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Group Scholarships is an innovative SAF programme, in which groups of 16 scholarships are given annually to a young woman and a man selected from each of the eight South Asian countries to study jointly in a number of institutions in South Asia. SAF proceeds from the understanding that there is a growing but unmet need for providing world-class education and training, with a professional or vocational focus, to young women and men in the countries of the South Asian region - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. This need is acutely felt among young people from non-privileged and socially disadvantaged backgrounds.

The SAF, through its eight country chapters, seeks pro-actively to identify a bright young woman and a man each from the vast, untapped talent pool of the region and help them develop their capabilities through making provision for their education and training. The SAF is committed to fair equality of opportunity and purposive affirmative action.

By offering Group Scholarships in the field of journalism (India), health education (Nepal), water management (Sri Lanka), arts (Pakistan), preservation of cultural heritage (India) and South Asian studies (Bangladesh), the Foundation simultaneously seeks to promote regional amity and the formation of networks that can do a world of good over the long term.

Existing Scholarships

Asian College of Journalism, Chennai

Beaconhouse National University, Lahore

Group Scholarship

Sri Lanka


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