The Frontier Women University has been established by the Provincial Government of NWFP in order to provide right education to the female of NWFP and promote maturity of thought and professionalism in them, so that they better understand the new world and are able to compete in an effective manner. It is the first ever female university in NWFP, established under the Frontier Women University Act 2004, passed by the Provincial Assembly of NWFP on 5th October 2004 and assented by the Governor NWFP/Chancellor, Frontier Women University Peshawar, on 7th February 2005. Professor Dr. Syeda Farhana Jahangir has been appointed as the first Vice Chancellor and she has assumed her charge from the 10th of June 2005. A temporary campus has been provided to the university in a three story building within the premises of Government Frontier College for Women. This building is not spacious enough to accommodate a large number of students along with the administration.
The Frontier Women University intends to be a leading Public Sector University in providing the affordable educational opportunities to the female students of this region to develop scientific ,socioculture and economic norms, while strengthening their identity at National and International level.