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Aga Khan Foundation Canada Scholarship

Participating University

Full Scholarship

Any university

Graduate Degree, Post-Graduate Degree


28 March 2024


Canada, United States of America, the United Kingdom, France, Portugal


Scholarship Description

The Aga Khan Foundation’s International Scholarship Programme (ISP) was established by His Highness the Aga Khan. The ISP aims to support gifted, outstanding students from developing countries, who have no other means of financing their studies, to pursue full-time postgraduate studies at reputable higher education institutions of their choice.


Applicants must meet the following criteria in order to apply for the programme:

  • Excellent academic records.

  • Genuine financial need. Financial assistance is provided according to the needs of students, but the ISP must be considered a resource of last resort. Applicants must demonstrate that they have explored and secured multiple sources of funding. The award funding need is determined individually, by deducting from the eligible student expenses, the total of other grants, loans (if any), parental contribution and student employment income. All students are encouraged to try to reduce the amount requested from the Foundation by applying to other sources of assistance as well.

  • Admission to a reputable postgraduate institution of higher learning. The programme gives priority to Master's degree courses but also considers applications for PhD studies. Local/regional universities and distance learning programmes are acceptable for ISP funding, if the quality of the courses is maintained.

  • Strong professional experience, extracurricular achievements, volunteer contributions and leadership skills.

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