Procedure for Application and Award of Financial Assistance

For new students, the application submission deadline is mentioned in the admission offer package.

Onboard students must file a new application for financial assistance each academic year. The application submission deadline is the last working day of February of the forthcoming academic year. 

The procedure for application is as follows:

  • The Financial Assistance Application Form must be completed and submitted with the required supporting documentation. Incomplete and / or late applications for financial assistance will not be considered.  No exceptions.

  • The level of financial assistance awarded is determined through a predefined, point-based evaluation. This evaluation is based on the applicant’s socio-economic profile as declared in the Financial Assistance Application Form and the information provided during interviews with applicant / parents.

  • The University’s Financial Assistance Committee com​prises of non-University and University personnel who review the application and, based on the evaluation system, determine the level of financial assistance to be awarded. In order to ensure confidentiality and impartiality, the names of the applicants are not disclosed to the Committee members at the time of the review.

  • The Aga Khan University will conduct an inquiry to verify information and supporting documents submitted as part of its review process.

  • Submission of an application for financial assistance does not guarantee an award of financial assistance.

  • Financial assistance offered in one year does not guarantee that financial assistance will be offered in other years. Continuation of financial assistance is conditional upon an annual submission by the student and assessment of financial need by the University.

  • Where an applicant / student is not satisfied with the decision of the Financial Assistance Committee, an appeal can be made to the Student Financial Counselling and Assistance Office for a review of the application. The University will only consider the review appeal if it is supported with additional information / documents.  The appeal for a review of the financial assistance application can only be submitted once. The decision of the University to such a review application will be final.

For further information please contact Student Financial Counselling and Assistance Office

Student Financial Counselling and Assistance Office
1st Floor, Dean’s Office Building
Aga Khan University
P.O. Box 3500
Stadium Road
Karachi
T: +92 21 3486 4469
E: student.fa@aku.edu

Office & Phone Hours
Monday to Friday
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
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