Saudi Arabia: Fully Funded Islamic Development Bank Scholarship (IsDB) Programme , 2019

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The 2019-2020 Call for IsDB Scholarship Applications is now opened! This scholarship is available for Citizens of any of the IsDB 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).

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.

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Country of Study: Saudi Arabia Institution/ University: Universities in Saudi Arabia
Application Deadline:February 28, 2019 Level of Study: undergraduate ,Masters & Phd

Sponsor:

The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It was founded in 1973 by the Finance Ministers at the first Organization of the Islamic Conference (now called the Organization of Islamic Cooperation) with the support of the king of Saudi Arabia at the time (Faisal), and began its activities on 20 October 1975.There are 57 shareholding member states.

On the 22 May 2013, IDB tripled its authorized capital to $150 billion to better serve Muslims in member and non-member countries.[4] The Bank has received credit ratings of AAA from Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s, and Fitch. Saudi Arabia holds about one quarter of the bank’s paid up capital. The IDB is an observer at the United Nations General Assembly.

Scholarship Benefits:

  • 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).
  • Nationality: This scholarship is available for Citizens of any of the IsDB member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries.

Study Subject:

Under the programme, eligible students may apply only for studies in the following development related fields in line with the IsDB President’s new strategy to empower communities with a special focus on “Sustainability Science” to achieve the SDGs.

Eligibility Requirements:

This scholarship is available for Citizens of any of the IsDB member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries.

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.

Application Procedure:

The mode of application is online.

Online Application

Official Scholarship Website

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