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Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) 2023-2024 Scholarships For Masters/P.hD Students In Muslim Communities | Fully-Funded

The Islamic Development Bank funds and implements its scholarship programmes as part of its overall efforts to develop the human resources of its member countries and those of the Muslim communities in non-member countries.

  1. Master’s
  2. PhD and Post-Doctoral Research Programme
  3. IsDB-ISFD for Technical Vocational Education & Training (TVET) for 21 Least Developed Member Countries (LDMCs):  Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somali, Sudan, Togo, Uganda and Yemen
  4. IsDB-ISFD Bachelor studies for 21 LDMCs as mentioned in No. 4 above
  5. IsDB-The World Academy of Science (TWAS) Joint Programme for Capacity Building and Technology Transfer

Concept:

The IsDB Scholarship Programme is more than just a scholarship programme in the traditional sense of a straight financial assistance to the outstanding and qualified students. It is also a tool for the improvement of the socio-economic conditions of the Member Countries and Muslim communities.It is basically a scholarship programme and a development programme at the same time, since the scholarship is given as an interest-free-loan (Qard Hasan) to the students and as a grant to their communities /countries to which they belong.

The students are required to fulfil the obligations detailed, under each programme, after graduation and gainful employment. Besides, the students are also required to take part in the development of their communities/countries, through their respective professions. The repaid fund will be used to provide scholarships to other students from the same community/country to complement the IsDB Programme and to ensure its continuity in the long run, while the community development services rendered by the students and graduates will contribute to the overall development of the community/country.


IsDB Masters Scholarship

Application DeadlineApril 30, 2023
TypeMasters
SponsorIslamic Development Bank (IsDB)
GenderMen and Women
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Benefits of IsDB Masters Scholarship

Objectives: The Programmes are important parts of the developmental initiatives led by the Bank since 1983 to foster technology and knowledge sharing among its member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries. They are designed to attract talented male and female students and in order to build the right competencies required with a special focus on sustainability sciences to empower communities and to assist them in achieving their national and global development plans including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The motto is to develop the students/researchers as Good Citizens & Competent Professionals (GCCPs).

The programme covers the following items:

  • Monthly stipend commensurate with the cost of living of the country of study.
  • Tuition fees, if any, subject to IsDB’s approval.
  • Cost of medical treatment at university/government hospital.
  • 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.

Requirements for IsDB Masters Scholarship

The Programme is open for academically meritorious students and mid-career professionals from member countries and Muslim Communities in non-member countries. Candidates MUST ensure that they meet all the criteria of the programme listed hereunder, failing which the Application will not be considered:

  • Must be a citizen of any of the IsDB member countries or Muslim communities in non-member countries.
  • Candidate from non-member countries must be a Muslim.
  • Must have minimum of 70% in his/her Bachelor studies’ GPA.
  • Must choose a field of study listed among the approved disciplines of the programme.
  • Must provide certified English or French translation of all documents in case if they are initially in other languages.
  • Must provide evidence of language proficiency in university medium of instruction as relevant. The language proficiency must be supported by a document or certificate, e.g., for English, by a recognized language certificate such as TOEFL, IELTS or passed required level test conducted such as by British Council or equivalent system in French or other languages).
  • Must not be in receipt of any other scholarship at the time of application and during study.
  • Must be medically fit and willing to undergo medical tests after selection.

Application Deadline

April 30, 2023
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IsDB P. hD Scholarship

Application DeadlineApril 30, 2023
TypePostgraduate
SponsorIslamic Development Bank (IsDB)
GenderMen and Women
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Benefits of IsDB P. hD Scholarship

PhD study

The programme covers the following items:

  • Monthly stipend commensurate with the cost of living of the country of study;
  • Tuition fees, if any, subject to IsDB’s approval;
  • Cost of medical treatment at university/government hospital.
  • 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.
  • Thesis preparation allowance
  • Scientific papers’ preparation allowance

Post-doctoral research

The programme covers the following items:

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

Requirements for IsDB P. hD Scholarship

PhD and Post-Doctoral Research Programme:

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

1. PHD STUDY

  • 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.
  • 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 minimum (“Very Good”) academic standing.
  • Have not less than two (2) years of experience in the field of research.

Application Deadline

April 30, 2023

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 any inquiries and /or assistance , please correspond with only:E-mail: [email protected]


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