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Abu Dhabi Announces New Scholarships for Emirati Students

by Eddie Rayner

The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has announced scholarships for outstanding Emirati students to attend one of 150 top universities throughout the world. The students can be offered 56 unique and niche majors across 10 fields.

Abu Dhabi Scholarships is a programme that allows exceptional Emirati students to specialise in priority fields that will satisfy Abu Dhabi’s future labour demands. “A host of unique features and benefits enables Abu Dhabi Scholarships to offer a personal academic journey to distinguished Emirati students who are awarded a scholarship to study at one of the leading global universities,” ADEK said on Twitter.

This unique programme, designed for exceptional Emirati Grade 12/Year 13 students and university undergraduates aged 24 and under, provides qualifying students with a holistic and seamless transition from school to work.

Qualified candidates can study at one of the world’s 150 top universities

It provides direct access to dedicated advisors and programme specialists who will assist students throughout their educational journey. It also offers access to exclusive internship and training programmes in the UAE and abroad, specialised workshops and one-on-one sessions to prepare students for key milestones in their transitional journey. In addition, there is assistance in post-graduation career placement and networking opportunities with SDS Alumni members.

Registration, psychometric tests, interviews, announcing the names of those accepted, and orientation sessions for scholarship recipients before they enrol in universities to continue their courses, are the five phases of the programme.

Exclusive internship and training programmes in the UAE and abroad

Accepted students who study in one of the disciplines covered by the programme and in academic fields that are in line with the needs of the Abu Dhabi government’s priority sectors are eligible for financial support and long-term career development through the Abu Dhabi Scholarships Programme for Distinguished Students.

The accepted academic fields include agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary medicine, arts and humanities, business administration and law, education, engineering, construction and manufacturing, health and welfare, information and communication technology, natural sciences, mathematics and statistics, services, social sciences, journalism and information, as well as social and behavioural sciences.