A country that students worldwide would always consider when planning to further their education is the United Arab Emirates, a country known for its vitality, hospitality, and diversity.
The UAE is and has always remained, a fast-paced growing nation, its dynamic features have always been an attractive element to both tourists and other foreign individuals. Every year, the United Arab Emirates receives hundreds of thousands of visitors and a huge percentage of these visitors are international students who want to study there.
Unfortunately, tuition prices, travel costs, and other costs of living are some of the factors that hinder students who aspire to study in the UAE. The tuition prices are actually worth it as the institutions and universities offering the tuitions are some of the world’s top recognized universities.
Schools in the UAE have always been respected and held up high due to the fact that they have a sound educational system, they produce excellent graduates and they’re always open to students from anywhere in the world.
Fortunately for students who do not have the financial capabilities to keep up with the cost of studying in the UAE, there are well-meaning scholarships for them. The UAE has quite a lot of scholarship programs which are open to students around the globe.
With these wonderful programs, international students can now study in universities like United Arab Emirates University, University of Sharjah, Gulf Medical University, Abu Dhabi University, Zayed University, Ajman University and many others.
Some of these scholarships will be listed below and if you have it in mind to apply, the links are provided for each in this list.
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1. Abu Dhabi University Chairman Scholarship
The Abu Dhabi University has since been recognized has UAE’s top universities and one of the benefiting features this institution provides is its schorlaship programs. This university has been helping and empowering lots of international students who wish to pursue their educational objectives.
The awesome part here is that the Abu Dhabi University has made it easy for its scholarship applicants. Since the students’ academic records and information has already been processed upon admission, scholarships that students are eligible for will appear on their account page.
To be eligible for the Abu Dhabi University Chairman Scholarships, you must:
have had an average of 97% or more in your last three secondary school years
meet the English language proficiency requirements.
All successful applicants get to receive benefits like 100% waiver on registration fee, tuition fee, student services fee, application fee and health service fee.
The last deadline for this scholarship program ends with the summer semester on 4th of July, 2023. For more on this information, do well to check out the Abu Dhabi University official website.
2. Dean’s Impact Scholarship
Technology and Innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership, Social Impact and sustainability. If you are a student that is determined to have a academic achievements and impact in the areas listed afore, then this is for you.
This scholarship program is looking for individuals with very much innovative system of thoughts that can be used to improve societies and build businesses. a successful applicant to the Dean’s Impact Scholarship, you get to receive benefits that includes £20,000.
According to the Dean’s Impact Scholarship official website, all successful applicants have the eligiblity to apply for this award.
For MSc International Management and MSc Business Analytics, the deadline is set to be on the 20th of January 2023, while all other MSc programmes will be on 1st of February, 2023.
3. United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) 2022 PhD Scholarship for all Nationalities
The United Arab Emirates University is looking to sponsor several students who do not have financial aids to further their studies.
High achieving graduates are the main targets for this scholarship program and it is important to note that selections are based on a competitive criteria. GPA, patents, recommendation letters and many other important credentials are taken into consideration before the applicants can be awarded.
What’s in it for successful applicants? Well, you get to receive monthly stipend, full tuition waiver, health insurance and a bonus of AED 5,000.
To be eligible for the United Arab Emirates University PhD Scholarships, you must:
meet PhD admission requirements
have a GPA ≥ 3.5/4.0 in Master degree
Have no employment or other financial sponsorship.
The deadline for the United Arab Emirates University PhD scholarships are not specified. Nonetheless, you should do well to check out the United Arab Emirates University official website for more information.
4. University of Wollongong 2022 Undergraduate Scholarships
In the UAE, when you are talking about top nationally accredited universities, it is impossible to leave out the University of Wollongong.
The UOWD has always been on the top of some the best institutions in the United Arab Emirates. If you are an international student that wishes to study there, then this should be an opportunity for you.
The successful applicants get to receive a 15% – 50% coverage of tuition fees from UOWD. It’s important to also note that the scholarship does not cover living expenses, accomodation, textbooks and other study-related expenses.
To be eligible for the University of Wollongong 2022 Undergraduate Scholarships, you must:
have met the university’s admission and academic criteria
have achieved the minimum curriculum grades.
The autumn 2022 semester deadline ended on the 26th of August, 2022. Nevertheless, you should keep your head up high for the next one. For more information on this, refer to the University of Wollongong official website.
5. Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) 2023 Masters/Ph.D Scholarships
One of the leading institutions that has gone deep into development capabilities and collaborative research of A.I is Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence.
This university is known for its prestigious scholarships that are meant to help students in the pursuit of advanced specialized knowledge. Artificial Intelligence runs a higher percentage of the world’s largest businesses these days, so if you want to be part of this train, this is for you.
As a successful applicant, you get the chance to receive on-campus student accommodation, 100% free tuition fee, health insurance and UAE visa sponsorship for non-UAE nationals and a highly competitive monthly stipend.
The factors that determines one’s eligibility for the MBZUAI 2023 Masters/Ph.D Scholarships varies and are not specific.
For information regarding the deadline for the MBZUAI 2023 Masters/Ph.D Scholarships, do well to refer to their official website.
6. LSE & UCT Fully Funded Double Degree Masters Scholarships (for African Students)
The London School of Economics alongside the University of Cape Town has a unique double degree program that can now enable striving students study in both the latter and the former.
Students who wish to apply can now get the chance to study a range of theoretical and practice-based courses at LSE and UCT. This will definitely be of good help to students from Africa, they would be able to gather extensive knowledge and experience base which they can use to kickoff their respective careers.
To be eligible for the LSE & UCT Fully Funded Double Degree Masters Scholarships, you must:
have an upper second class honours (2:1) degree, or an equivalent in social science
meet both UCT and LSE entry requirements even if you’re to apply to just LSE.
For more information regarding this, do well to check the official website.
The deadline for the LSE & UCT Fully Funded Double Degree Masters Scholarships can be checked at their official website.
7. Canadian University Dubai Undergraduate Scholarship for International Students
Originally known as Centennial University of Dubai many years back, the Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has always been respected for its high academic standards.
Although, this institution of learning is based on disciplines that follow the Canadian curriculum, it still stands out in the UAE. Lots of graduates students that have studied in CUD are now in well-paying jobs and careers.
If you are an international student wishing to study in Dubai, but have little to no financial capabilities, then the CUD scholarship programs has got you. The successful applicants get to receive a 15% – 50% tuition waiver, alongside other benefits.
To be eligible for the Canadian University Dubai Undergraduate Scholarship, you must have met several of its requirements which are listed on the official website.
The deadlines for the Canadian University Dubai Undergraduate Scholarship varies and the last one closed on the 1st of July. For more on this, do well to visit the official website.
8. The ISA+21 Francesca Norris Memorial Scholarship
The Francesca Norris Memorial Scholarships are mainly for individuals in the flight discipline. It is a scholarship program that took off after the unfortunate death of a young committed woman who aspired to become an airline pilot.
Two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to successful candidates, with one of them being co-sponsored by the US Aviation Academy. If you are a dedicated, zealous and committed individual that is in pursuit of a career as an airline pilot, then this is for you.
To be eligible for the ISA+21 Francesca Norris Memorial Scholarship, you must:
be in pursuit of a career as an airline pilot
have an FAA Commercial Pilots License or equivalent
apply for both the FNMS & ISA+21 Financial Scholarship in a given year
have a current first class medical certificate
These listed above are just few out of many other eligibility criteria that one needs to meet before being considered for the ISA+21 Francesca Norris Memorial Scholarship.
The deadline for the ISA+21 Francesca Norris Memorial Scholarship is said to be on the 1st of November, each year. The winners of the scholarships will be announced the following year in the month of March.
9. Global Women’s Leadership Scholarship
If you are a women and you have been looking for scholarship programs that would help you practice and develop leadership skills, then Bayes Business School has got you.
Bayes Business School is now giving a chance that will nurture rising women leaders in today’s world via the coordination of leadership development events. The event programs will not only be in Dubai but in also places like Beijing, London, New York and Hong Kong. This will now help women with the exceptional potential to give rise to leadership development efforts by other women.
The successful applicants of the Global Women’s Leadership Scholarship get to receive 50% towards the cost of tuition fees.
To be eligible for the Global Women’s Leadership Scholarship, you must:
have submitted your completed Full-time MBA application
have also completed GMAT/GRE and an English language test (if required)
be part of the Bayes MBA programs in London
For more on this information, do well to refer to the official website.
The deadline for the Global Women’s Leadership Scholarship is said to be on the 5th of March, 2023. If you have any questions or queries regarding this, check out their official website immediately.
10. Khalifa University International Undergraduate President’s Scholarship
International students that belong to the science and engineering field of study can now have the opportunity to study at the Khalifa University.
The President’s scholarship of the Khalifa University is known to be one of the most prestigious scholarships that a student can get in the UAE. This, the President’s Scholarship is a very competitive one and if you want to get the chance to be chosen, then your academics must be outstanding.
This scholarship program will give to its successful applicants 50% to 100% of tuition fees based on CGPA.
To be eligible for the Khalifa University 2021 International Undergraduate President’s Scholarship, you must:
demonstrate academic achievements and excellence
obtain full admission at the point of application (minimum score requirement of 1400 for EMSAT English and 1250 for EMSAT maths)
For more information regarding application eligibility, do well to check the Khalifa University official website.
The deadlines for the Khalifa University International Undergraduate President’s Scholarship are not specific. Although, if you have any questions, queries on concerns regarding this, you should check out their official website.