The Islamic Development Bank "IDB" is a multilateral development bank established to foster economic development and social progress of its member countries by participating in various development activities including educational, science and health related projects.
In the summer of 2017, McGill signed an agreement with the Islamic Development Bank "IDB" to provide scholarships for citizens of countries which are members of the IDB to attract outstanding academic merit scholars to pursue their PhD studies in the fields of Science and Technology at McGill University.
In order to be eligible for the IDB-McGill Scholarships, candidates must:
How to Apply
The eligible candidates must apply to IDB through their education and development institutions in their country in accordance with IDB scholarship application procedures and deadlines.
IDB will provide annual funding for the following:
- McGill tuition at the Quebec Resident rate
- Program/ancillary fees
- Health insurance
- Annual living expenses (paid directly to the student each month)
McGill (department/supervisor), in turn, will cover the tuition differential between the International and the Quebec Resident rate (International supplements).
Funding is provided for PhD students as of their first year of doctoral studies for a maximum period of four (4) years.
Citizens of the following IDB member countries are eligible to apply for the Scholarships.
|Gabon||Niger||United Arab Emirates|
Fields of Studies
For PhD programme, fields of studies under the programme are determined by the priority needs of the country’s development in science and technology sectors and to supplement the IDB vision 1440H. Current focus is thus on the following fields of studies:
|Health/medicine||Agriculture/Food production||Water Resources/ Desertification|
|Energy/Infrastructure Development||Nanotechnology||Development-focused ICT|
|pure Science subjects|
Application Process and Deadlines
|Student deadline to apply to IDB for Fall 2018 term||October 15, 2017|
Student deadline to apply to McGill University for Fall 2018 term
|January 15, 2018|
|IDB Confirms final list of Scholars||
January 15, 2018
|McGill makes last admission decision||April 15, 2018|
Note: This new Agreement takes effect as of Fall 2018.