Dual Degree Student Fellowship​


The Aga Khan University (AKU) / Columbia University (CU) Dual Degree Student Fellowship:​​

AKU’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations and CU’s Middle East Institute will automatically consider all applicants to the Dual Degree Programme to be candidates for the AKU/CU Student Fellowship, a full funding opportunity. If you are chosen for this fellowship, we will notify you upon admission to the program. 

The Fellowship provides multi-year full funding support to a select student in the Islamic Studies and Muslim Cultures Dual Degree Masters Programme awarded by AKU & CU. Applicants will be notified of his/her funding award upon admission to the program. Award decisions will be made on the basis of academic merit. When possible, preference will be given to students from Africa, Central Asia, the Middle East and South Asia. ​


Open to all applicants to the Dual Degree MA Programme, providing they meet admissions criteria. ​​​​


​Maldives Scholarships​​​​​​​​​


AKU-ISMC and the Maldivian Joint Scholarship ​​

In 2021, AKU-ISMC signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Min​istry of Higher Education ​of the Maldives​ outlining a Joint Scholarship for up to 5 Maldivian Scholarships each year from 2021 to 2026.

The Scholarship is aimed at allowing students from the Maldives the possibility to attend the lifechanging Master of Arts in Muslim Cultures​ in London.