The Islamic Development Bank Scholarship 2019-2020 is now accepting applications for the academic year 2019-2020. The fully funded IsDB Scholarship 2019 is providing scholarship for undergraduate, Master, Doctorate (PhD), Post Doctoral Research, Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Joint Programmes. The Islamic Bank Scholarship is available in almost every field of study and is one of the best scholarship program in the world. 

The programmes are designed to attract talented male and female students and build the right competence required to empower communities with a special focus on “Sustainability Science” in line with the approved fields to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).For over (3) three decades, the Bank has helped to provide scholarship opportunities to 15,611 students and formed a pool of 13,253 well-trained development professionals and researchers transforming their countries and positively impacting future generations.

The winning applicants will receive financial support to translate their innovative ideas into development solutions and possible commercialization. You can apply from December 16th 2018 – February 28th 2019 for IDB Scholarship 2019-2020. 

Islamic Development Bank Scholarship Details:

Host Organisation:

  • Islamic Bank Development

Host Institutions:

  • Selected students must obtain an admission only from one of the universities listed among the top (10) universities in each country.

Partnership Programmes with Reputable top universities: The IsDB has linked the programmes with reputable universities worldwide. Therefore, a new partnership model has been pursued with the top (10) ten ranked universities in all beneficiary countries through Memorandum of Agreements. Under the new partnership model, the hosting universities will play a strategic role to provide the students with the necessary mentoring and guidance to ensure their academic success. They will equally facilitate the students’ financial entitlements, accommodation and promote the IsDB scholarship programmes.

 

Currently, the partnership programme includes Universities of Cambridge, Queen Mary, Imperial College London in the United Kingdom, Copenhagen University in Denmark, and McGill University in Canada. In addition, the bank is currently partnering with the Ministry of Education in Malaysia, Council of Higher Education in Turkey, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Tunisia, Morocco and Jordan to place IsDB students at top universities.

Course Level:

The 2019-2020 Call for IsDB Scholarship Applications is now opened. The IsDB is receiving online applications for the following programmes:

  1. Undergraduate Scholarship Programme
  2. Master Scholarship Programme
  3. PhD Scholarship Programme
  4. Post-Doctoral Research Programme
  5. IsDB/ISFD Scholarship Programme for Vocational Education and Training (VET)
  6. Joint Programme with The World Academy of Science (TWAS) in Trieste, Italy for Sustainability Science, Technology and Innovation

Top International Scholarships 2019 (Fully Funded):

IsDB Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Introduction:

The Programme was launched with the objective to provide educational opportunities for the academically meritorious young students from member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries to pursue undergraduate or first-degree study in a university and to train them in specific fields to empower communities with a special focus on “Sustainability Science” to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Presidency 5-Year Plan (P5P).

Concept:

The Programme is more than just a scholarship programme in the traditional sense of a straight financial assistance to qualified students. It is also a tool for the improvement of the socio-economic conditions in general. It is a scholarship programme and a development programme at the same time since the students are required to play a leading role in assisting the development of their communities and countries. In other words, the IsDB aims to produce Good Citizens and Talented Professionals (GCTP) at the same time.

Benefits and Facilities:

  • The programme covers full tuition to be paid directly to the university, monthly living allowance commensurate with the cost of living in the country of study, medical expenses at public or university hospitals.
  • For the students who are selected to study abroad, the IsDB also provides them with economy class air tickets to and from the countries of study (once at the beginning and at the end of study), installation allowance and educational equipment.
  • To help students prepare themselves for their future leading role in the development of their communities and countries, the IsDB also provides them with extra-curricular activities under
    a special programme called “Mentorship Programme” to ensure their academic progress and social and psychological integration in the university as well as the local community environment.

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 candidate must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Citizens of any of the IsDB member countries or Muslim communities in non-member countries
  • Completed senior secondary education (or the equivalent of approximately 12 years of education) with good grades in major subjects.
  • Not in receipt of any other scholarship at the time of application and during studies under the IsDB scholarship programme.
  • Be medically fit and willing to undergo medical tests after selection.

Fields of Study:

Eligible students must apply only for following fields of study.

Islamic Development Bank Scholarship 2019- 2020

Obligations:

Candidates granted the Scholarship are expected to:

1. Sign a Surety Bond stating their commitment to their studies, their return to their countries upon completion of their studies and service their communities and countries;

2.  Commit to cover, after the completion of his study, either the cost of the first year of his/her master’s degree. In this case, the IsDB will support him/her by covering the cost of his/her 2nd year master degree or related cost of the first year’s study for a new Undergraduate student from the same community he/she belongs to.

3. Devote themselves to their studies on a full-time basis and without interruption and provide the IsDB with reports on their academic studies and activities on a regular basis;

4. Seek or accept no other scholarship or remunerated work during their studies under the Programme which may interfere with their studies or make fulfillment of their other obligations difficult unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the IsDB;

5. 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.

Selection Process:

  • The selection of candidates is supervised by a Selection Committee, composed of academicians in all development related fields and chaired by the Senior Advisor to the President for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI).
  • The Committee reviews the applications keeping in view the eligibility requirements and selection criteria of the Programme with the aim of identifying the candidates with the highest potential.

Important Note:

  • The programme does not cover expenses for the student’s family; extra-curricular courses of training; language courses and any additional travel during the study programme.

IsDB Master Scholarship Program

Introduction:

The Programme was launched with an objective to assist IsDB member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries in the development of their human capitals in key areas of development to pursue Master degree in specific fields to empower communities with a special focus on “Sustainability Science” to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Presidency 5-Year Plan (P5P).

The programme aims specifically to:

  • Increase the number of intermediate level technological manpower in the beneficiary countries which is necessary for an effective technology development, transfer and maintenance; and
  • Enhance the ability of students to participate in the IsDB PhD and Post-doctoral research programme.
    Concept

Concept:

  • The Programme offers scholarships leading to a full-time Master degree (in 2 years maximum) either through course work, research or a combination of both. Whichever the mode, it must be completed within the specified two-year time frame and there is no possibility of extension with the IsDB funding.
  • The scholarship is awarded as an interest-free loan (Qard Hasan) to the students. They are required to repay 50% of the loan after graduation, in easy installments to ensure the programme continuity in the long run. Besides, the students are also required to take part in the development of their communities/countries, through their respective professions, while the community development services rendered by the graduates will contribute to the overall development of their communities/countries

Benefits and Facilities:

  • The programme covers full tuition fees to be paid directly to the university, living allowance on single-status basis, medical expenses at public or university hospitals, computer allowance, thesis preparation allowance and round-trip air-ticket and installation allowance for study abroad.
  • To help students prepare themselves for their future leading role in the development of their communities and countries, the IsDB also provides them with extra-curricular activities under a special programme called “Mentorship Programme” to ensure their academic progress and social and psychological integration in the university as well as the local community environment.

Eligibility Criteria:

The Programme is designed to help promising mid-career professionals from member countries and Muslim Communities in non-member countries who meet the following criteria:

  • Be a citizen of any of an IsDB member countries or Muslim communities in non-member countries.
  • Be a graduate with a grade above “Good” in his/her bachelor studies.
  • His/her proposed field of study is within the fields approved by the programme
  • Be recommended by three referees (professional or academic)
  • Seek or accept no other scholarship or remunerated work during their studies under the Programme which may interfere with their studies or make fulfillment of their other obligations difficult unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the IsDB;
  • Be medically fit and be willing to undergo medical tests after selection

Fields of study:

Under the programme, eligible students may apply only for studies in the following fields:

Islamic Development Bank Scholarship 2019- 2020

Islamic Development Bank Scholarship 2019- 2020

Obligations:

Candidates granted the Scholarship are expected to:

1. Sign a Surety Bond stating their commitment to their studies, their return to their countries upon completion of their studies and service their communities and countries and comply with the rules and regulations of the programme.

2. Devote themselves to their studies on a full-time basis and without interruption and provide the IsDB with reports on their academic studies and activities on a regular basis.

3. Seek or accept no other scholarship or remunerated work during their studies under the Programme which may interfere with their studies or make fulfillment of their other obligations difficult unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the IsDB.

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.

Selection Process:

  • The selection of candidates is supervised by a Selection Committee, composed of academicians in all development related fields and chaired by the Senior Advisor to the President for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI).
  • The Committee reviews the applications keeping in view the eligibility requirements and selection criteria of the Programme with the aim of identifying the candidates with the highest potential.

Important Note:

  • The programme does not cover expenses for the student’s family; extra-curricular courses of training; language courses and any additional travel during the study programme.

IsDB PhD and Post-Doctoral Research Program

Introduction:

The Programme aims at developing 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 advanced studies and research in development related fields with a special focus on “Sustainability Science”.

Concept:

The Programme offers scholarships and is designed to help promising professionals and researchers to pursue a full-time Ph.D. study and/or Post-doctoral research in key areas of development with a special focus on “Sustainability Science” in line with the IsDB President’s new strategy to empower communities to achieve the SDGs.

The main objectives of this programme are:

  • To develop technically qualified human resources
  • To enhance the scientific, technological and research capability/ and the potential of scholars and researchers
  • To help meet the national needs science and technology; and
  • To strengthen the scientific, technological and research capability of institutions.

The scholarship is awarded as an interest-free loan (Qard Hasan) to the students. They are required to repay 50% of the loan after graduation, in easy installments to ensure the programme continuity in the long run. Besides, the students are also required to take part in the development of their communities/countries, through their respective professions, while the community development services rendered by the graduates will contribute to the overall development of their communities/countries.

Benefits and Facilities:

The programme covers full tuition/bench fees to be paid directly to the university, living allowance on single-status basis, medical expenses at public or university hospitals, conference and thesis preparation allowance and round-trip air-ticket and installation allowance for scholar studying abroad.

Eligibility Criteria

The Programme is designed to help promising mid-careers professionals from member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries who meet the following criteria:

1. PhD study

  • Have minimum Master degree (for Ph.D study) in one of the approved fields of the programme
  • Have above average (“Very Good”) academic standing;
  • Preferably have work and/or research experience
  • Have a proposed field of study and/or research in one of the fields listed under the approved fields of study of the programme with its scientific and development relevance to the country being clearly demonstrated in a research proposal.
  • Seek or accept no other scholarship or remunerated work during their studies under the Programme which may interfere with their studies or make fulfillment of their other obligations difficult unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the IsDB;
  • 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 above average (“Very Good”) academic standing;
  • Must have not less than two (2) years of experience in the field of his/her research
  • Must have a record of publications/research in the same field.
  • Have a proposed field of study and/or research in one of the fields listed under the approved fields of study of the programme with its scientific and development relevance to the country being clearly demonstrated in a research proposal.
  • Seek or accept no other scholarship or remunerated work during their studies under the Programme which may interfere with their studies or make fulfillment of their other obligations difficult unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the IsDB;
  • Be medically fit and be willing to undergo medical tests after selection

Fields of study:

Under the programme, eligible students may apply only for studies in the following fields:

Islamic Development Bank Scholarship 2019- 2020

Islamic Development Bank Scholarship 2019- 2020

Obligations: 

Candidates granted the Scholarship are expected to:

1. Sign a Surety Bond stating their commitment to their studies, their return to their countries upon completion of their studies and service their communities and countries and comply with the rules and regulations of the programme.

2. Devote themselves to their studies on a full-time basis and without interruption and provide the IsDB with reports on their academic studies and activities on a regular basis;

3. Seek or accept no other scholarship or remunerated work during their studies under the Programme which may interfere with their studies or make fulfillment of their other obligations difficult unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the IsDB

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.

Selection Process:

  • The selection of candidates is supervised by a Selection Committee, composed of academicians in all development related fields and chaired by the Senior Advisor to the President for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI).
  • The shortlisted applications are reviewed in detail by a panel of eminent scientists to ascertain the scientific and development relevance of the field of study proposed and to assess the overall qualifications of the applicants. Recommendation for final selection is made by the Selection Committee.

For more details and information about IsDB-ISFD Scholarship Programme and Joint Programme with The World Academy of Science (TWAS) in Trieste, Italy, for Sustainability Science, Technology and Innovation (STI, Please read Final Updates of Scholarship Portal

Application Deadline:

  • The last date to apply for Islamic Development Bank Scholarship 2019- 2020 is February 28th 2019.

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