The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) invites applications for the Aga Khan Foundation’s International Scholarship Programme (ISP) for the 2023/24 academic session.
The ISP aims to support gifted, outstanding students from developing countries, who have no other means of financing their studies, to pursue full-time postgraduate studies at reputable higher education institutions of their choice.
Worth of Award
The award covers tuition fees and living expenses for the student. But it does not cover living expenses for family members or the cost of international travel.
Applicants must meet the following criteria in order to apply for the programme:
- Excellent academic records.
- Genuine financial need. Financial assistance is provided according to the needs of students, but the ISP must be considered a resource of last resort. Applicants must demonstrate that they have explored and secured multiple sources of funding. The award funding need is determined individually, by deducting from the eligible student expenses, the total of other grants, loans (if any), parental contribution and student employment income. All students are encouraged to try to reduce the amount requested from the Foundation by applying to other sources of assistance as well.
- Admission to a reputable postgraduate institution of higher learning. The programme gives priority to Master’s degree courses but also considers applications for PhD studies. Local/regional universities and distance learning programmes are acceptable for ISP funding, if the quality of the courses is maintained.
- Strong professional experience, extracurricular achievements, volunteer contributions and leadership skills.
How to Apply
Apply online for the Aga Khan Foundation’s International Scholarship via the official website.
Deadline: The deadline for the submission of completed applications is March 17, 2023.