To help poor Muslim students in India to pursue higher studies, the Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has been running its scholarship program since 1983 viz., the IDB Scholarship Program.
The IDB Scholarship Programme’s main aim is to help the needy and qualified students in getting financial assistance. 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.
The eligibility criteria are as follows:
- 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.
For more information on the approved areas of study for the Bachelor’s Degree, application forms etc., log on to the IDB website – HERE