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Thursday, 31 March 2016
OPEC/OFID Scholarships for International Students
Deadline: 1 May 2016
Open to: holders of undergraduate degree from a developing
Scholarship: up to USD 50,000
The OPEC Fund
for International Development (OFID) is pleased to announce that
qualified applicants who have obtained or are on the verge of completing their undergraduate
degree and who wish to study for a Master’s degree are welcome to apply for the
OFID Scholarship. Through its scholarship scheme, OFID aims to help highly
motivated, highly driven individuals overcome one of the biggest challenges to
their careers – the cost of graduate studies.
OFID scholarships will be awarded to four students or
candidates for master’s degree studies. Applicants must be from a
developing country (except OFID Member Countries), and he/she must first obtain
admission to pursue a Master’s degree studies in a relevant field of
development, from any recognized university/college in the world.
Focus areas of this scholarship are:
Water & Sanitation;
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
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
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.
The winners of the OFID Scholarship Award will receive a scholarship
of up to USD 50,000. The funds will be spread over a maximum of one year, toward
the completion of a Master’s degree, or its equivalent, at an accredited
educational institution, starting in the autumn of the academic year 2016/2017.
STEP 1: Ensure that you fulfill the OFID Scholarship
Award eligibility criteria;
STEP 2: Register within the OFID Scholarship Portal by
using your email address. Please note you can log onto the portal as many times
as required before finally submitting the application;
STEP 3: Fill out the application form. Make sure to
save data each time you update your application. Once you are logged in, if the
page remains inactive for more than two hours, your session will time-out and
you may lose unsaved data. Do not submit your application until you have
completed the entire application process;
STEP 4: Upload necessary documents:
Two recommendation letters;
Acceptance letter into postgraduate program and essay;
STEP 5: When your application is complete, and all
additional documents are uploaded, your application is ready to be submitted.
Once your application is submitted, you can no longer make any changes or
upload any more documents.