After early Islamic education and then secondary at a small school in Sialkot, Iqbal was admitted to the Scottish Murray College, Sialkot, where he topped the higher secondary examinations and got a scholarship to study at the famous Government College, Lahore, for BA. Muhammad Iqbal was called to the bar as a barrister from Lincoln Inn that same year.
In 1906, Muhammad Iqbal gained a scholarship to pursue a Bachelor of Arts at the Trinity College, University of Cambridge. Many public institutions in Pakistan are named after him. A year after, he left for Germany for his Doctorate in Philosophy degree at the Ludwig Maximilian University and graduated in 1908. Some of them are the Allama Iqbal Campus Punjab University in Lahore, the Allama Iqbal Medical College in Lahore, Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad, Allama Iqbal Open University in Pakistan, etc. Iqbal was born at Sialkot, India (now in Pakistan), of a pious family of small merchants and was educated at Government College, Lahore. In Europe from 1905 to 1908, he earned a degree in philosophy from the University of Cambridge , qualified as a barrister in London, and received a doctorate from the University of Munich .