Apply to OPEC Fund for International Development Scholarship for Master Degree


Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 1637

Opportunity Description

Scholarship details:


Application Close: April 14 , 2019

Result announcement: June 2019

Level of Study: Master degree

Field of study: Development related field

Institution: Any recognized university/college

Duration of scholarship: one year

Start of the program: Autumn 2019/2020


The OPEC Fund for International Development ( OFID) offers annual scholarships for the young students who are graduating their undergraduate programs, or have completed their bachelor’s degree.

This scholarship is designed for graduated studies. Students from developing countries (not OFID member countries) who are able to get admission for their master degree studies from any accredited university are welcome to apply.

OFID Scholarship value:

One of the most significant factor that makes a scholarship important is its value that covers the expenses. OFID Scholarship covers the following expenses:

  • Full Tuition fee
  • One round trip airfare
  • Health insurance
  • Monthly stipend for one year
  • relocation grant

Related: SAARC Master Scholarship


The applicants from developing countries except OFID member countries who get admission to a master program and meeting the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • Be highly motivated
  • Be a national of eligible developing countries listed below. (except Algeria, Indonesia, Iran, Ecuador, Gabon, Kuwait, Libya, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Venezuela, Qatar)
  • Age between 23-32 years old at the time of applications
  • Hold a bachelor degree or be graduating.
  • Having at least 3 GPA or higher of 4
  • Got admission for the upcoming year in a full time master degree ( August/September 2019) (admission/acceptance letter is mandatory)

Eligible countries:

Afghanistan, Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Barbadua, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Bhutan, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cambodia, Central African, Chad Republic, Colombia, Comoros, Congo D.R, Congo Rep., Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali,, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mongolia, Moldova, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Rwanda, Sao Tome &Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, St. Christopher, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, Samoa, Suriname, St. Vincent, Sudan, Swaziland, SyriaTajikistan, Tanzania, Timor Leste, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe


The applicants must provide the following documents at the time of the application:

  • Online application form
  • Passport
  • Educational Certificate/transcripts
  • Acceptance letter for the university or college you intend to continue your master degree
  • Language proficiency
  • Essay- the reason of applying for OFID Scholarship, educational goal, the way you use the education for the development of your country
  • Two recommendation letters from present university or current employer
  • CV



How to apply

You can apply online using the OFID online application form, upload your required documents and submit it before April 14, 2019 .

Apply Online

Scholarship Link


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