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Agha Khan Scholarship Program 2023

  • The Aga khan foundation provides scholarship to the students from the developing countries who wish to study abroad but have no means to do so.

  • The Aga khan foundation sponsors students who want to acquire post-graduation away from their home country, occasionally they sponsor PhD aspirants if they are able to convince the organization about the promising future of their research.

  • The Aga khan foundation scholarship amount cover all the tuition fee and living expense requirements of the students in the university they are enrolled but the Pakistani students needs to reimburse 50 percent of the whole amount with a 5 percent yearly interest.

  • For those of the Pakistani students who want to acquire a scholarship for their PhD they will be credited the amount for a period of two years for rest of the period they must find other alternatives.

  • The loan agreement must be cosigned by a guarantor.

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Study Programs Offered by the Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship 

Aga khan foundation provides a scholarship for students in any field and in any country.


The Pakistani students who wish to acquire higher studies in the following fields.

  • Music

  • Architecture

  • Education

  • Health

  • Economic Development

  • Civil Society

  • Culture

  • Rural Development

  • Planning & Building

Quick Facts

No of scholarships: 40 scholarships are granted to eligible candidates  

Host country: All countries except UK, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Italy and Ireland

Host institute: Any institute except universities of exempted countries

Level of study: scholarships are available for post graduate and doctoral study programs

Benefits: Tuition fee and living expenses of selected candidates

Deadlines: 15th March each year 

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Benefits Provided By Agha Khan Scholarships 

  • The Aga khan foundation provides for the tuition fee and living expenses only.

  • The foundation provides scholarship half of which is loan and must be returned to the organization with 5% interest annually. Time period of which starts  6 months after the scholarship has been granted.

What is the eligibility criteria for Agha Khan scholarship application?

  • The students must be a citizen of Pakistan.

  • The students who are not a citizen of Pakistan must give proof of their ethnicity or ancestry from Pakistan.

  • The students must be resident of the country where there is Aga khan office.

  • The Pakistani students must not be above 30 years.

  • The students are required to demonstrate their high academic score and also high participation in extracurricular activities.

  • The students must seek admission in a field relevant to the ones stated above.

  • The Pakistani students must be seeking admission in one of the reputable and prestigious universities in the world.

How To Apply For Aga khan Foundation Scholarship?

Application Procedure

  • The Pakistani students  must acquire the application form from Aga Khan Education Board for Pakistan Scholarship Unit Central Support Services Division 1-5/B-VII, Karim Abad Federal ‘B’ Area Karachi – 75950 Tel : (021) 36822955-8 Ext (332-333 & 337) Fax: (021) 36826764 Email:

  • Fill the form and submit it back to the organization along with the documents mentioned below

  • The Pakistani students should be able to convince the authorities of their academic and other achievements

  • The students will be informed about the outcome of their application by the July after the annual meet up

Documents Required for Application

The following documents need to be collected 

  • Passport or CNIC issued by NADRA.

  • Academic record, transcripts and degree verified by the HEC Pakistan.

  • Various achievements as prizes and all extracurricular activities.

  • Financial records in terms of income certificates.

  • Admission proof to a prestigious university.

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FAQs About Agha Khan Foundation International Scholarships 

Can a Pakistani student apply for the scholarship?

Yes a Pakistani student can apply for the scholarship.

Will a student’s application if sent to Geneva be considered?

No the Pakistani student needs to submit their application at Aga Khan Education Board Karachi.

Can a student with low grades apply for the scholarship?

No a student must show their academic excellence at the time of application.

Who will shortlist the students?

The Aga Khan Education Board Karachi will interview the students but the main office will take the decision.

Will the scholarship be provided for admission to any university abroad?

No the scholarship requires for the student to have taken up admission in prestigious university abroad.

Will the scholarship provide for the Pakistani students living expenses?

Yes the scholarship will provide for the living expenses.

Does the scholarship has any English language requirements?

No the scholarship does not require English proficiency test score.


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