Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme is announced. The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships every year for postgraduate 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 cheap application process once a year.
Details about Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship
The Foundation gives precedence to requests for Master’s level courses but is eager to consider applications for Ph.D. programmes. Applications for short-term courses are not deliberated.
The Foundation helps students with tuition charges and living expenses only. The cost of travel is not added to AKF scholarships.
Scholarships for Master’s studies are granted for the full degree course duration. Funding for PhD programmes is only provided for the first two years of study, after which the students are expected to find alternative sources of aid.
Half of the scholarship amount is considered as a loan, which must be compensated with an annual service charge of 5%. A guarantor is essential to co-sign the loan contract. The payback duration is 5 years, starting 6 months after the study duration funded by the Aga Khan Foundation.
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The Foundation receives applications from nationals of the following countries: the Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada*, Egypt, France*, India, Kenya, the Kyrgyz Republic, Madagascar, Mozambique, Pakistan, Portugal*, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, and the USA*.
*Note: in Canada, France, Portugal, and the USA, applications are acknowledged from those who are formerly from one of the above-developing countries, are interested in development-related studies and who have no other means of financing their education.
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The Foundation only accepts applications of qualified 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 that process applications submission and interview applicants.
Preference is given to under 30 years old students.
Candidates are advised to contact the local offices for internal deadline dates and requirements as these may contrast from country to country. Completed applications should be resumed to the agency from which the form was acquired. They should not be conducted in Geneva.
Last date 17 Mar 2023
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