Islamic Development Bank Scholarship for all Levels, 2023-2024 (2024)

The Application call for the Islamic Development Bank Scholarship program is now open for the 2023-2024 academic year. The program is a unique opportunity for students, scholars, researchers, and doctors to enjoy a fully funded scholarship for studies and research at Undergraduate, Master, Ph.D. and Postdoctoral level in development-related fields with a special focus on “Sustainability Science”.

Offered by the Islamic Development Bank, the IsDB scholarship is available to the bank’s member state citizens and certain categories of people to gain a proper education. The objective behind this program is to train human resources in specific fields to empower communities to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The application process is online and IsDB does not charge any fees at any stage of the scholarship process.

The IsDB Scholarship is an amazing opportunity for individuals who want to continue their education at top universities. Thanks to this scholarship program, you won’t have to worry about spending any out-of-pocket costs or paying application fees. Instead, all costs will be totally paid, allowing you to concentrate solely on your academic goals. The scholarship intends to give students from all academic fields and degree levels access to higher education. Whether you want a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD, there are numerous programs available in a variety of fields of study. With this scholarship, you will be able to study at some of the world’s top universities and receive a world-class education.

The Islamic Development Bank has various scholarship programs but this post is about the main one namely : (i) IsDB-ISFD Scholarship Program for IsDB Least Developed Member Countries (for Bachelor’s degree studies) , (ii) Master of Science Scholarship Program (M.Sc.) for IsDB Least Developed Member Countries (for a two years master’s degree studies), and (iii) Merit Scholarship Programme for High Technology (MSP) for IsDB Member Countries ( for 36 months Ph.D. study or 6-12 months Post-Doctoral research)

Program Details

  • Host Institution: Partner institutions in various countries.
  • Fields of Study: Please see the full list below.
  • Language of instruction: official program language at the candidate’s university.
  • Number of awards: Not specified.
  • Duration: the necessary period for the completion of the applicant’s program.
  • Target group: Please find the full list below.

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Islamic Development Bank Scholarship Benefits

The Islamic Development Bank Scholarship is a fully sponsored program that provides successful applicants with the following items:

  • Cost of tuition fees as charged by the universities and payable to the universities directly;
  • Monthly stipend commensurate with the cost of living in the country of study;
  • Medical insurance under the university health scheme;
  • Thesis/scientific papers preparation (Master’s and PhD and Postdoctoral students);
  • Conference allowance for Ph.D. scholars;
  • Books/clothing allowance, the equivalent of three months monthly stipends, once a year (for Bachelor’s students only);
  • Return air ticket (once at the beginning and at the end of study) and installation allowance for students studying overseas.

Note : The award is meant to supplement, not duplicate, any other source of financial support the applicant might have. If a scholarship is approved, the candidate must notify IsDB immediately if he or she has additional sources of support. Sending an application or being admitted to an academic school does not guarantee acceptance for a scholarship. As a result, until IsDB notifies the applicant that he or she has been awarded a scholarship, the applicant should not take any action about his or her existing employment or otherwise.

The IsDB Scholarship will not provide coverage for the following items:

  • Visa application(s) costs;
  • Courses that do not meet the minimum credits required to earn the graduate degree;
  • Language training not provided by the study program;
  • Expenses to bring and/or support a scholar’s family members;
  • Expenses related to research, supplementary educational materials, field trips, participation in workshops/seminars, exchange programs, conferences, or internships.
  • Extracurricular courses or training;
  • Additional travel during the study programme;
  • Educational equipment, such as computers;
  • Residence permit fee.

Host Institutions for the IsDB Scholarship

Please find below, information about host institutions for the Islamic Development Bank Scholarship program

Bachelor’s Degree Applicants

Consistent with the concept of the program, scholarships are provided for studies at recognized government universities/technical institutes in the students’ own countries. However, for students who are unable to secure admission in their own countries, IsDB may facilitate their placement at universities in member countries that have concluded agreements with IsDB (Malaysia, Morocco, and Turkey).

Other Higher educational institutions in IsDB member countries may also be considered if their academic credibility and reputation can be substantiated as being high in the fields of study proposed by the candidates.

Master Applicants

Successful candidates for the program must secure entry to one of the universities in the IsDB member countries ranked in the top 1000 by the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES).

Preference will be given to applicants who have been admitted to universities in member countries with which the IsDB has a partnership agreement, such as universities in Malaysia, Morocco and Turkey, and the Makerere University in Uganda.

PhD and post-doctoral Applicants

Preference will be given to Ph.D. Applicants who have been admitted by universities that have signed a cooperation agreement with IsDB, such as the University of Cambridge; the University of Oxford; the University of Queen Mary; the University of London in the United Kingdom; a number of reputable universities in Malaysia, Türkiye and the Makerere University in Uganda.

Successful PhD applicants may also secure admission to any reputable university in an IsDB member country ranked in the top 1,000 by Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) or the QS International University Rankings.

Successful Postdoctoral research candidates will be invited to carry out their research projects at centers of excellence in IsDB member countries, which have the facilities and equipment to carry out cutting-edge research projects.

Islamic Development Bank Scholarship Fields of Study

Please find below detailed information about eligible fields of study for the IsDB Scholarship. Candidates may apply to study in one of the following fields, depending on their level of study.

Bachelor’s Programs

Bachelor’s degree programs focus on medicine, engineering, agriculture, and other related fields such as dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary science, nursing, nutritional science, computer science, forestry, and fisheries. Prospective students willing to study technical diploma courses can only apply for the following areas of study:

  1. Mechanical Manufacturing Methods;
  2. Mechatronics;
  3. Air Conditioning;
  4. Arts and Crafts;
  5. Automation and Industrial Instrumentation;
  6. Automotive Maintenance and Repair;
  7. Biomedical Equipment Maintenance;
  8. Buildings and Public Works;
  9. Business and IT;
  10. Business Management;
  11. Civil Engineering Technician;
  12. Clothing Industries Production;
  13. Design and Innovation in the Apparel Industry;
  14. Design and Manufacture of Moulds and Tools;
  15. Design Techniques for the Electronic Industry;
  16. Development of Smart and Informative Industrial Systems;
  17. Diagnostics and Embedded Electronics;
  18. Digital Infrastructure Development;
  19. Early Childhood Educator;
  20. Electricity and Electronics;
  21. Electromechanics of Automated Systems;
  22. Food Industry;
  23. Furniture Study and Design;
  24. General Mechanics;
  25. Hygiene and Quality;
  26. Industrial Maintenance;
  27. Infrastructure and Networks;
  28. International Trade;
  29. Leather and Footwear;
  30. Logistics Operations;
  31. Maintenance of Equipment for the Plastics Industry;
  32. Marketing and Multimedia;
  33. Mechanism and Industrial Media;
  34. Mechatronics Maintenance;
  35. Media and Communication;
  36. Metal Construction;
  37. Miscellaneous Services and Industries;
  38. Office Design;
  39. Plastic Industry;
  40. Production Technologies for the Electronic Industry;
  41. Quality Control in the Food Industry;
  42. Quality in the Garment Industry;
  43. Topographical Survey;
  44. Technician in Commerce;
  45. Textiles and Clothing;
  46. Tourism and Hospitality;
  47. Transport Operations;
  48. Vehicle transport and Maintenance.

Master’s Programs

The scholarship is tenable for two years leading to a Master of sciences degree. The M.Sc. study may be through coursework, research, or a combination of both. Whichever the mode, it must be completed within the specified two-year time frame maximum. Under the M.Sc. program, eligible students may apply only for studies in science, engineering, technology, or medicine/medical sciences.

PhD and Post-doctoral Programs

The program consists of two levels of study and research: (i) a three-year or 36-month PhD study; (ii) 6-12 months postdoctoral research. Duration of two PhD research and postdoctoral studies comply with international standards and practices. Research fields and disciplines are determined according to the urgent needs and goals of the development of science and technology in various countries.

Needs are categorized on the following grounds: (i) lack of expertise; (ii) emerging science; (iii) problem-solving; (iv) science management. For general directions, an extensive list of 17 study areas is outlined below. However, as the field of study is chosen from this list, it must gain merit by its relevance and value to the countries’ development needs and fall within one of the above four categories.

  1. Laser and Fibre Optics
  2. Conductors/Semiconductors
  3. Polymer Science
  4. Genetic Engineering/Biotechnology
  5. Nuclear Science/Engineering
  6. Electronics/Micro Electronics/Telecommunication
  7. Computer Science (including CAD/CAM)
  8. Renewable Energy/Fuel Technology
  9. Hydrology/Water Resources
  10. Metallurgy
  11. Chemical Engineering/Material Sciences
  12. Medicine/Pharmaceutical
  13. agriculture/Food Technology
  14. System Engineering
  15. Space Science/Technology
  16. Environmental Preservation Technology
  17. Technology Management and Innovation (For post-doctoral research only).

Eligibility Countries for the IsDB Scholarship

Please find below, the list of eligible countries for each scholarship program.

IsDB-ISFD Scholarship Program (Bachelor’s degree applicants)

This scholarship program is open for citizens of the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Sudan, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Togo, Uganda, Yemen.

Master of Science Scholarship Program (Master’s degree applicants)

This scholarship program is open for citizens of the following countries: Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Maldives, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Palestine, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Togo, Uganda, Yemen.

Merit Scholarship Programme for High Technology (PhD & Post-Doctoral applicants)

This scholarship program is open for citizens of the following countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan,

Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrghyz, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen.

Islamic Development Bank Scholarship Eligibility

The Program is open for candidates with a strong desire to engage in social services and community development who meet the following criteria depending on their level of education:

Bachelor’s degree Applicants

The program is designed for academically qualified but financially disadvantaged students from Least Developed Member Countries (LDMCs), who have a strong desire to participate in their country’s social services and community development Furthermore, potential candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Maximum age of 24 years at the closing date of applications;
  2. In need of financial assistance without which study may have to stop;
  3. Not an IsDB staff member or Executive Director, his/her alternate, and/or staff of any type of appointment (including temporary and consultant) of the IsDB Group nor a close relative of the aforementioned by blood or adoption, with the term “close relative” being defined as mother, father, sister, half-sister, brother, half-brother, son, daughter, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew;
  4. Completed senior secondary education (or the equivalent of approximately 12 years of education) with good grades in major science subjects;
  5. Must choose a field of study listed among the approved disciplines of the program;
  6. Provided evidence of language proficiency in the university medium of instruction as relevant. The language proficiency must be supported by a document or certificate, e.g., for English, by a recognized language certificate such as TOEFL, IELTS or by having passed the required level test conducted such as by British Council or equivalent system in French or other languages;
  7. Provided certified English or French translation of all documents in case they are initially in other languages;
  8. Be medically fit and willing to undergo medical examination after selection;
  9. Having prior admission in one of the disciplines covered under the program at a recognized college or university in their own country is desirable;
  10. Not living in a country other than his/her home country;
  11. Endorsed by the local NGO partner through the IsDB selection procedures;
  12. Committed to returning to his/her home country on completion of the study under the program to contribute to its development;
  13. Not a beneficiary of any other scholarship at the time of application and during studies.

Master Applicants

M.Sc. applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Citizen of any of the 20 LDMCs;
  • Age not over 30 years e at the closing date of applications;
  • In possession of a B.Sc., or equivalent degree, in science and technology;
  • Above average in academic standing/grade;
  • Nominated by scientific/academic/research institutions of their countries;
  • Have a good command of the language of the institution of study and the ability to conduct scientific work in it;
  • Provisional or full admission from universities or institutions listed under the M.Sc. is desirable and strongly encouraged;
  • Not an IsDB staff member or Executive Director, his/her alternate, and/or staff of any type of appointment (including temporary and consultant) of the IsDB Group nor a close relative of the aforementioned by blood or adoption, with the term “close relative” being defined as mother, father, sister, half-sister, brother, half-brother, son, daughter, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew.

PhD and Post-doctoral Applicants

The program is exclusively open to researchers from MCs who are affiliated to educational, scientific, and technological institutions and research centers in their home countries and are actively involved in their countries’ scientific and technological development. Individuals who are promising and talented are sponsored and nominated by their universities and recognized as appropriate by the offices of IsDB Governors in terms of their nations’ developmental and scientific needs. Applicants for the MSP must meet certain criteria, including

  1. Be up to the age of (a) 35 years for Ph.D. study; or (b) 40 years for post-doctoral research;
  2. Have an M.Sc. (for Ph.D. study) or Ph.D. (for post-doctoral research) in a field of science/technology listed under the program;
  3. Have above average (“Very Good”) academic achievement;
  4. Have a good command of the language of the institution of study and the ability to conduct scientific work in it;
  5. Have work and/or research experience of not less than two (2) years for Ph.D. study or five (5) years for post-doctoral research in the related field;
  6. Have a record of publications/research in the same field;
  7. Have a proposed field of study and/or research in one of the fields listed under the approved fields of study with scientific and development relevance to the country being clearly demonstrated in a research proposal endorsed by the nominating institution;
  8. Applicants for post-doctoral research who have had a post-doctoral experience outside their countries within the past two years are not eligible;
  9. Not be an IsDB staff member or Executive Director, his/her alternate, and/or staff of any type of appointment (including temporary and consultant) of the IsDB Group nor a close relative of the aforementioned by blood or adoption, with the term “close relative” defined as mother, father, sister, half-sister, brother, half-brother, son, daughter, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew.

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How to Apply for the Islamic Development Bank Scholarship

Eligible candidates who would like to apply for this financial institution scholarship should first make click on the apply button below and follow instructions to fill the form and submit their applications.

Note : The IsDB-ISFD Scholarship Program (for Bachelor’s degree applicants) is an interest-free loan (Qard Hasan) to the students. Students are required to repay the loan after graduation and employment, in easy installments, to the IsDB Education Trust (IET), a Waqf set up (or to be set up) in the students’ countries. The repaid fund is recycled to provide more scholarships to other eligible students from the same country to complement the direct IsDB-ISFD scholarships and to sustain the program in the long run.

For any inquiries and /or assistance about this the IsDB scholarship program, please correspond with only: [emailprotected]

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Islamic Development Bank Scholarship for all Levels, 2023-2024 (2024)

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ISDB Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
  1. The student must belong to the Muslim religion.
  2. The students of Member countries of ISDB will also be considered eligible to apply online.
  3. The student will need to secure at least 70% marks in the UG, and PG exams and 50% in the case of the VET course.
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