Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship 2021-22

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EligibilityGraduates and postgraduates
AwardTuition fees and living expenses

About the Program


The Aga Khan Foundation invites applications for Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship 2021-22 from graduates and postgraduates who are not more than 30 years of age. The objective of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to outstanding students from selected developing countries who have no other means to finance their studies. The scholarship helps develop effective scholars and leaders and prepares them for employment. Under this scholarship programme, the selected students receive assistance with tuition fees and living expenses.

  • Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship 2021-22

    To be eligible for this scholarship, an applicant must:

    • Be an Indian national
    • Be a graduate, interested in pursuing Master's level courses
    • Not be more than 30 years of age

    Note: Though priority will be given to requests for Master's level courses, the applications for PhD programmes can also be considered in the case of outstanding students who are highly recommended for doctoral studies by their professors and who need a PhD for the fulfilment of their career objectives.


    Students will receive assistance with tuition fees and living expenses.

    Note: It must be noted that the cost of travel will not be included in the scholarship.

    How can you apply?

    The application can be done through the following steps -

    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button below.
    Step 2: Completed applications should be returned to the agency from which the form was obtained.

Important Dates

Deadline for application distribution: 15th March 2021
Deadline for application submission: 22nd March 2021

Selection Criteria

Candidates will be selected on the basis of:

  • Consistently excellent academic records
  • Genuine financial need
  • Admission to a highly reputable university or programme of study
  • The relevance of the field of study to the foundation'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
  • Likelihood to succeed in a foreign academic environment

Note: Applicants are expected to have some years of work experience in their field of interest.

Terms and Conditions
  • Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant:50% loan basis through a competitive application process.
  • Half of the scholarship amount is considered as a loan which must be reimbursed with an annual service charge of 5%. 
  • The payback period is 5 years, starting six months after the study period funded by the Aga Khan Foundation. 
  • A guarantor is required to co-sign the loan agreement.
  • Applications will not be considered for short-term courses.
  • Applications will not be considered for students who have already started their course of study.
  • Applicants should be prepared to be interviewed by local Scholarship Committees about their financial situation, their academic performance, extra-curricular achievements and career plans.

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by January, 2022. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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