The Aga Khan Foundation provides scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from select developing countries. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July.
Scholarship Benefits: The Foundation assists students with tuition fees and living expenses only. The cost of travel is not included in AKF scholarships. Applicants are requested to make every effort to obtain funding from other sources as well, so that the amount requested from the Foundation can be reduced to a minimum. Preference is given to those who have been able to secure some funding from alternative sources.
The main criteria for selecting award winners are:
- excellent academic records,
- genuine financial need,
- admission to a reputable institution of higher learning and
- thoughtful and coherent educational and career plans.
How to apply:
The application procedures of AKF’s International Scholarship Programme are decentralized. 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.
Deadline: The annual deadline for submission of applications is March 31. In certain countries internal deadlines may be earlier.
For more information, visit the official site.