Post Degree Opportunities

Post Degree Opportunities

AKU-ISMC supports its students as they explore a range of options after graduation.


To date, AKU-ISMC has graduated 38 students, several of which are working in the education and not-for-profit sectors. Others are undertaking doctoral studies in prominent institutions including the University of Oxford, University of London and the Free University Berlin. Learn more about our students and alumni.

The Aga Khan University alumni foundation, founded in 1993, is the key method by which AKU alumni remain in contact with each other and the University. The Alumni Association consists of the North American Chapter in USA and the European Chapter in UK with its base and Central Office at the Karachi Campus. 

Supporting our Graduates

Whether students are interested in an academic career or a professional occupation AKU-ISMC helps recent graduates, wherever possible, to explore internship opportunities with a range of institutions, including the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

Information sessions for students have included presentations by:

the Aga Khan Academies, a network of schools located in Africa, South and Central Asia and the Middle East offering girls and boys an international standard of education from pre-primary to upper secondary levels with a rigorous academic and leadership experience;

the Aga Khan Trust for Culture - the session focused on the Trusts' Historic Cities Project - a collaborative initiative with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) School of Architecture and Planning.

As partnerships with other academic institutions, NGOs and businesses continue to expand, AKU-ISMC hopes its graduates will have opportunities for relevant and exciting internship opportunities.

Scholarship Links

A range of links related to funding opportunities in the UK and abroad are available below:​ 

Resource Description
Arts and Humanities Research Council The Arts and Humanities Research Council funds research and postgraduate study within the UK's higher education institutions. It supports research within a wide range of subjects from traditional humanities subjects to the creative and performing arts.
The British Council Information about British Council scholarship schemes and links to approved websites. Many scholarships only cover postgraduate degrees, others cover courses fees for specific subjects while some are only available for specific institutions.
British Chevening Scholarships Information about Chevening scholarships, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and administered by the British Council, awarded to overseas students for study in the United Kingdom. The Chevening programme currently provides around 2,300 new scholarships in over 150 countries.
Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter Details of scholarships offered by the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter. The Institute offers four MA scholarships per year for students from Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait and the UAE which consist of £5000 towards international student fees.
London Metropolitan University Information about scholarships offered by London Metropolitan University. The university offers approximately 450 scholarships per year worth a total of £700,000. Scholarships are available across a wide range of disciplines.
Postgraduate Scholarships database website for postgraduates and intending postgraduates that brings together different types of funding at both Masters and Doctoral level. The database includes funding from charities, research councils and other general funding bodies as well as funding information from a range of Universities and Institutes.
University of Southampton The University of Southampton offers a large variety of postgraduate scholarships and bursaries for which UK and EU students may be eligible.
IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding Funding resource which allows users to search by country or subject to find the information about funding for studies around the world. The database contains study abroad scholarships, fellowships and grants.
University of Westminster Details of scholarships offered by the University of Westminster. Scholarships are offered across a range of disciplines, for both postgraduate and undergraduate study.
Newton International Fellowships Fellowships scheme run by the British Academy, The Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society, established to select the best early stage postdoctoral researchers from around the world. Fellowships enable recipients to work at UK research institutions for two years. The scheme covers researchers in all disciplines covered by the three academies - natural and social sciences, engineering and humanities.
Scholarshipnet Database offering a range of scholarship and fellowship sources, from governments and private companies to non-profit organisations. Scholarshipnet provides information about making applications for undergraduate and postdoctoral student scholarship grants as well as travel and study awards for PhD students doing research in developing countries.