M.Sc. Scholarship Programme

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M.Sc Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q - What is the IDB M.Sc. Scholarship Programme?
A - The programme was launched in the year 1419H (1998) for 20 selected IDB Least Development Member Countries (LDMCs) to support development of their human resources in science and technology at intermediate level and to enable their candidates to participated in the IDB Merit Scholarship Programme.


Q - Am I eligible?
A - You are eligible if you are (i) citizen of an IDB LDMCs, (ii) have the required academic and professional background, (iii) age not over 30 years and (iv) your application is endorsed by the IDB Governor's Office in your country.


Q - What fields of study are covered ?
A - Science, Engineering, Technology, Medical Sciences, Statistics, Demography, Econometrics, Operational Research and other related fields.


Q - Where will I study?
A - You have to pursue your study at one of the reputed universities within the IDB Member countries.


Q - How do I apply?
A - Complete the application form (download), get nomination from your institution (if any), then forward it to IDB Governor's Office in your country by the deadline (31st December). No direct application to IDB is considered .


Q - What is the role of IDB Governor's Office?
A - The IDB Governor's Office is the focal point for the programme to receive, screen and forward the most suitable applications to IDB.


Q - What are my entitlements?
A - Entitlements cover both academic and living expenses including health insurance and return air-fare. The scholarship also provides allowances for conference participation and computer purchase.


Q - What IDB expects of me?
A - Complete your research/study programme successfully on time,  return to your country / institution, and participate in the IDB Merit Scholarship Programme.


Q - How can I meet the IDB's expectations?
A -You have to take active participation in the country's development programmes to serve with your expertise and gain the required knowledge to pursue further higher studies (Ph.D.) with the IDB Merit Scholarship Programme.


Q - How will IDB guide me to fulfill the expectations?
A - As you must register with the Science Development Network (SDN), the network for IDB scholars and be a member of the IDB Alumni, you will be integrated into various IDB programmes and activities that will be announced by the IDB from time to time.