Deadline: 31 March 2020

The Aga Khan Foundation glad to announce its Aga Khan Scholarship for Developing Countries 2020.

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.

Aga Khan Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant: 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July.


  • Opportunity Type: Partially funded
  • Opportunity: Scholarship
  • Scholarship Level: Master degree & PhD degree
  • Gender: Male and Female
  • Organization: Aga Khan Foundation
  • Scholarship Availability: Developing Country

Benifits | AKF Scholarship

  • Complete tuition fee
  • Living Expenses
  • For PhD Only paid 2 years of tuition fee

Level/Field of Study

The Aga Khan scholarship is for Masters and Ph.D. focused areas are Architecture, Health, Civil Society, Planning & Building, Culture, Rural Development, Economic Development, Humanitarian Assistance, Education, Music.

Host Nationality

The Aga Khan scholarship is being hosted in any of the participant countries. However, for the 2020 application cycle, the Foundation is not able to accept applications from students planning to attend universities in UK, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Denmark, The Netherlands, Italy, Norway, and Ireland.

Eligible Nationalities

The Foundation accepts applications from nationals of the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar, and Mozambique.

In France, Portugal, UKUSA and Canada, applications are accepted from those who are originally from one of the above-developing countries, are interested in development-related studies and who have no other means of financing their education.

Who Is Eligible For The Aga Khan Foundation Scholarship for Developing Countries

The main criteria for selecting award winners are:

  1. 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.

How Can I Apply For Aga Khan Foundation Scholarship for Developing Countries

The application procedures of Aga Khan Scholarships are decentralized. 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.

For applying to this scholarship click the official link below here.

Aga Khan Foundation Portal

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