Research shows that most university students in the UAE are receiving some type of scholarship. These scholarships can be for under-graduate or post-graduate programs. Not just from the UAE. Students from around the globe are offered many incentives by colleges. Indian students who wish to study in Dubai have many scholarship options.
Many universities and institutes in the UAE offer scholarships or exempt fees. This trend is consistent with the standard 20-30% fee exemption, but can go as high as 50-100% for students who are exceptionally bright and well-deserving. Full scholarships are available to students who cannot afford tuition fees due to financial hardships. Students with academic potential are eligible for a tuition waiver, depending on their grades at different levels. Offers include a 10% tuition fee waiver for students who score between 86 and 89 percent and more than 15% to students who score 90 percent or higher. On a discretionary basis, 100 percent scholarships are awarded. The criteria for awarding scholarships is academic performance, as well as a combination of academic or sporting achievements.
A few universities have offered full scholarships, including the Emirates College for Management and Information Technology, Murdoch University Dubai and Amity University, Dubai. Middlesex University Dubai recently announced a new program to reward its outstanding students with scholarships up to Dh 60,000. New York University Abu Dhabi offers scholarships to deserving students to help attract students from around the globe.
Outstanding Academic Excellence Scholarships
Every semester, the University of Wollongong in Dubai offers scholarships to exceptional students. Both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students can apply for the scholarship. The scholarship is only available to entry-level students. It covers 20% to 10% of tuition fees. A single student can only be granted one scholarship. However, candidates can apply for multiple scholarships if they meet the eligibility criteria. Abu Dhabi University offers the high school scholarship under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan (Deputy Prime Minister, President of Abu Dhabi University Board of Trustees and governors). The university has awarded scholarships to HH Sheikh Hamdan to several top students from UAE high schools. The scholarship includes tuition and administrative fees as well as the 4-year education program.
* Scholarships for Undergraduate Programs at BITS Pilani in Dubai
The scholarship is intended for Bachelors students. BITS Pilani Dubai Campus (BPDC), is a branch campus of the highly regarded Birla Institute for Technology and Science Pilani (BITS Pilani), India. It is also the largest Engineering institution within Dubai International Academic City. It was established in 2000 by ETA-NET in partnership with ETA-NET and aims to offer quality higher engineering education for residents of UAE, as well as other gulf nations.
Scholarships for Higher Studies
Scholarships are available from some universities for PG programs in different sectors. Masdar Institute offers Master’s level scholarships. The Masdar Institute accepts applications from qualified and competent students, both local and international, for doctoral and masters programmes. S P Jain Center of SPG Management offers the Global MBA Program. The scholarship provided by S P Jain Center is highly selective. It also offers low-interest loans to deserving candidates.
International Renewable Energy Agency – IRENA in association with MASDAR Institute offer a high-level master’s program welcoming international students to the IRENA Scholarship programme. IRENA MSc students have the option of choosing from a variety of engineering fields. Full financial assistance is available to them – tuition fees, textbooks, laptops, medical insurance, housing, travel, and any other expenses. A cost of living allowance can also be provided. Future participants from South-East Asia and southern Africa can also be supported by the INSEAD Bischoff scholarship. This scholarship is available to those who have both financial need and merit. INSEAD offers masters and MBA programs with a variety of specializations.
The INSEAD Bischoff Scholarship Programmes are also dedicated to exceptional women who want to pursue a master’s or MBA at INSEAD. The IAF Women’s Scholarships are part of INSEAD’s commitment for outstanding women professionals to the MBA Programme. They also support INSEAD’s efforts to increase the number of women in leadership roles in the business community. Amity University, Dubai offers a 10% tuition fee discount to all girls who enroll under its special scholarship program for girls.