Islamic Development Bank (IDB)-KAUST Joint PhD Scholarship Program (Fully Funded)

Islamic Development Bank IDB-KAUST Joint PhD Scholarship Program: A fully-funded scholarship program, jointly sponsored by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) for international students of IDB origin to study at KAUST.

Under the IDB Merit Scholarship Program and the KAUST PhD Program, citizens of IDB member countries are eligible to apply for the scholarship to study at KAUST for a full-time 4-year PhD. The Program is jointly funded by IDB and KAUST and the scholarships are awarded annually.

 Scholarship Sponsor(s):  (KAUST) and (IDB), Saudi Arabia

Scholarships to be taken at:  (KAUST), Saudi Arabia

Scholarship Type:  Fully funded scholarships

Scholarship Worth: Covers Full funding

Number of Awards: Not Stated

Study Level: PhD

Nationality: Citizen of an IDB member countries


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IDB-KAUST Joint PhD Scholarship Program | Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) -KAUST Joint PhD Scholarship Program expected to meet the following eligibility criteria; The candidate must be:

    • ​A citizen of an IDB member country (visit the IDB Merit Scholarship Program for a full listing of member countries)
    • Age not over 35 years
    • Engaged in full-time employment in an academic, research or development institute in the home country and the application is nominated by that institution
    • Meets the eligibility criteria of the IDB Merit Scholarship Program
    • Have a firm admission offer at the KAUST for a PhD program

Selection Criteria:

Selection of candidates under this joint program will be within the scope of the IDB Merit Scholarship Program. Interested candidates must follow these criteria and procedures to apply for the scholarship. Information about IDB and KAUST is available from their respective websites.

Eligible Countries:

Under the scholarship program, the following countries are citizens of IDB member countries who are eligible to apply for the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) -KAUST Joint PhD Scholarship Program for International Students:                                                                                                                      

Saudi Arabia, Libya, Iran, Nigeria, UAE, Qatar, Egypt, Kuwait, Turkey, Algeria, Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Yemen, Morocco, Sudan, Jordan, Senegal, Oman, Iraq, Cameroon, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Niger, Bahrain, Uganda, Benin, Gabon, Kazakhstan, Mali, Azerbaijan, Guinea, Tunisia, Mauritania, Lebanon, Mozambique, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Gambia, Palestine, Syria, Sierra Leone, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Cote d’Ivoire, Comoros, Afghanistan, Chad, Suriname, Albania, Turkmenistan, Djibouti, Guinea Bissau, Somalia, Guyana

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Application Procedures                                     

How-to-Apply: To be considered for the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) -KAUST Joint PhD Scholarship Program, interested and eligible candidates should proceed to the online application system to submit their application.

Application Deadline: On-Going

Visit the Official website for further details

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