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Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarships 2024

 

Aga Khan Foundation announces International Scholarships 2024 for PG Program, Apply now

 

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarships 2024 – Applications are invited by Aga Khan Foundation for International Scholarships 2024. Aga Khan Education is pleased to offer an International scholarship program to students of high academic ability for 2024-25 cycle.

 

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarships 2024

 

AKFI  Scholarships 2024

  • The 2024-25 International Scholarship Programme application cycle is open in early January 2024 to 31st March 2024.
  • During this time period, 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.

 

About the Scholarship

  • The Aga Khan Foundation’s International Scholarship Programme (ISP) was established by His Highness the Aga Khan. The ISP aims to support gifted, outstanding students from developing countries, who have no other means of financing their studies, to pursue full-time postgraduate studies at reputable higher education institutions of their choice.
  • At present, the AKF ISP is available in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Madagascar, Mozambique, Pakistan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, and Uganda. 
  • In Canada, France, Portugal and the USA, applications are accepted from those who are originally from one of the countries listed above.

 

Important Dates

  • Application Open on early in January 2024
  • Deadline for the submission of completed applications is 31st March 2024.

 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Admission to a reputable postgraduate institution of higher learning. The programme gives priority to Master’s degree courses but also considers applications for PhD studies. Local/regional universities and distance learning programmes are acceptable for ISP funding, if the quality of the courses is maintained.
  • Age Limit : Preference is given to students under 30 years of age.

 

Application Process

  • The application cycle will open in early January 2024. The deadline for the submission of completed applications is 31st March 2024. Interested students must contact the local office for application forms, deadline dates and application requirements, as these may vary by country.
  • Completed applications must be submitted to the agency from which the ISP application form was obtained. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Local scholarship committees may interview applicants about their financial situation, academic performance, extra-curricular achievements and career plans.
  • As this is a global, competitive award, final decisions are made by an international selection panel in July. Students who are part of the final, global round will be informed of the outcome of their application shortly thereafter.

Note

  • Award recipients are selected through an annual competitive application process. At present, the ISP is available in: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada*, Egypt, France*, India, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Madagascar, Mozambique, Pakistan, Portugal*, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda and the USA*. [*Note: in Canada, France, Portugal and the USA, 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.]
  • Applicants must be a national residing in one of the aforementioned countries. As applications are handled by local entities, interested individuals must liaise with the appropriate country-based unit (contact details provided below). E.g. applicants residing in India must apply via the local office in India, while those residing in Kenya must apply via the local office in Kenya, and so on. 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 that process applications and interview candidates.

 

Selection Process

  • Applicants must meet the following criteria in order to apply for the programme:
  • Excellent academic records.
  • Genuine financial need. Financial assistance is provided according to the needs of students, but the ISP must be considered a resource of last resort. Applicants must demonstrate that they have explored and secured multiple sources of funding. The award funding need is determined individually, by deducting from the eligible student expenses, the total of other grants, loans (if any), parental contribution and student employment income. All students are encouraged to try to reduce the amount requested from the Foundation by applying to other sources of assistance as well.
  • Admission to a reputable postgraduate institution of higher learning. The programme gives priority to Master’s degree courses but also considers applications for PhD studies. Local/regional universities and distance learning programmes are acceptable for ISP funding, if the quality of the courses is maintained.
  • Strong professional experience, extracurricular achievements, volunteer contributions and leadership skills.

 

For more details and apply, please visit the official website

 

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