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.
- IDB member countries
- Fields of Studies
- Application Process and Deadlines
In order to be eligible for the IDB-McGill Scholarships, candidates must:
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
The prospective applicants should visit the IDB website: www.isdb.org to download the application form and read full information about the eligibility requirements, how to apply and the Programme’s benefits and facilities.
Eligible applicants must complete the application form and send it together with all the requisite documents, as mentioned on the concluding page of the form, through the office of the IDB Governor for the applicant’s country to the IDB Headquarters in Jeddah no later than February 28, 2018.
Note: This new Agreement takes effect as of Fall 2018.