Applications open for Dubai's AED 1.1 billion scholarship programme

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Applications are now open for Dubai's AED 1.1 billion scholarship programme to support outstanding Emirati graduates from public and private schools in the UAE.

The Hamdan bin Mohammed Scholarship Programme will provide 100 scholarships annually to Emirati pupils who are accepted to top universities around the world.

It will cover tuition, living expenses and travel costs.

The initiative was launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, as part of the Dubai Social Agenda 33 with an endowment of AED 1.1 billion.

"The scholarships provide an opportunity for our outstanding students to join the best universities and graduate as future leaders who will contribute to strengthening Dubai's leading position globally and making it one of the best cities in the world to live and work," said Aisha Miran, Director General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).

The scholarship is open to UAE citizens who have completed high school during the 2022-23 and 2023-24 academic years.

Applicants must hold a family book from Dubai and should not have received any other scholarship offers. Eligible students can apply through the 'Emirati' section on the Dubai Now app.

Applications for the 2024-25 academic year will remain open from April 1-30, 2024.

"Our support for this initiative holds significant weight as it pertains to education and building the capabilities of the next generation. This contribution aligns with our mandate as the main enabler of digital transformation in Dubai, and we will continue to work closely with our partners in government and private sector entities to provide efficient and secure digital channels and solutions," said Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Director-General of Digital Dubai.

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