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QMUL and Islamic Development Bank offer joint PhD scholarships

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) which will co-fund fifty PhD students over the next five years.  

16 September 2016


The scholarships, part of the IDB’s Merit Scholarship Scheme for High Technology, will offer 10 PhD students per year the opportunity to conduct their doctoral studies in QMUL’s Faculty of Science and Engineering.

 Candidates from any of the Islamic Development Bank’s fifty-seven member countries will be eligible to apply for these prestigious QMUL-IDB scholarships, which will provide full overseas tuition fees and allowances to meet living costs, health insurance, and airfares, as well as a dedicated research allowance, for up to four years.

The scholarships will be offered across QMUL’s Faculty of Science and Engineering, in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, School of Engineering and Materials Science, School of Mathematical Sciences and School of Physics and Astronomy.

Professor Simon Gaskell, President and Principal of QMUL, said: "We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Islamic Development Bank. We are confident that our new scholars will contribute positively to the lively and interdisciplinary research environment here at QMUL, and enjoy the high-level support offered by our Schools, Institutes and the Doctoral College. The multinational nature of these scholarships will also have a wide-ranging and positive impact on our work internationally."

Mr Sayed Aqa, Vice President for Cooperation and Country Programming at IDB, said: "This agreement will offer talented researchers from across our member countries a strategic opportunity to build research links, gain new knowledge, and significantly enhance IDB’s efforts to contribute to the human resource development of member countries. We look forward to working with QMUL to produce a pool of high-calibre scholars who will guide human development policies in their home countries upon their graduation".

The first scholars are expected to join QMUL in January 2017. 

For more details about these awards please contact the team at QMUL’s International Office:

Email:  international-office@qmul.ac.uk 
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 6530
Fax: +44 (0)20 7882 5556

Or

Scholarship Division, Islamic Development Bank
E-mail: scholar@isdb.org 

For media information, contact:

Rupert Marquand
Public Relations Manager
Queen Mary University of London
email: r.marquand@qmul.ac.uk
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