OFID (The OPEC Fund for International Development) is funding scholarship for students of developing countries in Austria. Scholarship is awarded for pursuing masters degree to students, who must have obtained or be on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree with a Baccalaureate from an accredited college/university, or its equivalent. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 rating system. The Masters Scholarship for Developing Countries Students Award is open to those students who wish to pursue studies in the areas of Development or Energy Studies. The scholarship covers the tuition support, monthly allowance and airfare. Send your complete OFID Scholarship Award online application by May 1, 2013.
Study Subject(s): The scholarship is provided to study in Development or Energy Studies.
Course Level: This scholarship is available for pursuing master’s degree level.
Scholarship Provider: The OPEC Fund for International Development
Scholarship can be taken at: Austria
Eligibility: -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
-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 2013, and must maintain
full-time status for the duration of the Master’s Degree.
-Must be a national of a developing country (except OFID Member Countries)
-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.
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries:
Angola, Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Antigua, Albania, Benin,
Botswana, Burundi, Burkina Faso Bangladesh, Bahrain, Bhutan, Barbuda,
Belize Barbados, Brazil, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cameroon, Cape
Verde Chad, Central African Republic, Comoros Congo DR, Republic of
Congo, Cote d’lvoire, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba
,Djibouti Dominica, Dominican Republic, Egypt Equatorial Guinea,
Eritrea, Ethiopia Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea,
Guinea Bissau, Grenada, Guyana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras,
India, Jordan, Jamaica, Kenya Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Korea D P R, Kyrgyz
Republic, Kosovo, Lao, Lesotho, Lebano, PDR Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi,
Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Maldives, Moldova
Mongolia, Myanmar, Namibia, Niger, Nepal, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan
Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Philippines Paraguay Peru, Panama, Rwanda,
Senegal Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia Sudan, Swaziland, São Tomé
& Principe, Samoa Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Syria, St.
Christopher, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, Saint, Vincent and the
Grenadines, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Tajikistan, Thailand
Tonga, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Uruguay,
Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Scholarship Description: 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 2013. The
OFID Scholarship will be awarded to support students or candidates for
Master’s degree studies. The applicant must be from a developing
country, and he/she must first obtain admission to pursue a Master’s
(graduate) degree in any recognized university/college in the world. The
scholarship is open to those students who wish to pursue studies in a
relevant field of Development or Energy Studies.
Number of awards offered: Not Known
Duration of award(s): 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, starting in the
autumn of the academic year 2013.
What does it cover? The tuition
fees, including any supplementary examination fees, as may be required
by the academic institution, will be paid by OFID directly to the
academic institution. Health insurance will be paid in accordance with
the institution’s own standard medical scheme. A monthly allowance to
cover living expenses, books and accommodation, will be transferred to
the student’s own personal bank account on a quarterly basis.
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: Only the winners will be notified by June 13, 2013 via their website.
How to Apply: -A completed on-line application form.
-A scanned copy of the applicant’s passport.
-A scanned copy of the last university degree or certificate.
-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).
-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.
Curriculum Vitae (CV).
Scholarship Application Deadline: The OFID Scholarship for Developing Countries Students application deadline is May 1, 2013.
Further Official Scholarship Information and Application