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Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme

Short description:

Each year, the Aga Khan Foundation awards a limited number of postgraduate scholarship grants to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. Fellowships are granted at 50%: 50% of the lending base as part of an application process once a year.

The Foundation prefers applications for Master’s programs but is ready to examine applications for PhD programs. Applications for short-term courses will not be considered.

Host University:

Any university except universities in the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands, Italy, Norway and Ireland.

Research field:

Any; no information.

Target group:

Citizens of the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique. In France, Portugal, United Kingdom, United States and Canada, applications are accepted by those who are originally from one of the above-mentioned developing countries, are interested in development-related studies and have no other opportunity to finance their education.

Scholarship / Inclusions / Duration:

The foundation only supports students with tuition and living expenses. Travel expenses are not included in the AKF scholarships. Funding for PhD programs is granted only for the first two years of study, which provide students with alternative sources of support.

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

Eligibility:

Geographical 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, United Kingdom, United States and Canada, applications are accepted by those who are originally from one of the above-mentioned developing countries, are interested in development-related studies and have no other opportunity to finance their education.

Residency requirement

The Foundation only accepts applications from above eligible nationals who are located 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 that process applications and edit interview candidates.

Age Limit

Preference is given to students under the age of 30.

Application Instructions:

Students can receive enrollment forms from January 1 of each year from AKF offices or from Aga Khan Education Services / Boards in their current countries of residence

Completed applications should be returned to the agency from which the form was received. You should not be sent to Geneva. The deadline for submitting applications is 31 March 2018, although internal deadlines may be earlier in certain countries. Applicants are advised to contact the local offices for internal deadlines and requirements as these may vary from country to country.

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

Official Scholarship Website

Also Read:

List of Canada Scholarship Programs for International Students

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