Aga Khan International Scholarship Program 2024-2025

Scholarship in Applied Science , in Art and Humanities , in Business and Law , in Education and Languages , in Engineering , in Medicine , in Natural Science
  • Canada
  • Apply Before : March 31, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 1155
  • Degree MasterPH.D
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTS
  • Fields of study Various fields
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Application is open for the Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Program (AKF ISP) for the academic year of 2024-2025.

Suppose you are nationals of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Madagascar, Mozambique, Pakistan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, and Uganda seeking scholarships to study your master’s degree or Ph.D. in Canada, USA, France, and Portugal. In that case, you can apply to the Aga Khan International Scholarship program.

The Aga Khan International Scholarship program is awarded annually to students who do not have any other financial resources to continue their studies. The main purpose of this scholarship is to prepare scholars and leaders for employment.

Awards through the AKF ISP are granted based on need; however, viewing the AKF ISP as a last resort and seeking alternative funding sources is advisable. To minimize your request amount, secure multiple funding options. Refer to the “Examples of Other Scholarships and Financial Assistance Programmes” section for a preliminary list of alternative funding sources.

The AKF ISP prioritizes Master’s programs and evaluates PhD application applications. Funding for local/regional universities and distance learning programs is available, provided the course maintains quality standards. Applications for part-time programs, short-term courses, or from students already enrolled in postgraduate studies are not considered.

Key Details

Study Level:

  • Master’s Degree
  • PhD

Duration of Scholarship: Master: Entire Course Duration, Ph.D.: 2 years

Application Start: January  2024

Application Deadline: March 31, 2024

Selection Period: Late June – Early July


Benefits of the Aga Khan International Scholarship Program

The Scholarship covers:

  • Tuition fees
  • Living expenses

This Scholarship is provided 50% on a grant and 50% on a loan basis. This Scholarship is awarded through a competitive application process. The 50% based on the loan must be reimbursed with an annual service charge of 5 percent. A guarantor is required to co-sign the loan agreement. You need to pay this check-in for five years. The payment starts six months after the Aga Khan Foundation funds the study period.

Requirement and Eligibility

You need to meet the following requirements:

  • Be a national /resident of the countries listed above
  • Have excellent academic records
  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training/professional experience
  • Demonstration of genuine financial need
  • Construction of a thoughtful, reliable, multi-source funding plan
  • Admission to a reputable postgraduate institution
  • Strong leadership potential
  • Professional expertise, extracurricular, or entrepreneurial achievements
  • Volunteer contributions

Selection Criteria

The scholars are selected based on the following criteria:

  • Consistent Academic excellence
  • Genuine financial need
  • Get admitted to a reputable university or study program
  • Fields of study are related to AKDN’s focus areas.

Your achievements, career plans, ability to be successful in a foreign academic environment, and work experience can affect your selection.

How do you apply for the Aga Khan International Scholarship Program?

  • Applications processed by local units: AKF, AKES, or AKEB
  • Contact the appropriate country-level entity for an application form (see contact details in the official links)
  • Apply via the local office corresponding to your country of residence (e.g., Afghanistan or Kenya)
  • Submit the completed application to the agency providing the ISP application form
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted

If you live in Afghanistan, you can contact the Aga Khan Foundation Office in Kabul or contact them via email, as mentioned here.

Aga Khan Foundation (Afghanistan)



For more information about the Aga Khan International Scholarship Program, please visit the Aga Khan Foundation Website.


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