Top scoring Emirati students in Abu Dhabi are being rewarded with special scholarships that will help them achieve their academic potential and contribute to the Emirate's economic goals.
According to the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (Adek), Grade 12 or Year 13 students and undergraduates aged 24 with an impressive academic record can apply online between March 21 and April 3.
Students who aim to pursue majors aligned to the Abu Dhabi government’s priority sectors, namely "agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary; business administration and law; engineering, manufacturing and construction; information and communication technologies; natural sciences, mathematics and statistics, health and welfare, as well as social and behavioural sciences" are also eligible.
In fact, students offered admission to any of the world’s top 20 universities will be able to fast-track their scholarship.
Eligible applicants will undergo psychometric assessments and panel interviews as part of the selection process.
"Our future generations will live in a very different world and it is essential that we prepare them for it. The Abu Dhabi Scholarships programme aims to equip future leaders and change-makers with the knowledge, support and real-world skills required to keep Abu Dhabi ahead of the change curve and meet our aspirations and goals," said Samar Al Mansoori, Executive Director, Higher Education Sector.
"Through the support of expert academic advisors and counsellors, our scholars have access to first-class career guidance, pathways, networking, and mentorship and internship opportunities, providing them with every advantage they need to succeed."
Successful scholars will be expected to study at any of the programme’s 150 listed universities across the Middle East, Far East, Europe, Scandinavia, North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and USA.
The Abu Dhabi Scholarships for Distinguished Students will offer a range of benefits including tuition fees and book allowances, health insurance, travel costs, a monthly stipend including housing allowance and a bonus for high performers.