How To Get Admission In King Edward Medical College? [Guide]

KEMU has built its reputation as the biggest and fourth oldest medical school in the continent of Asia.

King Edward Medical University is located in Lahore since its establishment in 1860 by BritishRaj to be named after King Edward VII. In 1895, it gained its place as an independent and degree-granting medical university and raised its status and merit since then, becoming one of the top medical universities of Pakistan.

Initially, Anarkali Dispensary availed the credit to be affiliated with King Edward Medical University but in 1871, after 11 years of establishment, it dismissed Anarkali Dispensary and added Mayo Hospital as an ally.

KEMU holds toppers as it’s followers and admirers as students have to achieve more than 90% marks to get admission in King Edward Medical University. It stands as the most highly ranked and most highly merited public medical university in Punjab, Pakistan.

KEMU has large lecture halls, advanced and equipped laboratories, e-library, computer labs, wifi- connectivity, photocopy and laser printing, and scanning facilities along with a cafeteria, etc. for service of its students.

Who Is Eligible For King Edward Medical University?

Candidates have to appear in UHS- MDCAT to get admission in KEMU. University of Health Sciences UHS conducts MDCAT governed by the Government of Punjab to grant admission to candidates in MBBS, BDS, and DPT in private and public sector medical universities.

Admission will open in the month of October – November and it will be advertised in the newspaper as well as on KEMU’s official website i.e. Following criteria determines the eligibility of a candidate for admitting in KEMU:-

  • Candidate’s age should be less than 20 years old at the time of submission of application for MBBS or DP
  • The educational criteria are FSc Pre- Medical or any equivalent degree with Biology, Physics, and Chemistry as compulsory subjects.
  • You must have 60% marks in Matric as well as in FSc (pre-medical).
  • At the time of application, if the candidate is waiting for the 2nd year result, he can apply on the basis of a hope certificate.
  • You should have a score of a minimum of 60% in the recent MDCAT test.
  • After the clearance of the test, the candidate will undergo a medical examination before submission of the fee.

How To Apply For King Edward Medical University?

Candidates who are willing to appear for MDCAT test have to register themselves at official UHS site i.e.

Students have to achieve a minimum of 70% marks in FSc for attempting MDCAT.

How To Get Registered For MDCAT (Local Students)?

These are the simple steps to get yourself registered for MDCAT.

  1. Visit the official website of University of Health Sciences UHS on
  2. Register yourself by providing an authentic CNIC number or passport number. Provide an email account and set a password. Note that you can have one registration for one CNIC number. Provide your authentic information.
  3. You will be allotted a roll number on this pattern I.e. 123456789
  4. After submission of the registration form, take out the print of fee challan and submit the fee i.e. 1,300 /- PKR in any branch of Bank of Punjab ( in any city of Pakistan ). The registration fee is nonrefundable.
  5. The applicant’s copy will be stamped and returned to you.
  6. You will be contacted within 3 days/ 72 hours after submission of the fee and registration form and will be updated about the admittance card. The admittance card will contain the candidate’s test center and roll number.
  7. You have to take out the print of the Admittance card and bring it to the center on the arranged date of the test.

Foreign Students Admission Procedure

Foreign Students should approach the Economics Affairs Division, Government Of Pakistan, Islamabad on their official website or UHS on to know about their admission procedure.

Documents Required For MDCAT/ UHS Registration

The following documents are mandatory for registration of UHS- MDCAT. Be sure of the availability of the below mentioned:-

  • Domicile Certificate
  • CNIC or B form issued by NADRA
  • Result card of SSC or equivalent
  • Result card of HSSC or equivalent (If part II result is awaiting, an applicant can provide the result of part I only)
  • A recent picture in soft form

Dates Of Registration For MDCAT

The test will be conducted in the last week of September whereas Registration will start in the month of August.

Stay updated through the official site of UHS and newspaper for the announcement of dates.

The Pattern Of MDCAT

MDCAT comprises Multiple Choice Questions MCQs only. There will be 200 MCQs in total. The division is as follows:-

Biology80 MCQs
Chemistry60 MCQs
Physics40 MCQs
English20 MCQs

Available Seats:

CategorySeats for MBBS in the first year of KEMU
Open merit302
Disabled candidates02
Azad Jammu and Kashmir01
Gilgit Baltistan08
Foreign Students/ Dual nationality holders under PTAP05
Overseas candidates having dual nationality and Pakistan as the origin04
Goodwill seats for Balochistan02

Submission Of Fee:

The registration fee for MDCAT is 1,300/- PKR to be submitted in any branch of Bank of PUNJAB BOP nationwide

The tuition fee differs for each category i.e. Graduate and Post Graduate programs. The detailed information is provided on the KEMU prospectus.

Programs You Can Take Admission In:

There are various departments in King Edward Medical University KEMU. Candidates can apply for Undergraduate programs i.e. MBBS, DPT, and 15 various BSc programs.

For Post – Graduate Programmes such as Ph.D., MS, MD, and MPhil, candidates can apply for 15 MPhil Programmes. Candidates can apply for 13 MD and 12 MS programs. There are various fellowships and other professional programs.

Choice Of Center:

MDCAT test is conducted once a year (generally in September) in the major cities of Pakistan. The candidates have the liberty to provide accurate information about their city and residence and thus they are facilitated upon the choice of the center. There are more than one MDCAT test centers in one city based upon the number of candidates from a particular region.

Though KEMU has no branch and the university is based in Lahore only

How To Calculate MDCAT Aggregate?

You have to follow the following steps for calculation of MDCAT aggregate:-

1) 10% marks of SSC/ Equivalent degree

Formula:- Marks obtained × 1100 × 0.10

2) 45% marks of HSSC/ Equivalent degree

Formula:- Marks obtained × 1100 × 0.45

3) 45% marks of NUMS-MDCAT

Formula:- Marks obtained × 1100 × 0.45

How To Calculate KEMU Admission Aggregate?

You have to follow the following steps for calculation of KEMU aggregate in MBBS:-

1) 10% marks of SSC/ Equivalent degree

Formula:- Marks obtained × 1100 × 0.10

2) 40% marks of HSSC/ Equivalent degree

Formula:- Marks obtained × 1100 × 0.40

3) 50% marks of NUMS-MDCAT

Formula:- Marks obtained × 1100 × 0.50

Selection Procedure Of King Edward Medical University KEMU:

1) After clearing of the entrance test, the candidate undergoes following procedure for final selection

2) Medical examination of shortlisted candidates to be granted admission to KEMU

3) Submission of original documents to KEMU. The details of the documents are to be discussed in the next section.

4) Following fees have to be submitted

Fee categoryAmount in PKR
University fee (for Boarders)70,470/- PKR
Funds (for Boarders)17,500/- PKR
University fee (for non-boarders)27,630/- PKR
Funds (for non-boarders)17,000/- PKR
Hostel Security (refundable)17,000/- PKR
Hostel Welfare Funds4,500/- PKR

Hostel Security and Hostel Welfare Funds are for Boarders only, to be deposited in the Hostel Office.

Important Documents:

The following are the compulsory documents required for admission in King Edward Medical University KEMU. Note that you have to submit the ORIGINAL document with 4 ATTESTED PHOTOCOPIES IN PLASTIC FOLDER with the University Office before submitting the University fee.

  • Original Matric result card and 4 attested copies / Equivalent degree/certificate
  • Origin HSSC pre-medical result card and 4 attested copies / Equivalent degree/ certificate
  • Character certificate issued by the previous college / Provisional Certificate
  • Result Card of Entry Test
  • Domicile certificate
  • Copy of CNIC
  • Board migration Certificate ( in case the board is other than Lahore board for FSc)
  • Birth certificate (if the date of birth is not available on Matric result card)
  • Latest 4 passport size photograph of the candidate (sky blue background is a must)
  • A certificate that you have been inoculated against the enteric group of fevers within the previous 12 months. Bring an X-ray of the chest.
  • Certificate of full vaccination against Tetanus.
  • Certificate of a full course of immunization against Hepatitis B Virus
  • Enclosed Surety bond on a stamped paper of worth Rs. 100/- duly attested by the Judicial Magistrate First Class
  • Enclosed Registration form of PMDC undergraduate student

Important Notes For Admission:

1) Photocopies of required documents should be attested by Government Officers in BS -17 or above.

2) The admission is liable to be canceled if any error or defect is detected in the documents at any stage of the study.

3) The candidate is bound to follow all the rules and regulations contained in the prospectus.

We hope this article is helpful for all your queries regarding King Edward Medical University KEMU.