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Kardan University Scholarship

Kardan University Founded in 2002, Kardan University is the first and leading private university in Afghanistan. Over 4,000 students, 25 percent of whom are women, currently pursue a diploma, undergraduate, and graduate programs at Kardan University’s three campuses in Kabul. YHF and Kardan University have established an  “innovation hub” where young Afghan women will be taught computer science and engineering skills as well as receiving training in coding and robotics.

World Economic Forum Scholarship

Yalda Hakim is part of the World Economic Forum Young Global Leader’s program. This has allowed the foundation to connect with the global community and explore projects that may be beneficial to Afghan women.  

Auaf Scholarship

The American University of Afghanistan is Afghanistan’s only private, not-for-profit, non-partisan and co-educational university. It opened its doors in 2006 with an initial enrollment of 50 students, and today enrolls more than 1,700 full and part-time students. It has produced 29 Fulbright Scholars and maintains partnerships with the world’s most prestigious universities, including Stanford University, Georgetown University, and the University of California network.

Oxford University Scholarship

Oxford University Scholarship in partnership with Oriel College: The fifth oldest of the Oxford University constituent colleges, Oriel was founded in 1326. As it approaches its eighth century, the College is committed to furthering its reputation as a hub of intellectual activity and enhancing the diversity of its students and fellows. Oriel College’s ambition is to increase support to students from backgrounds traditionally under-represented in the community.

This mission is closely aligned with the Yalda Hakim Foundation’s goal to provide as many opportunities for Afghan women in Afghanistan and globally, as possible. Oriel College and the YHF have partnered up to provide one Afghan woman with the opportunity to take part in the “Yalda Hakim Postgraduate Scholarship”. The recipient, chosen based on academic potential and merit, will be allocated accommodation at Oriel, ensuring they benefit from a rich experience, with many intellectual, cultural and social opportunities. 

Teach For Afg

Teach for Afghanistan organization (TAO) is Afghanistan’s largest youth-led nonprofit organization with a stated mission to improve quality education in Afghanistan by empowering young Afghan men and women to become transformational leaders in the classroom, school, and communities to ensure all Afghan children have the opportunity to reach their highest potential. Teach For Afghanistan envisions a nation of excellence where all Afghan children have the education, support, and opportunity to shape a better future for themselves and all of us.


Re:Coded is a non-profit organization providing free coding bootcamps and digital skills training to local and conflict-affected youths in Turkey, Iraq and Yemen. Given access to education is not guaranteed in conflict affected countries, Recoded attempts to arm young people with the skills they need to work in the digital economy and transcend geographical boundaries. The Yalda Hakim Foundation and Recoded will be launching the “Educator For Change” Fellowship at Kardan University. This program is focused on providing students who are already undertaking computer science/engineering degrees with advanced technical skills through online training. The aim is to help graduates become ‘market ready’ and assist them in finding employment.

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