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  Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Merit Scholarship Programme for High Technology for PhD & Post Doctoral studies in world’s Top Ranked Universities, 2013-14 




             HEC has received offer of Scholarships, from Islamic Development Bank (IDB), for PhD and Post Doctoral Program, offered in the world renowned universities, for the session 2013-2014.


Application are invited from all bright Pakistani / AJK nationals, possessing very good standing/grades, as required by the IDB, belonging to the Public, Private Universities and R&D bodies, who would like to pursue their career in Science and Technology, in their home country.


The IDB Merit Scholarship Programme aims at developing technically qualified human resources in the IDB member countries by providing scholarships to promising and/or outstanding scholars and researchers to undertake advanced studies and/or research in the fields of applied science and technology needed for the development of the member countries. The main objectives of this programme are: 

    • To develop technically qualified human resources in the IDB member countries;
    • To enhance the scientific, technological and research capability and potential of scholars and researchers in IDB member countries;
    • To help meet the needs of the IDB member countries in areas of science and technology; and
    • To strengthen the scientific, technological and research capability of institutions in member countries.


Who can apply:


The IDB Merit Scholarship Programme is only for scholars from member countries who are (still) attached to their educational, scientific and technological institutions and research centers in their countries and are actively working in the scientific and technological development of their countries.


The IDB Merit Scholarship Programme does not award scholarships to individuals but to promising and/or renowned scholars as sponsored by their institutions and nominated by authorized agency of their country (HEC, in case of Pakistan), as seen suitable and appropriate by the Offices of the IDB Governors of their countries in terms of the developmental and scientific needs of their countries.


For complete details, please visit  http://www.isdb.org or http://www.ead.gov.pk.


Fields of Study in Which Scholarships are offered:

      • Health / Medicine
      • Agriculture / Food Production
      • Water resources / Desertification
      • Energy / Infrastructure Development
      • Nanotechnology and development-focused ICT.
      • Pure Sciences
  • Some scholarships are also available for studies and research in invention-related abstract sciences.

For complete details, please visit  http://www.isdb.org or http://www.ead.gov.pk.



Host University:


The applicant should have admission in the Ph.D / Post Doctoral program (Science and Technology Disciplines) offered at any leading institution, which are in the THES List Priority shall be given to applicants who have secured admission at universities that have concluded a cooperation agreement with the IDB such as Cambridge University, Oxford University,Nottingham University and Birmingham University in the UK or from the top 50 universities on the THES list below:




For complete details, please visit  http://www.isdb.org or http://www.ead.gov.pk.





Detailed eligibility criteria is also available at IDB website.  



  • Completely fill IDB application form:
  • Completely fill HEC application form with the help of computer, don’t attach both HEC and IDB forms.
  • Attach all the documents with IDB Application Form as mentioned in the Eligibility Criteria section of each program (above) as well as in the How to Apply section of IDB Application form.
  • Do not attach HEC application form with IDB Application form. HEC application form must be sent separately. Also, attach the print of THES list highlighting the Host University ranking number, with HEC application form only.
  • Completely pin up / staple each application form, loose applications will not be entertained.
  • Applicants are advised to send Three (03) Complete Sets of IDB Application Form alongwith a HEC Form as mentioned above on or before 20th Dec, 2012.


Send your Applications to :


Asif Kaleem Malik

Project Manager (FFSP/IDB)

Higher Education Commission

H-9, Islamabad.


Important Instructions for Applicants:


  1. All the information available with HEC has been shared on its website. For any other information or queries, applicants are advised to visit www.isdb.org or visit www.ead.gov.pk/idb and contact the relevant authorities for queries.  
  2. HEC is only facilitating in the processing of the said scholarship and has no financial liability in this regard.
  3. Applicants are required to send complete applications as mentioned above. No missing documents will be accepted and forwarded.
  4. List of nominated applicants will be placed on HEC's official website and later IDB authorities will themselves intimate the results. Applicants are therefore not allowed to send emails for any queries regarding final selection.
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Created at 10/22/2010 10:45 AM  by Asif Kaleem Malik 
Last modified at 11/19/2012 10:52 AM  by Shahjehan Manthar 

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