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Thursday, March 8, 2012

2012 OFID Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries

Overview

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 2012. The OFID Scholarship will be awarded to support two students or candidates for Master’s degree studies. The applicant may be from any 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.

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.

Value of the scholarship

The winner 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, starting in the autumn of the academic year 2012.



Eligibility

tips Must be between the ages of 23-32 at the time of submitting his/her application.
tips Must have obtained or be on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree with a Baccalaureate from an accredited college/university, or its equivalent.
tips Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 rating system, or its equivalent.
tips Must be matriculated at an accredited university for the upcoming academic year starting August/September 2012, and must maintain full-time status for the duration of the Master's Degree.
tips Must be a national of a developing country (please see list of eligible countries below)
tips 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:

tipsApplicants 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.

tipsOFID will not consider applications received through a third party.

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

tipsPlease note that only the winner will be notified.

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

Applicants must complete the on-line application.

Within the on-line application, applicants must upload the required documents as listed below in Section III. All materials including the on-line application, recommendations, and other required information must be received no later than May 28, 2012.


Eligible Countries

* In addition to nationals of OFID Member States (Algeria, Gabon, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia,  United Arab Emirates, Venezuela), nationals of the following countries are also eligible: 
AfricaAsia & the Middle EastLatin America & the Caribbean      Europe
A
AngolaAfghanistan
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Antigua Albania
B
Benin
Botswana
Burundi
Burkina Faso
Bangladesh
Bahrain
Bhutan
Barbuda
Belize
Barbados
Brazil
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
C
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Chad
Central African Republic
Comoros
Congo  DR
Republic of Congo
Cote d'lvoire
CambodiaChile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
D
Djibouti Dominica
Dominican Republic
E
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Ecuador
El Salvador
F
Fiji
G
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea Bissau
Grenada
Guyana
Guatemala
Guyana
H
Haiti
Haiti
Honduras
I

India
J
JordanJamaica
K

Kenya
Kazakhstan
Kiribati
Korea D P R
Kyrgyz Republic
Kosovo
L

Lesotho
Liberia
Lao PDR
M
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique 
Maldives
Moldova
Mongolia
Myanmar
N
Namibia
Niger
NepalNicaragua,
O

Oman
P
Pakistan
Palestine
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Paraguay
Peru
Panama
R
Rwanda,
S
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
T
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Tajikistan
Thailand
Tonga
Turkey
Turkmenistan
U
UgandaUkraine
Uzbekistan
Uruguay 
V

Vietnam,
Y

Yemen
Z
Zambia
Zimbabwe





Required Documents

tips A completed on-line application form.
tips A scanned copy of the applicants passport.
tips A scanned copy of the last university degree or certificate.
tips 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).
tips A proof of meeting any prerequisites, including language proficiency.
tips 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.
tips Two letters of recommendation from professors and/or lecturers at applicant's present university.
tips Curriculum Vitae (CV).
tips A completed on-line application form.
tips A scanned copy of the applicant’s passport.
tips A scanned copy of the last university degree or certificate.
tips 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).
tips A proof of meeting any prerequisites, including language proficiency.
tips 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.
tips Two letters of recommendation from professors and/or lecturers at applicant's present university.
tips Curriculum Vitae (CV).


Application Guidelines (how to apply)

tips STEP 1: Ensure that you fulfill the OFID Scholarship Award Eligibility Criteria.

tips STEP 2: Register within the OFID Scholarship Portal by using your email address. Please note you can log onto the portal as many times as required before finally submitting the application.

tips STEP 3: Fill out the application form. Make sure to save data each time you update your application. Once you are logged in, if the page remains inactive for more than two hours, your session will time-out and you may lose unsaved data. Do not submit your application until you have completed the entire application process!

tips STEP 4: Upload necessary documents; CV, two recommendation letters, Bachelor's certificate/transcript, acceptance letter into postgraduate program and essay.

tips STEP 5: When your application is complete, and all additional documents are uploaded, your application is ready to be submitted. Once your application is submitted, you can no longer make any changes or upload any more documents.

The application deadline is May 28, 2012. Please do not call or email OFID to see if your application has been received or to inquire about your status. You will receive an automated confirmation one application has been submitted. Only the winner will be notified by June 14, 2012

Contact Information

OFID
The OPEC Fund for International Development Parkring 8, A-1010 Vienna, Austria
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 995, A-1011 Vienna, Austria
Telephone: +43-1-515 64-0 Fax: +43-1-513 92 38
Email: info@ofid.org
http://www.ofid.org/



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1 comments:

Engineering Scholarships In India on May 14, 2012 at 11:18 PM said...

Hello,

The scholarship fund enables promising students from developing countries. It contributes to the education of competent and motivated local experts, who can play a leading role in solving the structural problems of their country. Thanks a lot....


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