Islamic Development Bank IsDB Scholarships 2024/2025 (Fully Funded)

April 1, 2024

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Bursary Description

Islamic Development Bank IsDB Scholarships.

Islamic Development Bank IsDB Scholarships.

Scholarship Description:

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Scholarships for the 2024/2025 academic year offer fully funded opportunities for international students at the bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD levels. This prestigious scholarship program aims to develop human capital for social advancement and sustainable development globally. It covers living expenses, tuition fees, medical care, travel expenses, and thesis assistance, providing comprehensive financial support for scholars. Eligible applicants must be citizens of IsDB member countries or Muslim communities in non-member countries. They should demonstrate academic excellence and a commitment to driving positive change in their communities. The application deadline is April 30, 2024. Don’t miss this chance to embark on an exceptional academic journey! Apply now through the online application portal. For more information and to apply check below.

Degree Level:

The Islamic Development Bank Scholarship program offers support for various degree levels, each with a specific duration:

  • Undergraduate Programs: Embark on a 4-year academic journey to earn your bachelor’s degree.
  • Master’s Programs: Sharpen your expertise through a focused 2-year master’s program.
  • PhD Research Programs: Delve deeper into your chosen field through a comprehensive 3-year PhD research program.

Additional Opportunity:

The IsDB-ISFD program provides dedicated scholarships for vocational education & training (VET) programs and bachelor’s degrees specifically for students from the 21 Least Developed Member Countries (LDCs).

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • All Subjects

The Islamic Development Bank Scholarship opens doors to a vast array of exciting fields of study for undergraduate (BS), master’s (MS), and PhD students. Find your perfect academic fit within these broad categories:

Bachelor’s Degree Programs:

  • Health Sciences: Pursue a bachelor’s degree in Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, or related fields like Public Health and Nutrition.
  • Engineering: Engineering disciplines include Civil, Mechanical, Chemical, and Electrical Engineering, along with Urban Planning and Sustainable Cities development.
  • Agriculture and Forestry: Specialize in Sustainable Agriculture through a bachelor’s program.
  • Natural Sciences: Explore fields like Physics, Geology, and related disciplines with a focus on Energy.
  • Information Technology and Related Fields: Delve into Computer Science, Information Technology, Telecommunications, and Electronics to prepare for careers in ICT for Development.
  • Social Sciences and Law: Study Law, Media & Journalism, Political Science, or gain expertise in Entrepreneurship, Trade, and Commerce with a development focus.
  • Economics and Finance: Explore conventional Economics, Islamic Economics, Finance, and Banking.

Master’s Degree Programs:

Building upon your bachelor’s degree, the Islamic Development Bank Scholarship offers focused master’s programs in these key areas:

  • Sustainable Development: Specialize in Sustainable Agriculture, Education for Sustainability, Climate Change solutions, or develop expertise in Responsible Growth and Waste Management.
  • Energy: Pursue a master’s degree in Renewable Energy and Green Technologies.
  • Urban Planning: Shape the future of cities with a master’s program in Sustainable Cities.
  • Social Sciences: Further your studies in Development-related Social Sciences, including International Economics, Journalism, Law, and more.
  • Islamic Finance: Gain in-depth knowledge of Islamic Economics, Finance, and Banking.

PhD and Postdoctoral Programs:

The scholarship program supports doctoral and postdoctoral research in all the fields mentioned above. Conduct groundbreaking research and contribute to advancements in your chosen field.

Scholarship Benefits:

The Islamic Development Bank Scholarship is a dream opportunity for international students seeking fully-funded undergraduate, masters, PhD, and postdoctoral studies! This prestigious program provides comprehensive financial support to help you focus on your academic journey. The benefits include:

  • Living Expenses: Receive a monthly stipend that adjusts to the living costs of your host country.
  • Tuition Coverage: The Islamic Development Bank will cover your tuition fees (approval required).
  • Medical Care: Have peace of mind with access to medical treatment at university or government hospitals.
  • Travel: Economy class return airfare is provided – once at the beginning of your studies and again upon completion.
  • Set-up Support: Students selected for study abroad at partnered universities/countries will receive an installation and equipment allowance to help them settle in.
  • Thesis Assistance: Benefit from additional allowances to support your thesis preparation (PhD students)

Eligible Nationalities:

Students from IsDB Member Countries can apply for this scholarship

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Eligibility Criteria:

Are you ready to embark on an exceptional academic journey? Here’s what you’ll need to qualify:


  • Be a citizen of a member country of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB).
  • Or, hail from a Muslim community in a country that is not an IsDB member.

Academic Background:

Undergraduate Applicants:

    • Must have completed senior secondary education (or the equivalent of 12 years of schooling).
    • Demonstrated academic achievement with good grades in your primary subjects.

    Master’s Applicants:

      • Hold a bachelor’s degree with a grade above “Good” in your chosen field.

      PhD Applicants:

        • Possess a master’s degree in a field of study relevant to the scholarship program.

        Additional Requirements:

        • Exclusive Focus: You cannot be receiving any other scholarship concurrently with the IsDB Scholarship.
        • Good Health: Excellent physical health is required, and you must be willing to undergo a medical evaluation after selection.

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        Application Procedure:

        The application process is online. Click here to start your application journey.