Apply for the Islamic Development Bank (ISDB) Scholarships


The Programme was launched with the objective to provide educational opportunities for the academically meritorious young students from member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries to pursue undergraduate or first-degree study in a university and to train them in specific fields to empower communities with a special focus on “Sustainability Science” to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Presidency 5-Year Plan (P5P).

Benefits and facilities

The programme covers full tuition to be paid directly to the university, monthly living allowance commensurate with the cost of living in the country of study, medical expenses at public or university hospitals. For the students who are selected to study abroad, the IsDB also provides them with economy class air tickets to and from the countries of study (once at the beginning and at the end of study), installation allowance and educational equipment. To help students prepare themselves for their future leading role in the development of their communities and countries, the IsDB also provides them with extra-curricular activities under a special programme called “Mentorship Programme” to ensure their academic progress and social and psychological integration in the university as well as the local community environment.

Eligibility Criteria

The Programme is open for academically meritorious students with strong desire to engage in social services and community development after graduation.

The prospective candidate must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Citizens of any of the IsDB member countries or Muslim communities in non-member countries
  • Completed senior secondary education (or the equivalent of approximately 12 years of education) with good grades in major subjects.
  • Not in receipt of any other scholarship at the time of application and during studies under the IsDB scholarship programme.
  • Be medically fit and willing to undergo medical tests after selection.

For more information about this opportunity and to apply, visit the official website here


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