Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Scholarships

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) is happy to announce calls for applications for its fully-funded Scholarships for Students in Muslim Communities for 2024/2025

Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Scholarships

Eligible Countries: Muslim communities

Number of Awards: Numerous

Value of Award

Undergraduate & Masters

The following are covered on the programme:

  • A monthly stipend appropriate to the country of study’s cost of living.
  • Any tuition expenses must receive IsDB’s permission.
  • Cost of medical care at a government or university hospital.
  • The students chosen to study abroad at partner universities/countries will get installation and equipment funding and economy class round-trip airline tickets (once at the time of joining and once upon completion of study).

PhD study

The following are covered on the programme:

  • Stipend per month corresponding to the cost of living in the country of study;
  • If applicable, tuition fees are subject to IsDB approval;
  • Cost of medical care at a government or university hospital.
  • The students chosen to study abroad at partner universities/countries will get installation and equipment funding as well as economy class round-trip airline tickets (once at the time of joining and once upon completion of study).
  • Allowance for writing the thesis
  • Allowance for writing scientific papers

Post-doctoral research

The following are covered on the programme:

  • Stipend paid monthly in accordance with the cost of living in the country of study;
  • Medical care at a government or university hospital will cost.
  • For the students chosen to study abroad at partner universities/countries, we provide installation and equipment allowance, economy class round-trip tickets (once at the time of joining and once after the study), and these at no additional cost.
  • The cost of creating scientific papers

About the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Scholarships Award

As part of its broader initiatives to improve the human resources of both its member countries and those of the Muslim populations in non-member countries, the Islamic Development Bank finances and administers its scholarship programmes.

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

Concept of The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Scholarships

The IsDB Scholarship Programme goes beyond simply providing outstanding and eligible students with financial aid in the traditional sense of a scholarship programme. It is also a tool for enhancing the socioeconomic standing of Muslim communities and Member Countries.

Since the scholarship is granted to the students as an interest-free loan (Qard Hasan) and as a grant to their communities/countries of origin, it can be considered both a scholarship programme and a development initiative.

After graduating and finding gainful employment, students must meet the duties outlined in each curriculum.

Additionally, the students are expected to contribute to the advancement of their communities and nations through their chosen professions in order to supplement the IsDB Programme and guarantee its long-term continuation.

The refunded funds will be utilised to award scholarships to more students from the same community or nation.

However, the community development services provided by students and recent graduates will aid in the general growth of the region/nation.

Objectives

The Bank has been leading development programmes since 1983 to promote technology and information sharing among its member countries and Muslim populations in non-member countries.

The Programmes are significant components of these initiatives.

They are made to draw in gifted students of both sexes and develop the necessary skills, focusing on sustainability sciences, to strengthen communities and help them carry out their regional, national, and international development plans, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The mission statement is to make the researchers and students Good Citizens & Competent Professionals (GCCPs).

Eligibility for IsDB Scholarships

Undergraduate

Academically talented individuals who strongly desire to work in social services and community development after graduation are welcome to apply to the programme.

Candidates MUST ensure they meet all the requirements for the programme given below; otherwise, their application will not be considered.

  • Must be a citizen of one of the Muslim populations in nations that are not IsDB members.
  • Muslim candidates from non-member nations are required.
  • A high school diploma or enrollment in one of the top 10 public or government colleges in one’s home nation is required.
  • Must have a final high school GPA of at least 70%.
  • Must select a discipline from the list of those the programme has approved.
  • Must offer verification of language fluency in the university’s preferred medium of instruction. The language competency must be backed by a document or certificate, such as a TOEFL or IELTS score for English or proof of passing a level test administered by the British Council (or a system equivalent in French or another language).
  • All documents, even if they were originally written in another language, must be accompanied by a certified translation into English or French.
  • Must not be a recipient of another scholarship at the time of application or while enrolled in school.
  • Must be in good health and ready to submit to testing after selection.

Masters

Academically talented individuals who strongly desire to work in social services and community development after graduation are welcome to apply to the programme.

Candidates MUST ensure they meet all the requirements for the programme given below; otherwise, their application will not be considered.

  • Must be a citizen of any of the IsDB member countries or Muslim communities in non-member countries.
  • Candidates from non-member countries must be Muslim.
  • Must have a 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 the 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 not receive any other scholarship at the time of application and during study.
  • Must be medically fit and willing to undergo medical tests after selection.

PhD and Post-Doctoral Research Programme

Promising and exceptional academics from member nations and Muslim communities in non-member nations who fit the following criteria can receive aid from the programme:

PhD Study

  • Possess a Master’s degree in one of the academic subjects covered by the curriculum.
  • Own a “Very Good” or better” grade point average;
  • Should possess professional or academic expertise.
  • Have a research proposal outlining how it will advance knowledge in one of the program’s areas of study and benefit the community or nation.
  • Be in good health and prepared to submit to testing following the selection.

Post-doctoral Research

  • Possess a PhD in one of the program’s permitted subjects.
  • Own a “Very Good” or better academic standing.
  • Possess a minimum of two years’ worth of research-related experience.
  • Must have a track record of research/publications in the same discipline.
  • Possess a research proposal outlining how it will advance knowledge in one of the program’s fields of study and benefit the community or nation.
  • Be in good health and prepared to submit to testing following the selection.

Application Procedure for IsDB Scholarships

Apply for any of the scholarships through the links below:

Conclusion

In conclusion, the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Scholarship Programme is an important programme that helps students from member nations pursue higher education.

The programme enables students to pursue their academic objectives and positively impact their communities by offering financial aid.

The programme also promotes cross-cultural dialogue and teamwork among students from various backgrounds.

The IsDB Scholarship Programme is evidence of the bank’s dedication to advancing human development and attaining long-term economic and social advancement.

More students will have the chance to follow their passions and have a good effect on the world with the program’s continuing support.

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