Application Deadline:

Under the
IFITT ICT4D Scholarship (Information and Communication Technologies for Development),
IFITT (The International Federation for IT in Travel and Tourism) will fund young talents coming from developing/emerging countries, to provide a positive impact onto their respective communities through the application of information and communication technology (ICT).

Submission should be connected with a Master or PhD thesis, having a clear orientation to the application of ICT in local tourism development. Awarded students will have the possibility to present their work at the PhD workshop during ENTER2019 eTourism Conference.


  • The scholarship consists of an assignment of a tutor, a non-cash prize for participation at ENTER2019 eTourism Conference (comprising of return travel from home country to Nicosia, Cyprus, accommodation, and conference fee) and free IFITT membership for one year.
  • The non-cash prize consists of:

    • An invitation from IFITT (International Federation of IT in Travel and Tourism) to attend ENTER2019 in Nicosia, Cyprus from 29th of January to 1st of February 2019.

    • Return international economy flights to the nearest airport from the nearest major airport to the candidate’s university.

    • Accommodation for four nights.

    • Return transfer from/to airport to city accommodation at the destination

Eligibility Criteria

• The applicant must be enrolled in a University program either PhD (priority) or Master (or

equivalent) in the below listed eligible countries. Evidences should be included in the application.

• The applicant may also have a research/work contract in one University belonging to the below listed eligible countries (e.g. researcher, lecturer). Evidences should be included in the application.

• The contract with the University of the eligible country should expire at least 6 months after ENTER2019 (i.e. July 2019). Evidences should be included in the application.

• Every applicant can apply only one time per year.

• The University should belong to the “Eligible Countries,” including: Priority countries (priority) Also eligible countries

• The IFITT ICT4D committee will make decision on the scholarship award. Committee members are elected by IFITT board.

• Scholarship will be ONLY awarded in relation to ENTER2019.

• IFITT will issue an invitation letter to successful candidates,conditional to the participation at ENTER2019.

• Each candidate is responsible for obtaining a valid travel visa and will have to cover all

cost that occurs from that.



  • Submission Deadline: September 3, 2018
  • Initial feedback: September 28, 2018
  • Submit final revised proposal: October 12, 2018(*)
  • Final acceptance: October 30, 2018(*)
  • PhD Workshop: January 29, 2019
  • ENTER2019 Conference: January 30 – 1 February 2019

(*)Please note that submission deadlines differ from the one of PhD workshop in order to facilitate necessary visa procedure.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the IFITT ICT4D Scholarships 2019

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