Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Islamic Development Bank Scholarship 2020 for all levels

unique scholarship opportunity
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LEVEL: Undergraduate, Masters, PhD, Postdoctoral, Research
FUNDING: Fully Funded
OPEN TO: Specific Countries
STATUS: Closed

The Application call for the year 2020-2021 Islamic Development Bank Scholarship is now open. The programme is a unique opportunity for students, scholars, researchers and doctors to enjoy a fully funded scholarship for studies and research at Undergraduate, Master, PhD and Post Doctoral level in development related fields with a special focus on “Sustainability Science”.

The Scholarship is offered by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) to it’s member state citizens and certain categories of people to gain proper education. The objective behind this programme is to train human resources in specific fields to empower communities to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Presidency 5-Year Plan (P5P).

Programme Details

  • Host Institution: Top 10 universities in candidate’s country and Partner institutions.
  • Fields of Study: Sustainable Agriculture, Education, Education for Sustainable Development, Climate Change, Energy, Sustainable Cities, Responsible Growth, Waste Management, Population Growth, Green Chemistry, Biodiversity, Plastic pollution and Micro-plastics, Water and Hygiene, Health, ICT for Development, Innovation & Infrastructure Development, Islamic Economics, Finance and Banking, Development-related Social Sciences.
  • Language of instruction: official programme language at the candidate’s university.
  • Number of awards: Not specified.
  • Duration: the necessary period for the completion of the applicant’s programme.
  • Target group: Open to Citizens of IsDB member countries (Saudi Arabia, Libya, Iran, Nigeria, United Arab, Qatar, Egypt, Kuwait, Turkey, Pakistan, Algeria, Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Yemen, Morocco, Sudan, Jordan, Oman, Iraq, Cameroon, Brunei, Niger, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Mali, Senegal, Guinea, Tunisia, Lebanon, Mauritania, Bahrain, Kyrgyz, Gambia, Maldives, Mozambique, Uganda, Benin, Palestine, Syria, Tajikistan, Sierra Leone, Togo, Uzbekistan, Comoros, Cote D’Ivoire, Afghanistan, Chad, Albania, Suriname, Turkmenistan, Guinea Bissau, Djibouti, Somalia, Guyana.) and Muslim communities in non-member countries.

Islamic Development Bank Scholarship Benefits

The the Islamic Development Bank Scholarship programme will provide successful applicants with the following benefits

  1. Monthly stipend commensurate with the cost of living of the country of study;
  2. Tuition fees, if any, subject to IsDB’s approval;
  3. Cost of medical treatment at university/government hospital;
  4. Economy class return air tickets (once at the time of joining and on completion of study) and installation and equipment allowance for the students selected to study abroad at partnered universities/countries; and
  5. Thesis preparation Allowance (Master and PhD students).
  6. Scientific papers’ preparation allowance (PhD and Post doctoral candidates).

Islamic Development Bank Scholarship Eligibility

The Programme is open for candidates with strong desire to engage in social services and community development who have the following profile:

  1. Citizens of IsDB member countries or Muslim communities in non-member countries;
  2. Undergraduate applicants: Completed high school with minimum good grades in major subjects or currently studying in first year at one of the top public/government universities in their own countries or in member countries having agreement with the IsDB (Malaysia, Morocco and Turkey).
  3. Masters applicants: Be a graduate with a grade above “Good” in his/her bachelor studies.
  4. PhD applicants:
    • Have Master’s degree in one of the fields of study of the programme.
    • Have minimum (“Very Good”) academic standing;
    • Preferably have work and/or research experience.
    • Have a research proposal in one of the fields of study of the programme stating its scientific and development relevance to the community / country.
  5. Post-doctoral research applicants:
    • Have PhD degree in one of approved fields of the programme.
    • Have minimum (“Very Good”) academic standing.
    • Have not less than two (2) years of experience in the field of research.
    • Must have a record of publications/research in the same field.
    • Have a research proposal in one of the fields of study of the programme stating its scientific and development relevance to the community / country.
  6. Not in receipt of any other scholarship (Only for undergraduate and master applicants);
  7. Be medically fit and willing to undergo medical tests after selection.

You may also be eligible for the:

  1. Vector Scholarship In Canada;
  2. FAO Hungarian Government Scholarship For Foreign Students;
  3. Scholarships At The Chinese Academy Of Agricultural Sciences.

Application instructions

Eligible candidates who would like to apply for the Islamic Development Bank Scholarship should first make click on the apply button bellow and follow instruction to fill the form and submit their applications.

selected scholars must obtain admission/invitation from public universities in their countries listed among the top (10) universities as per the Shanghai and Times Higher Education University ranking. Admission may also be sought at one of the universities having agreement with the IsDB, i.e. Cambridge University, Queen Mary University of London and Oxford in UK, McGill University in Canada, Copenhagen University in Denmark, National University of Uzbekistan and Tashkent University of Information Technology in Uzbekistan and Top universities in Malaysia, Turkey, Tunisia and Morocco.

Note: Getting admission does not mean automatic selection and is not a requirement for application. The final decision on place of study is made by the selection committee.

The deadline for submitting your application is February 28th, 2020. For more details on the Islamic Development Bank Scholarship programme, please visit the respective call for Undergraduate, Master’s, PhD and Post-Doctoral programmes.

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