IDB Masters Scholarships for Developing Countries’ Students, 2016

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Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is offering master’s scholarships in Science, Engineering, Technology, Medical Sciences, Statistics, Demography, Econometrics and Operational Research and other related fields. Applicants must be a citizen of any of an eligible member country.

The objective of the M.Sc. is to assist eligible countries in the development of their human resources in science and technology that are both relevant and necessary for their socio-economic development.

The purpose of the Bank is to foster the economic development and social progress of member countries and Muslim communities individually as well as jointly in accordance with the principles of Shari’ah i.e., Islamic Law.

Applicant’s language proficiency must be supported by a document or certificate, e.g., for English, by a recognized language certificate such as TOEFL or passed required level test conducted such as by British Council or equivalent system in French).

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master’s degree level.

Study Subject: Students may apply only for Science, Engineering, Technology, Medical Sciences, Statistics, Demography, Econometrics, Operational Research and other related fields.

Scholarship Award: The scholarship covers the following benefits and entitlements:
-All academic expenses; Living allowances; Health Insurance; Round trip air-tickets to and from place of study

Scholarship can be taken at: Member Countries (Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Gambia,
Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Palestine, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Togo, Uganda & Yemen).

Eligibility: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this Fellowship:-
The Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
-Be a citizen of any of an Eligible Member Country.
-Age not over 30 years.
-Be a graduate in science/technology with a grade above Good in his/her academic career.
-Be nominated by an academic research institution of his/her country.
-Be determined to return home at the end of his/her studies.
-Not in receipt of another scholarship.
-Be medically fit and be willing to undergo medical tests after selection.
-Applicants for Statistics, Demography and related disciplines such as Applied Statistics, Demography and Econometrics must meet the following requirements in addition to the above:
-Be in possession of a B.Sc. degree or its equivalent in statistics or related disciplines.
-Must have a working experience of at least one year as statistician permanently employed by an institution in a member country.
-Be determined to return home at the end of his/her studies.

Nationality: Students of Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina, Faso, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Palestine, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Togo, Uganda and Yemen can apply for this scholarship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must be in possession of a B.Sc. degree or its equivalent in statistics or related disciplines.

English language Requirements: Applicant’s language proficiency must be supported by a document or certificate, e.g., for English, by a recognized language certificate such as TOEFL or passed required level test conducted such as by British Council or equivalent system in French).

Supporting Material: In addition to the application for the scholarship, the applicant must submit the following documents:-
Please send all the following and tick to indicate you have done so):
-Completed Application Form
-Two (2) passport-size photos
-Your curriculum vitae
-Your B.Sc diploma
-Your B.Sc transcripts
-Your birth certificate
-Three (3) letters of reference in sealed envelopes
-Certificate of English Language Proficiency
-Passport copy
-Acceptance letter from one university.

How to Apply: Applicants should send all the above to/through the Office of the IDB Governor for their country and not to the IDB.

Application Form Link

Application Deadline: The application deadline is December 31 of every year.

Scholarship Link

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