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Graduate and Undergraduate Full Funded Scholarships Provided by Islamic Development Bank 2019

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The IsDB is currently funding the following scholarship programmes: Undergraduate, Master, PhD, and Post-doctoral research. The Programmes are an important tool in the development initiatives led by the IsDB since 1983 to foster technology and knowledge sharing among member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries. The programmes are designed to attract talented male and female students and build the right competence required to empower communities with a special focus on “Sustainability Science” in line with the approved fields to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Available Programs

[1] Undergraduate Scholarship Programme 

The Programme is more than just a scholarship programme in the traditional sense of a straight financial assistance to qualified students. It is also a tool for the improvement of the socio-economic conditions in general. It is a scholarship programme and a development programme at the same time since the students are required to play a leading role in assisting the development of their communities and countries. In other words, the IsDB aims to produce Good Citizens and Talented Professionals (GCTP) at the same time.

Benefits

  1. The programme covers full tuition to be paid directly to the university, monthly living allowance commensurate with the cost of living in the country of study, medical expenses at public or university hospitals.
  2. For the students who are selected to study abroad, the IsDB also provides them with economy class air tickets to and from the countries of study (once at the beginning and at the end of study), installation allowance and educational equipment.
  3. To help students prepare themselves for their future leading role in the development of their communities and countries, the IsDB also provides them with extra-curricular activities under  a special programme called “Mentorship Programme” to ensure their academic progress and social and psychological integration in the university as well as the local community environment.

Eligibility

The prospective candidate must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Citizens of any of the IsDB member countries or Muslim communities in non-member countries.
  2. Completed senior secondary education (or the equivalent of approximately 12 years of education) with good grades in major subjects. 
  3. Not in receipt of any other scholarship at the time of application and during studies under the IsDB scholarship programme. 
  4. Be medically fit and willing to undergo medical tests after selection.

[2] Master Scholarship Programme 

Concept

  1. The Programme offers scholarships leading to a full-time Master degree (in 2 years maximum) either through course work, research or a combination of both. Whichever the mode, it must be completed within the specified two-year time frame and there is no possibility of extension with the IsDB funding.
  2. The scholarship is awarded as an interest-free loan (Qard Hasan) to the students. They are required to repay 50% of the loan after graduation, in easy installments to ensure the programme continuity in the long run. Besides, the students are also required to take part in the development of their communities/countries, through their respective  professions, while the community development services rendered by the graduates will contribute to the overall development of their communities/countries

Benefits

The programme covers full tuition fees to be paid directly to the university, living allowance on single-status basis, medical expenses at public or university hospitals, computer allowance, thesis preparation allowance and round-trip air-ticket and installation allowance for study abroad. 

Eligibility

The Programme is designed to help promising mid-career professionals from member countries and Muslim Communities in non-member countries who meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a citizen of any of an IsDB member countries or Muslim communities in nonmember countries.
  2. Be a graduate with a grade above “Good” in his/her bachelor studies.
  3. His/her proposed field of study is within the fields approved by the programme.
  4. Be recommended by three referees (professional or academic).
  5. Seek or accept no other scholarship or remunerated work during their studies under the Programme which may interfere with their studies or make fulfillment of their other obligations difficult unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the IsDB.
  6. Be medically fit and be willing to undergo medical tests after selection.

[3] PhD and Post-doctoral research Programme 

Concept

The Programme offers scholarships and is designed to help promising professionals and researchers to pursue a full-time Ph.D. study and/or Post-doctoral research in key areas of development with a special focus on “Sustainability Science” in line with the IsDB President’s new strategy to empower communities to achieve the SDGs.

Benefits

  1. The programme covers full tuition/bench fees to be paid directly to the university, living allowance on single-status basis, medical expenses at public or university hospitals, conference and thesis preparation allowance and round-trip air-ticket and installation allowance for scholar studying abroad.
  2. The scholarship is awarded as an interest-free loan (Qard Hasan) to the students. They are required to repay 50% of the loan after graduation, in easy installments to ensure the programme continuity in the long run. Besides, the students are also required to take part in the development of their communities/countries, through their respective professions, while the community development services rendered by the graduates will contribute to the overall development of their communities/countries.

Eligibility

The Programme is designed to help promising mid-careers professionals from member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries who meet the following criteria:

1) PhD study

  • Have minimum Master degree (for Ph.D study) in one of the approved fields of the programme.
  • Have above average ("Very Good") academic standing.
  • Preferably have work and/or research experience.
  • Have a proposed field of study and/or research in one of the fields listed under the approved fields of study of the programme with its scientific and development relevance to the country being clearly demonstrated in a research proposal. 
  • Seek or accept no other scholarship or remunerated work during their studies under the Programme which may interfere with their studies or make fulfillment of their other obligations difficult unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the IsDB.
  • Be medically fit and be willing to undergo medical tests after selection.

2) Post-doctoral research

  • Have PhD degree in one of approved fields of the programme.
  • Have above average ("Very Good") academic standing.
  • Must have not less than two (2) years of experience in the field of his/her research.
  • Must have a record of publications/research in the same field. 
  • Have a proposed field of study and/or research in one of the fields listed under the approved fields of study of the programme with its scientific and development relevance to the country being clearly demonstrated in a research proposal. 
  • Seek or accept no other scholarship or remunerated work during their studies under the Programme which may interfere with their studies or make fulfillment of their other obligations difficult unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the IsDB.
  • Be medically fit and be willing to undergo medical tests after selection.

Eligibility

Nationality
United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Gender
Both gender
Interest
Science, Studying

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
Funding
Full funding
Opportunity Coverage
Tuition fee, Travel costs, Accommodation, Other
Opportunity will take place in
Not specified
Required Documents

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
All Specialties
Educational Level
High School Diploma, Bachelor, Master, Ph.D
Required Languages
Arabic, English
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