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Higher education has expanded rapidly in Pakistan, with the country’s Higher Education Commission now overseeing 174 private and public institutions which welcome both local and international students. All teaching is delivered in English.
Universities in Pakistan recognise and welcome Cambridge international qualifications. The Government of Pakistan also recognises Cambridge qualifications and provides equivalence with the local education system in order to ensure a smooth transition for students who choose to continue their education in Pakistan.
Qualification equivalence, issued by the Government’s Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC), is as follows:
To qualify for equivalence at HSSC level, IBCC provides a list of the compulsory and elective subjects that must be studied at Cambridge O Level, Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International A Level as follows:
Find out more about applying to study at university in Pakistan in our helpful guide to recognition.
Please always check directly with your target institution and/or study destination for up-to-date admissions requirements and policies for local and international students.
Find out which universities in Pakistan recognise Cambridge qualifications by searching our recognitions database (PDF, 1MB).