ISDB Scholarship

Key Information

Conducted By Islamic Development Bank
Eligibility Class 12 to PhD level Muslim students
Region ISDB Member countries
Rewards Tuition fees with other benefits
Last Date of Application February 28, 2021

What is the ISDB Scholarship?

The ISDB Scholarship is awarded by the Islamic Development Bank to Muslim students to pursue their higher education in Saudi Arabia. The ISDB Bank has been working towards innovation and knowledge sharing between the non-member countries and Muslim people of the member countries and to enhance the abilities of the qualified male and female learners. The ISDB scholarship 2019-20 is provided to students pursuing Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Ph.D., and Postdoctoral studies.

Scholarship Quick Links:

The quick links for ease of access are given below:

ISDB Scholarship Program Types:

The different scholarships offered under the ISDB Scholarship Scheme are given below:

  1. ISDB Undergraduate Scholarship Program
  2. ISDB Master’s Scholarship Program
  3. ISDB Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral Research Program

ISDB Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

The scholarship is provided to Muslim students belonging to the ISDB member countries. The other eligibility criteria are given below:

S No. Scholarship Program Eligibility Criteria

1.

ISDB Undergraduate Scholarship Program

  • The applicant should be a citizen of any of the ISDB member countries or should be a Muslim student from a non-member country.
  • He/ she should have completed senior secondary education or equivalent 12 years of education.
  • The candidate should have scored good grades in all the major subjects.
  • The applicant should not have received any other scholarship at the time of application or during the scholarship term.
  • The candidate should be medically fit. 

2.

ISDB Master’s Scholarship Program

  • The applicant should be a citizen of any of the ISDB member countries or should be a Muslim student from a non-member country.
  • The candidate should be a graduate with good academic grades.
  • The applicant should not have received any other scholarship at the time of application or during the scholarship term.
  • The candidate should be medically fit and be willing to undergo medical tests after selection.

3.

ISDB Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral Research Program

Ph.D. level Eligibility Criteria:

  • The applicant should have a postgraduate degree in one of the approved fields of Sustainable Science.
  • He/ she should have a very good academic record preferably with some work/ research experience.
  • The candidate should have a research proposal in one of the fields of study of the program including details of its scientific and development relevance to the community/ country.
  • The applicant should be medically fit and be willing to undergo medical tests after selection.

Post-doctoral Research Eligibility Criteria:

  • The applicant should have a Ph.D. degree in one of the approved fields of Sustainable Science.
  • He/ she should have a very good academic record with 2 years of research experience.
  • The candidate should have a record of publications/ research in the same field.
  • The applicant should have a research proposal in one of the fields of study of the program including details of its scientific and development relevance to the community/ country.
  • The candidate should be medically fit and be willing to undergo medical tests after selection.

ISDB Scholarship Rewards and Benefits:

The different scholarship programs under the ISDB scholarship offer different benefits to the candidates. The scholarship benefits are given below:

ISDB Undergraduate Scholarship Program Benefits:

  1. The ISDB scholarship amount facilitates the full tuition fee waiver provided directly to the university.
  2. The candidates are provided with a monthly living allowance which will include living expenses and medical expenses at the government/ university hospitals.
  3. The students are provided with economy class return air tickets (to and from the country of study).
  4. Installation and Equipment allowance is given to students selected to study abroad at the partnered universities/ countries.
  5. The selected candidates undergo a Mentorship Program with extracurricular activities to ensure the academic progress of the candidate and also the social and psychological integration in the university as well as the outside community.

ISDB Master’s Scholarship Program Benefits:

  • The candidates will receive a monthly stipend equivalent to the cost of living in the country of study.
  • The ISDB Scholarship amount covers the tuition fees for the Ph.D. study subject to ISDB’s approval.
  • Medical treatment cost at the government/ university hospital is covered.
  • The students are provided with economy class return air tickets (to and from the country of study).
  • Installation and Equipment allowance is given to students selected to study abroad at the partnered universities/ countries.
  • Thesis preparation allowance is provided to the candidates.

ISDB Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral Research Program Scholarship Benefits:

  • The candidates will receive a monthly stipend equivalent to the cost of living in the country of study.
  • The ISDB Scholarship amount covers the tuition fees for the Ph.D. study subject to ISDB’s approval.
  • Medical treatment cost at the government/ university hospital is covered.
  • The students are provided with economy class return air tickets (to and from the country of study).
  • Installation and Equipment allowance is given to students selected to study abroad at the partnered universities/ countries.
  • Thesis preparation allowance is provided to Ph.D. students.
  • The candidates get a Scientific research preparation allowance.

ISDB Scholarship Application Process:

The ISDB Scholarship application form is accessed and submitted online. The step-wise application process is given below:

  1. The students should visit the ISDB scholarship portal and register as a first time user.
  2. He/ she should log in to the portal using the credentials and gain access to the application form.
  3. The candidate should fill in the application form with all the required details and click on ‘Submit’ to complete the application process.
  4. The applicant should fill the application form after taking admission in the desired college/ university.
  5. For being considered for the ISDB scholarship grant, the students are required to submit and sign a Surety Bond stating their commitment to their studies, their return to their country after the completion of the course, and service to community/ country.
  6. The admission requirements for different candidates vary based on the chosen college/ university.
  7. To apply for the ISDB scholarship, the applicant should be an expert in the English language.

ISDB Scholarship Documents Required:

The important documents required to apply for the ISDB Scholarship India are listed below:

  • Passport size photograph
  • Updated CV
  • Attested copies of academic certificates and marks cards
  • Certificate of good health (if applicable)
  • Research Proposal
  • Admission letter to the University/ Institute
  • Reference letter

ISDB Scholarship Selection Process:

The candidates are selected based on the eligibility and other requirements of the individual scholarship program. The detailed ISDB Scholarship selection process is given below:

  • The candidates are shortlisted by the Selection Committee. The Selection Committee consists of academicians from all the development-related fields and is headed by Senior Advisor to the ISDB President, for Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI).
  • The Selection Committee screens all the applications and ranks them based on its personal selection criteria, considering the eligibility criteria and selection requirements of the program.
  • The final selection is done by the ISDB President after which the ISDB Scholarship Division declares the results to all the selected candidates.
  • The final results are published on the ISDB scholarship site.

ISDB Scholarship Terms and Conditions:

The terms and conditions to be fulfilled in order to avail of the ISDB Scholarship are given below:

ISDB Undergraduate Scholarship Program Terms and Conditions:

  • The selected candidates should obtain admission in any one of the universities listed among the top universities in each country.
  • The applicant should commit to cover the first-year cost of his/ her Master’s degree course after the completion of his/ her study. In such a scenario, the ISDB will cover the cost of his/ her second-year Master’s degree course or will fund the related cost of the first-year study for a new undergraduate student from the same community.
  • The candidate should not apply/ receive any other scholarship during the course of the study under the ISDB program.
  • The ISDB Program does not cover the Candidate’s family expenses, extracurricular training expenses, language courses, and any additional travel expenses during the study program.

Terms and Conditions for the ISDB Master’s Scholarship Program and ISDB Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral Research Program:

  • The candidate should not apply/ receive any other scholarship during the course of the study under the ISDB program.
  • The final selection recommendation is made by the Selection Committee and is approved by the ISDB President. The decision made by ISDB Management is final.
  • The scholarship recipients are required to sign the ISDB’s prescribed Scholarship Agreement that states the candidate’s commitment towards his/ her studies and pledge to serve his/ her community/ country.
  • The scholars are required to devote themselves to their studies full-time without interruption and should provide progress reports on their studies to the ISDB regularly.

Contact Details:

  • Address: 8111 King Khalid St., AI Nuzlah AI Yamania District  Unit No. 1, Jeddah 22332-2444, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Contact Number: +966 12 6361400, +966 12 6466835
  • Email ID: [email protected]
  • Email ID: [email protected]

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