The Oxford-Islamic Development Bank Scholarship programme has been made possible thanks to generous support pledged by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB).
The scheme will provide support for up to five postgraduate students per year from 2020 and will include a grant to cover living costs as well as course fees, which will be match funded by the University.
The scholarships are open to academically outstanding scholars ordinarily resident in one of 57 IsDB member countries who receive an offer to study an Oxford Master’s or DPhil programme in a social science subject relevant to the Sustainable Development Goals. Eligible courses reflect the IsDB’s interests in science, technology and innovation, and, more specifically, its goal of empowering communities and supporting the achievement of sustainable development.
Students do not need to complete an additional application to be considered for the scholarships, eligible candidates will be identified by participating Departments.
IsDB also run another external scholarship programme where candidates apply directly for consideration. Details can be found at https://www.isdb.org/scholarships. Please note that this is a separate scheme to the one referenced above, with different processes and requirements.