Aga Khan Foundation Mumbai International Scholarships 2017

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Program for PG Studies 2017

Applications are invited for Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarships 2017. Aga Khan Education is pleased to offer international scholarship programme to students of high academic ability for 2017-18 cycle.

Brief Description

The Aga Khan Scholarship or International Scholarship Programme (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. His/her must also recommend the candidate professors for carrying out doctoral studies

Application forms can be obtained from the Aga Khan Foundation or Aga Khan Education Service/Board office in the applicant’s country of current residence

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: 13th March 2017             
Deadline for submitting completed applications: 31st March 2017

Aga Khan Foundation (India)
Deadline for application distribution: 16th March 2017 (5:00 pm IST)              
Deadline for submitting completed applications: 20th March 2017 (5:00 pm IST)

Aga Khan Foundation (Pakistan)
Deadline for submitting pre-application forms: 16th March 2017
Deadline for submitting completed applications: 31st March 2017

Aga Khan Foundation (Portugal):
Deadline for submitting completed applications: 24th March 2017

Eligibility Requirements

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: l) consistently excellent academic records, 2) genuine financial need, 3) admission to a highly reputable university or programme of study and 4) 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

How to Apply

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
Students applying from India have to obtain the Aga Khan Scholarship 2017 application form from the following addresses:
Completed applications should be returned to the agency from which the form was obtained. They should not be sent to Geneva
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