The Agha Khan Foundation grants a limited variety of scholarships annually for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who haven't any alternative means of funding their studies. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant 50% loan basis through a competitive application method once a year.
The Foundation provides priority to requests for Master’s level courses however is willing to consider applications for the Ph.D. programs. Applications for short-term courses aren't considered.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
The Foundation accepts applications from nationals of the subsequent countries: India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Egypt, Syria, Uganda, Kenya, Madagascar, Tanzania, and Mozambique. In Portugal, France, USA, UK, and Canada, applications are accepted from those who are originally from one amongst the above-developing countries, have an interest in development-related studies and who haven't any alternative means of funding 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.
Priority is given to students under 30 years of age.