Scholarship Programme | Aga Khan Academies

Scholarship Programme

The Aga Khan Academy Mombasa is launching a unique scholarship programme to attract Kenya’s brightest young minds to join the Academy.

Six merit-based scholarships of up to 50% off fees for outstanding students who can demonstrate superior academic ability.  This includes:

- B average for international curricula

- B+ for KCSE students

- 390+ for KCPE

Applicants must have also excelled outside of the classroom in one or more of the following areas:

  •  Leadership in the service of others
  •  Innovation in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math
  •  Environmental Responsibility
  •  Performing Arts
  •  Team Sports

Scholarships will be awarded to students from a diversity of socio­economic, cultural, ethnic, linguistic and other backgrounds across Kenya. Based on demonstrated merit and financial need, scholarship awards may cover up to 50% of school fees, including residential fees. View the fee schedule here.

Scholarships are open to new students applying for admission in August 2022. The deadline for application is 1st July 2022.

The process:

Students should make an application through the normal admissions process (an application fee is payable) and indicate their interest in applying for the Aga Khan Academy Scholarship Programme.

*AKASP is open to new students only; those already enrolled at the Academy are not eligible.

  1. Fill in the below form.
  2. An initial assessment to determine suitability for the scholarship programme will take place.
  3. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a personal interview with the Dean of Admissions. This interview will assess the ability of the student to contribute significantly to the Academy outside of the classroom. 
  4. Final selection includes an interview with the Head of Academy and the Dean of Admissions. 

*The decision of the Academy in awarding these scholarships will be final.


  •  To apply, students must be residents in Kenya. 
  •  The scholarships are open to students who are able to demonstrate exceptional academic ability and the potential to benefit from a unique educational programme based on the International Baccalaureate and the Aga Khan Strands.
  •  Scholarships are needs-based and will take into account aspects of the financial position of the family at the time of interviews.
  •  Scholarship awards may not cover all costs, and some scholarships will require the candidate and their family to contribute part of the cost.


  To know more about this programme, please email