The Programme was launched in 1404H (1983G), named The IDB Scholarship Programme for Muslim Communities in Non-Member Countries (SPMC). The objective of the Programme is to improve the socio-economic conditions and to preserve the cultural and religious identities of Muslim Communities in Non-member Countries through developing their human capital resources. The Programme provides scholarship to the academically meritorious but financially needy young Muslim students to pursue undergraduate or first-degree study in professional courses.
To be eligible for this scholarship, the student/applicant must be able to meet the following basic criteria: Age not over 24 years. Completed senior secondary / pre-university education with good grades in major science subjects and language of instruction. Secured admission in one of the disciplines covered under the Programme at a recognized college or university in their own countries (for in-country study). Not in receipt of any other scholarship. Committed and needy Muslim. Recommended by the Counterpart Organization.