The UAE provides new scholarships for resident and foreign students

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The digital government in the United Arab Emirates announced new scholarships for resident and foreign students who wish to enroll in public and private universities in the country.

The digital government explained that there are specific conditions and requirements for foreign students to be able to apply for admission to universities, based on the conditions determined by each educational institution in the country, in accordance with the system followed by each educational institution.

Starting to accept foreign students and residents of the UAE

The digital government said that the UAE Cabinet has announced the start of accepting foreign students and residents of the UAE according to certain conditions, and these conditions include the need for students to achieve advanced academic results, in addition to certain fees.

Conditions for international students to enroll in colleges and universities in the UAE

It is worth noting that the digital government has clarified the conditions for international students to enroll in colleges and universities in the UAE based on the following seven recommendations:

1- Search for universities licensed by the Academic Accreditation Commission in the United Arab Emirates.

2- Search for educational programs accredited by the Academic Accreditation Commission in the UAE.

3- Know the requirements of each educational institution.

4- Knowledge of the general requirements for visas and residency in the country for the purpose of study, from the educational institution and the General Administrations of Residency and Foreigners Affairs.

5- Inquire from the embassy of the resident’s country about application procedures, and about the existence of any benefits or grants for residents who are nationals of those Arab or foreign countries.

6- For foreign students, they can inquire about the procedures through the UAE embassies abroad, or contact the desired educational institution to find out the conditions and requirements for students studying abroad. They must also communicate with the authorities responsible for the mission to prepare the necessary arrangements to obtain it.

7- Scholarships for international students. The digital government explained that there are many universities in the UAE that offer scholarships to students from abroad, as part of its initiatives aimed at recognizing academic achievement or distinguished academic performance.

It should be noted that the Prime Minister and Vice President of the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced scholarships for deserving students to study at the American University in Dubai in 1999.

This step reflects the government's commitment to education as a driving force for Dubai's achievements and the general agenda of the UAE. Universities offer scholarships to international students (from abroad), and this is based on mutual agreements concluded between the UAE government and the governments of other countries.

Inquire about available scholarships

The UAE government called on international students who wish to study in the United Arab Emirates to communicate with the universities they wish to join and inquire about available scholarship programs, whether academic or sports, that are based on specific standards and requirements.

It is also worth noting that the UAE has a number of international university branches and higher education programs, some of which are located in areas designated for academic education, such as: Knowledge Village (Dubai) and Dubai Academic City (University City in Sharjah). Another higher education program is the Paris-Sorbonne University (Abu Dhabi).

Higher education programs in the United Arab Emirates

It is also worth noting that among other higher education programs in the United Arab Emirates is New York University Abu Dhabi, which was established after a pioneering educational agreement between New York University and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

New York University Abu Dhabi is considered the first comprehensive university for the humanities and applied sciences in the Middle East to be opened abroad under the supervision of an American research university, to attract creative students from the UAE and around the world.

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