OFID Scholarship 2019/20 for Outstanding Young Individuals from Developing Countries 1

OFID Scholarship 2019/20 for Outstanding Young Individuals from Developing Countries

Applications are open for “OFID Scholarship 2019/20” with an aim to support young individuals from developing countries so that they are able to pursue graduate studies in a development-related field.

The program, which is currently in its thirteenth year of operation, has to date helped over 50 young people complete their education.

Eligibility Criteria

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 2019, and must maintain full-time status for the duration of the Master’s Degree.
Must be a national of a developing country. 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.
Must select a subject of study that pertains to OFID’s core mission, such as: economics of development (poverty reduction, energy and sustainable development), environment (desertification), or other related science and technology fields.
Terms and Conditions

Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Applications will be evaluated based on the information provided. Therefore, all questions should be answered as thoroughly as possible. Incomplete applications will notmus be considered. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be allowed.
OFID will not consider applications received through a third party.
Please do not call or email OFID to ask if applicants application has been received, or to inquire about their status.
Please note that only the winners will be notified.
All materials submitted become the property of OFID and will not be returned to the applicant.
How to Apply

A completed on-line application form.
A scanned copy of the applicant’s passport.
A scanned copy of the transcripts/certificates from the highest level of education completed.
A scanned letter of acceptance from chosen educational institution, confirming applicants admission, subject of study and duration of the Master’s degree program.
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 their educational goals, and clearly describing how applicant will use the experience gained from their Master’s degree studies to help in the development of their home country.
Two letters of recommendation from professors and/or lecturers at applicant’s present university (or present employer).
Curriculum Vitae (CV).

Interested applicants can apply via given website.
For more information, please visit http://www.ofid.org/FOCUS-AREAS/Beyond-the-scope/Scholarship-Award

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