The Aga Khan Foundation’s International Scholarship Programme for 2024/2025

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The Aga Khan Foundation’s International Scholarship Programme for 2024/2025

The Aga Khan Foundation’s International Scholarship Programme for 2024/2025

The Aga Khan Foundation’s International Scholarship Programme (AKF ISP) offers a unique opportunity for exceptional scholars from selected countries to pursue postgraduate education. Established in 1969 by His Highness the Aga Khan, the programme aims to support talented individuals who lack the means to finance their studies. Over the years, the AKF ISP has empowered more than 1,000 students to achieve their academic aspirations.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for the AKF ISP award, applicants must:

  • Demonstrate excellent academic records.
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training/professional experience.
  • Exhibit genuine financial need.
  • Construct a comprehensive funding plan.
  • Be admitted to a reputable postgraduate institution.
  • Possess strong leadership potential and a commitment to community service.

Preference is given to young professionals under 30 years of age.

Application Process:

Applications are managed by local units of the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), Aga Khan Education Services (AKES), or Aga Khan Education Board (AKEB). Applicants must liaise with the appropriate country-level entity to request an application form. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Award Conditions:

AKF ISP awards are structured as a combination of a grant and a loan. Recipients are required to repay 50 percent of the award amount. Scholarships for Master’s studies cover the entire duration of the degree course, while PhD scholarships are awarded for the first two years. The award includes tuition fees and living expenses but does not cover international travel or expenses for family members.

Contacts by Country:

For application inquiries and submission, please use the contact details provided for the country where you currently reside. If your country is not listed, the AKF ISP is not available there.

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Examples of Other Scholarships and Financial Assistance Programmes:

Find the scholarships and financial assistance programmes links here below

Application Deadline:

Applications for the 2024-2025 award cycle will open in early January 2024 and close on 31 March 2024.

Don’t miss this opportunity to pursue your postgraduate studies with the support of the Aga Khan Foundation’s International Scholarship Programme. Apply now and embark on a journey towards academic excellence and social impact!

Please share this scholarship opportunity with eligible candidates who may benefit from this support. Together, we can empower the next generation of leaders and change-makers.

Contacts by Country

Please use contact details for the country where you currently live. If a country is not listed below, then the AKF ISP is not available there.


Afghanistan: [email protected]

Bangladesh: [email protected]

Canada: [email protected], [email protected]

Egypt: [email protected]

France: [email protected]

India: [email protected][email protected]

Kenya: [email protected]

Kyrgyz Republic: [email protected]

Madagascar: [email protected]

Mozambique: [email protected]

Pakistan: [email protected]

Portugal: [email protected]

Syria: [email protected]

Tajikistan: [email protected]

Tanzania: [email protected]

Uganda: [email protected]

USA: [email protected]


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Eiffel Scholarship Program of Excellence


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Gates Cambridge Scholarships


GREAT Scholarships UK


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Holland Scholarship


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Inlaks Scholarships


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Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program


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Qatar Afghan Scholarship Project


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The American Association of University Women


The Asian Development Bank


The Charles Wallace India Trust


The JN Tata Endowment for the Higher Education of Indians


The Johns Hopkins – Bloomberg School of Public Health


The Rhodes Scholarships


The Saïd Foundation Scholarships


UK Commonwealth Scholarships


The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission


World Bank Scholarship Program


Yalda Hakim Foundation

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