Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship


The Aga Khan Foundation offers a limited number of scholarship positions each year that are targeting students who are interested in getting their postgraduate studies.

However, we do need to mention that the Aga Khan Foundation is providing scholarship positions to outstanding students who come from developing countries who don’t have any other way to achieve their dreams of studying at a prestigious university and setting themselves on a path towards success.

All scholarship positions are awarded on a 50% grant: 50% loan basis. The application is competitive so that the best students can shine. The application process takes place once a year in June or July.

We also want to mention that The Aga Khan Foundation is giving priority to requests for Master’s level courses and it is also considering students who are interested in Ph.D. programs.

The Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Program


  • The Foundation assists students with tuition fees and living expenses only.
  • Funding for PhD programs is only provided for the first two years of study, after which the students are expected to find alternative sources of assistance.
  • Financial assistance is provided according to the needs of students, but the ISP must be considered a lender of last resort.
  • Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant: 50% loan basis. Half of the scholarship amount is considered as a loan, which must be reimbursed with an annual service charge of 5%.

The Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Program


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, the 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.

  • 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.
  • Preference is given to students under 30 years of a

Official Letter and Deadline

If you are interested in this scholarship program, then we highly advise you to access the official website of the Foundation in order to access additional information about eligibility. The deadline is March 31, 2020.

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