The Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarships

  • Partial Funding
  • Masters, PhD
  • Any university excpet in countries mentioned.
  • Selected Countries
  • All Countries except UK, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Denmark, The Netherlands, Italy, Norway and Ireland
31 March (Annual)
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Scholarship Description:

The Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarships is open for Selected Countries . The scholarship allows Masters, PhD level programm(s) in the field of Any university excpet in countries mentioned. taught at . The deadline of the scholarship is 31 March (Annual).

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies.  Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year.

Any university except universities in UK, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Denmark, The Netherlands, Italy, Norway and Ireland.

Degree Level:

The Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarships is available to undertake Masters, PhD level programs at .

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

    The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master’s level courses but is willing to consider applications for PhD programmes. Applications for short-term courses are not considered.

    Scholarship Benefits:

    The Foundation assists students with tuition fees and living expenses only. The cost of travel is not included in AKF scholarships.  Funding for PhD programmes is only provided for the first two years of study, after which the students are expected to find alternative sources of assistance.

    Half of the scholarship amount is considered as a loan, which must be reimbursed with an annual service charge of 5%. A guarantor is required to co-sign the loan agreement. The payback period is five years, starting six months after the study period funded by the Aga Khan Foundation.

    Eligible Nationalities:

    Nationals of the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique. In France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada, applications are accepted from those who are originally from one of the above developing countries, are interested in development-related studies and who have no other means of financing their education.


    Eligibility Criteria:

    Geographic Scope

    The Foundation accepts applications from nationals of the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique. In France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada, applications are accepted from those who are originally from one of the above developing countries, are interested in development-related studies and who have no other means of financing their education.

    Residency Requirement

    The Foundation only accepts applications of eligible nationals listed above who are residing in one of the countries where there are local Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), Aga Khan Education Services (AKES), or Aga Khan Education Board (AKEB) offices which process applications and interview candidates.

    Age Limit

    Preference is given to students under 30 years of age.

    Application Procedure:

    Students may obtain application forms as of January 1st each year from AKF offices or Aga Khan Education Services / Boards in their countries of current residence

    Completed applications should be returned to the agency from which the form was obtained. They should not be sent to Geneva. The deadline for submission of applications is 31 March, although in certain countries internal deadlines may be earlier. Applicants are advised to contact the local offices for internal deadline dates and requirements as these may vary from country to country.

    It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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