Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Undergraduate, Masters & PhD Scholarship Programme 2020/2021 (Fully Funded)

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Application Deadline: February 28th, 2020.

The Call for New Applications for the IsDB Scholarship Programmes for the Year 2020-2021 is Now Open.

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 IsDB has been funding the following Scholarship Programmes for citizens from IsDB member countries and Muslim communities worldwide:

  1. Undergraduate Programme 
  2. Master’s Programme
  3. PhD Programme and Post-doctoral Research Programme
  4. IsDB-ISFD for Vocational Education & Training (VET)
  5. Bachelor studies for the IsDB 21 Least Developed Member Countries (LDMCs)

Undergraduate Scholarship Programme

The Programme was launched with the objective to provide educational opportunities to academically meritorious young students from Member Countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries to pursue undergraduate or first-degree study at a public/government university and to train them in specific fields to empower communities to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Presidency 5-Year Plan (P5P).

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.

Master Scholarship Programme

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.

Benefits and facilities

The programme covers the following items:

  • Monthly stipend commensurate with the cost of living of the country of study;
  • Tuition fees, if any, subject to IsDB’s approval;
  • Cost of medical treatment at 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; and
  • Thesis preparation Allowance.

PhD and Post-Doctoral Research Programme

The Programme was launched with the objective to produce technically qualified human resources in the IsDB member countries and Muslim Communities in non-member countries by providing scholarships to promising and outstanding scholars and researchers to undertake PhD studies and Post-Doctoral research in development related fields with a special focus on “Sustainability Science” and to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Presidency 5-Year Plan (P5P).

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

Benefits and Facilities

PhD study

The programme covers the following items:

  • Monthly stipend commensurate with the cost of living of the country of study;
  • Tuition fees, if any, subject to IsDB’s approval;
  • Cost of medical treatment at 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 

Post-doctoral research

The programme covers the following items:

  • Monthly stipend commensurate with the cost of living of the country of study;
  • Cost of medical treatment at 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.
  • Scientific papers’ preparation allowance 

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the IsDB Undergraduate, Masters & PhD Scholarship Programme 2020/2021

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