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1.3.1.1 AWQAF & MINORS AFFAIRS FOUNDATION (AMAF)

The Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation looks after the care of minors and Islamic endowments in the Emirate of Dubai. It cares for minors, invests their money, and provides social care where it is needed especially the bottom 20% household income students. It sets up and manages programmes to provide scholarships and educational assistance for students. The institution’s aim is to be a global role model in the development of ‘waqf’ (Islamic charitable endowments), and investing and managing these endowments according to the rules of Sharia.


1.3.1.2 Student Sponsorship Liaison at CUD

The Student Sponsorship Liaison Office plans, develops and administers the Sponsorship program at the Canadian University Dubai. It facilitates the coordination between sponsoring organizations and the sponsored students. It provides full support needed to achieve the highest return on investment.

Canadian University Dubai offers participating sponsoring partners with the following set of value-added services:

  • Annual onsite employee orientation session: CUD Admission staff and faculty provide a one-day orientation session to participating partners’ employees looking for higher education options.

  • Personalized admission and registration services: CUD’s Community Outreach Office provides personalized assistance to prospective students throughout their admission and registration process.

  • Continuous monitoring and reporting on the academic progression of sponsored students during their enrollment at CUD.

  • Constructive counseling and guidance to sponsored students throughout the academic year.

  • Invitation to CUD Corporate Open House events throughout the year.

  • Assistance with any other related administrative matters.

  • Fees and Charges Covered by Sponsors

Fees and charges coverage vary from one sponsoring organization to the other. Sponsoring organizations typically cover:

  • Tuition fees

  • Accident insurance

  • Student’s Family (low income)

  • Activity fees

  • Residential halls

  • Text books

  • TOEFL/IELTS tests and courses.

  • Moving Forward – How Students Can Start at CUD

Once the scholarship process is internally completed, the sponsoring organization must submit their “Sponsorship Confirmation” letter to CUD highlighting the covered fees and charges. Once received, the prospective student should approach the Student Sponsorship Liaison Office to initiate his/her admission and registration process.

Rules for Sponsored Students:

  • Abide by the rules and regulations of Canadian University Dubai and the sponsoring organization.

  • Abide by the rules and regulations of the Sponsorship Program.

  • Obtain formal approval from sponsoring organization before altering their academic status at CUD.

  • Formally notify the sponsoring body before adding/dropping any program.

  • For more information, contact the Student Sponsorship Liaison Office at +971 4 709 6843 or sponsorship@cud.ac.ae

Undergraduate

Once registered, students are academically and financially responsible for their course unless they officially withdraw by the given deadlines, outlined in the following table:

Graduate

Terms & Conditions:

  • Application and registration fee is non-refundable.

  • In the event student Drops, the tuition fee will be credited back to student ledger which can be utilized for the next semester.

  • In the event student withdraws permanently from the University, student has to submit completed refund application form to Student Accounts department.

  • In the event of non-compliance with agreed payment plan, all deposits held will be adjusted against balances owed to the university and excess amount will be refunded.

  • Student will receive refund for the credit balance within 30 days.

Overpayment of Tuition

By Students

  • If a student is awarded a Canadian University Dubai scholarship or another form of discount, the amount of the award is applied as credit towards following semesters of registration. Unused amounts when a student graduates are not refunded in cash. Scholarships and other discounts are applied against the cost of tuition. No refund of Scholarship or Discounts is permitted.

  • Overpayment of tuition is set aside to offset the cost of tuition for a following semester. The cost of fees and services is non-refundable.

A refund of tuition is refunded to the provider (the source) in the same manner in which it was received, when the student:

  • Graduates.

  • Withdraws from studies at Canadian University Dubai.

  • Is dismissed for academic or disciplinary reasons.

  • Has their visa to the UAE cancelled.

  • To obtain a refund of the overpayment of tuition, an application must be filed when the student meets one of the above conditions.

  • Under Third Party Agreements

  • Third Party Agreements outline the coverage of tuition and fees. The agreement limits costs associated with courses, credit hours, and other fees.

  • If a student does not uphold the agreement, the student must pay tuition and fees in full immediately or be withdrawn.

A refund of tuition is refunded to the provider (the source) in the same manner in which it was received, when the student:

  • Graduates.

  • Withdraws from studies at Canadian University Dubai.

  • Is dismissed for academic or disciplinary reasons.

  • Has their visa to the UAE cancelled.

  • Students are responsible for advising the third party of any changes to their registration, academic progression, or costs related to the completion of the program. The University reserves the right to inform the third party employer or loan agency of the academic performance of the student at any time.

  • Academic and financial penalties apply. Third Party Sponsors will be expected to adhere to University policies with respect to payment deadlines, late payment penalties, installment charges, withdrawals, etc.

  • Delinquent accounts will be reported, as required by law, to the UAE Authorities.

  • Recovery of paid tuition, if any, at the end of each semester must be defined in the agreement. No recovery of fees is permitted. No recovery of Scholarship or Discounts is permitted.

1.3.1.3 List of Scholarships

At Canadian University Dubai, we pride ourselves on our commitment to providing a quality, Canadian education for all. We understand the importance of difference and diversity, and we do not want financial limitations or special needs to get in the way of your enrolment. To alleviate some of this concern and to reward high academic achievers, CUD offers the following scholarships:

All statements in this publication concerning requirements, amounts, conditions or other matters are for informational purposes only and are subject to change without notice.

  • Undergraduate

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

  • Sports Scholarship

  • Low Income Student’s Scholarship

  • Financial Hardship Scholarship

  • Special Needs Scholarship

  • Special Talent Scholarship

  • Undergraduate and Graduate

  • Study Scholarship

Please note that the number of scholarships awarded is limited and students must meet the minimum selection criteria for the relevant category in order for their application to be considered by the scholarship committee. The amount to be awarded depends on the specific criteria outlined for each scholarship.

Guiding Principles for Canadian University Dubai Scholarships

  • Scholarships are open to all students of any citizenship who have met all the admission requirements.

  • Scholarships are awarded to full-time students enrolled in four academic courses or more per semester. For Financial Hardship and Special Needs Scholarships, the number of academic courses students must enrol in will be considered on a case-by-case basis, although, where possible, a minimum of four academic courses is recommended. Please note that scholarships can be granted for credit-bearing courses only.

  • Students must maintain the cumulative grade point average (CGPA) necessary in order to continue receiving scholarship funding. The specific CGPA requirements vary according to the type of scholarship applied for. These details are outlined in the specific scholarship descriptions.

  • Scholarships are not valid for summer semesters.

  • Scholarships are only valid for current tuition fees.

  • Students can apply for more than one scholarship, provided they meet the eligibility requirements. In case a student qualifies for more than one reduction, scholarship or discount, the student will be given the chance to choose the scholarship with the highest value.

  • All remaining fees (tuition and housing) must be paid promptly in order to receive and maintain the scholarship.

Please note the following condition:

  • Scholarship recipients or those who qualify for a reduction in the cost of tuition may not appeal the decision of the University, or the percentage or amount of reduction assigned. The decision to grant or deny a reduction in cost is final.

  • Application Deadlines

  • The scholarship application deadline for the fall semester is July 7th.

  • The scholarship application deadline for the spring semester is December 20th.

  • Please note that late or incomplete scholarship applications will not be considered by the scholarship committee.

  • Applicants must email their scholarship application forms (or visit the scholarship section of Student Affairs), along with all supporting documents (as detailed in the relevant sections of the different scholarship types) to scholarship@cud.ac.ae

Academic Excellence Scholarship

Overall Terms and Conditions

  • To be considered eligible for the Academic Excellence Scholarship, students need to be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours.

  • Scholarships awarded for the fall semester are valid for one year, provided that the CGPA is maintained as per the information below and provided the student registers for at least 12 credit hours per semester.

  • Scholarships awarded for the spring semester are valid for one semester only.

  • Deadlines for the fall semester (July 7th) and spring semester (December 20th) must be met.

  • Scholarships do not apply for summer semesters.

  • Applicants must email their scholarship application forms along with all supporting documentation to scholarship@cud.ac.ae by July 7th (fall intake) or December 20th (spring intake).

  • Late or incomplete scholarship applications will not be considered by the scholarship committee

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship Allocations

  • 50% tuition waiver

  • High school students need to have attained an academic average of 99%* or above to apply for a 50% tuition waiver.

  • For current CUD students renewing their scholarship, the semester CGPA at the conclusion of the semester must be 3.98 or higher to continue receiving a 50% tuition waiver.

  • 40% tuition waiver

  • High school students need to have attained an academic average of between 95 – 98.9%* to apply for a 40% tuition waiver.

  • For current CUD students renewing their scholarship, the semester CGPA at the conclusion of the semester must be between 3.95 – 3.97 to continue receiving a 40% tuition waiver.

  • 30% tuition waiver

  • High school students need to have attained an academic average of between 90 – 94.9%* to apply for a 30% tuition waiver.

  • For current CUD students renewing their scholarship, the semester CGPA at the conclusion of the semester must be between 3.9 – 3.94 to continue receiving a 30% tuition waiver.

  • 20% tuition waiver

  • High school students need to have attained an academic average of between 85 – 89.9%* to apply for a 20% tuition waiver.

  • For current CUD students renewing their scholarship, the semester CGPA at the conclusion of the semester must be between 3.85 – 3.89 to continue receiving a 20% tuition waiver.

  • 10% tuition waiver (returning students only)

  • High school students who were granted an automatic 20% tuition waiver for their first

  • Semester at CUD and have maintained a 3.8 – 3.84 CGPA, may be eligible for a 10% tuition waiver on the subsequent semester.

* UAE Secondary School Certificate or equivalent

The Guiding Principles for Canadian University Dubai scholarships must be met.

Sports Scholarship

This scholarship is meant for elite and talented athletes from any sport who have competed and achieved success at least at a city level. Sports Scholarships are awarded based on the applicant’s sports achievement level and their academic performance. A tuition waiver of up to 40% can be applied accordingly.

Overall Terms and Conditions

  • Sports Scholarships are valid for one semester only.

  • Students can reapply each semester to continue their scholarship.

  • Deadlines for the fall semester (July 7th) and spring semester (December 20th) must be met

  • Sports Scholarships do not apply for summer semesters.

  • For high school applicants to be eligible, they must have a minimum academic achievement of 70%.

  • Returning students are required to achieve a minimum of a 3.0 CGPA to be eligible to apply/ reapply for the Sports Scholarship.

  • Successful applicants will be required to support the sports department in different events and will be required to contribute up to 15 hours per month of community service as part of their commitment to the University.

Applications for the Sports Scholarship must include:

  • Completed application form

  • Brief bio including relevant sport accomplishments

  • Scanned copies of references from the applicant's coach and/or PE teacher on institutional letterhead

  • Scanned copies of certificates relevant to the sport the applicant is applying for

  • The Guiding Principles for Canadian University Dubai scholarships must be met.

Financial Hardship Scholarship

  • The objective of these scholarships is to promote access to higher education to students facing financial hardship. A tuition waiver of up-to 40% can be applied as evaluated on a case-by-case basis

  • Overall Terms and Conditions

  • Financial Hardship Scholarships are valid for one semester only.

  • Students can reapply each semester to continue their scholarship.

  • Deadlines for the fall semester (July 7th) and spring semester (December 20th) must be met.

  • Financial Hardship Scholarships do not apply for summer semesters

  • For high school applicants to be eligible, they must have a minimum academic achievement of 75%.

  • Returning students are required to achieve a minimum of a 2.8 CGPA to be eligible to apply/ reapply for the Financial Hardship Scholarship.

  • Successful applicants will be required to contribute up to 15 hours per month of community service as part of their commitment to the University.

Applications for the Financial Hardship Scholarship must include:

  • Completed application form

  • Current rental contract

  • Bank statements

  • Employee certificate and salary statement for each employed family member

  • Copy of passport and visa for all working family members (or both parents)

  • Certificates of educational tuition fees for each sibling

  • All documentation will be kept confidential. Any application with incomplete documentation cannot be considered by the scholarship committee when awarding the Financial Hardship Scholarships.

The Guiding Principles for Canadian University Dubai scholarships must be met.

Special Needs Scholarship

We at Canadian University Dubai pledge to provide an inclusive learning environment and to support the cognitive, emotional and creative development of students with disabilities. Special needs may be justified by physical or other disabilities.

Students eligible for a Special Needs Scholarship will benefit from a tuition reduction of up to 40%.

Overall Terms and Conditions

  • For students applying for the Special Needs Scholarship at the point of admission to the University, the academic average will be considered by the scholarship committee on a case-by-case basis.

  • For current students, a minimum CGPA of 2.0 is required to be eligible to apply for the scholarship.

  • Deadlines for the fall semester (July 7th) and spring semester (December 20th) must be met.

  • Special Needs Scholarships do not apply for summer semesters.

  • Students are required to provide an up-to-date professionally documented diagnosis that will be kept confidentially.

  • The scholarship application is reviewed by and subject to the scholarship committee’s discretion.

The Guiding Principles for Canadian University Dubai scholarships must be met.

Special Talent Scholarship

This scholarship is meant for elite and talented individuals from any field who have competed and achieved success at a city level or beyond. Special Talent Scholarships are awarded based on the applicant’s achievement level and their academic performance. A tuition waiver of up to 40% can be applied accordingly.

Overall Terms and Conditions

  • Special Talent Scholarships are valid for one semester only.

  • Students can reapply each semester to continue their scholarship.

  • Deadlines for the fall semester (July 7th) and spring semester (December 20th) must be met.

  • Special Talent Scholarships do not apply for summer semesters.

  • For high school applicants to be eligible, they must have a minimum academic achievement of 70%.

  • Returning students are required to achieve a minimum of a 3.0 CGPA to be eligible to apply/ reapply for the Special Talent Scholarship.

  • Successful applicants will be required to contribute up to 15 hours per month of community service as part of their commitment to the University.

  • Applications for the Special Talent Scholarship must include:

  • Completed application form

  • Documents supporting accomplishment within the applicant's talent field

  • Certificates relevant to the applicant's talent

  • Recommendations from teachers, trainers or professionals from within the applicant's talent field

  • The Guiding Principles for Canadian University Dubai scholarships must be met.

Study Scholarship

  • 15% Study Scholarship (Terms & Conditions Apply)

  • Students must register for a minimum of 4 credit courses or 12 credit hours in the Fall 2021-22 semester.

  • Students must pay the total semester fees due in full by July 31, 2021.

  • Student can combine the offer with other applicable fee reduction, excluding the MOU FLAT discount. (The maximum fee reduction capped in the Fall 2021-22 semester will be 60%)

1.3.1.4 SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO STUDENTS IN HONOR OF CANADA DAY

Two students receive academic scholarships to commemorate Canada Day in cooperation with the Embassy of Canada to the UAE

In honour of Canada’s national day, his Excellency Mr. Buti Saeed Al Ghandi, Chancellor of the Canadian University of Dubai and His Excellency, Arif Z. Lalani, Ambassador of Canada, announced the return of the annual Canada Day scholarships. The scholarships, based on academic merit will be awarded to two students commencing their final academic year following a selection process involving the Canadian University of Dubai’s scholarship committee and the Canadian embassy. “The Canada Day scholarship isn’t just about rewarding excellence,” said Chancellor Al Ghandi. “It’s about celebrating our links with Canada and showing our commitment to the future of young people through investment in education. We are thrilled to acknowledge those students who work hard to go above and beyond to meet the values that are at the heart of the Canadian University of Dubai’s mission and vision.” Canadian University of Dubai President, Prof. Karim Chelli added: “Following the success of last year’s Canada Day scholarships, it is with great pleasure that we announce their return for 2014. We strive to encourage our students to become all-round good citizens – a core value that is shared by the Canadian University of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates, in addition to being a model student, so to be able to reward those who have shown extreme tenacity in the pursuit of excellence across the board is something that we are particularly proud of.” “I am very grateful for the commemoration of Canada Day started last year by the Canadian University of Dubai,” stated His Excellency Arif Lalani, Ambassador of Canada to the UAE. “Awarding scholarships to students is an inspired way for the University to celebrate Canada Day. The Canadian University of Dubai is not only a premier institution but a tremendous corporate citizen. The University reflects the importance that both Canada and the UAE place on higher education.”

1.3.1.5 CUD Announces Canada Day Scholarships at Business Council Event

Figure [1]: Canada Day Scholarships

June 6th, 2016: Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has announced the launch of its fourth annual Canada Day scholarship awards at a recent event to celebrate the country’s national day, organized by the Canadian Business Council in Dubai.

Established in partnership with the Canadian Embassy, the awards offer the opportunity for students from any nationality, who intend to start at CUD and then move to Canada for higher education, to obtain a 100% tuition fee scholarship for their first year of studies (terms and conditions apply). The initiative has run annually since 2013, to coincide with Canada’s national day on 1st July.

This year’s scholarships were announced by Mr. Brian Banford, Executive Director of Community Outreach and Corporate Relationships, at a gathering convened by the Canadian Business Council to mark the early celebrations for Canada Day 2016. Hosted in collaboration with CUD, Dubai Expat Canadians, and Canadian Alumni in the UAE, the event was also attended by Canadian Consul General, His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Kamarianakis.

Speaking during the celebrations, H.E. Mr. Kamarianakis said, “We are now in our 149th year and we are getting ready for the 150th year of Canada. We have set out an agenda moving forward which includes focusing on our diverse and multicultural societies, focusing on our first nations society, focusing on our youth, growing our economy and growing our society.”

CUD aims to align with this agenda through the Canada Day scholarship; to promote the development of young people and to act as an enabler in their contribution to the advancement of wider society. As well as celebrating the University’s bonds with Canada, the scholarships promote the shared values of cultural diversity, academic excellence and global citizenship.

This year’s scholarships will support two students to embark upon an accredited degree program at CUD starting in September 2016.

To apply, please write to scholarship@cud.ac.ae with the following documents:

  • Your passport

  • Your high school transcript

  • A 300 words personal statement that clearly expresses your intent to start at Canadian University Dubai and then move to Canada for higher education.

Last day to receive applications: Monday, 1st August, 2016

Figure [2]: Canada Day
Figure [3]: Mr. Brain Banford
Figure [4]: Attendees

1.3.1.6 Canadian University of Dubai Creates Scholarship to Support Government Staff in Higher Education

Figure [5]: Partnership

DUBAI, 28 April: Canadian University Dubai and Dubai Health Authority have begun a progressive new partnership that promotes higher education to its administrative staff.

In support of Flag Day, an initiative by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, which aims to 'blend the sense of nationhood with loyalty to the country to preserve its achievements and inculcate the concept of good citizenship', the newly created Chancellors Scholarship annually grants one of Dubai Health Authority's employees a permanent place in the Canadian University Dubai's popular Masters of Business Administration Program.

The Program is ranked #1 in Dubai by Forbes Middle East and gives one student each academic year the chance to broaden their education and advance further in their career.

The partnership began with Mr Buti Saeed Al Ghandi, Chancellor of Canadian University Dubai, presenting Engineer Essa Al Haj Al Maidoor, Director General of Dubai Health Authority, with the certificate at their Headquarters.

The first recipient of the Chancellors Scholarship will attend the Canadian University Dubai this coming academic year.

1.3.1.7 Canadian University of Dubai Announces the Return of the Canada Day Scholarship

Figure [6]: Canada’s National Day

In honour of Canada's national day, his Excellency Mr. Buti Saeed Al Ghandi, Chancellor of the Canadian University Dubai and His Excellency, Arif Z. Lalani, Ambassador of Canada, have today announced the return of the annual Canada Day scholarships.

The scholarships, based on academic merit will be awarded to two students commencing their final academic year following a selection process involving the Canadian University Dubai's scholarship committee and the Canadian embassy.

"The Canada Day scholarship isn't just about rewarding excellence," said Chancellor Al Ghandi. "It's about celebrating our links with Canada and showing our commitment to the future of young people through investment in education. We are thrilled to acknowledge those students who work hard to go above and beyond to meet the values that are at the heart of the Canadian University Dubai's mission and vision."

Canadian University Dubai President, Prof. Karim Chelli added: "Following the success of last year's Canada Day scholarships, it is with great pleasure that we announce their return for 2014. We strive to encourage our students to become all-round good citizens - a core value that is shared by the Canadian University Dubai and the United Arab Emirates, in addition to being a model student, so to be able to reward those who have shown extreme tenacity in the pursuit of excellence across the board is something that we are particularly proud of."

"I am very grateful for the commemoration of Canada Day started last year by the Canadian University Dubai," stated His Excellency Arif Lalani, Ambassador of Canada to the UAE. "Awarding scholarships to students is an inspired way for the University to celebrate Canada Day. The Canadian University Dubai is not only a premier institution but a tremendous corporate citizen. The University reflects the importance that both Canada and the UAE place on higher education."

The scholarships will be administered by the Canadian University Dubai, and recipients will be announced by the University on Canada Day.

1.3.1.8 CUD Scholarship Winners Get Set for Home-style Education

August 30th, 2015: Canadian nationals Khalil Boukhris and Isra Tawfiq Elagib are to benefit from a home-style education here in the UAE following the award of two academic scholarships by Canadian University Dubai (CUD).

The pair of Bachelor of Architecture students have been selected for this year’s Canada Day scholarships, awarded by CUD in coordination with the Canadian Embassy and the Consulate General in Dubai, to two Canadian students starting out on their higher education.

Established in 2013 to celebrate the University’s bonds with Canada, the scholarships provide recipients with the opportunity to embark upon an accredited degree program at CUD, which bases its programs on Canadian curriculum and education principles.

This year’s recipients were awarded their scholarships by Canadian Consul General, His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Kamarianakis, and President and Vice Chancellor of CUD, Dr. Karim Chelli, at a ceremony that also welcomed a new batch of undergraduate students for the 2015-16 academic year.

Having completed high school in Montreal, Khalil was fascinated to discover a Canadian university in the UAE, and is looking forward to starting out on his degree. He said, “Studying architecture at Canadian University Dubai is an exciting opportunity for me to experience a home away from home and be inspired by some of the world’s most iconic architectural creations; I am very thankful for the opportunity this scholarship has given me.”

Isra, meanwhile, who hails from London, Ontario, is embarking upon a new life in Dubai following her high school studies in Oman, and says that the scholarship is a huge motivation for her to excel. She commented, “As a Canadian citizen I’m very proud to have been awarded this scholarship in honor of our national day, and it will be a great encouragement for me as I take on the challenges that lie ahead.”

Welcoming all the new students to CUD, Dr. Chelli encouraged them to take full advantage of the opportunities that University life will offer them in preparing for their future responsibilities in society. He said, “Our role as educators is to enable you to act, innovate, and reach your full potential as leaders in your chosen field. At CUD you will benefit from Canadian perspectives of learning, delivered in harmony with the values of UAE society, creating a student-centred approach that allows every individual to shine.

Figure [7]: Scholarship Winners
Figure [8]: Winner Khalil Boukhris
Figure [9]: Winner Isra Tawfiq Elagib
Figure [10]: The Event

1.3.1.9 Scholarships for UAE nationals

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 recognized universities as specified by the ministry provided the applicant:

  • is a UAE citizen

  • has good conduct

  • has secured in the previous qualification an average of very good as per the set standards

  • has the required score in the language proficiency examination set by the respective college/university.

Scholarships are provided to the following categories of applicants:

  • undergraduate students

  • graduate students

  • students studying at their own expense and desiring to apply for the scholarship

  • high-performing students

  • employed individuals.

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:

  • Distinguished Student Scholarship (DSS)

  • Study Abroad Scholarship Programme (SASP)

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 organizations 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: scholarships@mbrsc.ae.

Scholarships for students from abroad

Many universities in the UAE offer scholarships and grants to recognize 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.

1.3.1.10 Ministry Scholarships

About the service

The student submits a request to obtain a scholarship outside the country at the expense of the Ministry of Education to complete an academic degree (Bachelor - Postgraduate)

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To view the service in action

Steps:

The Ministry of Education provides government scholarships. Hundreds of students are sent abroad annually to study in the most prestigious institutions of higher education. To apply for scholarships, please read the following steps:

1. Applicant create an account and logs in through the website

2. Applicant submit request through the electronic system along with completion of all required data (general information, contact details, details of previous qualifications and details on requested scholarship)

3. Scholarship Department employee receives the application and reviews the same to verify all information and documents

4. Scholarship Department employees verifies conditions and standards of the scholarship application

5. Scholarship Department employee prepares a list of all nominated scholarship applications

6. Director of Scholarship Department presents all nominated scholarship applications to the Scholarship Committee for their decision (approval / rejection)

7. Scholarship Department employee contacts students nominated for scholarships to schedule personal interviews.

8. Scholarship Decree relating to students is submitted for approval

9. Students are contacted to complete scholarship execution procedures and to coordinate with attaches, cultural offices, and UAE embassies abroad to inform them of the student’s scholars.

1.3.1.11 Two CUD scholarship winners seek to spotlight Middle East issues

Figure [11]: Nada Anan and Marwa Jumah were winners of this year's Canada Day Scholarships

Palestinian national, Nada Anan, is hoping to bring the stories of her homeland and its people to the international platform as she starts out on a Bachelor of Communications in Journalism programme with a full one-year scholarship, awarded by Canadian University Dubai (CUD).

Nada and fellow communications student Marwa Jumah are recipients of the 4th annual Canada Day Scholarships, awarded by CUD in coordination with the Canadian Embassy and the Consulate General in Dubai.

The pair will embark on an international education experience, as they take up the unique opportunity to transfer their credits to one of CUD's partner institutions and complete their higher education in Canada.

With a passion for storytelling and an urge to share her experiences, Nada said: "Growing up in a conflict zone has had a powerful effect on my ambitions. My hope is that one day I will be able to tell the stories of the Palestinian people all around the world, and getting a top-class international education will be the first step to achieving this goal.

"I am honored to receive this scholarship and grateful for the welcome I have received at CUD. The university already feels like home and ultimately I'm looking forward to making a home in Canada in the future."

Fellow scholarship awardee Marwa is excited about expressing her creativity through a major in advertising. She said: "I love being imaginative and inventive, and CUD was always my first choice to study advertising because I knew that the Canadian perspectives of learning would promote that freedom of expression.

"I have always wanted to study in Canada, and this scholarship will give me the opportunity to start my university journey and benefit from a strong curriculum in the UAE before I make the transition to study overseas."