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Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) 2020-2021 Scholarships for Students in Muslim Communities

The IsDB is pleased to announce that calls for scholarship applications for the academic year 2020/2021 is now and applications are therefore being invited from qualified applicants.

Recognizing the importance of qualified human resources for social advancement and sustainable development, the IsDB has been addressing human resources development in member countries alongside its development financing activities.

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About Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)

Recognizing the importance of qualified human resources for social advancement and sustainable development, the IsDB has been addressing human resources development in member countries alongside its development financing activities. The IsDB has been funding the following Scholarship Programmes for citizens from IsDB member countries and Muslim communities worldwide: Undergraduate Programme Master’s Programme PhD Programme and Post-doctoral Research Programme IsDB-ISFD for Vocational Education & Training (VET) Bachelor studies for the IsDB 21 Least Developed Member Countries (LDM... read more


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IsDB Undergraduate Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of IsDB Undergraduate Scholarship

The programme covers the following items:

  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.

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, Guidance and Counselling Programme” to ensure their academic progress and social and psychological integration at the university as well as with the local community environment.


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Requirements for IsDB Undergraduate Scholarship Qualification

The Programme is open for academically meritorious students with strong desire to engage in social services and community development after graduation.  The prospective candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Citizens of any of the IsDB member countries or Muslim communities in non-member countries;
  2. 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. Not in receipt of any other scholarship; and 
  4. Be medically fit and willing to undergo medical tests after selection.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for IsDB Undergraduate Scholarship

The review and selection process are undertaken by an independent International Selection Committee, composed of academicians and chaired by the Senior Advisor to the IsDB President for Science, Technology and Innovation. The Selection Committee assesses the applicants’ qualifications and eligibility requirements and ascertains the scientific and development relevance of the proposed fields of study. Recommendation for final selection is made by the committee and final selection is approved by the IsDB management whose decision is final. 


Application Deadline

February 28, 2020

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IsDB Masters Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of IsDB Masters Scholarship

The programme covers the following items:

  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.

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.


Requirements for IsDB Masters Scholarship Qualification

The Programme is open for academically meritorious students and mid-career professionals from member countries and Muslim Communities in non-member countries who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Citizens of any of the IsDB member countries or Muslim communities in non-member countries;
  2. Be a graduate with a grade above “Good” in his/her bachelor studies.
  3. Not in receipt of any other scholarship; and 
  4. Be medically fit and willing to undergo medical tests after selection.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for IsDB Masters Scholarship

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 review and selection process are undertaken by an independent International Selection Committee, composed of academicians and chaired by the Senior Advisor to the IsDB President for Science, Technology and Innovation. 

The Selection Committee assesses the applicants’ qualifications and eligibility requirements and ascertains the scientific and development relevance of the proposed fields of study. Recommendation for final selection is made by the committee and final selection is approved by the IsDB management whose decision is final. 


Application Deadline

February 28, 2020

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IsDB PhD Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of IsDB PhD Scholarship

The programme covers the following items:

  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.
  5. Thesis preparation allowance 
  6. Scientific papers’ preparation allowance 

 


Requirements for IsDB PhD Scholarship Qualification

  1. Have Master’s degree in one of the fields of study of the programme.
  2. Have minimum ("Very Good") academic standing;
  3. Preferably have work and/or research experience.
  4. 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. Be medically fit and be willing to undergo medical tests after selection.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for IsDB PhD Scholarship

The review and selection process are undertaken by an independent International Selection Committee, composed of academicians and chaired by the Senior Advisor to the IsDB President for Science, Technology and Innovation. 

The Selection Committee assesses the applicants’ qualifications and eligibility requirements and ascertains the scientific and development relevance of the proposed fields of study. Recommendation for final selection is made by the committee and final selection is approved by the IsDB management whose decision is final. 


Application Deadline

February 28, 2020

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IsDB Post Doctoral


Aim and Benefits of IsDB Post Doctoral

The programme covers the following items:

  1. Monthly stipend commensurate with the cost of living of the country of study;
  2. Cost of medical treatment at university/government hospital.
  3. 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.
  4. Scientific papers’ preparation allowance 

Requirements for IsDB Post Doctoral Qualification

  1. Have PhD degree in one of approved fields of the programme.
  2. Have minimum ("Very Good") academic standing.
  3. Have not less than two (2) years of experience in the field of research. 
  4. Must have a record of publications/research in the same field.
  5. 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. Be medically fit and be willing to undergo medical tests after selection

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Application Deadline

February 28, 2020


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) on isdbscholarships.smartsimple.com to apply

Please note that the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) does not charge any fees at any stage of the scholarship process. Never disclose or send money to any entity or person in relation to your application.

For more details, visit IsDB website



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