OFID Scholarship Award for Developing Countries Students, 2018-2019

Ofid scholarship award for Developing Countries Students, and applications are submitted till May 4, 2018.  The OPEC Fund for International Development is funding scholarship for students of developing countries (except OFID Member Countries). Scholarship is awarded for pursuing graduate studies in a development-related discipline. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must first obtain admission to pursue a Master’s (graduate) degree in any recognized university/college in the world. The tuition fees, including any supplementary examination fees, as may be required by the academic institution, will be paid by OFID directly to the academic institution. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | worldwide

Level: Graduate (Master) Studies.

Field(s): Scholarship is awarded in development-related discipline

Deadline: May 4, 2018.

Funded By: The OPEC Fund for International Development

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Ofid scholarship award is targeted for Students of developing country except OFID Member Countries (Angola, Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Antigua, Albania, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Burkina Faso ,Bangladesh, Bahrain, Bhutan, Barbuda, Belize, Barbados, Brazil, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo  DR  Republic of Congo Cote d’lvoire, Cambodia ,Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Equatorial, Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea- Bissau, Grenada, Guyana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jordan, Jamaica, Kenya, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Korea DPR, Kyrgyz Republic, Kosovo Lao, Lesotho, Lebanon, PDR Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, 

Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, São Tomé & Principe, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Syria, St. Christopher, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan ,Uruguay, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe) can apply for this Ofid scholarship award.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Not Specified

Scholarship covers: the tuition fees, including any supplementary examination fees, as may be required by the academic institution, will be paid by Ofid scholarship awarddirectly to the academic institution. Health insurance will be paid in accordance with the institution’s own standard medical scheme. A monthly allowance to cover living expenses, books and accommodation, will be transferred to the student’s own personal bank account on a quarterly basis. Prior to the start of his/her first year studies, the student will be paid a relocation grant, equal to two-month allowance. OFID will also pay for travel costs from the nearest airport to the student’s place of residence, to the nearest airport to the chosen place of study. Upon completion of the studies, the student will be paid the cost of one-way air ticket to his/her home country.


‣ Ofid scholarship award( OFID’s Scholarship Program) sponsors outstanding young students from developing countries through graduate studies in a development-related discipline.

‣ OFID (The OPEC Fund for International Development) 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 2018/2019.

‣ The applicant must be from a developing country, and he/she must first obtain admission to pursue a Master’s (graduate) degree in any recognized university/college in the world.


Have what it takes to avail Ofid scholarship award ?

‣ 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 2018-19, 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.

Eligibility Criteria of Ofid scholarship award

‣ Applications will be evaluated based on the information provided. Therefore, all questions should be answered as thoroughly as possible.


‣ Only the winners will be notified by June, 2018.

Scholarship Application Method

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Application Guidelines

  • STEP 1: Ensure that you fulfill the OFID Scholarship Award Eligibility Criteria and all necessary documents are ready for submission.
  • 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: CV, two recommendation letters, certificates/transcripts from the highest level of completed education, acceptance letter into postgraduate program, passport copy and personal 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.

    The application deadline is May 4, 2018. Please do not call or email OFID to see if your application has been received or to inquire about your status. You will receive an automated confirmation once your application has been submitted. Only the winners will be notified by June  2018 and announced on our website.

Scholarship Application Due Date: May 4, 2018.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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