Islamic Development Bank Scholarships for Muslim Students

Type: Bachelor’s (Undergraduate), Master’s Degree, Ph.D. or Other Doctoral Degrees

Who: Muslim students from member countries of the Islamic Development Bank

What: Tuition fees + living expenses

When: 2020 – 2021

Where: Partner Universities Worldwide

Program Length: Three to five years

Deadline to Apply: 28 February 2020

Citizenship: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Destination Countries: Canada, UK, USA

Academic Subject(s): All Subjects


The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) offers fully-funded scholarships for students from IsDB member countries and Muslim communities worldwide to study in the world’s top universities. Currently, the IsDB has partnership programs with the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, and Queen Mary University of London in the United Kingdom; with Copenhagen University in Denmark, and wit McGill University in Canada.

The IsDB has been funding the following Scholarship Programs for citizens from IsDB member countries and Muslim communities worldwide:

Undergraduate Program 

Master’s Program

Ph.D. Program and Post-doctoral Research Program

IsDB-ISFD for Vocational Education & Training (VET)

Bachelor’s studies for the IsDB 21 Least Developed Member Countries (LDMCs)

 The program covers:

– Full tuition of the study program.

– Monthly living expenses in accordance with the cost of living in the country.

– For students selected to study in universities outside of their country, the scholarship will cover an economy-class air ticket as well (at the start and end of studies).

Deadline: February 28, 2020


– Applicants should be a citizen of one of the member countries of the Islamic Development Bank and Muslim.

– Applicants must have completed 12 years of education with good grades in main subjects.

– Must not be availing themselves of any other scholarships at the application times and during studies.

– Applicants must be medically fit.

– Selected applicants will be given scholarships and will study in universities in their own countries. Some applicants might be selected to study in different member countries.

How to apply

Eligible candidates must submit their applications online through the Scholarship Application Platform.

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