Fully Funded IsDB Scholarships Program 2023-24


The IsDB Scholarships program aims to support outstanding students and professionals from member countries by providing them with financial assistance to pursue their education and enhance their skills in various fields such as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), agriculture, health, education, and other areas. The scholarships cover tuition fees, living expenses, and other related costs, and are available for undergraduate, master's, and doctoral studies, as well as for vocational training and short-term courses.

The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is a multilateral development finance institution that was founded in 1975 with the purpose of fostering economic development and social progress in member countries and Muslim communities around the world. As part of its mission, the IDB offers various programs and initiatives, including scholarships for talented students and professionals who wish to pursue higher education or professional training.

The IDB scholarship program is highly competitive, and applicants are selected based on their academic achievements, potential, and their commitment to contribute to the development of their communities and countries. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to study in some of the world's leading universities and institutions, and to benefit from the IDB's extensive network and resources.

If you are a talented student or professional from a member country of the IDB, and you are interested in pursuing higher education or professional training, you may be eligible to apply for an IDB scholarship. To learn more about the program, the eligibility criteria, and the application process, visit the IDB scholarship website.

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The IsDB Scholarships is intended to be for academically meritorious but financially needy Muslim students with a strong desire to engage in social services and community development. They must also be able to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • In need of financial assistance without which study may have to stop
  • 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 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;
  • Completed senior secondary education (or the equivalent of approximately 12 years of education) with good grades in major science subjects
  • 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 or IELTS or by having passed the required level test conducted such as by the British Council or equivalent system in French or other languages.
  • Provided certified English or French translation of all documents in case they are initially in other languages
  • Be medically fit and willing to undergo medical examination after selection
  • Having secured admission in one of the disciplines covered under the programme at a recognized college or university in their own country is desirable;
  • Not living in a country other than his/her home country.
  • Not a beneficiary of any other scholarship at the time of application and during studies.


Check further: https://www.isdb.org/scholarships-backup/the-programmes


The IsDB Scholarships covers the following items:

  • Tuition fees, payable to the universities directly
  • Monthly stipend commensurate with the cost of living in the country of study
  • Books/clothing allowance, the equivalent of three months monthly stipends, once a year
  • Cost of medical treatment (either at the university or local state hospital)

For students who are selected to study abroad, IsDB also provides return economy class tickets to and from the countries of study (once at the beginning and at the end of study) as well as an installation allowance.


Check further: https://www.isdb.org/scholarships-backup/the-programmes

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