Deadline: May 1, 2016
Fields: economics of development (poverty reduction, energy and sustainable development), environment (desertification), or other related science and technology fields.
Description of OFID scholarships
OFID scholarships are available for pursuing a Master’s degree. Applicants must be from a developing country (except OFID Member Countries). You must have admission to pursue a Master’s degree studies in a relevant field of development, from any recognized university in the world.
Up to US$50,000 for one year
*Must be between the ages of 23-32 at the time of submitting his/her application.
*Must have obtained or be on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree with a Baccalaureate from an accredited college/university, or its equivalent.
*Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 rating system, or its equivalent.
*Must be matriculated at an accredited university for the upcoming academic year starting August/September 2016, and must maintain full-time status for the duration of the Master’s Degree.
*Must be a national of a developing country—please refer to the list of eligible countries. Please note that nationals of OFID Member Countries (Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela) are ineligible to apply.
*A completed on-line application form.
*A scanned copy of the applicant’s passport.
*A scanned copy of the last university degree or certificate.
*A scanned letter of acceptance from chosen educational institution, confirming your admission, subject of study and duration of the Master’s degree program (must not exceed one year).
*A proof of meeting any prerequisites, including language proficiency.
*A short essay – of about 500 words in English – giving reasons for applying for the OFID scholarship, explaining your educational goals, and clearly describing how you will use the experience gained from your Master’s degree studies to help in the development of your home country.
*Two letters of recommendation from professors and/or lecturers at applicant’s present university (or present employer).
*Curriculum Vitae (CV).
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