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OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) Scholarships 2019/2020 for Students in Developing Countries

OFID (The OPEC Fund for International Development) is pleased to announce that qualified applicants who have obtained or are on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree and who wish to study for a Master’s degree are welcome to apply for the OFID Scholarship 2019/2020

Application Deadline: 14th April, 2019

Offered annually? Yes

To be taken at (country): Any recognized University in the world

Accepted Subject Areas: The Scholarship is open to those students who wish to pursue studies in a relevant field of Development or Energy Studies such as: economics of development (poverty reduction, energy and sustainable development), environment (desertification), or other related science and technology fields.

About Scholarship: The OPEC Fund for International Development – OFID Scholarship Award 2019/2020 is open for qualified applicants who have obtained or are on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree and who wish to study for a Master’s degree, to win up to $50,000.

OFID scholarships will be awarded to four students or candidates for master’s degree studies. Applicants must be from a developing country (except OFID Member Countries),  and he/she must first obtain admission to pursue a Master’s degree studies in a relevant field of development, from any recognized university/college in the world.

Through its scholarship scheme, OFID aims to help highly motivated, highly driven individuals overcome one of the biggest challenges to their careers – the cost of graduate studies. The winners of the OFID Scholarship Award will receive a scholarship of up to US$50,000. The funds will be spread over a maximum of two years, toward the completion of a Master’s degree, or its equivalent, at an accredited educational institution, starting in the autumn of the academic year 2018/2019.

Type: Masters

Selection Criteria: Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Applications will be evaluated based on the information provided. Therefore, all questions should be answered as thoroughly as possible. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be allowed on it.

Eligibility: To be eligible to apply for the OFID Masters Scholarship, applicants:

  • 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 with a Baccalaureate from an accredited college/university, or its equivalent.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 rating system, or its equivalent.
  • Must be matriculated at an accredited university for the upcoming academic year starting August/September 2018, and must maintain full-time status for the duration of the Master’s Degree.
  • Must be a national of a developing country—please refer to the list of eligible countries. Please note that nationals of OFID Member Countries (Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia,  Iran, Iraq, Kuwait,  Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela) are ineligible to apply.
  • 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.

Number of Scholarship: Four

Scholarship Benefits: The winners of the OFID Scholarship Award will receive a full tuition scholarship of up to US$50,000. The funds will be spread over a maximum of one year, toward the completion of a Master’s degree, or its equivalent, at an accredited educational institution.

Duration: one year masters degree programme

Eligible African Countries: See the list of eligible developing countries for OFID Masters scholarship from the link below

How to Apply: Applicants must complete the online application.

Within the on-line application, applicants must upload the required documents as listed below. All materials including the on-line application, recommendations, and other required information must be received no later than the deadline date.

Required Documents

  • A completed on-line application form.
  • A scanned copy of the applicant’s passport.
  • A 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).

Only the winner will be notified via OFID website at www.ofid.org.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Sponsors: The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)

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31 Comments
  1. Devotha Mwashitete says

    i neen to proceed with my online application for OFID scholarship,i fail to see the form,may uou help me,

  2. Bulti Abdisa says

    I need to get the chance of for OFID scholarship , I want to get it.

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  4. Victor Igwe says

    its ok.

  5. Nicholas Ojonugwa Alifa says

    guys how can someone know his examination venue now.

  6. Keith Unuafe says

    IS IT FREE.
    GUYS?

  7. Keith Unuafe says

    IS IT FREE.
    GUYS?

    1. admin says

      Keith, Yes. It’s free to apply

  8. Rahama Dubiso says

    I want to learn! 1

  9. Akintibu Temitayo says

    Good
    Indeed I will like it so.

  10. Ashiraf M-Raff Kam says

    I need a scholarship…

  11. Gamada Abara says

    I want to apply. how could I apply it?

  12. Elvis Muafor Edume says

    I need to continue with the application of which is not seen can you help me.

  13. Thomas David Godspower says

    any organisation that support me to study medicine.

  14. Abdulaziz Abdulrahman says

    I want scholarship for undergaraduate Please [email protected]

  15. Tekle Berhane says

    yes,if you can i am eager to continue or under take postgcradute mainly in developmental economics hence i need to satisfay my thirsty of education

  16. Kwadwo Amo says

    yes, I have the potentials to do my masters program.

  17. Bright Ugorji says

    I need a scholarship to enable me pursue a post graduate study in telecommunication engineering.

  18. Yonnas Gebru says

    I need to continue with Environmental related issues please can you help me

  19. Oyebowale Ayobami says

    This foolish ofid that duped me last time in 2012 when i apllied. payed 2500naira into a bank account, suddenly there site just crashed. at least that was the stupid excuse they gave us. 419

  20. Enoh Marcmilian Njeck says

    lives hard ;schoolarship is the only hope for us .the less priviladge

  21. Melkamu Awoke says

    i am highly passionate & have a potential to pursue my post graduate study in business management

  22. Agero Judith says

    can i qualify in agricultural related field with you? can i be helped by you?

  23. Rutegwa Oliver Ngabire says

    we were born 2do this

  24. Arebu Ibn Hussen says

    It is very interesting for students specially those who have poor in finance and also nice to exchange custom,culture,knowledge,skill etc.

  25. Wantwa Mwangomba says

    Is there anyone who tried to apply for this scholarship, how serious are they?

  26. That's very fine, I highly appreciate this offer to students willing to pursue their postgraduate studies under this sponsorship. Many thanks!

  27. Kaleab Ghebrehiwet says

    well!!

  28. Chala Dida Beyecha says

    Dear/Sir/Madam I would like to appreciate the effort you are doing for African's. My name is chala dida I am from Ethiopia. I took my Bachelor degree from Addis Ababa university with pure applied geology July, 2013, now i am working in the ministry of mines as junior researcher particularly on the industrial minerals. the science i studied is hard science which needs deep understanding of hidden resources in the subsurface, so to be success full researcher i need to continue master degree with one of geology disciplines how i apply for the scholarship you afford for Africans?

    [email protected]

    mobile- +251-0910-0454-85

  29. Williams Chinevu says

    Sir/Madam many thanks to you for your candid support to the international development.I read electrical electronics engineering from Enugu State University of Science and Tech Enugu State Nigeria.How can I partake in this good scholarship award.Email [email protected].(+234)8063961166.Tnks!

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