June 25, 2024

2024 Aga Khan Foundation’s Scholarship Programme for International student

The Aga Khan Foundation’s International Scholarship Programme (AKF ISP) is currently open for applications from interested and suitably qualified candidates to seize this chance and complete their academic pursue commencing program for 2024 – 2025 academic session.

The AKF ISP is an opportunity for outstanding scholars from selected countries, who have no other means of financing their studies, to pursue postgraduate education. Award recipients are selected through a global, annual, and competitive application process.



  • Scholarship Sponsor(s): The Aga Khan Foundation
  • Host Institution(s): Any Reputable Postgraduate Institution
  • Funding Amount: Funded
  • Number of Awards: Several
  • Study Level: MSc and PhD
  • Nationality: International Students

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for The Aga Khan Foundation’s International Scholarship, you must:

  • Have excellent academic records;
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training/professional experience;
  • Demonstrate genuine financial need;
  • Construct a thoughtful, reliable, multi-source funding plan;
  • Be admitted to a reputable postgraduate institution; and
  • Have strong leadership potential, professional experience, extracurricular and/or entrepreneurial achievements, and volunteer contributions.

Note: preference is given to young professionals under 30 years of age.


Eligible Countries

  • At present, the AKF ISP is available in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Madagascar, Mozambique, Pakistan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, and Uganda.
  • In Canada, France, Portugal and the USA, applications are accepted from those who are originally from one of the countries listed in point 1.

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Applications are handled by local units of the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), Aga Khan Education Services (AKES), or Aga Khan Education Board (AKEB). Liaise with the appropriate country-level entity (see contact details below) to request an application form.

For example, if you reside in India you must apply via the local office in India, or if you reside in Kenya you must apply via the local office in Kenya. Please submit your completed application to the agency from which the ISP application form was obtained. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

Application Deadline: March 31, 2024


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