hospitals in case of an emergency.
AWKUM is a safe and secure place. It has an efficient security system of its own which ensures the safety and security of all those who wish to reside on campus. Apart from a very professional security system of its own, it is also provided with a best security system by the government of Pakistan. Local security agencies are always on alert to ensure the safety and security of our boarding students.
In an age of global connectivity, an academic life cannot be imagined without cyber connectivity. Our University provides reliable and efficient internet connectivity to our researchers. We have one of the best internet facilities, in the whole country, which facilitate our students in their academic and co academic activities. Social networking is very strong at our campus, thanks to our efficient and reliable internet connectivity.