OFID Scholarship Award 2016 for students of developing countries

OFID (The OPEC Fund for International Development) is funding OFID Scholarship Award for International Students 2016. These scholarships are meant for students of developing countries (except OFID Member Countries). Scholarship is awarded for pursuing graduate studies in a development-related discipline

The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) is the development finance institution established by the Member States of OPEC as a collective channel of aid to the developing countries


Also See : Scholarships 2019


Brief Description:

OFID’s Scholarship Program sponsors outstanding young students from developing countries who wish to pursue a Master’s degree studies in a relevant field of development, from any recognized university/college in the world

Level/Field of Study: Master’s Degree related to the economics of development (poverty reduction, energy and sustainable development), environment (desertification), or other related science and technology fields

Number of Scholarships: 04

Scholarship Value/Duration: The scholarships are worth up to $50,000 and cover the tuition fees, monthly allowance to cover living expenses, accommodation, insurance, books, relocation grants, and travel costs
The funds will be spread over a maximum of one year, toward the completion of a Master’s degree


Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to apply for the OFID Masters Scholarship, applicants:

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 (except OFID Member Countries)

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


Selection Criteria

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. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be allowed on it

How to Apply

Applicants must complete the online application

Within the on-line application, applicants must upload the required documents as listed below in Section III. Not all materials including the on-line application, recommendations, and other required information must be received any later than the deadline date

To apply, you must fill out an application form and upload supporting documents online. The application deadline is 01st May 2016

It is important to visit the official website (www.ofid.org) to access the online application portal and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship


Important Dates:

Application deadline is 01st May 2016


The OPEC Fund for International Development, (Uniting against Poverty), Website www.ofid.org