University of Peshawar

The University of Peshawar, as a mother educational institution of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is an outcome of the dream of the father of the nation and was created as the first ever University after independence. It is vigorously working with its full zeal and spirit, truly serving and sacred cause of education altogether.

Bachelor's programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (6)
Business & Management (4)
Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Computer Science & IT (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Humanities (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Education & Training (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Law (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



The University of Peshawar founded in 1950, is the fulfillment of a dream, which had long remained unrealized. The first seeds of the University may be said to have been sown by Sir Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum Khan, who boldly conceived the idea and founded Islamia College – (The Dar-ul-ulum Islamia) in 1913 at the first out-post of civilization, almost at the mouth of the historic Khyber Pass.


Higher Education Commission (HEC) intends to develop and endure a dynamic and internationally competitive research sector in Pakistan that makes a major contribution to economic prosperity, national well-being and the expansion and dissemination of knowledge. Promotion of Research is one of the core strategic goals of the HEC.

Through the program and initiatives launched by the HEC for strengthening research and the process of knowledge creation, the quality and research output originating from the universities and institutes in the country have shown remarkable improvements and Pakistan has been acknowledged as rising star in a number of research disciplines in terms of percentage increasein internationally cited research publications. Yet, this is no more than an end of a beginning and we need not only to sustain and improve this trend but also contemplate on questions of relevance and economic, social and academic impact of the research.

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Housing services

Accommodation is available to every type of consumer, starting from a very low to the very expensive, and eating areas are sprinkled all over town offering a variety of cuisines.

Medical services

Beside three major hospitals, a large number of medium and small medical and allied facilities, both in public and private sectors provide medical coverage.

Student Reviews

Transformation of perspectives
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Studying at university is it self an ambitious one .which changes the perceptions, thoughts and behaviour of an individual. Making a person approach quite rationale . As the environment of a class debates ,discussions and learning about the different aspects produce leadership qualities.

Muhammad Nauman Chishti rated 5 out of 5 stars

I done Food science and technology graduation degree from the agriculture university Peshawar now I want support for higher studies

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Good experience and learning about tha history of the world,

Peshawar, North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan

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