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Aga Khan Foundation (East Africa)
Scholarship Opportunity

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, 2014.

The Scholarship is for 2 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 2016) and a period to complete their dissertations in their home countries. The scholarship will cover the cost of tuition fees for the course, 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 Asia and Africa.

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 first in the world university rankings for education* and first 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

Contact information

For more information please contact:

Aga Khan Foundation
East Africa Regional Office
P.O. Box 40898-00100
The Courtyard
General Mathenge Drive, Westlands

Tel: +254-41-2005358 | 2002879 | Mobile +254 724 256 640


Applications are available on-line on the following link: Application

 The closing date for applications is 30th April 2014. Please submit the application via email to or via post to the address above marked “Scholarship Opportunity”.

Please note that applications submitted directly to the IOE & Commonwealth Scholarship Commission 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


* QS World Education Rankings 2014
** Research Assessment Exercise 2008 (the latest ranking)

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