IsDB Scholarship Program 2024

IsDB Scholarship 2024 offers scholarships to international students from all IsDB Member Countries and Muslim Communities around the globe to study.

The Islamic Development Bank is offering a fully funded scholarship opportunity to enable academically meritorious and financially impoverished young Muslim students to undertake Undergraduate, Postgraduate Training.

As part of its overall effort to develop the human resources of its member countries and those of the Muslim communities in non-member countries, the Bank funds and implements the following scholarship programs:

1.  IsDB Scholarship Program for Muslim Communities in Non-Member Countries (SPMC)

The SPMC was launched in 1983 to enable academically meritorious and financially impoverished young Muslim students from Muslim communities in non-MCs to undertake undergraduate studies in medicine, engineering, computer sciences, information technology, agriculture, and other related fields in their own countries or the IsDB MCs.

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2.  IsDB Master of Science Scholarship Program (M.Sc.)

The M.Sc. Scholarship Program was launched in 1998 to assist 20 IsDB LDMCs in the development of their human capital, especially in science and technology, which are both relevant and necessary for their development.

3.  IsDB Merit Scholarship Program for High Technology (MSP)

The implementation of the Merit Scholarship Program commenced in 1992. The program is dedicated to advanced studies and/or research (3-year Ph.D. and 6-12-month post-Doctorate) in 16 applied science and high technology areas deemed necessary for the development of the MCs.

4.  IsDB-ISFD Scholarship Program

The IsDB-ISFD Scholarship Program was launched in 2019 by IsDB with the support of Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD), with the specific aim of reducing poverty in 21 Least Developed IsDB Member Countries (LDMCs).

The Program provides educational opportunities to academically meritorious and financially impoverished young men and women from 21 LDMCs to pursue bachelor studies in medicine, engineering, agriculture and other related fields or a technical diploma at a public institute in their home countries or in any one of the IsDB member countries.

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for the IsDB Scholarship Program, you must be:

  • in need of financial assistance without which study may have to stop
  • Maximum age of 24 years
  • Not an IsDB staff member or Executive Director, his/her alternate, and/or staff of any type of appointment (including temporary and consultant) of the IsDB Group nor a close relative by blood or adoption, with the term “close relative” defined as mother, father, sister, half-sister, brother, half-brother, son, daughter, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew;
  • Completed senior secondary education (or the equivalent of approximately 12 years of education) with good grades in major science subjects
  • Provided evidence of language proficiency in the university medium of instruction as relevant. The language proficiency must be supported by a document or certificate
  • Provided certified English or French translation of all documents in case they are initially in other languages
  • Be medically fit and willing to undergo medical examination after selection
  • Having secured admission in one of the disciplines covered under the programme at a recognized college or university in their own country is desirable;
  • Not living in a country other than his/her home country.
  • Not a beneficiary of any other scholarship at the time of application and during studies.

Benefits of IsDB Scholarship Program 2024

  • A monthly stipend that varies according to the country of study.
  • A full tuition fee coverage.
  • Medical Insurance.
  • Roundtrip airline tickets.
  • A settlement allowance is granted to students who study abroad.
  • Graduation thesis preparation allowance. (For postgraduate students).
  • Conference participation allowance, books, and clothing allowance (for doctoral students)
  • Allowance for preparing scientific papers (post-doctoral program)

How to Apply for IsDB Scholarship Program

Interested and qualified candidates should click on the button below to visit the IsDB Scholarship page, then create your account, verify it and proceed to submit application and upload all required documents.

Deadline: April 20, 2024

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