Scholarships for LDC Students to the International Design Education Program 2022 is Now Open (Deadline extended to 31 March)Collins Mann
Update: To encourage more students from the LDCs to participate, the deadline for applying to the IDE program is extended to 31 March 2022, 11:00 am EST.
Gebze/Ningbo – The 2022 application period to the International Design Education (IDE) Program is open from January 26 to February 28, 2022. Aiming to provide educational support to the world’s 46 least developed countries (LDCs), scholarship opportunities are provided to students of the LDCs. Eligible students who hold Bachelor’s degrees can submit an online application hereExternal link with supporting documents. Upon review process, selected students will be granted scholarships. Students who successfully complete the Program will be conferred with a Master’s degree in industrial design engineering by Zhejiang University.
The scholarships of the IDE Program were jointly launched in 2021 by the United Nations Technology Bank for the Least Developed CountriesExternal link (UN Technology Bank), the World Eco-Design ConferenceExternal link (WEDC) and Zhejiang University, NingboExternal link (ZJU, Ningbo). In offering 2.5 year long postgraduate program to 50 eligible students each year, ZJU, Ningbo provides an opportunity for LDC students to specialize in industrial design while also cultivate interdisciplinary design talents. The LDC students will study industrial design at ZJU, Ningbo, and promote knowledge transfer to their home countries. The South-South program will contribute to enhancing science, technology and innovation in LDCs and add to capacity to innovate, solve problems, boost national economic growth and achieve sustainable development.