Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme


Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme: The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from select developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies.

The aim of the scholarship is to aid develop effective scholars and leaders and to prepare them for employment. The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master’s level courses but is willing to consider applications for PhD programmes, only in the case of outstanding students who are highly recommended for doctoral studies by their professors and who need a PhD for the fulfillment of their career objectives.

Aga Khan Foundation was established by His Highness the Aga Khan, the founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). The Foundation work closely with its partners – Government and civil society stakeholders and organisation in providing humanitarian and educational services.

Level/Field of Study: Master degree programme and PhD depending on recommendation and need.

Eligible Countries:Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique.

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Benefits of Aga Khan Foundation Scholarship

The Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant and 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July.

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 non 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.

Excellent Academic Records: Applicant must posses a good academic qualifications.

Age Limit: Preference is given to students under 30 years of age.

Application Procedure

Application Form are to be collected from AKF offices or Aga Khan Education Services / Boardsin their countries of current residence. This form is to be completed and returned to the agency from which the form was obtained before deadline.

To learn more about the scholarship visit official website – Aga Khan Foundation ScholarshipProgramme.

Application Deadline: Opening in January.

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