Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Scholarships 2020/2021 (Undergraduate, Masters, PhD)

Masters PostGraduate Undergraduate

Deadline : February 28, 2020 .  

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 Bank has also launched a joint programme with The World Academy of Science (TWAS) in Trieste, Italy to support capacity building aimed at building critical mass in the fields of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) to address sustainable development challenges of member countries

These Scholarship programmes are important part of the developmental initiatives led by IsDB 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 build the right competencies required to empower communities and achieving national and global development plans including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Eligibility

Undergraduate Eligibility Criteria

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:

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

Masters Eligibility Criteria

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:

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

Postgraduate Eligibility Criteria

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.
  • 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.
  • Be medically fit and be willing to undergo medical tests after selection

Application

Candidates granted the Scholarship are expected to:

  1. Sign the IsDB’s prescribed Scholarship Agreement stating their commitment to their studies and serve their communities and countries upon graduation;
  2. Devote themselves to their studies on a full-time basis and without interruption and provide the IsDB with progress reports on their studies on a regular basis;
  3. Not to seek or accept other scholarship or remunerated work during their study under the Programme;
  4. 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;
  5. Register and join the IsDB Alumni after graduation to network with other alumnus and keep updating the IsDB about their progress and achievements in their communities/countries.
  6. Refund 50% of the loan after graduation and securing gainful employment, in easy installments, to Local Education Trust Fund (LETF) established by the IsDB in their countries.

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