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Shariah Scholarship Awards for International Students, 2017

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open18-Aug-2017
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AwardAcademic tuition fees, Subsistence allowance, Book allowance, Equipment allowance, Conference allowance, Thesis/End of study allowance
EligibilityGraduates, Post-Graduates or Ph.D scholars in the field of Shari'ah or Islamic Finance
Scholarship provider contact details

ISRA@INCEIF (718736-K) Lorong Universiti A, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA General Line: +603-7651 4200 Fax: +603-7651 4242 Email:

What is Shariah Scholarship Awards for International Students, 2017?

International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) invites applications from International students pursuing postgraduate studies (Master’s or Doctoral) in the field of Shari’ah or Islamic finance at recognized institutions of higher learning in Malaysia. The selected candidates will get a coverage of academic tuition fees, subsistence allowance, book allowance, equipment allowance, conference allowance and Thesis/end of study allowance. 

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

The candidates need to fulfill the following eligibility criteria to apply for this scholarship

  • Obtained a Bachelor Degree in Shari’ah from recognised local or international universities (Bachelor degree in Shari’ah, Muamalat, Jurisprudence, Islamic Law, Fiqh, Usul al-Fiqh or its equivalent);
  • Obtained an offer to pursue or is currently pursuing Master’s or Doctoral studies in Shari'ah, Islamic finance or its equivalent in a full-time mode;
  • Obtained a minimum CGPA of 3.50 (on a 4.0 scale), 4.0 (on a 5.0 scale), 80% (on a 100% point scale), pass with distinction or its equivalent;
  • Fulfilled or passed language proficiency requirements specified by the program;
  • Applicants should NOT be in receipt of any other scholarship award or financial assistance.

How can you apply ?

Follow the below given steps to apply for this scholarship –

Step 1: Download application form

Step 2: Fill in all necessary details

Step 3: Send your duly filled application form along with all necessary documents to below given address –

ISRA@INCEIF (718736-K)

Lorong Universiti A, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA


Q: Can a part-time student apply for the scholarship?


Q: What is your classification of ' Shari'ah' ?

This scholarship is exclusively for students who possess specifically bachelor degree in Shari'ah or its equivalent such as Bachelor in Shari'ah, Muamalat, Fiqh Muamalat, Shari'ah Law, Islamic Jurisprudent etc. Applicant must pursue their study in Shari'ah, Fiqh, Shari'ah law, Islamic Finance/banking or its equivalent;

Q: How do I apply?

Please download the application form and attach all required documents.Incomplete application form and documents will not be entertained.

Q: How can I know the status of my application?

- Only shortlisted candidates shall be informed of the interview session via e-mail. If you do not receive any news from us within two (2) months of the date of application submission, your application is deemed to be unsuccessful.

- Please ensure that all contact details provided in the application form are accurate. We will get in touch with you via your email account.

Q: Can I send my application by e-mail?


Q: What does the Shari'ah scholarship cover?

The scholarship covers all related academic fees, subsistence allowance, books, equipment and end of study or thesis/dissertation completion assistance.

Terms and Conditions

As a rule of thumb, a non-Shari'ah degree holder would not be eligible to be considered for the scholarship. However, those holding a degree related to Islamic studies and having two-years working experience in Shari'ah matters in an Islamic financial institution could still be considered.

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