The Department of Education and Knowledge in Abu Dhabi has announced the opening of applications to join the Abu Dhabi Scholarship Program, the annual program that gives outstanding Emirati students the opportunity to continue their educational journey in one of the leading international universities sit.
Submission of applications continues until 31 March 2023. The program is aimed at outstanding Emirati students in grade 12/year 13 and university students aged 24 and under, as it provides them with the opportunity to achieve and contribute to their educational aspirations to the promotion of continuous development in the most important sectors after their graduation.
The department announced the addition of 30 new specializations for students who meet the program’s criteria, allowing students to choose from 82 elite and creative majors. New fields include medicine, entrepreneurship, innovation, landscape architecture, user experience design, web design, fashion design, music and performing arts, game production, cooking, journalism and more.
Executive Director of the Talent Empowerment Sector at the Department of Education and Knowledge, Dr. Bashayer Al Matrooshi, said: “As part of its annual development process, our scholarship offerings have undergone detailed analysis and review to identify the most prominent areas for improvement and to ensure that the results of the program keep pace with the needs of our national economy We receive applications from creative thinkers and owners Outstanding achievers, promising students and keen scouts, and we aim to support them in achieving their goals.”
Al Matrooshi added, “Our aim is to build Emirati cadres capable of leading future development in priority sectors, as the inclusion of new creative disciplines within the program confirms our commitment to continue supporting national priority sectors. “
Students studying majors compatible with human capital requirements in the most important sectors nationally have access to internship opportunities offered by more than 100 partners specializing in the sector. Career counselors in the program help graduates find employment after graduation.
In addition to fully funded scholarships, accepted students have the opportunity to benefit from academic advising support and long-term career development. Specialized advisors support the students during their studies, while specialized advisors monitor the students and evaluate their performance in five main aspects: social well-being, academic guidance, career guidance, graduate services and employment opportunities throughout their educational career.
Successful applicants will benefit from a stipend for book expenses, health insurance and travel costs, in addition to a monthly stipend that includes a housing allowance and a bonus for those who excel.
The program accepts applications for elite majors from Emirati students in grade 12 / year 13 who achieve an average of 90% or more in the first semester of their current class, after achieving a final average equivalent to 85% or more in grade 11 / year achieved. 12. For students who wish to apply for Creative majors, they must achieve an average of 85% in the first semester of Year 12/Year 13 and submit a creative portfolio of work with two letters of recommendation to meet the eligibility criteria. All applicants must obtain a minimum score of 6 in the IELTS test or 60 in the TOEFL test, and submit an unconditional offer of admission from the list approved by the Department of Education and Knowledge for the best 150 universities on the level.
Students aged 24 and under studying an accredited major at one of the universities listed on the list approved by the Department of Education and Knowledge for the best 150 universities in the world can apply to join the program include, provided they have a cumulative average of at least 3 or its equivalent, and complete the following: At least 30 credit hours of study at a university at the time of application, and a score of 6 in the IELTS test or higher than 60 in the TOEFL test.
Students admitted to one of the universities on the list approved by the Department of Education and Knowledge for the best 20 universities in the world also had the opportunity to benefit from a fast-track application process for scholarships, where they can skip the admission requirements and be included directly in the final list.
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