Top Five Distance Education Universities in Pakistan

PakistanDistance education is that method of education in which the student does not attend any sort of regular class. All the requirements and tools of his selected subjects are provided to him at his home. He studies all the course contents by sitting in home. This process takes place through internet. There are many universities in Islamic Republic of Pakistan which are giving platforms for seeking distance education. Following are the top five universities of Pakistan which are giving medium of distance learning.

It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistani Universities Provides extremely affordable education.Full Tuition Fee for a 4 year BS Computer Science Program starts from $5000 in private universities and $1000 in Public or government funded Universities.

Distance Learning Programs in Pakistani Universities are also very affordable and most BS Programs starts from $1000 for a full 4 year degree.

Following are the most popular distance education universities in Pakistan:

  1. Allama Iqbal Open UniversityAllama_Iqbal_Open_University_logo

Allama Iqbal Open University abbreviated as AIOU was founded in 1974. The main campus of AIOU is located in Islamabad while other small campuses are present in all over the country. It was the first sector in Pakistan which started giving distance education at extremely low cost.


At Allama Iqbal Open University, all courses regarding to science, literature, arts and politics are offered.

Semester Dues:

  • The registration fee for all the online bachelor degree programs is Rs. 200.
  • Admission fee is Rs. 300.
  • Per course an amount of Rs. 2,015 is charged.
  • Complete fee for first semester is Rs. 10575.

Duration: One year (Two Semesters)

  1. Virtual University PakistanVirtual-University-Pakistan-vu_logo

Virtual University was founded in 2002. The main headquarter campus of Virtual University is in Lahore. All over the country, other small campuses of Virtual University are present. It is one of those universities of Pakistan where for the first time computer technology was introduced. The online courses are offered by the university. These distance education courses are defining perfection and professionalism.


Virtual University is offering courses dealing in fields of business, management and information technology.

Semester Dues:

  • The semester fee for every online course provided by Virtual University is Rs. 9000.
  • Registration fee is Rs. 3000 for every student.

Time duration of every course is one year consisting of two semesters.

  1. Comsats Universitylogo-comsats-pakistan


Comsat University was established in 2002. The main campus of university is present in Islamabad. It is one of the best universities of Pakistan. Comsats University has now started distance education learning for students who want to study from home.


Following online courses are offered at Comsats University

  • BS in information technology
  • Diploma in arts
  • Diploma in engineering subjects
  • Business administration and management
  • Postgraduate programs in mathematics

Semester Dues: (Undergraduate)

Given below are the semester charges for online distance education courses

  • The admission fee is Rs. 3000 for the first semester.
  • Each course is for Rs. 3000.
  • Examination fee for each course is Rs. 3000.
  • The fee per semester is Rs. 22,750.

Fee Structure for Postgraduate

  • Admission fee is Rs. 3000.
  • The registration fee for each semester is Rs 3000.
  • Tuition fee per semester is 23,750.

Time duration: One year (Two Semesters)

  1. Bahudinn Zikria UniversityBahudinn-Zikria-University


Bahudinn Zikria University was established in 1975 and is one of the oldest universities in Pakistan. The university is present in Multan with its other small campuses all over the country. The university is offering best distance education learning programs. These programs are fulfilling the requirements and needs of a student.


Following distance education learning courses are available with BZU

  • BS in computer sciences
  • BS in information technology
  • Postgraduate courses in mathematics and management
  • Wide range of other social sciences

Semester Dues: (Undergraduate)

Given is the fee structure for undergraduate students

  • For business administration, the fee for first semester is Rs. 11,545 and fee for second semester is Rs. 6,030.
  • For computer sciences, the first semester fee is Rs. 23,315 and fee for second semester is 17,800.


  • Fee for first semester in masters program is 24,385 Rs.
  • Fee for second semester is Rs. 18,630.

Time duration: One year (Two semesters)


  1. University of Peshawar

    Islamia College Peshawar University
    Islamia College Peshawar University


University of Peshawar is one of the oldest and biggest universities in Pakistan. It is offering distance education programs for students living in Pakistan. The courses are designed to fulfill the requirements and needs of students. They are providing quality undergraduate programs.


  • BS programs in computer sciences
  • Postgraduate programs
  • Business administration

Semester dues

  • For online master program the total fee is Rs 20,000.
  • For online B.Ed the semester fee is Rs 11,000.
  • For M.Ed semester fee is Rs 11,000.