IDB Undergraduate Scholarship Programme 2018-19

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EligibilityClass 12 passed students
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About the Program

IDB Undergraduate Scholarship Programme 2018-19 is a grant offered to needy and qualified Muslim students who have passed class 12 (SSSC) and secured admission in an undergraduate programme of a recognised university in the current year. The main objective of this scholarship programme is to improve the socio-economic conditions of the Muslim community as a whole. 


Scholarship Details
  • IDB Undergraduate Scholarship Programme 2018-19 DeadlineClosed
    • Applicant must have completed his/her class 12 (SSSC) with a minimum of 70% marks in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics.
      • Note: Applicants from Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu must secure a minimum 80% marks (aggregate) in the above-mentioned subjects.
      • Also, the applicant wishing to pursue Law must have secured at least 60% marks in English and optional/elective subjects.
    • Applicant must have secured admission in a recognised university in the current academic year for a professional undergraduate programme of 4 to 5 years.
    • Applicant must not be over the age of 24 years and not be receiving any other scholarship.
    • Applicant's parents must be financially weak and unable to pay for his/her education.
    • Applicant opting for payment or self-financing seat is not eligible to apply. 
    • Applicant must be committed to serving his/her community after graduation.
      • Note: Applicant selected in Top-10 universities (as per MHRD) will be given preference.
      • Also, applicants joining degree courses after Diploma are not eligible for the scholarship.

    The scholarship may cover tuition fees and/or monthly stipends, books & clothing allowance and medical coverage through public or university-sponsored hospitals, etc.

    • Attested copies of class 10 and 12 mark sheets
    • Attested copies of class 10 and 12 certificates
    • An attested copy of birth certificate if the date of birth is not mentioned in class 10 certificate
    • A copy of fee deposit receipt issued by the college/institution as proof of date of admission
    • Father/Guardian's pay slip or income certificate
    How can you apply?

    Application process:
    Step 1:
    Click here to download the application form.
    Step 2: Fill in all the details.
    Step 3: Affix recent photos on the form.
    Step 4: Attach all the necessary documents.
    Step 5: Send the completed application form to the address mentioned below:
    Muslim Education Trust
    E-3, Abul Fazl Enclave 
    Jamia Nagar
    New Delhi-110025

Selection Criteria
  • On the basis of applicants' performance in class 12 (SSSC) exam, they will be called for pre-selection program and interview at a centre in their respective state/region. 
  • The interview may also be conducted through Skype.
  • Based on the pre-selection interview, state-wise merit list will be prepared on the basis of academic performance, financial need, Islamic knowledge and commitment towards the community.
  • Applicants will be marked out of total 100 marks:
    • 70% of the marks scored in class 12
    • 20% marks for financial need
    • 10% marks for Islamic knowledge and commitment to community
  • The list of shortlisted candidates and their interview marks will be submitted to the Scholarship Division, IDB, Jeddah. Their decision regarding the selection for the scholarship will be final.
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Terms and Conditions
  • The approved fields of study to be considered under the IDB scholarship programme are Bachelor's degree courses in Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Veterinary Science, Physiotherapy, Nursing and Biotechnology, Engineering (all branches), Agriculture and Bachelor of Law (BA + LLB) and other related fields.
  • The IDB will also provide various programmes besides scholarship to the selected scholars for the development of their personality and professional skills.
  • The applicant needs to accept the conditions of scholarship programme and sign the IDB bond. 
  • The students receiving grants under this scheme must undertake the following to cover after their graduation and employment:
    • either the fees of the first year's study of a new undergraduate student
    • or the fees of his/her Master’s degree's first year. In this case, the IDB will support him/her by covering the fees to complete his/her Master’s degree. 

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