2014-2015 Aga Khan Scholarship for Developing Countries

Aga Khan FoundationInternational Scholarship Programme of the Aga Khan Foundation is now open for application from academically outstanding candidates from developing countries who may want to pursue postgraduate studies abroad.

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.

Specifications:

  • Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process .
  • 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.

Worth of Awards

  • The Foundation assists students with tuition fees and living expenses only. The cost of travel is not included in AKF scholarships. Applicants are requested to make every effort to obtain funding from other sources as well, so that the amount requested from the Foundation can be reduced to a minimum. Preference is given to those who have been able to secure some funding from alternative sources.
  • Half of the scholarship amount is considered as a loan, which must be reimbursed with an annual service charge of 5%. A guarantor is required 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: The Foundation accepts applications from countries where it has branches, affiliates or other AKDN agencies which can help with processing applications and interviewing applicants. At present, these are Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgystan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Madagascar, France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada.

The main Criteria for Selecting award Winners are:

  • Excellent academic records,
  • Genuine financial nee
  • Admission to a reputable institution of higher learning and
  • 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 to Apply:

  • Applications forms can be obtained from AKF offices or Aga Khan Education Services/Boards in your current country of residence.
  • 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.

Deadline: 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.

For more Information and to Apply, Click here: http://www.akdn.org/akf_scholarships.asp

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme

Aga Khan FoundationDeadline: 31 March (Annual)
Study in: any Country
Course Starts: 2013

Description: 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.

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.

Field of Study: Any; not specified.

Target Group: The Foundation accepts applications from countries where it has branches, affiliates or other AKDN agencies which can help with processing applications and interviewing applicants. At present, these are Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Madagascar, France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada.

Scholarship Value/Inclusions: The Foundation assists students with tuition fees and living expenses only. The cost of travel is not included in AKF scholarships. Applicants are requested to make every effort to obtain funding from other sources as well, so that the amount requested from the Foundation can be reduced to a minimum. Preference is given to those who have been able to secure some funding from alternative sources.

Eligibility: Preference is given to students under 30 years of age. See selection Criteria below.

Scholarship 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.

Half of the scholarship amount is considered as a loan, which must be reimbursed with an annual service charge of 5%. A guarantor is required 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.

Application Instructions: The application procedures of AKFs International Scholarship Programme are decentralised. Students may obtain application forms as of January 1st each year from 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 31 March although in certain countries internal deadlines may be earlier.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Official Scholarship Website: http://www.akdn.org/akf_scholarships.asp

2013-15 IOE-Commonwealth Commission Distance Master’s Scholarships in UK

Institute of Education London

The Institute of Education, University of London in partnership with the Aga Khan Foundation in Kenya is offering 15 distance scholarships. The scholarships are for students from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda for pursuing master’s programs. Scholarships are provided for MA courses in Education & International Development; Education, Gender & International Development; Education, Health Promotion & International Development and Educational Planning, Economics and International Development. 

About Scholarship: The IOE is once again partnering with the Aga Khan Foundation in Kenya to offer 15 distance scholarships in the following programmes, for students from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. The Institute of Education is a college of the University of London and an international centre of excellence in education and related social sciences.   The Institute, which is ranked top in the UK for education research, offers an unrivaled range of teacher training, master’s programmes and doctorates to challenge, inspire and support students’ progress throughout their career in education. 

Study: These Aga Khan Foundation scholarships are for pursuing Education and International Development MA, Gender and International Development MA, Health Promotion and International Development MA and Educational Planning, Economics and International Development MA at Institute of Education in London in UK. 

Course Level: Masters Degree

Scholarship By: Institute of Education and the Aga Khan Foundation in Kenya

Location: UK 

Eligibility: -A degree course from a recognized university in education, economics, development or related studies.

– Minimum 2nd Upper Class Prospective students must be citizens and residents of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda and Rwanda Relevant experience in a developing country context.

-Must be proficient in English language (shortlisted applicants may be required to do an English language proficiency exam. 

Number of awards: 15

Duration: Two years of part-time study (a combination of distance learning and face to face modes)

• The first year and one term is spent studying at least two modules online in your home country

• This is followed by study at the IOE in London (January – March 2015) during which students complete the remaining modules

• Students then return home to complete their dissertation or report

• In total students usually undertake 4 modules and a dissertation. 

Value: The scholarship will cover the cost of tuition fees for the course, travel and living expenses for the period of study in London. 

Scholarship Open for: The students of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda can apply 

Apply: Application Form should be submitted via email to scholarships.akfea@akdn.org or via post marked “Scholarship Opportunity”. Please note that applications submitted directly to the IOE & CSC will not be accepted; and only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

Deadline: 5 April 2013

Further Information: http://www.ioe.ac.uk/studentInformation/41462.html

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme

Agha Khan Foundation

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries that 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. 

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. 

Study in: Any Country, Course starts 2013 

Target group: The Foundation accepts applications from countries where it has branches, affiliates or other AKDN agencies which can help with processing applications and interviewing applicants. At present, these are Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Madagascar, France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada. 

Cover: The Foundation assists students with tuition fees and living expenses only. The cost of travel is not included in AKF scholarships. Applicants are requested to make every effort to obtain funding from other sources as well, so that the amount requested from the Foundation can be reduced to a minimum. Preference is given to those who have been able to secure some funding from alternative sources. 

Eligibility: Preference is given to students under 30 years of age. 

Scholarship 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.

Half of the scholarship amount is considered as a loan, which must be reimbursed with an annual service charge of 5%. A guarantor is required 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. 

Application instructions: The application procedures of AKF’s International Scholarship Programme 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. The deadline for submission of applications is 31 March, although in certain countries internal deadlines may be earlier. 

Deadline: 31 March (Annual)

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

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship ProgrammeAga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme: The Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme 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.

Geographic Scope: The Foundation accepts applications from countries where it has branches, affiliates or other AKDN agencies which can help with processing applications and interviewing applicants.

At present, these are include Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique and Madagascar.

Selection Criteria: The main criteria for selecting award winners are:

  • Excellent academic records,
  • Genuine financial need,
  • Admission to a reputable institution of higher learning and
  • 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.

Financial Assistance: The Foundation assists students with tuition fees and living expenses only.

Preference is given to those who have been able to secure some funding from alternative sources.

Loan Conditions: Half of the scholarship amount is considered as a loan, which must be reimbursed with an annual service charge of 5%.

A guarantor is required 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.

Application Procedures: 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.

Deadline: March 31 each year.

For more scholarship information and application, see: Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme