Aga Khan Foundation Scholarship for Pakistani Students 2014 – 2015

Posted by on February 3, 2014 in Scholarships for Pakistani Students | 19 comments

Every year Aga Khan Foundation provides full scholarships for graduate study to students in Pakistan. For the academic year 2014 to 2015, the scholarship deadline for Pakistani’s is 31st March. Applicants in Pakistan can get the application forms from Aga Khan Foundation in Pakistan.

Eligible Subjects: Students from Pakistan can apply in the field of Health, Architecture, Planning & Building, Civil Society & Culture, Rural & Economic Development, Humanitarian Assistance, Education and Music.

Degree Level: The Aga Khan Foundation provides scholarships to both Master’s & PhD level applicants. However slight preference is given to those applying for the Master’s programs.

Scholarship Provider: Aga Khan Education Pakistan

Scholarship can be availed at: The AKF scholarship can be availed in the following countries only: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Madagascar, France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada.

Eligibility Criteria:

• Applicant must be a citizen and resident of Pakistan
• Preference is given to students under 30 years of age.
• Some work experience is mandatory in the chosen field of study

Scholarship is Open for: Students from Pakistan.

Scholarship Description: The Aga Khan Foundation in Pakistan provides needy but well qualified students an opportunity to study abroad on a full scholarship. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant and 50% loan every year.

Number of scholarships: Not Known

Duration of scholarship: 1 to 5 years

Award of the Scholarship: The AKF scholarship provides full tuition and living support to the applicant.

Selection Criteria: The AKF selects students from Pakistan on the following basis:

• Good academic records
• Genuine financial need
• Unconditional admission in a reputed university
• Clear vision and convincing career plans
• Participation in extra-curricular activities
• Work Experience in the chose area of interest

Notification: Admission decisions take place in June and July. The applicants from Pakistan are apprised of the decisions immediately after that.

How to Apply: Students in Pakistan can obtain application forms after January 1st 2014 from AKF offices in Pakistan. After filling the forms they must be mailed directly to the AKF foundation along with the supporting documentation. The address of AKF office in Pakistan is:

Aga Khan Foundation (Pakistan)
Level 9, Serena Business Complex
Opposite Convention Centre
Tel: (51) 111253254
Fax: (51) 2072552

Scholarship Deadline: The deadline for submission of applications is March 31.

Further Information can be received here.


  1. i need information about this scholar ship

  2. I was wondering if you happened to know when they usually interview candidates for the scholarship? and whether the formal of the interview is much like that of the fulbright?

    • Hi, Anusheh I am not sure when they do because it is pretty random – yes the interview is exactly the type you would see on Fulbright. All eyes on what you would do when you come back to Pakistan.

  3. It is more of a request instead of a comment, I need financial help/scholarship to continue my Under Graduate studies at USA. I had applied for BS Economics 4 years studies in various universities of USA, purely on academic record and eventually 3 Universities gave acceptance for admission with approx 50% scholarships. Remaining 50% amount is to be deposited before end of Apr 2014. May 1, 2014 is the last date for me to intimate the universities about my willingness to join the course. Due to weak financial position, my parents can only provide me US $ 20000/-(Twenty Thousand US $), remaining amount approximately US $ 880000/- (Eighty Eight Thousand US $) for 4 years study is required by me as financial aid / scholarship. Is their any way that Aga Khan Foundation can help me through scholarship/financial aid, please guide. Following are the details of Universities which offered me scholarship:-

    a. Wesleyan University, Ohio
    b. Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York
    c. Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa

    You may ask any further details/ documents in this connection. I,m from Pakistan and residing at Rawalpindi. Looking forward for your reply. Regards, Muhammad Usman Ali

    • Agha Khan can help you definitely. But the problem is AK only helps if you apply through their proper channel. They will NOT make an exception and evaluate your candidacy. Since 31 March was the deadline to apply to them, that has passed now. Therefore it is not of much use to consider AK.

  4. I would love to knw if u offr bursaries for cildren under the age of twelve as i cnnt afford to pay for their tuition thanking u in advance

    • Well we don’t but maybe you can look around 🙂

  5. Hello. I m doing bachalors in bio medical engineering with zia uddin university karachi this is my last year and i wish to complete my masters in canada .i applied in MacMaster university ,hamilton .My parents are unable to fullfill my education expenses . My accadamic result is 3.8 gb out of 4gb through out all semesters. How i can apply for the grants and scholarship facilities ? guide me pls

  6. I want online form

  7. thank you

  8. dear i apply for master university of berlyn and they says to me that send your fees which is 22000eur but classes started at then of march 2016 what i can do i need your help

    • I guess you need to pay then

  9. Can anyone guide me how to get funding for higher studies?
    I had applied for MSC in Computational Mechanics at CIMNE, i dnt have funding, please suggest me

  10. Hi. i have want online form.

  11. I want to know that is it necessary to get selection email from any university(for which we need grants) before applying for grants from AKF ? or we just have to mention the name of university we are planning to apply?
    And another question is can we apply to multiple universities to make sure we get admission in at least one university and mention all university names to AKF?

    • Yes it is necessary to secure admissions. Yes you can apply to multiple universities!

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