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International Scholarship Programme, 2015 by Aga Khan Foundation

Scholarship Details:

  • provides a limited number of scholarships each year.
  • Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July.
  • The loan 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.
  • 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.
  • priority is given for Master’s level courses but is willing to consider applications for PhD programmes, only in the case of outstanding students and who need a PhD for the fulfillment of their career objectives

Selection Criteria:
The criteria for selecting award winners are:

  • Consistently excellent academic records
  • Genuine financial need
  • Admission to a highly reputable university or programme of study
  • Relevance of the field of study.

Eligibility:

  • Applications for short-term courses are not considered; neither are applications from students who have already started their course of study.
  • Applicants are expected to have some years of work experience in their field of interest.

Applicants must be a resident of 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.
Age:
students under the age of 30 years are preferred.

How to Apply : Applicants may collect the Application forms as of January 1st each year from AKF offices or Aga Khan Education Services/Boards in their respective countries of current residence. The completed application should be returned from where it was collected.

Last date: 31st March

For more Details, Please Visit: http://www.akdn.org/akf_scholarships.asp

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