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Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship 2017-18

Deadline: 20-Mar-2017

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AwardTuition fees and living expenses
EligibilityGraduates and postgraduates, less than 30 years of age.
CountryIndia
Scholarhip provider contact

Aga Khan Education Service, India, 2nd Floor, Diamond Complex, Diamond Jubilee High School Compound, 39/43, Nesbit Road, Mazagaon, Mumbai 400010, India, Phone: 02266139700, Fax: 02266139710, Email: akf-isp@akesi.org or Aga Khan Foundation (India), Sarojini House, 2nd floor, 6, Bhagwan Dass Road, New Delhi 110001, India, Phone: 01123782173, Fax: 01123782174, Email: akfispindia.2017@gmail.com

DESCRIPTION

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship 2017-18 provides a limited number of scholarships for outstanding graduate students each year to study postgraduate or PhD courses who have no other means of financing their studies. This model is based on 50% grant and 50% loan through a competitive application process. Short-term courses and the applicants whose course is already started are not considered for the applications. Half of the scholarship amount is considered as a loan, which must be reimbursed with an annual service charge of 5%. There must be a guarantor to co-sign the loan agreement. The payback period is five years, starting six months after the study period funded by the Aga Khan Foundation.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Open for those students who have no other means of financing their education.
  • Applicants must be less than 30 years of age at the time of apply.

HOW TO APPLY

Students can obtain application forms from AKF offices or Aga Khan Education Services / Boards. The form should be filled and returned to the agency from which the form was obtained. They should not be sent to Geneva.

MORE INFORMATION

The applicant must be having following four criteria:

  1. consistently excellent academic records.
  2. genuine financial need.
  3. admission in a highly reputable university or programme of study.
  4. relevance of the field of study to AKDN’s focus areas. Candidates 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.

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