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Scholarships - Aga Khan Foundation, in collaboration with the Institute of Education, University of London

The Aga Khan Foundation, in collaboration with the Institute of Education, University of London, is pleased to invite applications for the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships, awarded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom.

The Scholarships are open to prospective students from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda wishing to undertake the Institute of Education’s MA in Education and International Development, MA in Educational Planning, Economics and International Development, MA in Education, Health Promotion and International Development or MA in Education, Gender and International Development beginning in October, 2012.

The Scholarship is for two years of part-time distance learning programme. Students will spend the first year and one term studying on-line followed by a three-month period of study at the Institute of Education in London (January to March 2014) and a period to complete their dissertations in their home countries.

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

The Aga Khan Foundation is a non –denominational, international development agency established in 1967. Its mission is to develop and promote creative solutions to problems that impede social development, primarily in Africa and Asia.

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 unrivalled range of teacher training, masters programmes and doctorates to challenge, inspire and support students’ progress throughout their career in education.

Eligibility criteria

  • A degree course from a recognised university in education, economics, development or related studies – minimum 2nd Upper Class
  • Prospective students must be citizens and residents of Kenya, Tanzania, 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)
For more information please contact:

The Regional Human Resource Manager,
Aga Khan Foundation (East Africa)
3rd Floor, The Courtyard
General Mathenge Drive, Westlands
P.O.Box 40898, 00100
Nairobi - Kenya


Tel: +254-41 200 5358/ +254 41 200 2879
Fax: +254-20-212 1805

Applications are available on-line at

The closing date for applications is 30th April 2012.

Please submit the application marked via email to or via post to the address above marked “Scholarship Opportunity”.

Please note that applications submitted directly to the IOE will not be accepted; and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The Aga Khan Foundation is an Agency of the Aga Khan Development Network

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