Aga Khan International Scholarship Program 2018

Application are open for Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship program for the academic year of 2018-2019. If you are nationals of the Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Tanzania, India, Syria, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Madagascar, Kenya, Uganda, and Mozambique, Egypt, Kyrgyzstan seeking scholarships to study your master’s degree or PhD, Canada, UK, USA, , you can apply to Aga Khan International Scholarship program.
Aga Khan International Scholarship program are awarded annually for the student who has not any other financial source to continue their study. The main purpose of this scholarship is preparing scholars and leaders for employment.



  • master’s Degree
  • PhD

Application Start: January 1, 2018

Deadline: March 31, 2018

Selection period: Late June – Early July


  • France
  • UK
  • USA
  • Portugal
  • Canada


The Scholarship covers:

  • Tuition fees
  • Living expenses

This Scholarship is provided 50% on grant and 50% on loan basis. This Scholarship is awarded on competitive application process. The 50% based on 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 five years. The payment starts six months after the study period funded by Aga khan Foundation.

Requirement and Eligibility

You need to meet the following requirements:

  • Be nations of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Tanzania, India, Syria, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Madagascar, Kenya, Uganda, and Mozambique, Egypt, Kyrgyzstan.
  • Have no other financial source to study your education
  • Be living in a country in which Aga Khan Foundation local offices are located there for applications and interview processing.
  • Age: under 30 years.

The scholars are selected based on the following criterion:

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

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

How to Apply:

To apply for Aga Khan Foundations International Scholarship program, you need to receive the applications from AKF offices or Aga Khan Education Services / Boards in your country of current residence. After you completed the application form, you can return it to office where you got the form.

If you are living in Afghanistan you can contact Aga Khan Foundation Office in the addresses bellow or contact them via email mentioned here.

Aga Khan Foundation (Afghanistan)
House No. 41, Street No. 2
PO Box 5753
Tel: (791) 981910


Aga Khan Education Service, Afghanistan
House # 36/172
Etefaq Street, Borj Barq Bus Stop, Klola Pushta Ansari Watt
Opposite Kabul Municipality Apartments
District 4, Kabul
Tel: +93(0) 799023677


For More information please visit Aga Khan Foundation Website