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Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship 2020, Application, Dates

International Scholarship Programs 2020

The International Scholarship Programme 2020 application cycle is now open. Application forms can be obtained from the Aga Khan Foundation or Aga Khan Education Service / Board office in the applicant’s country of current residence.

Applications for short-term courses are not considered; neither are applications from students who have already started their course of study.

Eligibility for Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship 2020

Geographic Scope: The Foundation accepts applications from nationals of the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique. In France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada, applications are accepted from those who are originally from one of the above-developing countries, are interested in development-related studies and who have no other means of financing their education.

Residency Requirement: The 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.

Age Limit: Preference is given to students under 30 years of age.

Selection 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.

Applicants 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.

Interview and Selection Notification

Applicants should be prepared to be interviewed by local Scholarship Committees about their financial situation, their academic performance, extra-curricular achievements and career plans. Applications and Interview reports of shortlisted candidates are sent to Geneva for the final selection.

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.

Also See…

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Application Form 2020

The application procedures of AKF’s International Scholarship Programme are decentralized.

Students may obtain application forms as of 1st January 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 must not be sent to Geneva.

The deadline for submission of entire completed applications is 31st March although in certain countries internal deadlines may be earlier in order to process and review applications.

Applicants are advised to contact the local offices for internal deadline dates and requirements as these may vary from country to country.

Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Country Wise Application Dates for Scholarship Programme 2020

Country Offices Internal Deadlines
Aga Khan Foundation (Bangladesh)
Deadline for submitting pre-application forms 06th March 2020
Deadline for submitting completed applications 31st March 2020
Aga Khan Foundation (India)
Deadline for application distribution 13th March 2020 (7:00 pm IST)
Deadline for submitting completed applications 20th March 2020 (5:00 pm IST)
Aga Khan Foundation (Pakistan)
Deadline for submitting pre-application forms 16th March 2020 (5.00 pm IST)
Deadline for submitting completed applications 31st March 2020 (5:00 pm IST)
Aga Khan Foundation (Portugal)
Deadline for submitting completed applications 28th March 2020

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