Apart from Ministry of Education, several government entities provide internal and/or external scholarships for UAE students according to certain terms and conditions.
Scholarships from Ministry of Education
MoE provides scholarships to UAE nationals for graduate and undergraduate programmes to study abroad in one of the recognised universities as specified by the ministry provided the applicant:Scholarships are provided to the following categories of applicants:
Applicants may access scholarship eService to review terms and conditions and apply.
Cancellation of the scholarship
The scholarship will be terminated by a decision of the education Minister based on the federal law concerning scholarships and grants.
Scholarship programmes from other government entities Scholarship Office (SCO) - Ministry of Presidential Affairs
Scholarship Office at Ministry of Presidential Affairs selects outstanding Emirati students to travel abroad to pursue education at prestigious international universities. SCO administers two scholarship programmes:
Read about the terms and conditions and the process to apply to the Scholarship Office.
Scholarships - Department of Education and Knowledge
The Department of Education and Knowledge provides scholarships to distinguished UAE students by partnering with organisations throughout the UAE. Scholarships are available in disciplines such as science and technology, teaching, urban planning, food control and transportation.
TRA scholarship programme
Through its ICT Fund, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority offers Betha programme for undergraduate and graduate students wishing to study ICT-related subjects. The Betha programme has provided hundreds of scholarships for bachelor and masters degrees and enabled Emirati students to study in the UAE, the USA, Australia and Japan.
Masar programme for college scholarships
Under the Masar programme, Ministry of Finance (MoF) offers college scholarships to assist UAE high-school graduates in completing their studies in finance, accounting and other disciplines at accredited universities in the UAE.
Entaliq scholarship programme
Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) offers scholarships to the brightest students in the UAE who demonstrate the aspiration to become a top engineer or scientist. The programme allows access to international experience through MBRSC partnerships across the world. Applications can be submitted by sending the CV and required documents to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarships for students from abroad
Many universities in the UAE offer scholarships and grants to recognise leadership potential and outstanding academic achievements. In 1999, H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid announced the creation of scholarships for studying in the American University in Dubai for eligible students. This step reflects the government's commitment to education as the driving force in the accomplishment of Dubai's and the UAE's public agenda.
Many universities in the UAE offer scholarships for students from abroad based on mutual agreements between the UAE government and other countries. For other scholarships, students can check with the respective university for the available academic and sports scholarship programmes, which are based on certain criteria and requirements.