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Global Scholarship Awards At International Shari’ah Research Academy , Malaysia – 2018

Note: To successfully apply for this scholarship, ensure you read all instructions on this page.

Applications are invited from Interested applicants who are willing to pursue a degree program in the field of Shari’ah or Islamic finance at recognized institutions of higher learning in Malaysia.

The ISRA Global Scholarship Award is part of the Fund for Shari’ah Scholars in Islamic Finance, which was established to enhance knowledge and research, strengthen talents, and encourage intellectual discourse in the field of Shari’ah in Islamic Finance. The Fund represents Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) commitment towards strengthening the development of the Islamic finance industry.

Application Deadline: 15th January 2018

Offered Annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: All

To Be Taken At (Country): Malaysia

Type: Master’s, Doctoral

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: 

  • Academic tuition fees – excluding registration or entrance fee, refundable deposit, personal bond and accommodation;
  • Subsistence allowance;
  • Book allowance
  • Equipment allowance
  • Conference allowance
  • Thesis/end of study allowance

Duration of Program: 

  • Maximum scholarship coverage for a Master’s student is two (2) years.
  • Maximum scholarship coverage for a PhD student is three (3) years.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship program, applicants must:

  •  have Obtained a Bachelor Degree in Shari’ah from recognised local or international universities (Bachelor degree in Shari’ah, Muamalat, Jurisprudence, Islamic Law, Fiqh, Usul al-Fiqh or its equivalent);
  • have Obtained an offer to pursue or is currently pursuing Master’s or Doctoral studies in Shari’ah, Islamic finance or its equivalent in a full-time mode;
  • have Obtained a minimum CGPA of 3.50 (on a 4.0 scale), 4.0 (on a 5.0 scale), 80% (on a 100% point scale), pass with distinction or its equivalent;
  • have Fulfilled or passed language proficiency requirements specified by the programme;

How To Apply: The following are required during application:

  1. Application form
  2. A copy of letter of offer; an official letter of admission from the institution of higher learning confirming your placement at the institution;
  3. A copy of academic certificates and full transcripts – Bachelor and/or Master’s degree;
  4. A photocopy of personal identification / passport;
  5. Two letters of recommendation from referees;
  6. A copy of thesis proposal – applicable for programme by researcher coursework & research

An application must be submitted by hand or through registered post or courier service to:
ISRA Global Scholarship Award, 
International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA), 
ISRA@INCEIF, Lorong Universiti A,59100 Kuala Lumpur

Visit The Scholarship Webpage For More Information

Award Providers: International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA)

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