Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship 2024-25

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EligibilityStudents enrolled in a Master's or Ph.D. degree program
AwardTuition fees and living expenses

About the Program


Last Updated On : 02-02-2024   Posted By : Disha Bhatt

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship 2024-25 is an opportunity offered by the Aga Khan Foundation to students enrolled in master's or Ph.D. degree programmes. The scholarship program aims to support outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies, enabling them to pursue higher education at institutions of their choice. The selected students will receive coverage for tuition fees and living expenses for the entire duration of their degree course.

Source: Aga Khan Foundation

  • Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship 2024-25

    To be eligible for this scholarship, an applicant must:-

    • be a citizen of one of the following countries:
      • India
      • Afghanistan
      • Bangladesh
      • Canada
      • Egypt
      • France
      • Kenya
      • Kyrgyz Republic
      • Madagascar
      • Mozambique
      • Pakistan
      • Portugal
      • Syria
      • Tajikistan
      • Tanzania
      • Uganda
      • the United States
    • be enrolled in a master's or Ph.D. degree at a reputable institution
    • have excellent academic records
    • have constructed a thoughtful, reliable, multi-source funding plan
    • possesses strong professional experience, extracurricular achievements, volunteer contributions, and leadership skills


    • Preference will be given to young professionals under 30 years of age.
    • The programme gives priority to master's degree courses but also considers applications for Ph.D. studies.
    • Local/ regional universities and distance learning programmes are acceptable for the International Scholarship Programme (ISP) funding if the quality of the courses is maintained.

    The award covers tuition fees and living expenses for the student for the entire duration of the degree course.


    • The awards are structured as half grant and half loan, where the applicant needs to repay 50 percent of the award amount.
    • Scholarships for master’s studies will be granted for the entire duration of the course, and for Ph.D. degree students, scholarships will be awarded for the first two years, after which the applicants are expected to find funding from alternative sources.
    • The award does not cover the cost of international travel, clothing, furniture, or living expenses for family members.
    • Caste certificate (if applicable)
    • Age proof (if applicable)
    • Domicile certificate
    • Income proof
    • Marksheet of the previous qualifying examination 
    How can you apply?

    Eligible applicants can apply for the scholarship by following the below-mentioned steps - 
    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button.
    Step 2: Click on the 'Register' button and fill in the required details to Register. (Note:- If already registered, log in using Gmail/Mobile number/Email ID.)
    Step 3: Applicants can collect the application form from the Aga Khan Foundation or Aga Khan Education Board Service/office in the applicant's country of current residence.
    Step 4: Submit the duly filled application to the below-mentioned address: 

    Aga Khan Foundation (India), 
    Sarojini House, 2nd floor 6, 
    Bhagwan Dass Road, 
    New Delhi - 110001, India

Important Dates

Deadline for Application Submission: 30th March 2024

Selection Criteria

Local scholarship committees will interview applicants about their financial situation, academic performance, extra-curricular achievements, and career plans.

The final decisions will be made by an international selection panel. Students who are part of the final global round will be informed of the outcome of their application shortly thereafter.

Terms and Conditions
  • The repayment period is 5 years, commencing six months after the occurrence of the first of the following events:
    • graduation
    • termination of studies or
    • the withdrawal of support following failure to meet the academic standards expected of ISP students
  • A cumulative service charge of 5% per annum is applied to the loan amount. The applicant's head of family or another guarantor is required to co-sign the loan agreement.

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