Scholarships for UAE Students, 2016

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Consider and look through a lot of scholarship programs for UAE students who wish to major in specific subjects. UAE has turn out as the fastest growing education hub serving students from different parts of the world. An extensive range of scholarship offers for UAE students readily accessible to assist you with tuition and living expenses. These scholarship schemes encourage number of students to start planning early. Renowned UAE universities along with other academic organizations are awarding beneficial scholarships and financial aids exclusively for outstanding UAE students and providing them excellent funding option to pursue their study in UAE and abroad. UAE nationals can avail useful information regarding variety of scholarship programs that are being offered for undergraduate and graduate degrees, short courses, doctoral as well as other certificate programs. Let’s explore the list of scholarships below.

Al Qasimi Foundation’s Doctoral Research Grants
Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation is offering Doctoral Research Grants for applicants of all nationalities in United Arab Emirates or abroad. Applicant must be a current PhD student at an accredited university in good academic standing. The Grant covers all student expenses associated with their field research in the United Arab Emirates, including return airfares, furnished accommodation for up to 12 months, a stipend to cover living costs, and research support. The application deadline is March 1, 2016.

LSE Middle East Centre Emirates Masters Scholarship
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is inviting applications for emirates masters scholarship available to students from Arab states who intend to focus their studies on the Middle East. The scholarship has a value of £30,000 which will cover full tuition fees with the remainder available to support living expenses in London. The scholars will also be affiliated to the Middle East Centre for the duration of their degree and will be encouraged to participate in the Centre’s research activities. The application deadline is 29 April 2016.

Abraaj RCA Innovation Scholarship for UAE Students
The Abraaj Scholarship is available to study at a Master’s level for two years at the Royal College of Art in London. Every year, for a period of five years, a cohort of five outstanding scholars will be selected for the scholarship. The priority application deadline is 13 January 2016.

University of Groningen Talent Grant
University of Groningen Talent Grant is open for excellent candidates from non-EEA countries. The grant is usually awarded for a maximum of 2 years for a Master’s degree programme. The amount of the partial scholarship is determined annually. Application should be submitted till January 15th, 2016.

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid AL Maktoum Scholarships
The H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Scholarships are available to the excellent and financial need based students. The Scholarship entitles the recipient to a waiver of tuition for one academic year (2 semesters) until graduation. Students are expected to maintain a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or above by the end of each academic year. The application deadline is 25th June every year.

The Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication Scholarship
MBRSC is the first academic institution in the region to offer world-class and specialized undergraduate courses in various communication fields including Journalism and Digital Production and Storytelling. A Scholarship entitles the recipient to a waiver of tuition for one academic year (two semesters/30 credit hours) until graduation. High school applicants should have at least a 90% grade average (or equivalent). Applicants must submit a portfolio consisting of samples of their literary/artistic work, along with two qualifying essays in Arabic. The deadline to apply is 25th June every year.

DUBAL Dubai Aluminum Scholarships
DUBAL provides scholarships to eligible students, enabling them to pursue higher education at university level (with preference being given to UAE Nationals). Applicants must have an aggregate score of at least 85 per cent in high school academic evaluations. The adjudication panel meets in July and November each year. DUBAL will advise applicants of the outcome of their applications thereafter.

Management School Master and MBA Scholarships
The Management School is pleased to offer a range of Masters and MBA scholarships to students from the UAE. These scholarships are available for those students who show exceptional academic potential and are starting their studies at the University of Sheffield in September 2014. The application deadline for MBA scholarships is 30th May 2014 and 31st May 2014 for Msc scholarships.

Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships
Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are internationally competitive, merit-based scholarships provided by the Australian Government. It supports the internationalisation of the Australian higher education and research sectors. Applications for the 2015 round will open in April 2014.

INSA JRD-Tata Fellowship Programme 
The Indian National Science Academy (INSA) offers fellowship programme for UAE students. The fellowship covers return airfare from place of work in their home country to place of work in India. About 10 fellowships are awarded annually. The maximum period of award will be for three months. Last date of submitting applications is 30th April 2014.

Middle East Merit Undergraduate Scholarship
There are three Middle East Merit Scholarships for UAE students starting their undergraduate degree studies in September 2014. The scholarship is worth £7,000 for each year of study for all undergraduate programmes. The Middle East Merit Undergraduate Scholarships 2014 are awarded on the basis of academic merit. The deadline for applications is 25 April 2014.

Arturo Falaschi ICGEB Postdoctoral Fellowships
Fellowships are awarded for postdoctoral research programme at the ICGEB laboratories located in Trieste and Monterotondo (Italy), New Delhi (India) and Cape Town (South Africa). Applicants should be holders of a recent Ph.D. or have at least 3 year’s research experience. Preference will be given to candidates below the age of 35. Applications will close on 31st March 2014.

Marshal Papworth Scholarships for UAE Students
Marshal Papworth Trust is offering scholarships for UAE students. MSc & MA scholarships vary in value from £14,500 to £21,500 depending on location and chosen university/College. The scholarships are designed to fund the majority of tuition fees, living expenses and travel costs. Applications will close on 24th March 2014.

Georg Forster Research Fellowship (HERMES)
The Humboldt Foundation grants up to 80 Georg Forster Research Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers. Fellowships are available for periods of 6-24 months. The fellowship amount per month is 2.650 €. This includes a mobility allowance and a contribution towards health and liability insurance. Applications are accepted from 01.07.2013 until mid 2015.

CAS-TWAS President’s Postgraduate Fellowship 
Applications are invited for CAS-TWAS President’s Postgraduate Fellowship Programme from the citizens of developing countries other than China. These postgraduate fellowships are awarded up to 140 students per year for PhD study and research. Applicants must be maximum age of 35 years on 31 December 2014. Application deadline is 28th February 2014.

TWAS Prizes for Developing Countries’ Scientists
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) is awarding eight prizes of USD 15,000 each to individual scientists. Selection of the awardees is made on scientific merit and on the recommendations of the selection committees composed of TWAS members. Nominations of women scientists are particularly encouraged. Applications will close on 28th February 2014.

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