Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Scholarship Programme 2019/2020 [Fully Funded]

Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) is now accepting applications from suitably qualified candidates for its Undergraduate, Masters & PhD Scholarship Programme. The deadline for submission of applications is 28th February, 2019.

Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Scholarship Programme



The Scholarship Programmes are an important tool in the development initiatives led by the IsDB since 1983 to foster technology and knowledge sharing among member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries. 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 been funding the following programmes for studies and researches in development-related fields and has helped to form a pool of over 9,000 well-trained and experienced development professionals and researchers transforming their countries and positively impacting future generations:

  1. Undergraduate Scholarship Programme: Since 1983, the programme has offered scholarship opportunities to 13996 students to study first degree-level education. So far, 8,987 have graduated and 2,379 are currently pursuing their study.
  2. Master Scholarship Programme: Since 1998, the programme has offered scholarship opportunities to 710 students to study master’s programme. So far, 364 have graduated and 142 are currently pursuing their study.
  3. PhD and Post-doctoral research Since 1993, the programme has offered scholarship opportunities to 1,201 students to study PhD and undertake post-doctoral research. So far, 581 have graduated and 277 are currently pursuing their study/research.
  4. IsDB/ISFD Programme for Vocational Training and Undergraduate Studies: This programme is an IsDB new initiative for 21 LDMCs funded by the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD) for the next ten years, starting from 2018 aiming at promoting entrepreneurships and reducing poverty.

Joint Programme with The World Academy of Science (TWAS) in Trieste, Italy for Sustainability Science, Technology and Innovation: This programme started in 2017 as an IsDB initiative for capacity building aiming at building critical mass in the fields of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) to address sustainable development challenges of its member countries.

Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Undergraduate Scholarship Programme

Introduction

The Programme was launched in 1983 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) in their communities and countries.

Concept of the Programme

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 of the member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries as a whole. 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 Competent Professionals (GCCP) at the same time.

Benefits and facilities

The programme covers full tuition to be paid directly to the university, monthly living and books clothing allowances commensurate with the cost of living in the country of study, health insurance, etc. For the students who are selected to study outside of their own countries, the IsDB also provides them with economic class tickets to and from the countries of study (once at the beginning and at the end of study).

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.

Obligations

Candidates granted the Scholarship are expected to:

  1. Commit to cover, after graduation 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 costs to complete his/her master’s degree or the tuition fees of the first year’s study for a new Undergraduate student from the same community he/she belongs to.
  2. Sign a Surety Bond stating their commitment to their studies, their return to their countries upon completion of their studies and continuing work and services to “Sustainability Science, Technology and Innovation” in their countries;
  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;

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.

Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Master Scholarship Programme

Introduction

The Programme was launched in 1998 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 with a special focus on “Sustainability Science” to achieve the SDGs. 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 of the Programme

  • The Programme offers scholarships leading to a full-time Master degree (in 2 years maximum) 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 programme study may be 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.

Benefits and facilities

The programme covers full tuition fees to be paid directly to the university, living allowance on single-status basis, health insurance, computer allowance, etc. 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.

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 continuing work and services to “Sustainability Science, Technology and Innovation” in their countries;
  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

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.

Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) PhD Scholarship Programme and Post-Doctoral Research Programme.

Introduction

The Programme was introduced in 1992. It 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”.

The main objectives of this programme are to enhance the scientific, technological and research capability/ and the potential of scholars and researchers and strengthen the scientific, technological and research capability of their institutions.

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 programme study may be through course work, research or a combination of both. Whichever the mode, it must be completed within the specified three-year time frame and there is no possibility of extension with the IsDB funding.

Benefits and Facilities

The programme covers full tuition fees to be paid directly to the university, living allowance on single-status basis, health insurance, computer allowance, conference allowance etc. and round-trip air-ticket and installation allowance for scholar studying abroad.

To help students/scholars 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.

IsDB/ISFD Scholarship Programme for Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Introduction

The Programme is funded by the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD), with the specific aim of reducing poverty in 21 Least Developed Member Countries.

The Programme aims at providing opportunities to financially impoverished, but academically successful young men and women to pursue bachelor degree and/or technical diploma in the scientific and social disciplines. The ultimate aim is to improve their socioeconomic conditions and enable them to make a meaningful contribution to the development of their countries.

Concept

The scholarship is awarded as an interest-free Flex-Pay Installment Loan (Qard Hasan) to the students. Repayment will take place once the students finish their study and secure a gainful employment, to a Local Education Trust Fund (LETF) established in each member country benefiting from the Programme.

Benefits and Facilities

The programme covers full tuition fees to be paid directly to the university, living allowance on single-status basis, health insurance, computer allowance, conference allowance etc. and round-trip air-ticket and installation allowance for scholar studying 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.

Obligations

Candidates granted the Scholarship are expected to:

  1. Commit to cover, after graduation 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 costs to complete his/her master’s degree or the tuition fees of the first year’s study for a new Undergraduate student from the same community he/she belongs to.
  2. Sign a Surety Bond stating their commitment to their studies, their return to their countries upon completion of their studies and continuing work and services to “Sustainability Sciences, Technology and Innovation” in their countries;
  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.

Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Joint Programme with The World Academy of Science (TWAS) in Trieste, Italy for Sustainability Science, Technology and Innovation

Introduction

This programme is a joint cooperation with the World Academy of Science (TWAS) in Trieste, Italy. It started in 2017 as an IsDB initiative for capacity building aiming at building critical mass in the fields of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) to address sustainable development challenges of its member countries.

Objective:

The main objective the programme is to contribute to building critical mass among young scientists, researchers and refugee scientists in the fields of STI relevant to the SDGs.

Scope:

The programme offers:

Post-Doctoral Fellowships: The Fellowships will support scientists for research visits of 3 months in selected Centers of Excellence. Fellowships will be awarded to scientists who will have a role in empowering their society.

Grants for Joint Research and Technology Transfer Projects

  • The Grants will fund joint projects to bring together complementary expertise that will tackle complex global challenges that often require an interdisciplinary approach.
  • One joint project will be selected. The project will see two research groups from different DDB countries. The research question will likely focus on an issue relevant to both countries involved. Grants will be assigned on a competitive basis to those projects which actually produce a major and real-time impact.

High Level Training Workshops on the Science-Policy-Diplomacy Nexus: It aims to conduct high level training workshops on the Science-Policy-Diplomacy Nexus that would bring together scientists, policy-makers and diplomats to focus on issues of high priority for the region and within the context of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Support for Refugee Scientists and Other Scientists at risk in IsDB Member Countries

  • It aims to support refugee scientists and other scientists at risk in IsDB member countries that are being affected by civil strife or war.
  • Efforts will be made to support them at universities and research centres in other IsDB member countries, but also in other countries

How to Apply for Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Scholarship.

Please apply from December 16th 2018 – February 28th 2019 by visiting the scholarships website.

Apply Here Official Link


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