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Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship 2022-23

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship


Every year, the Aga Khan Foundation awards postgraduate scholarships to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of funding their studies, in order to build effective academics and leaders for the workforce.

The foundation prioritises master’s level courses, but will consider applications for Ph.D. programmes only in the situations of exceptional students who have received strong recommendations for doctoral study from their teachers and who require a Ph.D. to achieve their career goals.
Half of the scholarship money is considered a loan, and it must be repaid with a 5% yearly service charge. The loan agreement must be co-signed by a guarantor. The repayment period is five years, beginning six months following the Aga Khan Foundation-funded study period.

The AKF Scholarships for Ph.D. students are only available for the first two years of study, after which students must find other means of funding.

Through a competitive application process, scholarships are provided on a 50 percent grant/50 percent loan basis.

Applicants who have already started their course of study will not be considered.
Applicants should expect to be interviewed by a local scholarship committee about their financial condition, academic record, extracurricular accomplishments, and future career ambitions.


  • The applicant must be under the age of 30.
  • Indian, Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Afghan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar, and Mozambique nationals are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be a graduate student interested in pursuing a master’s degree.

Selection Criteria

Applicants are chosen based on the following criteria:
a) Consistently high academic achievement;
b) Genuine financial need.
c) Acceptance to a prestigious university or programme of study;
d) Field of study relevance to AKDN’s key areas.
Applicants are also judged on their extracurricular interests and achievements, as well as demonstrating deliberate and coherent educational and career objectives.
e) Their ability to fulfil their objectives;
f) Their chances of succeeding in a foreign academic setting.
g) Applicants are required to have worked in their field of interest for a number of years.

Application for short-term courses is not considered.

Application details

Deadline for submission of completed application: Deadline for application distribution: 14th March, 2022 (7:00 pm IST)
Deadline for submitting completed applications: 21st March, 2022 (5:00 pm IST)

Contact Details
Aga Khan Foundation (India)
Sarojini House, 2nd floor 6, Bhagwan Dass Roa, New Delhi 110001 India
Tel: 011 47399700
E-mail:- [email protected]