The IDB M.Sc. Scholarship Programme

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Least Developed Member Country Scholarship » Human Resources in Science and Technology Scholarship

The objective of the M.Sc. is to assist selected Least Developed Member Countries (LDMCs)in the development of their human resources in science and technology that are both relevant and necessary for their socio-economic development.

The Programme is open only to students from the 20 Selected LDMCs.

The concept is to increase the number of intermediate level manpower in Selected LDMCs (i.e. the M.Sc. graduates) and to enable them to participate in the IDB Merit Scholarship Programme for High Technology (MSP).

Eligibility Criteria:

The Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a citizen of any of a Selected Least Developed Member Country.
  • Age not over 30 years.
  • Be a graduate in science/technology with a grade above Good in his/her academic career.
  • Be nominated by an academic research institution of his/her country.
  • Be determined to return home at the end of his/her studies.
  • Not in receipt of another scholarship.
  • Be medically fit and be willing to undergo medical tests after selection.

    Applicants for Statistics, Demography and related disciplines such as Applied Statistics, Demography and Econometrics must meet the following requirements in addition to the above:

  • Be in possession of a B.Sc. degree or its equivalent in statistics or related disciplines.
  • Must have a working experience of at least one year as statistician permanently employed by an institution in a member country.
  • Be determined to return home at the end of his/her studies.

    Students may apply only for Science, Engineering, Technology, Medical Sciences, Statistics, Demography, Econometrics, Operational Research and other related fields.

    Selected candidates are to pursue their study at reputable institutions of study in member countries only.


    The scholarship covers the following benefits and entitlements:

  • All academic expenses
  • Living allowances
  • Health Insurance
  • Round trip air-tickets to and from place of study
  • Conference Participation allowance
  • Computer allowance
    For More Information and Application, Please Visit;The IDB M.Sc. Scholarship Programme Website

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