Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Scholarship 2022

We are sharing another scholarship opportunity that is a little different than conventional scholarships. Candidates are invited to apply for the IsDB Scholarship 2022. The Islamic Development Bank(IsDB) Scholarship Program is something beyond a grant program in the customary feeling of a straight monetary help to the remarkable and qualified understudies. Students from ISDB Member Countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries are eligible to apply for these scholarships. This is a religion based scholarship. Islamic Development Bank offers Scholarships for Undergraduates, Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) diplomas, Graduates, Phd and Post Doctoral Degrees in the top institutes from the applicant’s host country.

Islamic Development Bank Scholarship is essentially a grant program and an advancement program simultaneously since the grant is given as an interest-free loan (Qard Hasan) to the students as a grant to their communities /countries to which they belong. There are certain obligations that students have to agree on before achieving a scholarship, complete details of these scholarships are detailed, under each program. In addition, the understudies are likewise needed to partake in the advancement of their communities/countries, through their respective professions.

There is no Application fee to apply for Islamic Development Scholarship candidate need to fill the application form online and upload all the supporting documents and apply. This is a fully funded scholarship so expenses are covered and Isdb also gives monthly stipend and health coverage.

ISDB Scholarship Details

  • Host Organization: Islamic Development bank
  • Course Level: Undergraduates, Masters, PhD, Post Doctoral Research
  • Eligible Region: Open for All Countries
  • Category: Scholarship
  • Country: Students host country
  • Deadline: 28, February 2022

Available Scholarship IsDB is Offering

ISDB Scholarship 2021 offers scholarships for following degrees,

  • ISDB Undergraduates Scholarship Programme
  • ISDB Masters Scholarship Programme
  • ISDB PhD Scholarship Programme
  • ISDB Post Doctoral Research Scholarship Programme
  • IsDB-ISFD for Technical Vocational Education & Training (TVET) for 21 Least Developed Member Countries
  • IsDB-ISFD Bachelor studies
  • IsDB-The World Academy of Science (TWAS) Joint Programme for Capacity Building and Technology Transfer

Also Apply online for Islamic University of Madinah Scholarships

Fields of Study for Undergraduates Programs

Fields of study Potential Specializations at Postgraduate Studies
Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Medical Laboratories, Microbiology, Public Health, Nutrition, Health Services Management, Bio-Medicine, Medical Technology, Veterinary, Chemistry, Biology, Bio-Technology and related fields. Health
Engineering: Civil, Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Surveying, Urban Planning, Sustainable CitiesInnovation & Infrastructure DevelopmentWaste Management
Agriculture and Forestry Sustainable Agriculture
Industrial Technologies Plastic pollution and Micro-plasticsGreen ChemistryResponsible Growth
Physics, Geology and related fields Energy
Computer Science, Information Technology, Telecommunication, and Electronics and related fields ICT for Development
Natural Resources, Marine Sciences BiodiversityClimate ChangeWater and Hygiene
Law, Media & Journalism, Political Sciences, Entrepreneurships and Trade & Commerce Development-relatedSocial Sciences
Economics Islamic EconomicsFinance and Banking
Statistics, Demography Econometrics, and Social Studies Population Growth
Education, Psychology and Learning, Education Policy and International Development EducationEducation for Sustainable Development
Fields of Study for Undergraduates Programs

Fields of Study for Masters Programs

Sustainable Agriculture Food SecurityResilient CropsPostharvest Technologies
Education Quality of Teaching,Pupil/Teacher RatioHigh Level Training
Education for Sustainable Development Integration of Sustainability-related issues into national curricula and teaching syllabus documents
Climate Change Strategies for Reductions of CO2 Emissions.Climate MitigationCarbon Sequestration Methods
Energy Renewable EnergyGreen TechnologiesSolar PotentialHydrogen Fuel CellsBiogas and Biodiesel
Sustainable Cities Insulation Technologies,Transportation,Urban Planning
Responsible Growth Reduction of WasteServing CommunitiesEthics of Growth
Waste Management RecyclingCarbon Footprint ReductionWaste to Energy Technologies
Population Growth Urban Sprawl,Density and EpidemicsOvershoot
Green Chemistry Alternative TechnologiesCutting-edge ResearchLimitation of Pollution
Biodiversity Loss of BiodiversityEcosystem ServicesMass ExtinctionAgrobiodiversity
Plastic pollution and Micro-plastics Plastic Incorporation into the Food ChainBiodegradable PlasticsRecycling Possibilities
Water and Hygiene Water Purity and Availability,Sanitation and Quality
Health MedicinePharmacyNutrition
ICT for Development Computer ScienceLaser and Fiber OpticsTelecommunicationElectronics
Innovation & Infrastructure Development Build Resilient InfrastructureInnovation and Industrial DevelopmentTechnological InfrastructureProduct Innovation
Islamic Economics, Finance and Banking Mode & Services of Islamic Banking and FinanceSharia Standards for IFIsIslamic Insurance & TakafulIslamic Capital MarketSharia & Operational Aspects of SukukIslamic Micro-FinanceZakat ManagementAwqaf & Zakat Management
Development-related Social Sciences International economics,JournalismLawIntellectual Property (IP)Political SciencesEntrepreneurshipsTrade and Commerce
Fields of Study for Masters Programs

PhD and Post-Doctoral Research Programme

Sustainable Agriculture Food SecurityResilient CropsPostharvest Technologies
Education Quality of TeachingPupil/Teacher RatioHigh Level Training 
Education for Sustainable Development   Integration of Sustainability-related issues into national curricula and teaching syllabus documents
Climate Change Strategies for Reductions of CO2 EmissionsClimate Mitigation Carbon Sequestration Methods  
Energy   Renewable Energy and Green TechnologiesSolar Potential and Hydrogen Fuel CellsBiogas and Biodiesel
Sustainable Cities Insulation TechnologiesTransportationUrban Planning
Responsible Growth   Reduction of WasteServing CommunitiesEthics of Growth  
Waste Management RecyclingCarbon Footprint ReductionWaste to Energy Technologies
Population Growth       Urban SprawlDensity and EpidemicsOvershoot
Green Chemistry Alternative TechnologiesCutting-edge ResearchLimitation of Pollution 
Biodiversity Loss of BiodiversityEcosystem ServicesMass Extinction, Agrobiodiversity 
Plastic pollution and Micro-plastics  Plastic Incorporation into the Food ChainBiodegradable PlasticsRecycling Possibilities
Water and Hygiene  Water Purity and AvailabilitySanitation and Quality
Health  MedicinePharmacyNutrition.
ICT for Development Computer Science, Laser and Fiber OpticsTelecommunicationElectronics
Innovation & Infrastructure Development Build Resilient Infrastructure,Innovation and Industrial DevelopmentTechnological InfrastructureProduct Innovation
Islamic Economics, Finance and Banking Mode & Services of Islamic Banking and Finance, Sharia Standards for IFIs, Islamic Insurance & Takaful, Islamic Capital MarketSharia & Operational Aspects of Sukuk, Islamic Micro-Finance,Zakat Management, Awqaf & Zakat Management.
Development-related Social Sciences International economics, JournalismLawIntellectual Property (IP)Political SciencesEntrepreneurshipsTrade and Commerce
PhD and Post-Doctoral Research Programme

IsDB Scholarship Benefits 2021

Islamic development Bank (IsDB) Scholarship offers following benefits for students,

  • Monthly allowance equivalent with the average cost for basic items of the nation of study
  • Tuition Fee Coverage (If any) subject to IsDB’s endorsement
  • Medical Treatment Coverage
  • Return Air ticket
  • Scientific papers’ preparation allowance
  • Thesis preparation allowance

IsDB Scholarhip universities

For universities list of islamic Development Bank Scholarship, students must obtain admission from one of the top 10 public/government universities in their own countries.

Islamic development bank scholarship requirements

  • Students from IsDB member countries or Muslim communities in non-member countries are eligible to apply.
  • Only Muslims from non-member countries can apply
  • Student applying for IsDB undergraduate Scholarship must have obtained a high school diploma or registered in one of the top 10 public/government institutes in his/her own country.
  • For Undergraduates Minimum of 70% in his/her high school final GPA is required.
  • Students applying for isDB Masters Scholarship program must have obtained 70% in his/her Bachelor studies’ GPA.
  • Students applying for isDBPhD Scholarship Program must have a good academic record in approved fields of study in Masters Program.
  • For Post Doc Research Scholarship Have PhD degree in one of approved fields of the study
  • Must have evidence of language proficiency in university medium of instruction as relevant.
  • Student must be medically fit.

Documents Required

As stated under each programme in the IsDB Portal and in the online application form, you are required to upload all documents to support your application, basically copy of the following:

  • National ID or Passport
  • CV/Resume
  • Academic Certificate and Transcripts
  • Medical Health Certificate
  • University Admission/Registration (if available)
  • Research Proposal (for Master, Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral applicants)
  • Evidence of language proficiency in university medium of instruction as relevant (e.g., for English, by a recognized language certificate such as TOEFL, IELTS or passed required level test conducted such as by British Council or equivalent system in French or other languages).

IsDB Application Timeline

From 1st December applications are open for Islamic Development Bank Scholarship while the last date to apply is 28th February. Below is the timeline from application to final placements,

Programme Cycle December January February March April May June July August September
Submission of Applications Application open   Deadline              
In-house/External Review of Applications        Start of review    End of review        
Selection Committees’ Meetings              Meetings    
Announcement of Result                Results    
Placement of Students                    Student Placements
ISDB application timeline

IsDB ScholarshipApply Online

Interested Candidates can apply online for Islamic development Bank Scholarship by visiting the link below

Interested candidates applying for Islamic Development Bank Scholarship needs to Register at the official website.

Registration Link
Official Link

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I apply for more than one scholarship programme?

No, only one application will be considered.

In which language should I submit my documents?

Only provide certified English or French translation of all documents required for your application, in case if they are initially in other languages. Failing to do so will get you disqualified.

Can I apply for scholarship before being accepted into a university?

Yes, however, preference will be given to those who have an admission letter from a high ranked public university in your own country.

Which Areas of study are covered?

Interested candidate must apply only for studies in one of the fields of study listed under each programme in the IsDB Scholarships portal and the online application form. Please refer to the list of approved fields for the programme of your choice.

Can I get an admission in a field of study not listed under the IsDB Scholarship?

Admission in other than the approved fields will not be accepted.

Where will I study if selected?

Students must only study at top 10 reputable government/public universities in their own countries.

What if I could not secure admission in my home country?

The student bears sole responsibility for his or her admittance. However, if the student is unable to acquire admission in his or her home country owing to unforeseen circumstances (country instability, unavailability of subject of study, etc. ), the IsDB may seek assistance from member nations that have signed an agreement with the IsDB. The approval of the admission decision is contingent on the respective institutions in these nations.

What will happen to my application after submission?

Your application will be reviewed to ensure that the information and documents are complete and relevant to the eligibility criteria. Any applications that are incomplete will be rejected. Only qualified applications will be reviewed and decided upon by the International Selection Committee.

Can I edit/update my application profile or upload documents after submission?

Once the application is submitted then You CANNOT edit or update it, as all submitted applications will automatically be moved to the next step of the selection process.

When should I expect to hear from IsDB scholarships about the outcome of my application?

Following approval by IsDB Management, all registered candidates will get an email informing them of the outcome of their selection. Every year, the final results is scheduled to be announced in July.

What will be the next steps after selected for the scholarship?

You will be notified by email, using the email address you entered with the system, of the result and the scholarship offer letter, with details about the award terms and conditions. You MUST answer through email to indicate whether or not you accept the scholarship offer. If you accept the offer, you will need to supply the following information in order to finalise your registration/enrollment in the programme:

University admission, within 60 days from receipt of the offer, and as per the IsDB students’ on-boarding criteria.
Health medical certificate.
Duly Completed and signed/stamped IsDB Scholarship’s Agreement.
Students from Muslim communities in non-member countries must provide evidence to prove that they are Muslim.
If you reject the offer, please inform the IsDB Scholarship Division, the soonest, so as to provide the scholarship opportunity to another candidate.

When and How do I receive my entitlements?

After completing of registration at the university and confirmation of the commencement of study, Students will begin receiving their entitlements as soon as they give their bank account details in their place of study, and as per the scholarship payment schedule (in two installments each year, for the periods Jan – Jun. & July – Dec.).

What are my obligations towards the IsDB?

As each programme has its own obligations, please go to the official scholarship link and under each programme its specific obligations are mentioned.

What will be my relationship with IsDB after graduation?

All students, after graduation must join IsDB Alumni, provide regular update on their professional careers and participate actively in the activities stated under Alumni.

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