Scholarship nameAga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme
Sponsored organizationAga Khan Foundation
Host instituteAny university except universities in UK, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Denmark, The Netherlands, Italy, Norway, Ireland.
Scholarship Amount$50% grant : 50% loan basis
Scholarship DurationUp to two years
Student Country of OriginBangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar, Mozambique
The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each 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 competitive application process once a year.
The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master’s level courses but is willing to consider applications for PhD programmes.
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.
The Foundation assists students with tuition fees and living expenses only. The cost of travel is not included in AKF scholarships. 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 assistance.
Half of the scholarship amount is considered as a loan, which must be reimbursed with an annual service charge of 5%. A guarantor is required to co-sign the loan agreement. The payback period is five years, starting six months after the study period funded by the Aga Khan Foundation.