Are you considering to study in Pakistan? Selecting a university as well as a country for higher education can be quite a big deal because you need to be in the BEST place according to what you want or think is the best for you.

Below is a list of top 10 universities in Pakistan, if you are planning to study in this country then below universities will help you alot in deciding what top notch university in Pakistan you wish to continue your studies in.


National University of Science and Technology:


National University of Science and Technology is one of the most highly ranked universities in Pakistan, not only because of its level of education but also due to the way it behaves towards its students. Nust was founded in 1991 and has its main campus located in the city of Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan.

NUST has gained a towering stature, both at the national level as well as at an international level, addressing the needs and requirements needed for a fast changing world. This university has a developed knowledge ecosystem which inspires and encourages entrepreneurship, it also stimulates high impact research among its students.

NUST is also a home to the under construction International Association of Science Parks (IASP).

The motto of this public university is  “Defining Futures” the university thus aims to provide its students the best future by securing it with their top level studies.

NUST is a university multiple campuses, the headquarters are located in Islamabad. Other campuses of NUST are located in Rawalpindi, Risalpur and Karachi.


NUST has more than 15,000 full time students enrolled, it also has over 20 departments with over 1,280 academic faculty staff. The university is ranked by QS World Rankings among the most leading 50 universities under the age of 50. It is also ranked by QS among top 500 universities in the world. It is also ranked by QS among the top 300 universities in the world for Electrical Engineering.

NUST offers bachelor, Mphil and Phd degrees in a wide range of courses.

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Lahore University of Management Sciences:


Lahore university of management sciences is an independant and a very prestigious university in Pakistan. It is considered to be one of those universities where people all over the country love and try hard to be in when it comes to studying management sciences. Due to the amazingly qualified teachers that teach in that university and the grooming and growth level that it provides its students; thus making them better people for the greater tomorrow. Students that pass out from LUMS are somehow very competitive and get quality jobs throughout the world because of the increased level of hard work and quality education that this university provides.

With a total staff of about 300 and over 60000 students, LUMS has got it all.

LUMS originally came into being in 1984 by Syed Aarim, with $10 million from the US AID and an advice from Harvard University. It then came into being as a graduate business school in 1986. The university after that started to expand and has so many departments today with a land of about 100 acres.

LUMS is ranked as one of the top business schools in the country of Pakistan. This university is also a profound member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. LUMS is ranked as 111th in Asia and among the top 700 universities in the world. According to the QS rankings, LUMS is also ranked as as among the top 300 universities over the world for the studies of business and is also ranked among the top 400 universities for studying mathematics globally.

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University of Punjab:


The university of Punjab is also called as the Punjab University, mainly because it is located in the province of Punjab in the country of Pakistan and is the main university in Punjab. It is located in city of Lahore. It was founded in the year 1882 and has celebrated its 100 anniversary. This university is the most oldest university of Pakistan and still is a university worth studying in for top notch study.  This university was mainly built by British Government in Subcontinent after taking an initiative for education during their rule. The university shares quite a number of campuses, they are located in Jhelum Gujranwala and Khanspur.


The university has a student count of over 30,000. The university has a total of 13 faculties in which there are 63 academic departments, research centers, as well as  different institutes. It is one of the top 10 universities in Pakistan and also has two Nobel Laureates who happen to be one of the university’s alumni and former staff. This university too is an old member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities of the United Kingdom.

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Quaid e Azam University:


Quaid e azam university is also called as QAU. It is one of the very fine universities that re located in the capital of Pakistan which means that of you consider this university, you will not only study right but also live right.

The university has a motto that says

he to whom wisdom is granted receiveth indeed a benefit overflowing”


The university firstly focused on undergraduate education but slowly, with time, things started to expand and now it is one of the best universities you can see in a place which is the heart of Pakistan. It is built on 1700 acres of land and has 13000 students studying in it under the observation of internationally qualified academies. It is one of the highest ranked universities in Pakistan. A number of public figures as well as many  intellectuals who are not only in the current but also in the former faculty have been the students here at this university.

This university is also great known for the way it grooms students and make them better people and employers for a better tomorrow.

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University of Lahore:


University of Lahore as the name indicates is in the city of Lahore which is the heart and the capital of the province of Punjab in Pakistan.

It was first founded as a college but later converted to university in 2002. This university is one of the largest Private sector universities of Pakistan. The university has a number of international students throughout the world for excellence in education.

The university of Lahore has 7 campuses throughout Pakistan. It also has six research centres and 11 academic faculties.

The University of Lahore is ranked on the 801st position among the Top 1000 Universities in the World by QS ranking 2018, it is also at 251st position by the Asian University Rankings of 2017.

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Comsats Pakistan:


Comsats University Pakistan is one of the leading names when it comes to the top 10 universities of Pakistan. It is located in the heart of Pakistan i.e Islamabad with a number of campuses since it is a multi campus university. The university was first known as COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) and later was given the title of a university. This university was Pakistan’s first institute of Information and technology and was first established by Junaid Zaidi who is the founder rector of the Comstats University.

The university has a motto which says “in search of excellence” it constantly drives its students to do better and be excellent in their fields, students who graduate from Comsats are one of the most competent students in the country who don’t even have to worry about their jobs. Most of the graduates are on well designated positions.


CUI is ranked among top 250 Asian Universities by QS University Rankings in 2014. It is the top university in Pakistan for information and technology. The CUI also happens to be a member of Association of Commonwealth Universities.


The university has about 6 satellite campuses which are located in  Abbottabad, Lahore, Vehari, Attock, Wah and Sahiwal.

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Aga Khan University:


The Aga Khan University is an independent research university in Karachi, Pakistan. It came into being in 1983 by prince Aga Khan through his development scheme called Aga Khan Development Network. The Aga Khan University had launched a medical college and a teaching hospital on a 65-acre land in the city of Karachi. Over the course of years, this university started to expand and is one of the top 10 universities in Pakistan.

The Karachi campus of this university is ranked among the top 185 universities in Asia, it is also ranked among the top 300 universities in the world for medicine by QS rankings. The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan has ranked the Aga Khan University as the number one medical school in Pakistan.


75% of the country’s biomedical research is carried out in the Aga Khan university, the rest of 25% is carried out in the other institutes. In Pakistan, it is one of those few universities that provide the facility of research to the students at an undergraduate level. It is also a sight for the clinical trials carried out by NIH.

The university has one campus here in Pakistan with other campuses in Kenya, Tanzania, United Kingdom Uganda and in Afghanistan. The university produces students who are a better vision of tomorrow with successful careers and jobs. This University attracts a lot of foreign population as well.

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University of Engineering and Technology Lahore:


This public sector university is located in the city of Lahore which happens to be the capital of Punjab Province in Pakistan. It is one of the leading universities for Science and Technology, as well as one of the top 10 universities in Pakistan.


The university shares a rich history, in the year 1921 it was founded as Maclagan Engineering College, named after Edward Douglas MacLagan. In the year 1932, it became an affiliated college of the University of the Punjab and started to offer undergraduate degrees in engineering. In the year 1962, it was renamed as the West Pakistan University of Engineering and Technology Lahore. However in 1972, the university was renamed as the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore and has since then been serving as a great university in the field of technology.


The UET Lahore has a strong collaboration with University of South Carolina, the Queen Mary University of London and the University of Manchester. The university is the 5 best school for studying technology and is also ranked by QS World Rankings as 701st in the world. In Asia, it is the 200th best University for Studying Engineering.


Besides the fields of engineering, this university also promotes a sense of discipline and better personality in its students so they become better people for tomorrow. The graduates of this university are at well designated positions both nationally and internationally.

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University of Karachi:


The University of Karachi is one of the best and top 10 universities of Pakistan. It is also one of the old universities present in Pakistan. This public sector university was established in 1951 and since then has been serving as a prestigious university in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. It is Pakistan’s largest university. It has a campus size which spans over 1200 acres.


The university has over 53 Departments and 19 world class research institutes that operate under nine different faculties. It is one of the top 500 universities in the World and among the 250 in Asia. It is also a member of Association of Commonwealth Universities of the United Kingdom.  The university attracts students from over 23 countries in Asia alone who come to get excellent education.

Apart from that, many notable personalities of Pakistan are the alumni of Karachi University and it includes Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan.

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National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences:


This public sector university is the first multicampus university in Pakistan with its campuses located throughout the country. It is consistently ranked as one of the top institutes in Pakistan for studying computer sciences and therefore is one of the top 10 universities of Pakistan


The university was founded in 2000 by the BCCI financier Hasan Abidi who still provides a large financial capital for the university to help with promoting and carrying out research in computer sciences. The university produces graduates which are not only competent but also are well designated on many respectable positions in the country.

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