Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarships 2019
The 2019-20 International Scholarship Programme application cycle is now open. Application forms can be obtained from the Aga Khan Foundation or Aga Khan Education Board/Service office in the applicant’s country of current residence.
NOTE: For the 2019-20 application cycle, the Foundation will not accept applications from students planning to attend universities in UK, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Denmark, The Netherlands, Italy, Norway and Ireland.
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.
Financial assistance is provided according to the needs of students, but the ISP must be considered a lender of last resort. Applicants are requested to make every effort to obtain funding from other sources as well, so that the amount requested from the Foundation can be reduced to a minimum.
Preference is given to those who have been able to secure some funding from alternative sources.
WHERE CAN SCHOLARSHIP BE TAKEN?
Universities in UK, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Denmark, The Netherlands, Italy, Norway and Ireland.
Important Information: Applicants should note that some universities funding scholarship require that they must apply for admission to the University or be existing students of the university before they can be considered for a Scholarship. Most Universities funding scholarships are unable to consider any scholarship applications from students who have not been offered a place at the university while some other universities automatically award scholarships to international students whom have an admission offer of a place in the university. However, international organizations funding scholarships don’t require applicants to hold an offer of admission.
IS SCHOLARSHIP ANNUAL?
Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July. You are strongly advised to visit this website regularly to see more scholarship opportunities.
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WHO CAN APPLY?
The Foundation accepts applications from nationals of the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique. 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 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.
Preference is given to students under 30 years of age.
HOW TO APPLY
The application procedures of AKF’s International Scholarship Programme are decentralised. Students may obtain application forms as of 1st January 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. They should not be sent to Geneva.
The deadline for submission of entire completed applications is 31 March, although in certain countries internal deadlines may be earlier in order to process and review applications.
Applicants are advised to contact the local offices for internal deadline dates and requirements as these may vary from country to country.
Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Country Offices Internal Deadlines
Aga Khan Foundation (Bangladesh) Deadline for submitting pre-application forms:
8th March, 2019Deadline for submitting completed applications:
31st March, 2019
Aga Khan Foundation (India) Deadline for application distribution:
15th March, 2019 (7:00 pm IST)Deadline for submitting completed applications:
20th March, 2019 (5:00 pm IST)
Aga Khan Foundation (Pakistan)
Aga Khan Education Services (Pakistan) Deadline for submitting pre-application forms:
15th March, 2019 (5.00 pm IST) Deadline for submitting completed applications:
31st March, 2019 (5:00 pm IST)
Aga Khan Foundation (Portugal) Deadline for submitting completed applications:
30th March, 2019
NOTIFICATION OF SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
Applicants should be prepared to be interviewed by local Scholarship Committees about their financial situation, their academic performance, extra-curricular achievements and career plans.
The annual Scholarship Selection Meeting takes place in late June or early July and the Aga Khan Foundation notifies all students of the outcome of their application shortly thereafter.
You may visit the award website for more information.