Every year, Aga Khan Foundation Scholarships offer students from developing countries a chance to study abroad. Recipients of the scholarship can apply for the universities of the US, Canada, the UK, France, and Portugal.
Applicants must note that the Aga Khan Foundation Scholarships are not applicable for the universities in Germany, Sweden, Austria, Denmark, Holland, Italy, Norway and Ireland for the 2020-21 application cycles.
|Scholarship Type||Merit-Based, Need-Based|
|Organization||Aga Khan Foundation|
|No. of Scholarships||N/A|
|International Students Eligible||Yes|
|Scholarship Website Link||https://www.akdn.org/our-agencies/aga-khan-foundation/international-scholarship-programme|
The Aga Khan Foundation Scholarships are open for the students who are the residents of the country where the AK Foundation, AK Education Service, AK Education Board has its local office.
Students who originally come from one of the formerly mentioned developing countries and are involved in development-related studies and have no other means to fund their education can send an application for a scholarship to study in the UK, France, Portugal, USA, and Canada.
The application process for Aga Khan Foundation’s International Scholarship Program is decentralized.
As the Foundation’s notification for the Aga Khan Foundation Scholarships 2020, the deadline for the submission of the completed application is March 31. However, internal deadlines may vary from country to country. The same have been tabulated in the table below:
|Country Offices||Aga Khan Foundation in Bangladesh||Aga Khan Foundation in India||Aga Khan Foundation in Pakistan & Aga Khan Education Services in Pakistan||Aga Khan Foundation in Portugal|
Deadline for submitting pre-application forms is March 6, 2020;
Deadline for application distribution is March 13, 2020 (7:00 pm IST);
Deadline for submitting pre-application forms is March 16, 2020 (5.00 pm IST);
|Deadline for submitting completed applications is March 28, 2020|
Note: Applications are not accepted for short-term programs.
Recipients of the Aga Khan Foundation Scholarships are assessed on the following basis:
Candidates with relevant experience will be preferred. Furthermore, the selection committee also focuses on the applicant’s career goals, extra-curricular interests, and achievements.
To study abroad is every student’s dream. Therefore, an applicant’s potential and determination to achieve set goals, in a foreign environment, is also considered.
The applicants of the Aga Khan Foundation Scholarships shall be notified by the foundation committees in late June or early July, in the Annual Scholarship Selection Meeting.
The Foundation may ask shortlisted applicants to appear for an interview session, to be conducted by the local scholarship committee. The interview will focus on their academic performance, extra-curricular achievements, and financial need.
Every year, students from developing countries hope to study in the universities of Canada, the US, the UK, France, and Portugal. The Aga Khan Foundation Scholarships are designed for the meritorious students of these countries, providing them an opportunity to fulfill their dream.
The Foundation provides tuition fees and living expenses to the recipients of the Aga Khan Foundation Scholarships.
Funding for Ph.D. programs in the UK, US, and Canada, is provided only for the first two years of study, after which the students are expected to find alternative sources of help.
The foundation may give preference to those candidates who have already acquired some part of financial assistance from other sources and the minimum amount of help is requested.
It is preferable that the students consider this International Scholarship Programme as the last resort and first try to obtain help from other sources to help the foundation in assisting other more needful students.
Students applying from India may obtain the Aga Khan Foundation Scholarship Application forms from the following office addresses:
Aga Khan Foundation Office in Delhi –
Sarojini House, 2nd Floor,
6, Bhagwandas Road, New Delhi – 110001
Aga Khan Education Services / Aga Khan Education Board in Mumbai –
2nd Floor, Diamond Complex
Diamond Jubilee High School Compound
39/43 Nesbit Road, Mazagaon, Mumbai –400010