OFID Scholarship 2019/20 for Outstanding Young Individuals from Developing Countries

Deadline: 14 April 2019

Applications are open for “OFID Scholarship 2019/20” with an aim to support young individuals from developing countries so that they are able to pursue graduate studies in a development-related field.

The program, which is currently in its thirteenth year of operation, has to date helped over 50 young people complete their education.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be between the ages of 23-32 at the time of submitting his/her application.
  • Must have obtained or be on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree with a Baccalaureate from an accredited college/university, or its equivalent.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 rating system, or its equivalent.
  • Must be matriculated at an accredited university for the upcoming academic year starting August/September 2019, and must maintain full-time status for the duration of the Master’s Degree.
  • Must be a national of a developing country. Please note that nationals of OFID Member Countries (Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela) are ineligible to apply.
  • Must select a subject of study that pertains to OFID’s core mission, such as: economics of development (poverty reduction, energy and sustainable development), environment (desertification), or other related science and technology fields.

Terms and Conditions

  • Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Applications will be evaluated based on the information provided. Therefore, all questions should be answered as thoroughly as possible. Incomplete applications will notmus be considered. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be allowed.
  • OFID will not consider applications received through a third party.
  • Please do not call or email OFID to ask if applicants application has been received, or to inquire about their status.
  • Please note that only the winners will be notified.
  • All materials submitted become the property of OFID and will not be returned to the applicant.

How to Apply

  • A completed on-line application form.
  • A scanned copy of the applicant’s passport.
  • A scanned copy of the transcripts/certificates from the highest level of education completed.
  • A scanned letter of acceptance from chosen educational institution, confirming applicants admission, subject of study and duration of the Master’s degree program.
  • A proof of meeting any prerequisites, including language proficiency.
  • A short essay – of about 500 words in English – giving reasons for applying for the OFID scholarship, explaining their educational goals, and clearly describing how applicant will use the experience gained from their Master’s degree studies to help in the development of their home country.
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors and/or lecturers at applicant’s present university (or present employer).
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit http://www.ofid.org/FOCUS-AREAS/Beyond-the-scope/Scholarship-Award

  • Avatar Hassan Ali Buraale says:

    Why Not in Somalia
    The Somali people wants to find this valuable scholarship

  • Avatar Hassan Ali Buraale says:

    My name is hassan I would like to apply this scholarship but Somalia is not the eligible countries so how can I find

  • Avatar Nancy says:

    Hi this is Nancy from Zambia, this is a very good opportunity and i would love to apply but zambia is not eligible so how can you advise me on this please
    thanks

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Nancy,

      Yes, Zambia is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Alfred says:

    According to the eligiblity criterior, one must have an addimission to a university for the master’s program before the person qualifies to apply for this scholarship.To be honest, sometimes even the money to purchase the admission form isnt easy for some of us. Far more pay the addmission fees to be admitted and matriculated. If you can have an alternative for those who qualify but have not yet been admitted to apply, you will be surprise to have even more bighter but needy students applying. Thank you

  • Avatar Korobe joh Bosco says:

    I am from Uganda, this is a good opportunity for my fellow youth to apply if Uganda is eligible for this call. Pse advice before i distribute this information to interested applicants.
    John Bosco
    Uganda.

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Korobe joh Bosco,

      Yes, Uganda is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

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