Frequently Asked Questions

What is the role of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) ?

The OIC has coordination role by disseminating information related to scholarships through its website to facilitate the access of those who are interested from all OIC Member States.

What types of scholarships the OIC Scholarships Programme may provide ?

OIC Member States and non-Member States are providing range of scholarships opportunities, ranging from partial scholarships, which cover some tuition fees, to full scholarships, which cover the duration of the study. The majority of the scholarships cover the tuition fees only and the student bears other costs. The country offers the scholarship usually sets the conditions and eligibility for each scholarship, so the applicant must thoroughly read every available scholarship to know its type.

What are my chances of gaining a scholarship ?

As known, scholarships are highly competitive. Many students in all OIC Member States are trying to get a scholarship. Although some scholarships are depending on outstanding academic record, your chances may also be determined by the quality of your application. There are number of issues may also enhance your chances of gaining a scholarship; like including all needed documents as requested by the country/university offering the scholarship; applying within the deadline; communicate your motivations for learning and need for scholarship.

How do I know that I am eligible to apply for the scholarship ?

You will know if you are eligible to apply by reading the details and conditions of eligibility provided by the country offering the scholarship. If you meet the university/country criteria then you are eligible.

Can I apply for a scholarship if I am already a student at a local university ?

Yes you can.

Can I apply for more than one scholarship ?

You may apply for more than one scholarship if you meet the eligibility criteria set for each scholarship by countries/universities.

How will I know if I have been successful or not with my scholarship application ?

After the deadline, universities / countries start assessing the applications, if you have been successful, they will contact you for further formalities. If they did not contact you within two months, you may visit the university website and post your question in this regard.

What kind of documents should I submit with my scholarship application ?

Documents, which are frequently required by universities along with the application form, the transcript of grades, high school certificate, medical report, a letter from you forwarded to the university showing your motivation and need for the scholarship, and letters of recommendation. In addition to any specific documents requested by the country/university.

Further questions ?

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