IDB Scholarship Programme for Muslim Communities

BeyondHeadlines News Desk
Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, introduced its scholarship program in many countries including India in the year of 1983 with a view to promote professional education among Muslim community. This emerged as the main source of our program.

To Qualify for Scholarships, Students should meet the following Requirements

Must have secured minimum 60% marks in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics in SSC (10+2) examination.

Applicants for bachelor courses in Business Administration (BBA) and Law must have scored minimum 60% marks in English and optional/elective subjects in SSC (10+2).

Age not over 24 years and not in receipt of any other scholarship.Only if the students or their parents are financially weak and unable to pay for his/her education. Students opting for payment seats need not apply.

Students benefiting from this scholarship must undertake to serve their community and country on completion of their studies.
Approved areas of study Under the Program: 

Bachelor’s Degree Courses in Medicine (including Ayurveda,  Unani  & Homeopathy) Dentistry, Pharmacy, Veterinary Science, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Lab Technician, Bio-Technology and Microbiology, Engineering(all branches) Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, Food Technology, Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Law.

How to complete the Application Forms:

Application must be in typed form or written clearly with ink in block letters and  TWO sets be prepared with all supporting documents.

1. All information must be provided in English. Please attach certified translation of any document not in English.
2. All information requested must be provided ; otherwise processing of the application may be delayed or may not be processed.
3. Indicate your State of Domicile: viz Assam, Bihar, Tamil Nadu etc on the the top of the Application Form


The IDB Scholarship Program is more than just a scholarship program in the traditional sense, i.e. as a straight financial assistance to needy and qualified students. It is also a tool for the improvement of the social and economic conditions of the Muslim community as a whole. It is a scholarship program and a community development program at the same time, since the scholarship is given as an interest-free loan (qardh-e-hasna) to the students but as a grant to the community to which they belong to in the shape of its refunds.

Besides, the students are also required to take part in the development of their community through their respective profession. The repaid fund is recycled, to provide scholarships for other deserving students, to complement the IDB Scholarship Program and to ensure continuity of the Program in the long run, while the community development services rendered by the students will contribute to the overall development of the community and the country.

 Scholarship Division
Islamic Development Bank,
P.O. Box 5925, Jeddah 21432, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Tel:+966-2- 646 6833; Fax: +966-2- 646 6887;
Contact of Counterpart Organizations (CPOs) for Islamic Development Bank
Muslim Education Trust
E-3, Abul Fazl Enclave,
Jamia Nagar, New Delhi INDIA.
Phone Off.: 91 11 26957004; 26941354; 65738725; 26941028
Tele/Fax: 91 11 26949076; 26929354
Contact only for  Maharashtra & Goa:  Mr. Irfan Shahid, Mob: 08080997775

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