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Aga Khan International Scholarship Programme PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Damaris Foping   
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 11:00

Africa_1Deadline: March 31

Academic Year: Annual

Funding Source: Aga Khan Foundation

Degree Targeted: Master, PhD

 

 

 

 

This scholarship is recurrent; please make sure you visit their pointingfingerleftwebsite for updated information. Note that some scholarships are launched annually for a predetermined number of years - so before start preparing your application, make sure you have updated information.

 

Parce que cette bourse est annuelle ; il est hautement recommandé de visiter leur site pour les dernières infos.

Type of Scholarship
Partially funded
Periodicity
Annual
Description

The 2012-13 International Scholarship Programme application cycle is now open. Applications can be obtained from AKF offices or Aga Khan Education Services/Boards in your country of current residence

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July. The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master's level courses but is also willing to consider applications for PhD programmes, when doctoral degrees are necessary for the career objectives of the student. Requests will also be considered for travel and study awards for PhD students doing their research in Third World countries on topics judged to be of interest to the Aga Khan Development Network. Applications for short-term courses are not considered; neither are applications from students who have already started their course of study.

Eligible African Countries

 

Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Madagascar

Field of Study

 

Any field
Eligibility

Selection Criteria
The main criteria for selecting award winners are:

l) excellent academic records,

2) genuine financial need,

3) admission to a reputable institution of higher learning and

4) thoughtful and coherent educational and career plans.

Candidates are also evaluated on 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.

 

Age Limit
Preference is given to students under 30 years of age.

Application Procedure

 

The application procedures of AKF's International Scholarship Programme are decentralised. Students may 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, or to the address indicated on the front of the form. They should not be sent to Geneva. The deadline for submission of applications is March 31, although in certain countries internal deadlines may be earlier.

Applicants should be prepared to be interviewed by local Scholarship Committees about their financial situation, their academic performance, extra-curricular achievements and career plans. Interview reports are sent with the applications to Geneva for the final selection.

The annual Scholarship Selection Meeting takes place in late June or early July and the Aga Khan Foundation notifies all students of the outcome of their application shortly thereafter.

Contact

 

http://www.akdn.org/akf_scholarships.asp

Last Updated on Friday, 06 September 2013 03:43
 

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