IDB Scholarship Programme for Muslim Communities in Non-Member Countries, 2014

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Islamic Development Bank offers Scholarship Programme for Muslim Communities in Non-Member Countries. Scholarships are provided in the field of Medicine, Engineering, Agriculture and other fields related to these disciplines. The Programme provides scholarship to the academically meritorious but financially needy young Muslim students to pursue undergraduate or first-degree study in professional courses. The Programme covers all relevant expenses during students’ study period, including tuition fees, health and living costs as determined by the IDB.. The Programme was launched in 1404H (1983G), named “The IDB Scholarship Programme for Muslim Communities in Non-Member Countries” (SPMC). The objective of the Programme is to improve the socio-economic conditions and to preserve the cultural and religious identities of Muslim Communities in Non-member Countries through developing their human capital resources. The Programme provides scholarship to the academically meritorious but financially needy young Muslim students to pursue undergraduate or first-degree study in professional courses. The concept of the Programme is to build a team of professional and committed Muslims as a tool for the improvement of the socio-economic conditions of their communities. Under this Programme, the scholarships are given as interest-free loan to the students but grants to the communities to which they belong. After graduation and gainful employment, all graduates are obliged to repay their loan amount to the community (IDB Local Trusts) for recycling and awarding additional scholarships to the local needy students..  The Programme provides scholarship to the academically meritorious but financially needy young Muslim students to pursue undergraduate or first-degree study in professional courses.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship? The applicant must meet the following eligibility criteria:
· Age not over 24 years.
· Completed senior secondary education (pre
· university study) with good grades in major science  subjects and  language of instruction.
· Secured admission in one of the disciplines covered under the Programme at a recognized college or university in their own countries (for in
· country study).
· Not in receipt of any other scholarship.
· Committed and needy Muslim.
· Recommended by the Counterpart Organization.
Benefits of the scholarship:  The Programme covers all relevant expenses during students’ study period, including tuition fees, health and living costs as determined by the IDB.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration:  Not Known
Number of scholarships: Not Known

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