2016/2017 OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) Scholarships for Student from Developing Countries

2016/2017 OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) Scholarships for Student from Developing Countries

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 2016/2017.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2016.

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.

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.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 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 2015, 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)
    Eligible Countries: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Botswana,Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cape Verde, Congo D.R , Congo Rep., Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Gambia, Guinea
    Guinea Bissau, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • 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.

Benefits

  • The winners of the OFID Scholarship Award will receive a scholarship of up to US$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.

Required Documents

  • 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.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV).

Apply Now for the OFID Scholarship Award 2016

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the OFID Scholarship Award 2016/2017

5 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    January 27, 2016 at 8:38 PM

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  2. juhar hassen ali

    January 27, 2016 at 9:21 PM

    I Am juhar hassen From Ethiopia.firstly i want to thank the government whom endow us such golden opportunity.i have been graduated by water resource and irrigation engineering recently on june 2015.i would like to proceed in Msc. i have great respect and passion to the community as we has long aged relation with our country Ethiopia. Could You Contact Me kindly? email johassen93@gmail.com. i hope you will accept me and i also be one of your great university community and i look forward to hear good news from you. Thanks with best regards.

  3. Eshetu Azanaw

    February 25, 2016 at 9:09 PM

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  4. Eshetu Azanaw

    February 25, 2016 at 9:11 PM

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  5. Addis Chekol

    March 19, 2016 at 6:32 PM

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