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Islamic Development Bank Scholarship Program

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Islamic Development Bank IsDB is announcing the scholarship Program for the academic year 2024 and 2025. Applications are invited for the four different Scholarship Programs for international students. As part of IsDB’s overall effort to develop the human resources of its member countries and those of the Muslim communities in non-member countries, the Bank funds and implements multiple scholarship programs for the current year. Candidates who are interested to study in Postgraduate Programs at the Member States of IsDB can submit their applications before the closing date.

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IsDB is offering scholarships like SPMC, MSc, ISFD, and MSP. The details of these scholarships will be discussed in this article. Islamic Development is offering scholarships to Masters, and PhD programs, and the candidates can choose according to their field of interest before applying for the IsDB scholarships. You can study at the University of Strathclyde Glasgow

Details:

LocationISDB Member Countries
HostIslamic Development Bank
ProgramIslamic Development Bank Scholarship Program
CoverageFully Funded
QualificationsMasters| Postgraduates| PhD
Eligible countriesMultiple
Ageno limit
Short details

Types of Scholarships:

The following scholarships are offered by the Islamic Development Bank:

1.  IsDB Scholarship Program for Muslim Communities in Non-Member Countries (SPMC) 
2.  IsDB Master of Science Scholarship Program (M.Sc.) 
3.  IsDB Merit Scholarship Program for High Technology (MSP) 
4.  IsDB-ISFD Scholarship Program 

Deadline:

The deadline to apply for the Islamic Development Bank Scholarship Program is 30th April 2024.

1.  IsDB Scholarship Program for Muslim Communities in Non-Member Countries (SPMC)

The SPMC was launched in 1983 to enable academically meritorious and financially impoverished young Muslim students from Muslim communities in non-MCs to undertake undergraduate studies in medicine, engineering, computer sciences, information technology, agriculture, and other related fields in their own countries or the IsDB MCs.  Study in Barcelona Spain

Field of Study:

The SPMC is offering Scholarships in the following fields of study: . Study in Barcelona Spain

medicine, engineering, agriculture, and other related fields such as dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary science, nursing, nutrition study, computer science, forestry, and fishery.

Place of Studies:

Islamic Development Bank will provide these scholarships for studies at
recognized government universities in the students’ own countries. However, for students
who are unable to secure admission in their own countries, IsDB may facilitate their
placement at universities in member countries that have concluded agreements with IsDB
(Malaysia, Morocco, and Turkey)

Benefits:

The Scholarship will cover the following benefits for international students:

Tuition fees, payable to the universities directly

  • Monthly stipend commensurate with the cost of living in the country of
    study
  • Books/clothing allowance, the equivalent of three months monthly stipends,
    once a year
  • Cost of medical treatment (either at the university or local state hospital)
  • For students who are selected to study abroad, IsDB also provides a return
    economy class tickets to and from the countries of study (once at the
    beginning and at the end of the study) as well as an installation allowance

Eligibility Requirements:

Candidates need to follow the following requirements for the IsDB Scholarship Program:

  • In need of financial assistance without which study may have to stop
  • Maximum age of 24 years
  • Not an IsDB staff member or Executive Director, his/her alternate, and/or
  • staff of any type of appointment
  • Completed senior secondary education (or the equivalent of approximately
  • Provided evidence of language proficiency in the university medium of
  • instruction as relevant.
  • Provided certified English or French translation of all documents in case they
  • are initially in other languages.
  • Be medically fit and willing to undergo medical examination after selection.
  • Having secured admission in one of the disciplines covered under the
  • program at a recognized college or university in their own country is
  • desirable.
  • Not living in a country other than his/her home country.
  • Not a beneficiary of any other scholarship at the time of application and
  • during studies.

2.  IsDB Master of Science Scholarship Program (M.Sc.):

The M.Sc. Scholarship Program was launched in 1998 to assist 20 IsDB LDMCs in the development of their human capital, especially in science and technology, which are both relevant and necessary for their development.

Fields of Study:

The IsDB Master of Science Scholarship Program (M.Sc.) is tenable for two years leading to an M.Sc. degree.

Scholarship Coverage:

The following benefits will be covered under the Islamic Development Bank Scholarship program:

  • Monthly stipend commensurate with the cost of living in the country of
    study.
  • Tuition fees are payable to the universities directly.
  • Cost of medical treatment (either at the university or local state hospital);
  • Thesis preparation allowance.

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Eligibility Requirements:

Candidates need to meet the following criteria for the IsDB MSc scholarship program:

  • Age not over 30 years e at the closing date of applications.
  • Citizens of any of the 20 B Least Developed Member Countries (LDMCs) are eligible
  • In possession of a B.Sc., or equivalent degree, in science and technology.
  • Above average in academic standing/grade.
  • Nominated by scientific/academic/research institutions of their
    countries.
  • Have a good command of the language of the institution of study and the
    ability to conduct scientific work in it.
  • Provisional or full admission from universities or institutions listed under the
    M.Sc. is desirable and strongly encouraged.
  • Not an IsDB staff member or Executive Director, his/her alternate, and/or
    staff of any type of appointment

Place of Study:

The successful candidate for the program must secure admission at one of the IsDB
member countries’ universities listed in the top 1000 in the Times Higher Education
Supplement (THES) ranking.

3.  IsDB Merit Scholarship Program for High Technology (MSP) 

The implementation of the Merit Scholarship Program commenced in 1992. The program is dedicated to advanced studies and/or research (3-year Ph.D. and 6-12-month post-Doctorate) in 16 applied science and high technology areas deemed necessary for the development of the MCs

Field of Study:

The following fields are eligible for the Merit Scholarship Program for High Technology:

  1. Laser and Fiber Optics
  2. Conductors/Semiconductors
  3. Polymer Science
  4. Genetic Engineering/Biotechnology
  5. Nuclear Science/Engineering
  6. Electronics/Micro Electronics/Telecommunication
  7. Computer Science (including CAD/CAM)
  8. Renewable Energy/Fuel Technology
  9. Hydrology/Water Resources
  10. Metallurgy
  11. Chemical Engineering/Material Sciences
  12. Medicine/Pharmaceutical
  13. Agriculture/Food Technology
  14. System Engineering
  15. Space Science/Technology
  16. Environmental Preservation Technology
  17. Technology Management and Innovation (For post-doctoral research only).

Scholarship Benefits:

The following benefits will be awarded to the selected students for the IsDB Merit Scholarship Program:

  • Monthly stipend commensurate with the cost of living in the country of study, on a
    single-status basis
  • The cost of tuition fees is charged by the universities and payable to the universities
    directly.
  • Medical insurance under the university health scheme
  • Thesis/scientific paper preparation
  • Conference allowance for Ph.D. scholars
  • A return air ticket and installation allowance for scholars studying overseas.

Eligibility Requirements:

The candidates need to meet the following requirements for the IsDB Merit Scholarship Program:

Be up to the age of (a) 35 years for Ph.D. study; or (b) 40 years for post-doctoral
research.

  • Have an M.Sc. (for Ph.D. study) or Ph.D. (for post-doctoral research) in a field of
    science/technology listed under the program.
  • Have above average (“Very Good”) academic achievement.
  • Have good command of the language of the institution of study and the ability to
    conduct scientific work in it.
  • Have work and/or research experience of not less than two (2) years for Ph.D. study
    or five (5) years for post-doctoral research in the related field.
  • 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
  • Applicants for post-doctoral research who have had post-doctoral experience outside their countries within the past two years are not eligible.
  • Not be an IsDB staff member or Executive Director, his/her alternate, and/or staff
    of any type of appointment

Place of Study:

Priority is given to Ph.D. applicants with secured admission at universities that have
concluded a cooperation agreement with IsDB, such as the University of Cambridge; the
University of Oxford; the University of Queen Mary; the University of London in the United
Kingdom; several reputable universities in Malaysia, Turkey, and the Makerere University in
Uganda.
Successful candidates for the Ph.D. program may also secure admission to one of the
reputable universities in IsDB member countries listed among the top 1,000 in the Times
Higher Education Supplement (THES) or QS international universities ranking.

4-IsDB-ISFD Scholarships:

The IsDB-ISFD Scholarship Program was launched in 2019 by IsDB with the support of the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD), with the specific aim of reducing poverty in 21 Least Developed IsDB Member Countries (LDMCs). The Program provides educational opportunities to academically meritorious and financially impoverished young men and women from 21 LDMCs to pursue bachelor studies in medicine, engineering, agriculture and other related fields or a technical diploma at a public institute in their home countries or in one of the IsDB member countries.

Field of Study:

The following fields of study are eligible for the IsDB-ISFD Scholarship Program:

Mechanical Manufacturing Methods.

  • Mechatronics.
  • Air Conditioning.
  • Arts and Crafts.
  • Automation and Industrial Instrumentation.
  • Automotive Maintenance and Repair.
  • Biomedical Equipment Maintenance.
  • Buildings and Public Works.
  • Business and IT.
  • Business Management.
  • Civil Engineering Technician.
  • Clothing Industries Production.
  • Design and Innovation in the Apparel Industry.
  • Design and Manufacture of Moulds and Tools.
  • Design Techniques for the Electronic Industry.
  • Development of Smart and Informative Industrial Systems.
  • Diagnostics and Embedded Electronics.
  • Digital Infrastructure Development.
  • Early Childhood Educator.
  • Electricity and Electronics.
  • Electromechanics of Automated Systems.
  • Food Industry.
  • Furniture Study and Design;
  • General Mechanics;
  • Hygiene and Quality;
  • Industrial Maintenance;
  • Infrastructure and Networks;
  • International Trade;
  • Leather and Footwear;
  • Logistics Operations;
  • Maintenance of Equipment for the Plastics Industry;
  • Marketing and Multimedia;
  • Mechanism and Industrial Media;
  • Mechatronics Maintenance;
  • Media and Communication;
  • Metal Construction;
  • Miscellaneous Services and Industries;
  • Office Design;
  • Plastic Industry;
  • Production Technologies for the Electronic Industry;
  • Quality Control in the Food Industry;
  • Quality in the Garment Industry;
  • Topographical Survey;
  • Technician in Commerce;
  • Textiles and Clothing;
  • Tourism and Hospitality;
  • Transport Operations;
  • Vehicle transport and Maintenace

Scholarship Coverage:

The following benefits will be covered under the IsDB ISFB Scholarship Program: Study in Japan

  • Tuition fees, payable to the universities directly
  • Monthly stipend commensurate with the cost of living in the country of
    study;
  • Books/clothing allowance, the equivalent of three months monthly
    stipends, once a year.
  • Cost of medical treatment (either at the university or local state hospital).
  • For students who are selected to study abroad, IsDB also provides return
    economy class tickets to and from the countries of study

Eligibility Criteria:

The following criteria should be met for the Islamic Development Bank Scholarship Program:

  • Maximum age of 24 years at the closing date of applications;
  • In need of financial assistance without which study may have to stop;
  • Not an IsDB staff member or Executive Director, his/her alternate, and/or
    staff of any type of appointment
  • Completed senior secondary education (or the equivalent of approximately
  • 12 years of education) with good grades in major science subjects.
  • Must choose a field of study listed among the approved disciplines of the
    Program.
  • Provided evidence of language proficiency in the university medium of
    instruction as relevant
  • Provided certified English or French translation of all documents in case they are initially in other languages.
  • Be medically fit and willing to undergo medical examination after selection.
  • Having prior admission in one of the disciplines covered under the Program
    at a recognized college or university in their own country is desirable.
  • Not living in a country other than his/her home country.
  • Endorsed by the local NGO partner through the IsDB selection procedures.
  • Committed to returning to his/her home country on completion of the
    study under the Program

Place of Study:

scholarships are provided for studies at recognized government universities/technical institutes in the students’ own countries.

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How to Apply:

Candidates are advised to apply online for the Islamic Development Scholarship Program:

  • Register yourself at the IsDB Online Portal for the Application Process
  • Set up the profile
  • Submit all the information that is required
  • Upload all the necessary documents
  • (IsDB) does not charge any fees at any stage of the scholarship process

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