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Aga Khan Foundation Awards

Aga Khan Foundation

Eligibility criteria

  • Open to the following nationalities
    • All Nationalities
  • The main criteria for selecting award winners are: l) excellent academic records, 2) genuine financial need, 3) admission to a reputable institution of higher learning and 4) thoughtful and coherent educational and career plans. Candidates are also evaluated on 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.
  • Applicable subjects
    • All Subjects

Application details

Applications may be submitted
01-Jan-2008 until 31-Mar-2008

Information about the funding
The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for graduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. 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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Value of award
50% grant and 50% loan

Specified use
The Foundation gives priority to requests for master’s level courses but is also willing to consider applications for PhD programmes, when doctoral degrees are necessary for the career objectives of the student.

Application procedure
The application procedures of AKF’s International Scholarship Programme are decentralised. Students may obtain application forms as of January 1st 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, or to the address indicated on the front of the form. The deadline for submission of applications is March 31, although in certain countries internal deadlines may be earlier.

Contact details

Funding provider
The Aga Khan Foundation


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