International Scholarship Programme

Awarded By: India, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Germany, Malaysia, Sweden, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Norway, Japan, Thailand, Belgium, Armenia, Fiji, China, South Korea, Greece, Mauritius, Estonia, Luxembourg, Ukraine, South Africa, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Philippines, Cyprus, Bangladesh, Lithuania, Monaco, Nepal, Georgia, Hong Kong, Turkey, Malta, Bahrain, Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antarctica, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Comoros, Cook Islands, Croatia, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Finland, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Guam, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Isle of Man, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Macao, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mayotte, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Reunion, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe,
Updated on Jan 17, 2024
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Course: Masters
Deadline: Mar 31, 2024
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Scholarship Overview

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.

Applicable course, university, and country

The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master’s level courses but is willing to consider applications for PhD programmes who are interested in development-related studies and who have no other means of financing their education.

Scholarship amount details

Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July.
Half of the scholarship amount is considered as a loan, which 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 funded by the Aga Khan Foundation.
Scholarship amount can be used for:

Type of Expense Indicates if the scholarship can be used for this type of expense
Tuition & Fees ? Scholarship amount can be used for this
Living Expense ? Scholarship amount can be used for this
Accommodation × Not covered in scholarship
Air Fare/Travel Expenses × Not covered in scholarship
Spouse/Child Care × Not covered in scholarship
Health Cover × Not covered in scholarship
Application × Not covered in scholarship
Others × Not covered in scholarship

Number of students to be awarded:
Varies

Eligible student nationality

India, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Germany, Malaysia, Sweden, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Norway, Japan, Thailand, Belgium, Armenia, Fiji, China, South Korea, Greece, Mauritius, Estonia, Luxembourg, Ukraine, South Africa, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Philippines, Cyprus, Bangladesh, Lithuania, Monaco, Nepal, Georgia, Hong Kong, Turkey, Malta, Bahrain, Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antarctica, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Comoros, Cook Islands, Croatia, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Finland, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Guam, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Isle of Man, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Macao, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mayotte, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Reunion, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Appication Process for this scholarship

Application Process for this scholarship:

  • Required documents will be mentioned with the form
  • Application Process:
    • Students may obtain application forms as of January 1st 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
  • Applicants must be nationals residing in one of the countries listed below (see Eligibility – Geographic Scope)
  • For the 2022-23 application cycle, the Foundation will not accept applications from students planning to attend universities in the UK, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Denmark, The Netherlands, Italy, Norway, and Ireland

Application Documents:

Type of documents Indicates if this type of document is required to be submitted
Financial/Tax Documents Required

Scholarship Application:This scholarship needs a separate external application.
Important Dates & FAQ info:

Info Date
Scholarship Deadline NA
Scholarship Decision date NA
Interview Date NA
FAQ Link: NA
Contact email: scholarship.esc@djtrust.org
Contact number: +46 8 790 60 00

Additional Information

  • 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.
  • Applicants must be nationals residing in one of the countries listed below (see Eligibility – Geographic Scope).
  • For the 2022-23 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.

Scholarship Eligibility

Scholarship EligibilityThe 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
The main 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 to AKDN’s focus areas
  • Candidates are also evaluated on demonstrating thoughtful and coherent educational and career plans, their extra-curricular interests and achievements, potential to achieve their goals and likelihood to succeed in a foreign academic environment
  • Applicants are expected to have some years of work experience in their field of interest
  • Preference will be given to following candidates:
  • Preference is given to students under 30 years of age
  • Special RestrictionsNo Special Restriction is applicable.Exams Details

    Exam name Indicates if exam is required and cutoff (if any)
    12 Required
    UG Required
    Interview Required
    Work Experience Required

    iSchoolConnect Rating

    4
    The rating is done considering various factors

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The frequently asked questions about the scholarship are:

    Who can apply for the Scholarship?
    The scholarship is applicable to students from various countries.

    What is the minimum Qualification Required?
    The students must have completed their bachelor’s education from a recognized institution.

    What is the procedure for applying?
    This scholarship needs a separate external application.

    What are the documents required for filling the forms?
    Official transcripts.

    What is the duration of the Scholarship?
    One Time