Afghan Future Fund

Scholarships for Afghan Students

The Afghan Future Fund’s flagship program in support of Afghan students is the Qatar Afghanistan Scholarship Program (QASP), the single largest fully-funded scholarship for displaced students of any nationality to come to the United States.

QASP was launched by the Afghan Future Fund in partnership with Schmidt Futures, the Yalda Hakim Foundation, the Qatar Fund for Development, Education Above All, and the Institute for International Education, which is the U.S. nonprofit that manages the Fulbright Program. In its first year, this ambitious initiative will provide more than 250 Afghan university students scholarships and placements at nearly 50 partner American colleges and universities. With QASP’s support, these talented Afghan students complete their undergraduate or graduate education and rebuild their lives in the United States.

Please watch this space for more updates about QASP, including applications for upcoming cohorts.

Future QASP Scholarships

If you are an Afghan student who will be pursuing university education at the undergraduate or graduate levels in the United States, we encourage you to check this site regularly for updates about future QASP applications.

If you are a representative from an American college or university interested in welcoming Afghan students to your campus, we invite you to contact us at

Afghan Future Fund Scholars

American University of Afghanistan student evacuated to American University of Iraq - Sulaimani

Hekmatullah was evacuated from Kabul, Afghanistan, in the fall of 2021. Since that time, he has been studying at American University of Iraq - Sulaimani. He is a QASP recipient currently being placed at an American university.

American University of Afghanistan student now studying at the University of Texas at Auston

Nikbakht was evacuated by the Afghan Future Fund from Kabul, Afghanistan, in the fall of 2021. She had been a student at the American University of Afghanistan, and was selected for a full scholarship to pursue a degree in political science and international relations, with the hopes of one day becoming an ambassador. Now, she continues her studies at the University of Texas at Auston.