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Islamic Development Bank Scholarship (IsDB) Programme in Saudi Arabia 2019/20 Entry

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Application for the Islamic Development Bank Scholarship (IsDB) Programme in Saudi Arabia 2019/20 Entry is now open for Citizens of any of the IsDB member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries.

Islamic Development Bank Scholarship (IsDB) Programme in Saudi Arabia 2019/20 Entry

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).

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 Islamic Development Bank is a multilateral development bank (MDB), working to improve the lives of those we serve by promoting social and economic development in Muslim countries and communities worldwide, delivering impact at scale. We provide the infrastructure to enable people to lead better lives and achieve their full potential.

The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

ISLAMIC DEVELOPMENT BANK SCHOLARSHIPS ELIGIBILITY

Scholars are selected on the following criteria:

Entrance Requirements: IsDB Undergraduate Programme

The eligible candidates should:

  • Citizens of any of the IsDB member countries and 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.
  • Be medically fit and be willing to undergo medical tests after selection.

IsDB Master Programme:

The eligible candidates should:

  • 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 academic career.
  • His/her proposed field of study is within the fields approved by the programme
  • Be nominated by an academic research institution in the home country.
  • Be nominated by three referees
  • Not in receipt of another scholarship.
  • Be medically fit and be willing to undergo medical tests after selection

IsDB PhD and Post-doctoral research Programme

The eligible candidates should:

  • Have minimum M.Sc (for Ph.D study) and Ph.D (for Post-Doctoral research) in the field of sustainable science listed under the Programme;
  • Have above average (“Very Good”) academic standing;
  • Have work and/or research experience of not less than two (2) years (for Post-Doctoral research) in the related field.
  • 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 with its scientific and development relevance to the country being clearly demonstrated in a research proposal.
  • Not in receipt of another scholarship.
  • Be medically fit and be willing to undergo medical tests after selection

Joint Programme with the The World Academy of Science (TWAS) in Trieste, Italy for Sustainability Science, technology and innovation (STI):

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.

ISLAMIC DEVELOPMENT BANK SCHOLARSHIPS APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • The mode of application is online.
  • Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before February 28, 2019 will be considered for the scholarship.

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