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Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarships 2018

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship for PG Studies 2018


Applications are invited for Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarships 2018. Aga Khan Education is pleased to offer international scholarship program to students of high academic ability for 2018-19 cycle


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Brief Description

The Aga Khan Scholarship or International Scholarship Program (ISP) is provided by Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and provides a limited number of scholarships per year to outstanding students who cannot found their own education for pursuing full time postgraduate studies

The Scholarship is also offered for PhD programs if the student is exceptionally talented and requires a PhD for fulfilling his/her career objectives (academic or research oriented)
The scholarship will be in the form of 50% loan to students belonging to the selected developing countries which are India, Bangaladesh, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Egypt, Syria, Kenya, Uganda, Madagascar, Tanzania and Mozamique


Important Dates

Aga Khan Foundation (Bangladesh)

Deadline for submitting pre-application forms:                8th March 2018

Deadline for submitting completed applications:                         31st March 2018

Aga Khan Foundation (India)

Deadline for application distribution:                              16th March 2018 (5:00 pm IST)

Deadline for submitting completed applications:                         20th March 2018 (5:00 pm IST)

Aga Khan Foundation (Pakistan)

Deadline for submitting pre-application forms:                15th March 2018

Deadline for submitting completed applications:                         31st March 2018

Aga Khan Foundation (Portugal)

Deadline for submitting completed applications:                         30th March 2018


Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following guidelines:

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


English Language Requirements:

  • Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there


Selection Criteria

The main criteria for selecting award winners are:

  • Consistently excellent academic records,
  • Genuine financial need,
  • Admission to a highly reputable university or program of study and
  • Relevance of the field of study to AKDN’s focus areas

Candidates are also evaluated on demonstrating thoughtful and coherent educational and career plans, their extra-curricular interests and achievements, potential to achieve their goals and likelihood to succeed in a foreign academic environment



The application procedures of AKF’s International Scholarship Program are decentralised. Students may obtain application forms as of 01st January, 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
For more details, please see the link: www.akdn.org


Aga Khan Foundation (India)

Sarojini House, 2nd floor, 6, Bhagwan Dass Road, New Delhi 110001, INDIA, Tel: (11) 47399700, Fax: (11) 23782174, E-mail: akfisp.2018india@gmail.com, Website: www.akdn.org


For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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