IsDB Scholarship Application for Muslim Students

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The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) in her bid to support and promote education, is delighted to announce 50 scholarships under the IsDB Merit Scholarship Programme, 2019-2020 for High Technology. The scholarships will be awarded to successful applicants effective September. Eligible persons are welcome to Visit to fill the Application Form.

About IsDB Programme

The Scholarship Programmes are an important tool in the development initiatives led by the IsDB since 1983 to foster technology and knowledge sharing among member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries.

The Programmes are designed to attract talented male and female students and build the right competence required to empower communities with a special focus on “Sustainability Science” in line with the approved fields to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

What are the IsDB Member Countries

IsDB Member Countries are drawn from the various Islamic Emirates and Cities that formed. The IsDBMembership consists of 57 Countries.

The prerequisite of joining the system is just to be a member of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), also will be willing to pay levies to the capital of the Bank, by doing such accepts the terms and conditions as may be decided upon by the IDB Board of Governors.

The Members are graded based on paid-up capital. This has made the major shareholders be:
  • Saudi Arabia (26.57%)
  • Algeria (10.66%)
  • Iran (9.32%)
  • Egypt (9.22%)
  • Turkey (8.41%)
  • United Arab Emirates (7.54%)
  • Kuwait (7.11%)
  • Pakistan (3.31%)
  • Libya (3.31%)
  • Indonesia (2.93%)

One of the Major Vision of this group is the Scholarship 2019 Application. To see complete list Click Here

About IsDB Scholarships

For over (3) three decades, the Bank has been funding the following programmes for studies and researches in development-related fields and has helped to form a pool of over 9,000 well-trained and experienced development professionals and researchers transforming their countries and positively impacting future generations:

  1. Undergraduate Scholarship Programme: Since 1983, the programme has offered scholarship opportunities to 13996 students to study first degree-level education. So far, 8,987 have graduated and 2,379 are currently pursuing their study.
  2. Master Scholarship Programme: Since 1998, the programme has offered scholarship opportunities to 710 students to study masters programme. So far, 364 have graduated and 142 are currently pursuing their study.
  3. Ph.D. and Post-doctoral research Programme. Since 1993, the programme has offered scholarship opportunities to 1,201 students to study Ph.D. and undertake post-doctoral research. So far, 581 have graduated and 277 are currently pursuing their study/research.
  4. IsDB/ISFD Programme for Vocational Training and Undergraduate Studies: This programme is an IsDB new initiative for 21 LDMCs funded by the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD) for the next ten years, starting from 2018 aiming at promoting entrepreneurship and reducing poverty.
  5. Joint Programme with The World Academy of Science (TWAS) in Trieste, Italy for Sustainability Science, Technology and Innovation: This programme started in 2017 as an IsDB initiative for capacity building aiming at building critical mass in the fields of Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) to address the sustainable development challenges of its member countries.
  6. Partnership Programmes with Reputable top universities
  7. Setting-up Alumni for the IsDB graduates
  8. News & Events for the IsDB scholarship programmes
  9. Inquiry:  To inquire about additional information on the programmes,  please contact the IsDB directly the IsDB through e-mail:

Undergraduate Scholarship Programme


The Programme was launched in 1983 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) in their communities and countries.

The Concept of the Programme

The Programme is more than just a scholarship programme in the traditional sense of straight financial assistance to qualified students.

It is also a tool for the improvement of the socio-economic conditions of the member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries as a whole.

It is a scholarship programme and a development programme at the same time since the students are required to play a leading role in assisting the development of their communities and countries. In other words, the IsDB aims to produce Good Citizens and Competent Professionals (GCCP) at the same time.

Benefits and Facilities

The programme covers full tuition to be paid directly to the university, monthly living and books clothing allowances commensurate with the cost of living in the country of study, health insurance, etc.

For the students who are selected to study outside of their own countries, the IsDB also provides them with economic class tickets to and from the countries of study (once at the beginning and at the end of study).

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 a strong desire to engage in social services and community development after graduation.  The prospective candidate must also meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Citizens of any of the IsDB member countries and 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.
  • Be medically fit and be willing to undergo medical tests after selection.

Fields of Study

Under the programme, eligible students may apply only for studies in the following development related fields in line with the IsDB President’s new strategy to empower communities with a special focus on “Sustainability Science” to achieve the SDGs.

Fields of Study for Undergraduate Programme

IsDB Host Institutions

Selected students must obtain an admission from one of the universities listed among the top universities in their own countries as per the attached list of approved universities.

Click here to know more about the list of approved universities

For students who could not secure admission in their own countries, the IsDB will place them in top universities in member countries that have agreed to provide places for the IsDB students in their universities.

Application Procedures 

Interested students for the programme must fill in the application form. The application form must be properly completed, attach all the requisite documents and submit online. The applicants are also advised to check out the official page. To view the official site, Visit

Undergraduate Scholarship Programme Application Form


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  1. i am mukhtar mohamud from somalia i need scholarship in canada to increase my education level

  2. i am mukhtar mohamud from somalia i need scholarship in canada to increase my education level
    i hope you will accept my application

    thank you

  3. My name is Filsan mohamed I am Muslim
    I am undergraduate now I study university faculty of medicine
    I really need scholarship please help me for that if it is possible
    Answer me please as soon as possible
    Thank you

  4. Asalaam aleikum.
    My name is Abdulazizi hassan.
    Am graduate my Advanced study recently.
    I need a support to study abroad in Medicine really need scholarship please help me for that if it is possible
    Answer me please as soon as possible
    Thank you

  5. my name’s mukhtaar ahmednour iam living Somalia specially somaliland also iam graduated Sep 2013 degree program business administration I can’t able to go another university so please help me
    Thank you every much for your effort

  6. السلام عليكم ورحمة الله
    I’m Muslim my name is Abubakarr T. Sannoh
    I want to if this studis is going to be in Arabic because I don’t know English much.

  7. Hello my name is Dek Abduwakiil
    I Live in Somalia
    I searching full scholarship..
    I’m undergraduate I’m student in Public health
    If you have any opportunity please contact me my phone number
    Or my email address.

  8. My name is Mohamed Hassan Abdi Iam very much-needed happy these Muslim academic i completed university faculty of sherah and Islamic also completed diploma faculty of education thnk your helping with as

  9. Iam very much-needed happy these Muslim academic i completed university faculty and Islamic studies i also completed diploma faculty of education thnk your helping with us

    However iam very happy to get the best university faculty and Islamic sheraha

  10. asalam alaikum, i am saleh kubwimana the under graduated student from rwanda country in africa continent .i would like to have your scholar ship as an african student.

  11. Aww I’m Hirpa Bobaso from Ethiopia I have doctorate degree by Veterinary medicine. Now I want to persue my MSc so how can I proceed with it?

  12. I am a muslim person living in Somalia. I am looking forward to geeting this opportunity.
    I ca not wiat to hear from you.

  13. my name is zakiya i need scholarship i want to learn how to fly airline i mean i want to be pilot i live in somalia please answer me

  14. Hello,Sir My Name is Naveed Mehmood From Pakistan and now I’m in dubai I need scholarship becouse i want more Education so plz do somthing for me I’m wating for your risponce Thank You sir…….

    1. Asalaam aleykhum wa rahmaturullahi wa barakatuh!
      I’m Hakizimana Ahmed… in south Africa as refugee but my background is Burundi.
      I really need your full support to obtain scholarship so that I can upgrade my studies.

  15. Salam muiliakum waramatulallia wabarakatuhu!!! I’m Mohammed M. Jallibah, a Liberian nationale and a current undergrade graduating senior student from the University of Liberia, UL. I would sincerely love to benefit from the Isdb masters scholarship in order to do my graduate studies, Insha’Allah.

  16. Asalaam alaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuh , I am Mohamed Mohamed from Tanzania I need the scholarship to study for a degree.

  17. I am Muslim person living in india. my name is md nasim Ahmad I realy need schlorship sir plz sir

    1. I am Muslim male a student of college of agricultura Somali to burco l am doing diploma vectineri l am interested in this scholarship pls sir

      My name is abdishakur ibrahim
      I jest from Kenya 2540757778644

  18. I am a Muslim male, a student of college of medicine in Sierra Leone, Freetown. I am doing diploma in pharmacy, I am interested in this scholarship.

  19. Salaamalaykum warahmatullah wabarakaatu.
    I would like to pursue masters program in speech and Language Pathology course.
    Is there a chance to get an opportunity for a muslim woman like me. Currently i am based in Dar es salaam, Tanzania and i am working in a government hospital whom gave an opportunity to persue masters education.
    Please do assist for such an opportunity. Thank you very much
    Rukiya Mohammed
    Speech and Language Therapist
    Dar es salaam Tanzania

  20. I’m Akhi Akter. I am from Bangladesh.My educational background Business Study.I want Scholarship. Please help me

  21. Assalamualikum wr.wb I am Mohd Afaq and belongs to India. I am very keen interested to get scholarship for the education overseas.

  22. Asalam Alaikhum warahmatullah wabarakatuh
    My name is lubega Julius and am 25 I did my bachelor’s degree in Mass communication and I would like to engage myself in building up the Islamic state as well and bringing new changes as far as communication is concerned.

  23. Asalam Alaikhum warahmatullah wabarakatuh, I am lubega Julius I would love to add on my bachelor’s onto a master’s program in journalism. Am fully interested in having more experience with Islamic Development Bank . Am looking forward to hearing from you soon.( +971529463242)
    Thank you

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