Candidates from any of the Islamic Development Bank's fifty-seven member countries are eligible to apply for the QMUL-IsDB PhD scholarships.
The jointly funded scholarships will cover the tuition fees and provide a stipend of £1,030/month to contribute towards the scholar’s living costs. Queen Mary waives the fees and IsDB pay the stipend.
Please note that this stipend will not cover the scholar’s living costs in full and does not meet the level of financial support necessary to secure a UK visa (currently £1,334/month). The scholar will therefore need to secure additional funding in order to be able to take up their studies at Queen Mary. For further details of the requirements set out by UK Visas and Immigration, please see the Advice and Counselling Service guidance.
Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria set out by the Islamic Development Bank as well our entry requirements.
Applicants should submit an application to the Islamic Development Bank scholarship programme and should also apply for our PhD programme following our usual application procedures. It is recommended that applicants should apply at least 2 months before the IsDB scholarship deadline.
Successful applicants to Queen Mary will receive an offer including a condition of securing funding from the IsDB. Queen Mary will nominate successful candidates to IsDB who will make the final selection to determine successful candidates for the scholarships to undertake their PhD programme at Queen Mary.
The deadline for the IDB PhD scholarship applications normally falls in February but candidates should confirm this with the IDB.