Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarships 2022 

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarships 2022 – Applications are invited by Aga Khan Foundation for International Scholarships 2022. Aga Khan Education is pleased to offer an International scholarship program to students of high academic ability for the 2022-23 cycle.

Interested candidates can check details on Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarships 2022 from the page below.


AKFI  Scholarships 2022

  • The 2022-23 International Scholarship Programme application cycle is open from 1 January 2022 to 31 March 2022.
  • During this time period, 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

  • The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from select developing countries who 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.  Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July.
  • The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master’s level courses but is willing to consider applications for PhD programmes, only in the case of outstanding students who are highly recommended for doctoral studies by their professors and who need a PhD for the fulfilment of their career objectives (academic or research oriented).


Important Dates

  • Deadline for application distribution: 14th March, 2022 (7:00 pm IST)              
  • Deadline for submitting completed applications: 21st March, 2022 (5:00 pm IST)


Eligibility Criteria

  • 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.


Application Procedures

  • The application procedures of AKF’s International Scholarship Programme are decentralised.
  • Students may obtain application forms as of 1st  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.


Selection Process

  • The main criteria for selecting award winners are:
  • 1) 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.  Applicants are expected to have some years of work experience in their field of interest.

For more details and apply, please visit the official website