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Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Studentships

Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Studentship Funding

The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science offers PhD studentships to students in partnership with the IDB programme. We plan to accept up to 2 students per year for students starting in 2016-2020. Applications will be processed quarterly, with deadlines at the end of January, April, July and October. For short-listed candidates, interviews should take place in the following month and decisions communicated by the end of the 2nd month after the deadline.

Project Topics

We welcome applications in all areas of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science in which we are research-active. See our research pages for links to the web pages of our 8 research groups and the pages of potential academic supervisors. Please identify possible supervisors and contact them directly to discuss project ideas (yours or theirs). Some examples of projects we are interested in supervising are listed on the project ideas page.

Student Profiles

Hear from students about their experience of undertaking a PhD within the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science.


Applicants should check the IDB web site for specific conditions of this scheme.

Evidence of proficiency in English language skills is a requirement for all international students. Further information about English language requirements is available on the entry requirements page.

How to apply

  • Contact the supervising academic by e-mail so that an informal discussion can be arranged. You will be asked to provide a CV and personal statement.
  • When the academic has agreed to supervise you for the project, please submit an application online via the Queen Mary Admissions Portal (see instructions here).
  • If you are successful we will give you an offer on the condition that you are given a funding award from the IDB.
  • You need to apply directly to the IDB for funding; this can take place before or after applying to Queen Mary.

Deadline for applications

End of January, April, July and October each year.
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