Aga Khan Foundation’s International Scholarship Programme 2016-2017

Deadline: 31 March 2016

The Aga Khan Foundation is currently accepting applications from students around different countries for its 2016-2017 International Scholarship Programme. 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.

The Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from select developing countries that 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.

Eligible 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.

Focus Areas

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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.
  • Preference is given to students under 30 years of age.

Selection Criteria

The main criteria for selecting award winners are:

  • consistently excellent academic records
  • genuine financial need
  • admission to a highly reputable university or programme of study
  • relevance of the field of study to AKDN’s focus areas

Application Procedure

  • Students can 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.
  • The annual Scholarship Selection Meeting takes place in late June or early July and the Aga Khan Foundation notifies.

For more information, visit International Scholarship Programme.

Comments

  1. Avatar ADUKULE MOSES says

    I am 28yrs born in 1987, pure Ugandan. Planning and Building, Architecture are in Bachelors Degree am pursuing in Environmental Health Science in Cavendish University Uganda. The Diploma and Certificate i was awarded has all those course units needed up to degree level and other medical course units. I have excellent academic record and the University is reputable recognized by national council for higher education Uganda and allied health professionals council Uganda. am not sure whether Aga Khan Education Foundation has the course because other Universities in Uganda are not having that is why I have joined the above University. as being total orphan am defeated in raising the tuition fee even though am in the University. please offer me scholarship to pay the tuition fee to continue with the struggle. Thanks God bless you.

    • Avatar Deepika Singh says

      Hi Adukule,

      Fundsforngos is not a funding organization and we do not provide grants. We are a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding.

      For more information regarding the application procedure and more , please visit the link provided in the last line at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  2. Avatar ADUKULE MOSES says

    Ugandan, a student at Cavendish university Uganda pursuing Environmental Health Science started in January intake 2016 needs scholarship. I have diploma and certificate in environmental health science from school of hygiene mbale

    • Avatar ADUKULE MOSES says

      am pursuing Bachelors Degree in Environmental Health Science

      • Avatar Deepika Singh says

        Hi Adukule,

        To apply for this particular program, please visit for more information link at the end of the post.

        Thank you!

        • Avatar ADUKULE MOSES says

          Hi, Deepika
          I have visited the information link its fine. I have qualified for the scholarship.
          There are only two (2) Universities in Uganda offering Bachelors Degree in Environmental Health Science which are recognized by allied health professional council under Ministry of Health Uganda and to be registered with the council after degree award and allowed officially to work in any part of world that is Cavendish and Makerere University. Eventually i joined Cavendish University because other Universities are restricted for students registration with Ministry of health for recognition.
          All in all please offer for me the scholarship and let me know whether am successful. I will be very glad and happiest.

          • Avatar Deepika Singh says

            Hi Adukule,

            Fundsforngos is not a funding organization and we do not provide grants and scholarships. We are a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding.

            You can seek rest of the information through contact portion of the menu bar of the official website.

            Good Luck!

        • Avatar ADUKULE MOSES says

          Hi, Deepika
          I have visited the information link its fine and i have qualified for scholarship.
          There are only two (2) Universities offering Bachelors Degree in Environmental Health Science in Uganda which are recognized by allied health professional council under Ministry of Health Uganda and registers the students to be recognized and work in any part of the world. That is Cavendish and Makerere University. Eventually i joined Cavendish University because other Universities are restricted.
          All in all please offer for me the scholarship and let me know whether am successful. I will be glad and happiest.

          • Avatar Deepika Singh says

            Hi Adukule,

            Fundsforngos is not a funding organization and we do not provide grants and scholarships. We are a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding.

            You can seek rest of the information through contact portion of the menu bar of the official website.

            Good Luck!

    • Avatar Ritu Saini says

      Hi Adukule,
      Please check your eligibility criteria before applying online for this Scholarship. More information on eligibility is mentioned on the last line of the article.

      Thank you!

  3. Avatar Dr. Omamoke Enaroseha, Ph.D says

    Why excluding Nigeria from list of eligible countries?

    • Avatar Deepika Singh says

      Hi Dr. Omamoke,

      Fundsforngos is not a funding organization and we do not provide grants and scholarships. We are a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding.

      We appreciate your concern towards learning but unfortunately this particular program is not open for candidates from Nigeria. You can find a good range of opportunities and programmes at https://fundsforngos1.wpengine.com/

      Thank You!