OPEC Fund for International Development Offers Scholarship for International Students in Austria, 2019

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Scholarship Description:

If you are a student from a developing country then you have a chance to apply for OFID Scholarship 2019/20 funded by the OPEC Fund for International Development.

The purpose of this scholarship is to support outstanding young individuals from developing countries to pursue graduate studies in a development-related field.

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Host College/University:

Established in 1976, The OPEC Fund for International Development is the intergovernmental development finance institution. It works in cooperation with developing country partners to stimulate economic growth and alleviate poverty in all disadvantaged regions of the world.

Why should apply to this program? If you apply for this program, you will be able to build up your career in your chosen field. You can also pursue jobs in the private sector and work as a human resource manager, legal counselor, consultant, or marketing manager.

Degree level:

Graduate degree program.

Field of Study:

The scholarship is open to study the graduate degree program in any economics of development (poverty reduction, energy, and sustainable development), environment (desertification), or other related science and technology fields offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: 

The scholarship will cover the tuition fees, examination fees, a monthly allowance to cover living expenses, books, and accommodation.


Students who are from a developing country (Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela) can apply for the scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria:

The applicant must be between the ages of 23-32 at the time of submitting his/her application. Candidate must have obtained or be on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree with a Baccalaureate from an accredited college/university, or its equivalent. Applicants must be matriculated at an accredited university for the upcoming academic year starting August/September 2019 and must maintain full-time status for the duration of the master’s degree.

Applying procedure Instructions:

To apply for the scholarship, the applicant must have to 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. After this process, applicants need to register within the OFID Scholarship Portal by using the email address and fill out the scholarship application form.

Candidate must have to upload necessary documents: CV, two recommendation letters, certificates/transcripts from the highest level of completed education, acceptance letter into a postgraduate program, passport copy and personal essay.

For admission to study the graduate degree program, applicants must have their previous qualification certificates and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 rating system, or it’s equivalent.

Scholarship Official Web Links:

Online Application: ◄–

Scholarship Link: ◄–

Scholarship Deadline:

April 14, 2019

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