The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Scholarship Programs 2024-2025: Apply Now!


Are you a Muslim student looking for a scholarship opportunity to pursue your academic dreams? Do you want to study in the fields of science, technology, engineering, medicine, agriculture, or other related disciplines? Do you want to join a network of scholars and professionals who are committed to social advancement and sustainable development?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are in luck! The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) is pleased to announce the launch of its Scholarship Programs for the academic year 2024-2025. These programs are designed to provide financial assistance and academic support to Muslim students from IsDB Member Countries (MCs) and Muslim communities in non-Member Countries (non-MCs).

The IsDB Scholarship Programs are exclusively available through our official IsDB Scholarship Applications Portal. Please ignore any other announcements on social media platforms or other sources that are not affiliated with IsDB. For the most accurate and current information, please visit our portal regularly, as it is the only official gateway to embark on your scholarship journey.

About IsDB

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) is a multilateral development bank that works to improve the lives of people in its 57 MCs and beyond. IsDB’s vision is to become a world-class development bank, inspired by Islamic principles, that has successfully integrated into the global development system.

Since its establishment in 1975, IsDB has been very keen to focus on human capital development alongside its mainstream development financing activities. IsDB believes that investing in education is the key to unlocking the potential of individuals and societies, and to achieving economic development and shared prosperity.

Through its comprehensive and inclusive human capital development pillar, IsDB aims to help MCs and Muslim communities in non-MCs to address the challenges of poverty, inequality, unemployment, and underdevelopment with capacity-development initiatives, including scholarship programs.

IsDB Scholarship Programs

As part of its overall effort to develop the human resources of its MCs and those of the Muslim communities in non-MCs, IsDB funds and implements the following scholarship programs:

  • IsDB Scholarship Program for Muslim Communities in Non-Member Countries (SPMC): This program enables academically meritorious and financially impoverished young Muslim students from Muslim communities in non-MCs to undertake undergraduate studies in medicine, engineering, computer sciences, information technology, agriculture, and other related fields in their own countries or the IsDB MCs. Read more
  • IsDB Master of Science Scholarship Program (M.Sc.): This program assists 20 IsDB Least Developed Member Countries (LDMCs) in the development of their human capital, especially in science and technology, which are both relevant and necessary for their development. The program offers scholarships for master’s degree studies in selected fields at reputable universities in IsDB MCs or in other countries. Read more
  • IsDB Merit Scholarship Program for High Technology (MSP): This program is dedicated to advanced studies and/or research (3-year Ph.D. and 6-12-month post-Doctorate) in 16 applied science and high technology areas deemed necessary for the development of the MCs. The program aims to strengthen the scientific, technological and research capabilities of institutions in MCs by providing scholarships for scholars and researchers to pursue their studies and research at leading universities and research centers around the world. Read more
  • IsDB-ISFD Scholarship Program: This program was launched in 2019 by IsDB with the support of Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD), with the specific aim of reducing poverty in 21 LDMCs. The program provides educational opportunities to academically meritorious and financially impoverished young men and women from 21 LDMCs to pursue bachelor studies in medicine, engineering, agriculture and other related fields or a technical diploma at a public institute in their home countries or in one of the IsDB member countries.Read more

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for any of the IsDB Scholarship Programs, please follow these steps:

  1. Visit the IsDB Scholarship Applications Portal and create an account using your email address and a password of your choice.
  2. Fill out the online application form and upload the required documents. Make sure you provide accurate and complete information and follow the instructions carefully.
  3. Submit your application before the deadline. You will receive a confirmation email after your submission.
  4. Wait for the selection process to be completed. You will be notified of the outcome of your application by email.
  5. If you are selected, you will receive an acceptance letter and a scholarship agreement. You will need to sign and return the agreement and follow the instructions for the enrollment and visa procedures.


Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the IsDB Scholarship Programs:

  • Q: Who is eligible to apply for the IsDB Scholarship Programs?
  • A: The eligibility criteria vary depending on the program. In general, you must be a citizen of an IsDB MC or a Muslim community in a non-MC, have a good academic record, have a strong command of English or the language of instruction, have no other means of financing your education, and be medically fit. For more specific criteria, please refer to the program details on the portal.
  • Q: What are the benefits of the IsDB Scholarship Programs?
  • A: The IsDB Scholarship Programs offer various benefits, such as tuition fees, living allowance, health insurance, travel expenses, and academic guidance. The programs also provide opportunities for networking, mentoring, training, and community service. The programs aim to equip the scholars with the knowledge, skills, and values that will enable them to contribute to the development of their countries and communities.
  • Q: What are the fields of study covered by the IsDB Scholarship Programs?
  • A: The IsDB Scholarship Programs cover various fields of study that are relevant and necessary for the development of the MCs and the Muslim communities in non-MCs. These include medicine, engineering, computer sciences, information technology, agriculture, and other related fields. The programs also cover 16 applied science and high technology areas, such as biotechnology, nanotechnology, renewable energy, and water resources management.
  • Q: What are the deadlines for applying for the IsDB Scholarship Programs?
  • A: The deadlines for applying for the IsDB Scholarship Programs vary depending on the program. The application cycle usually starts in December and ends in February of the following year. Please check the portal regularly for the exact dates and announcements.
  • Q: How can I contact the IsDB Scholarship Programs for more information or inquiries?
  • A: You can contact the IsDB Scholarship Programs by sending an email to [email protected] or by calling +966 12 6361400. You can also visit the portal for more information and updates.