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 Academic Year 2017-18

1. The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is delighted to announce that scholarships under the M.Sc. Scholarship Programme for the academic year 2017-2018 are open for application from eligible member countries (*). The scholarships will be awarded to successful applicants starting from September 2017.

 2.The Programme offers scholarships to promising students in disciplines that enhance development in the IDB Member Countries, such as Science and Technology subjects, Engineering, Agriculture and Medicine. Under the scholarship, selected candidates will pursue a two-year Master degree in an IDB member country institution.  Three (3) of the scholarships are allocated for study in Statistics and related disciplines such as Applied Statistics, Demography and Econometrics.

3. The scholarship covers tuition fees, cost of living allowance, medical coverage, round-trip air-ticket, clothing/books allowance, computer allowance, conference participation allowance and research allowance.

4. The applicant must meet the following eligibility criteria : 

  • Be a citizen of an eligible member country (*).
  • Age not over 30 years.
  • Has a Bachelor degree or its equivalent in Science & Technology subjects with a good grade.
  • Be nominated by an academic research institution in the home country.
  • Must return to home country on completion of study.
  • Not a recipient of another scholarship.
  • Be medically fit and willing to undergo medical examination after selection.

 5. Applicant for Statistics and related disciplines must meet the following additional criteria: 

  • The Bachelor degree should be in Statistics and related subjects.
  • Must have permanent employment with at least one year experience as Statistician in a member country Statistical Department or Institution.  
  • Must return to home country on completion of study.

        6. The prospective applicant may obtain the application form from the Office of the IDB Governor in his/her country or download it from the IDB website: www.isdb.org .

        7. The applicant must complete the application form and send it together with all the requisite documents, as mentioned on the concluding page of the form, through the office of the IDB Governor for the applicant’s country and not directly to the IDB Headquarters in Jeddah.  The application must reach the concerned IDB Governor’s Office or its designated office 28 February 2017.  Applications sent directly to the IDB will not be entertained.


Scholarship Division

Islamic Development Bank,

8111 King Khalid St. Al Nuzlah Yamaniah Dist. Unit No. 1,  Jeddah 22332-2444, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Tel:+966-2- 646 6833; Fax: +966-2- 646 6887; E-mail:  scholar@isdb.org 

  (*) Eligible 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.


 Note for applicants:

- Click to download the attached form to apply for the scholarship.
- Ffor criteria, scope and all other information applicants to visit at www.isdb.organd also refer to the attached poster.
- The selected students will study in one of the IDB member countries.
- Applications should arrive at IDB by the end of Feb 2017 with full information and required documents. 
- IDB M.Sc. Scholarship Programme is basically for selected IDB member countries. However, IDB Management as a special case approved 5 scholarships for Muslim Communities in Non-Member Countries.
- Preference will be for IDB SPMC graduates but others can also apply and may be considered.