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How To Apply For 2016/2017 OPEC/OFID Scholarships For Developing Countries




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The OPEC Fund for International Development – OFID Scholarship Award 2016/2017 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 $50,0000.


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


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 2016/2017

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 2016/2017.


Scholarship Offered Since: Not Specified



Scholarship Type: Full masters scholarship



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


a) Must be between the ages of 23-32 at the time of submitting his/her application.

b) Must have obtained or be on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree with a Baccalaureate from an accredited college/university, or its equivalent.

c) Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 rating system, or its equivalent.

d) Must be matriculated at an accredited university for the upcoming academic year starting August/September 2015, and must maintain full-time status for the duration of the Master's Degree.

e) Must be a national of a developing country (except OFID Member Countries)

f) 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Kindly read ALL of the directions below before proceeding with the application process:

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. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be allowed on it.

OFID will not consider applications received through a third party.

Please do not call or email OFID to ask if your application has been received, or to inquire about your status.

Please note that only the winners will be notified.

All materials submitted become the property of OFID and will not be returned to the applicant.


How to Apply


Applicants must complete the on-line 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 May 1, 2016.


Required Documents


1. A completed on-line application form.
2. A scanned copy of the applicant's passport.
3. A scanned copy of the last university degree or certificate.
4. A scanned letter of acceptance from chosen educational institution, confirming your admission, subject of study and duration of the Master’s degree program (must not exceed one year).
5. A proof of meeting any prerequisites, including language proficiency.
6. 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.
7. Two letters of recommendation from professors and/or lecturers at applicant's present university.
8. Curriculum Vitae (CV).


Eligible Countries


Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Argentina, Antigua, Barbuda, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados
Barbadua, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Bhutan, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cambodia, Central African, Chad Republic, Colombia, Comoros, Congo D.R, Congo Republic, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea Ethiopia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Grenada, Guyana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Korea D.P.R., Kosova, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Macedonia, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mongolia, Moldova, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua, New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, 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, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Uruguay, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe. 

Visit OPEC/OFID Scholarship Website for more and click on apply now at the bottom to fill the application forms. 
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