Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarships For PG Students

INTRODUCTION

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.

COURSE AND ELIGIBILITY

Eligibility:
  • 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

    CAREER PROSPECTS

    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 AKDNs 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.

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    Application Procedures
  • The application procedures of AKFs 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.
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