IsDB-ISFD Technical Vocational, Education & Training (TVET)

Introduction

The Programme was launched in 2019 by the IsDB and the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD), with the specific aim of reducing poverty in the following 21 Least Developed IsDB Member Countries (LDMCs):

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Bangladesh
  3. Benin
  4. Burkina Faso
  5. Chad
  6. Comoros
  7. Djibouti
  8. The Gambia
  9. Guinea
  10. Guinea-Bissau
  11. Mali
  12. Mauritania
  13. Mozambique
  14. Niger
  15. Senegal
  16. Sierra Leone
  17. Somali
  18. Sudan
  19. Togo
  20. Uganda
  21. Yemen

Scope

The programme provides educational opportunities to academically meritorious and financially impoverished young men and women from the above 21 LDMCs to pursue Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) at a public institute in thier counties or IsDB member countries to equip them with knowledge, basic skills and competencies needed by all for personal fulfilment and development, employability, social inclusion and active citizenship.

Eligibility Criteria

The prospective candidates must meet the eligibility criteria of the programme. Candidates MUST ensure that they meet all the criteria of the programme listed hereunder, failing which the Application will not be considered:

  • Must be a citizen of any of the 21 IsDB LDMCs listed above.
  • Must have obtained a high school diploma or registered in one of the recognized TVET institutes in his/her own country.
  • Must have minimum of 50% in his/her high school final GPA.
  • Must choose a field of study listed among the approved disciplines of the programme.
  • Must provide evidence of language proficiency in university medium of instruction as relevant. The language proficiency must be supported by a document or certificate, 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).
  • Must provide certified English or French translation of all documents in case if they are initially in other languages.
  • Must not be in receipt of any other scholarship at the time of application and during study.
  • Must be medically fit and willing to undergo medical tests after selection.

Fields of Study

The eligible candidates may apply to study in one of the following fields of study only:

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Fields of Study/Specialisation

1

Accounting and Finance Technician

2

Aeronautic Maintenance

3

Agriculture Equipment Technician

4

Agriculture Technology diploma

5

Airport logistics and freight management

6

Architectural Design Software

7

Automotive Technician

8

Backing, Back Office employee: offshoring

9

Business Management technician expert

10

Certified network technician

11

Clothing / Industrialization Techniques

12

Communication customer relationship offshore

13

Composites Materials Processing

14

Computer Support Technician

15

Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Operator

16

Construction Materials Sales Technician

17

Construction Technologies

18

Database Administrator (DBA)

19

Decorations and props Skilled Technician

20

Dental Assistance

21

Design Office Skilled Technician: Steel Construction

22

Designer Developer JAVA J2EE

23

Diesel Equipment Mechanic

24

Digital Marketing

25

Early Childhood Educator

26

Emergency Medical Technician

27

Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic

28

Equine Business Manager

29

Executive Secretarial Skills

30

Fish and Wildlife Technician

31

Forestry Technician

32

Governance and Management of Manufacturing Skilled Technician

33

Governess assistant

34

Operations and Logistics

35

Health and Quality Skilled Technician

36

Healthcare Administration

37

Hospitality and Tourism

38

Hotel management

39

Sales support in banking

40

Industrial chemistry

41

Industrial Electronics & Maintenance Technician

42

Industrial Environmental Engineering Technician

43

Industrial Manufacturing Engineering Technician

44

Industrial Safety Engineering Technician

45

Industry Construction Materials Maintenance

46

Industry Milling Skilled Technician

47

Infographics

48

Insurance Back Office employee: offshoring

49

IT Project Manager

50

LAN WAN Network Technician

51

Large Retail Department Manager

52

Leather Chemicals Skilled Technician

53

Machine Maintenance and Tooling Plastics

54

Machine Tool Operation/ Technics

55

Machining in computer-controlled machine tool: FAO method tool design

56

Machining on numerically controlled Machine Tools

57

Maintenance Food Industry Skilled Technician

58

Manufacturing Basics

59

Manufacturing Food Industry Skilled Technician

60

Manufacturing Technician

61

Mechatronics

62

Medical Assistant

63

Medical Imaging

64

Medical Lab Technician

65

Meteorology Skilled Technicians

66

Methods Leather Skilled Technician

67

Methods, Manufacturing and Quality Skilled Technician: option Automotive

68

Midwifery

69

Mining Engineering Technician

70

Mobile Programmer

71

Net Software Developer

72

Network Technician

73

Nursing Assistant

74

Oleo culture and oil technology Skilled Technician

75

Packaging and Conditioning Skilled Technician

76

Personnel Officer

77

Pharmacy Technician

78

Phlebotomy Technician

79

Preschool Educator

80

Printing Management

81

Property Design Skilled Technician

82

Quality Control Skilled Technician: Textile

83

Quality Manufacturing

84

Quality, Health, Safety and Environment

85

Residential Building

86

Sales operator and Customer Relationship Offshore

87

Sales Technician expert

88

Skilled Technician in Diagnostics and Embedded Electronics

89

Skilled technician in engineering

90

Skilled Technician in Telecommunication

91

Skilled Technician Manufacturing Chart

92

Software Development Specialist

93

Special Effects editor in Audio Visual

94

Special Effects Skilled Technician

95

Specialized machining technician on MOCN, option: press tool machining

96

Steward

97

Structural Works Skilled Technician

98

Surface treatment Skilled Technicians

99

Surgical Technologist

100

Surveyor/topographer Skilled Technician

101

Technical Sales: Vehicles and Automotive Parts

102

Technician in design department: automotive option

103

Technician in design department: tool design option

104

Technician in secretarial and office automation

105

Technician specialized in accommodation and hosting

106

Textile Maintenance and Manufacturing

107

Tourist animator

108

Transport Operations Skilled Technician

109

Travel agencies

110

Veterinary Technician

111

Visual Audio Skilled Technician (Option: Image)

112

Visual Audio Skilled Technician (Option: Sound)

113

Visual Audio Skilled Technician (Optional Installation)

114

Web Design Specialist

115

Welding

116

Welding Robotic Operation

117

Wood Technology

118

Works Supervisor Skilled Technician: Public Works

Benefits and Facilities

The programme covers the following items:

  • Monthly stipends commensurate with the cost of living of the country of study.
  • Tuition fees as charged by the Institute and approved by the IsDB.
  • Cost of medical treatment at university/public hospital.
  • Economy class return air tickets (once at the time of joining and on completion of study) and installation and equipment allowance for the students selected to study abroad at partnered institutes/centers/countries.

Obligations

Candidates granted the scholarships are expected to:

  • Sign the IsDB’s prescribed Scholarship Agreement stating their commitment to their studies and serve their communities and countries upon graduation. 
  • Commit to refund the loan after graduation and securing gainful employment, in easy installments, to Local Education Trust Fund (LETF) established by the IsDB in their countries. 
  • Devote themselves to their studies on a full-time basis and without interruption and provide the IsDB with progress reports on their studies on a regular basis.
  • Not to seek or accept other scholarship or remunerated work during their study under the Programme.
  • Respect the laws of the country of study and maintain good personal and professional conduct consistent with the rules, regulations and objectives of the Programme and the overall mission of the IsDB.
  • Register to the IsDB Alumni after graduation to network with other alumnus and keep updating the IsDB about their progress and achievements in their communities/countries.