Fully Funded OFID Scholarship 2019/20 is now open to receive applications. The OFID Scholarship Award supports outstanding young individuals from developing countries so that they are able to pursue graduate studies in a development-related field.
OFID will pay the tuition fees, including any supplementary examination fees, as necessary for the academic institution directly to the academic institution. It will also pay the health insurance in accordance with the institution’s own standard medical scheme. Furthermore, the student will receive a monthly allowance to cover living expenses, books and accommodation. Prior to the start of his/her first year studies, the student will be get a relocation grant. OFID will also pay for travel costs from the nearest airport to the student’s place of residence, to the nearest airport to the chosen place of study. In addition, the student will receive the cost of one-way air ticket to his/her home country upon completion of the studies.
- Must be between the ages of 23-32 at the time of submitting his/her application.
- Must have obtained or be on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree
- Likewise, must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 rating system, or its equivalent.
- Similarly, must be matriculated at an accredited university, and must maintain full-time status for duration of the course
- Above all, must be a national of a developing country
- Must select a subject of study that pertains to OFID’s core mission, such as: economics of development (poverty reduction, energy and sustainable development), environment (desertification), or other related science and technology fields.
You need to provide
- A complete on-line application form.
- A scanned copy of the applicant’s passport.
- Scanned copy of the transcripts/certificates from the highest level of education completed.
- A scanned letter of acceptance from chosen educational institution, confirming your admission, subject of study and duration of the Master’s degree program.
- A proof of meeting any prerequisites, including language proficiency.
- A short essay – of about 500 words in English – giving reasons for applying for the OFID scholarship, explaining your educational goals, and clearly describing how you will use the experience gained from your Master’s degree studies to help in the development of your home country.
- Two letters of recommendation from professors and/or lecturers at applicant’s present university (or present employer).
- Curriculum Vitae (CV).