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Aga Khan Foundation Scholarship opens door for Master’s and PhD programme

Aga Khan Foundation Scholarship opens door for Master’s and PhD programme

Summary:

Applicants will be interviewed by local Scholarship Committees about their financial situation, their academic performance, extra-curricular achievements and career plans.


The Aga Khan Foundation is giving out scholarships for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from select developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies, in order to develop effective scholars and leaders and to prepare them for employment, primarily within the AKDN.

 

Candidates with consistency in academic excellence and genuine financial need who need to take admission in reputable university or programme of study with relevance of field of study to Aga khan foundation can apply for this scholarship.

 

Scholarships are awarded on a 50 per cent grant: 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July.

 

The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master`s level courses but is willing to consider applications for PhD programmes, only in the case of outstanding students who are highly recommended for doctoral studies by their professors and who need a PhD for the fulfilment of their career objectives (academic or research oriented).

The last date for registration is March 20, 2018. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, the candidate needs to go through the below-mentioned procedure.

 
Eligibility Criteria
 

The main criteria for selecting award winners are: l) consistently excellent academic records, 2) genuine financial need, 3) admission to a highly reputable university or programme of study and 4) 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.

Selection Procedures:

Applicants will be interviewed by local Scholarship Committees about their financial situation, their academic performance, extra-curricular achievements and career plans.

Application Procedures

The application procedures of AKF`s International Scholarship Programme are decentralised. 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. They should not be sent to Geneva.

Important Dates:

Deadline for application distribution: 16th March, 2018 (5:00 pm)              

Deadline for submitting completed applications: 20th March, 2018 (5:00 pm)

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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