Islamic Development Bank Scholarships for Bachelor, Master, PhD and Post-Doctoral

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The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) 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.

There are six scholarship programmes offered by IsDB:
1. Undergraduate  
2. Master degree
3. PhD and Post-Doctoral Research Programme
4. 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
5. IsDB-ISFD Bachelor studies for 21 LDMCs as mentioned in No. 4 above
6. IsDB-The World Academy of Science (TWAS) Joint Programme for Capacity Building and Technology Transfer

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Islamic Development Bank Scholarships for Bachelor, Master, PhD and Post-Doctoral
Islamic Development Bank Scholarships for Bachelor, Master, PhD and Post-Doctoral

The IsDB Scholarship Programme is more than just a scholarship programme in the traditional sense of straight financial assistance to 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.

Place of Study

Consistent with the concept of the Programme, admission is solely the responsibility of the student. Selected students must obtain admission from one of the top 10 public/government universities in their own countries. Check the ranking of Universities

Meanwhile, for some students who could not secure admission in their own countries, due to any unavoidable situation, the IsDB may seek admission in member countries having an agreement with the IsDB. The final decision of the admission of any student under these agreements is subject to acceptance by the respective universities in these countries. 

General Requirements

- 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 Muslim.
- Must have obtained a high school/ bachelor/ master/ PhD diploma or registered in one of the top 10 public/government universities in his/her own country.
- Must have a minimum of 70% in the final GPA.
- Must choose a field of study listed among the approved disciplines of the programme.
- 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 the required level test conducted such as by British Council or equivalent system in French or other languages).
- Must provide certified English or French translation of all documents in case if they are initially in other languages.
- Must not receive any other scholarship at the time of application and during the study.
- Must be medically fit and willing to undergo medical tests after selection.

Fields of Study

Eligible candidate must apply to one of the fields of study as shown below:
- Health
- Engineering
- Urban Planning
- Sustainable Cities
- Innovation & Infrastructure Development
- Waste Management
- Forestry
- Sustainable Agriculture
- Industrial Technologies
- Plastic pollution and Micro-plastics
- Green Chemistry
- Responsible Growth
- Physics
- Geology
- Energy
- ICT for Development
- Computer Science
- Information Technology
- Telecommunication
- Electronics
- Biodiversity
- Climate Change
- Water and Hygiene
- Development
- Social Sciences
- Law
- Media & Journalism
- Political Sciences
- Entrepreneurship
- Trade & Commerce
- Economics
- Islamic Economics
- Finance and Banking
- Population Growth
- Statistics
- Demography Econometrics
- Education
- Education for Sustainable Development
- Psychology and Learning
- Education Policy
- International Development

Benefits and Facilities

The programme covers the following items: 
- Monthly stipend commensurate with the cost of living in the country of study.  
- Tuition fees, if any, subject to IsDB's approval.
- Cost of medical treatment at the 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


Candidates granted the scholarship are expected to: 
- Sign the IsDB's prescribed Scholarship Agreement stating their commitment to their studies and serve their communities and countries upon graduation. 
- Commit to cover, after the completion of their undergraduate study, either tuition fees of the first year of their Master’s degree.  In this case, the IsDB will support them by covering the fees of their second year of study. Otherwise, they shall cover the cost of the first year of study for a new undergraduate student from the same community/country nominated by the IsDB.
- Devote themselves to their studies on a full-time basis and without interruption and provide the IsDB with progress reports on their studies regularly;
- Not to seek or accept other scholarship or remunerated work during their study under the Programme;
- Respect the laws of the country of study and maintain good personal and professional conduct consistent with the rules, regulations and objectives of the Programme and the overall mission of the IsDB; and
- Register to the IsDB Alumni after graduation to network with other alumnus and keep updating the IsDB about their professional progress and achievements in their communities/countries.
- Refund 50% of the total amount spent on their study after graduation and securing gainful employment, in easy instalments, to the Local Education Trust Fund (LETF) established by the IsDB in their countries. (For Master, PhD and Post-Doctoral Research Programme)

Documents should be uploaded

1. National ID\Passport
2. Curriculum Vitae/CV (Postgraduate only)
3. Certificate of Good Health from a medical doctor or a hospital. (optional)
4. Three (3) letters of reference (Postgraduate only)
5. Certificate of degree and transcripts
6. Work experience certificate (optional)
7. Letter or evidence of pre-admission (optional)
8. Language certificate or test score (optional)
9. Full Research Proposal (Postgraduate only)
10. Birth Certificate (Undergraduate only)

The Deadline is February 28, 2021

Please note that if you don’t hear from IsDB by End of July 2021, that should mean you have not been selected for the scholarship.

Admin note:

1. For Masters, PhD and Post-Doctoral scholarships, it is clear that after completing the study, it is mandatory to return 50% of the total costs that have been borne by IsDB. So it is clear that there are dishonest websites that mention fully funded scholarships without explaining that there is a value that must be replaced after studying.

2. For undergraduate scholarships it is not clear. If you are interested even though the scholarship is not full, you can just register first, then confirm it again when you are accepted.

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February 24, 2021

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