IDB Scholarship Programme for Muslim Communities in Non-Member Countries.


 Deadline: December 2013

The Islamic Development Bank Scholarship Programme for Muslim Communities in Non-Member Countries aims to improve the socio-economic conditions and to preserve the cultural and religious identities of Muslim Communities in Non-member Countries through developing their human capital resources.

The Programme provides scholarship to the academically meritorious but financially needy young Muslim students to pursue undergraduate or first-degree study in professional courses.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, the student/applicant must be able to meet the following basic criteria:

  • Age not over 24 years.
  • Completed senior secondary / pre-university education with good grades in major science subjects and language of instruction.
  • Secured admission in one of the disciplines covered under the Programme at a recognized college or university in their own countries (for in-country study).
  • Not in receipt of any other scholarship.
  • Committed and needy Muslim.
  • Recommended by the Counterpart Organization.

Fields of study

  • Medicine
  • Engineering
  • Agriculture
  • Other fields related to above disciplines

Scholarship Worth

  • The Programme covers all relevant expenses during students’ study period, including tuition fees, health and living costs as determined by the IDB.
  • The scholarship is an interest-free loan to enable you to study Medicine, Engineering or Agriculture (or other fields as approved  by the IDB) and it covers cost of living, books & clothing, tuition fees (wherever applicable) and medical expenses.
  • You will be expected, upon graduation, to pay back the scholarship and other funds you receive from the Bank, in easy instalments,  to a local IDB Trust or Waqf in your community. This is necessary because the scholarship is a grant from the Bank to the local  community to enable it to sustain this scholarship programme in future to benefit others including your children.

How to apply

In countries, where the Programme is being implemented, inquiries can be made and application form obtained from Counterpart Organization in the country.

In a country, where the Programme has not yet been implemented, inquiries may be directed to the Scholarship Division, Department of Communities in Non-Member Countries, IDB.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Islamic Development Scholarship Programme


One response to “IDB Scholarship Programme for Muslim Communities in Non-Member Countries.”

  1. Muhammad Jamiu Avatar
    Muhammad Jamiu

    How can Nigerians benefited from this grant Jazakum Lah

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