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Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarships 2020, Application Form, Dates

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Aga Khan Foundation announces International Scholarship for PG Studies 2020

Applications are invited by Aga Khan Foundation  for International Scholarships 2020. Aga Khan Education is pleased to offer International scholarship program to students of high academic ability for 2020-21 cycle.

The International Scholarship Programme application for 2020-21 cycle is open now. Application forms can be obtained from the Aga Khan Foundation or Aga Khan Education Board/Service office in the applicant’s country of current residence.

 

About the Scholarship

i.

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from select developing countries that have no other means of financing their studies, in order to develop effective scholars and leaders and to prepare them for employment, primarily within the AKDN.

ii.

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

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Note: For the 2020-21 application cycle, the Foundation will not accept applications from students planning to attend universities in the UK, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Denmark, The Netherlands, Italy, Norway and Ireland.

 

Eligibility Criteria for Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarships 2020

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.

 

Selection Criteria

The main criteria for selecting award winners are:

(i)

consistently excellent academic records,

(ii)

genuine financial need,

(iii)

admission to a highly reputable university or program of study and

(iv)

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.

 

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarships 2020 Application Form

The application procedures of AKF’s International Scholarship Programme 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 application forms should be returned to the agency from which the form was obtained. (Application form should not be sent to Geneva directly).

 

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarships 2020 Important Dates

Country Offices

Internal Deadlines

Aga Khan Foundation (Bangladesh)

 

Deadline for submitting pre-application forms

06th March 2020

Deadline for submitting completed applications

31st March 2020

Aga Khan Foundation (India)

 

Deadline for application distribution

13th March 2020 (7:00 pm IST)

Deadline for submitting completed applications

20th March 2020 (5:00 pm IST)

Aga Khan Foundation (Pakistan)

 

Deadline for submitting pre-application forms

16th March 2020 (5.00 pm IST)

Deadline for submitting completed applications

31st March 2020 (5:00 pm IST)

Aga Khan Foundation (Portugal)

 

Deadline for submitting completed applications

28th March 2020

 

 For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website

 

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