Scholarships from Ministry of Education
MoE provides scholarships to UAE nationals for graduate and undergraduate programmes to study abroad in one of the recognised universities as specified by the ministry provided the applicant:
- is a UAE citizen
- has good conduct
- has secured in the previous qualification an average of very good as per the set standards
- has the required score in the language proficiency examination set by the respective college/university.
Scholarships are provided to the following categories of applicants:
- undergraduate students
- graduate students
- students studying at their own expense and desiring to apply for the scholarship
- high-performing students
- employed individuals.
Applicants may access scholarship eService to review terms and conditions and apply.
Cancellation of the scholarship
The scholarship will be terminated by a decision of the education Minister based on the federal law concerning scholarships and grants.
Scholarship programmes from other government entities
- Scholarship Office (SCO) - Ministry of Presidential Affairs
Scholarship Office at Ministry of Presidential Affairs selects outstanding Emirati students to travel abroad to pursue education at prestigious international universities. SCO administers two scholarship programmes:
- Distinguished Student Scholarship (DSS)
- Study Abroad Scholarship Programme (SASP)
Read about the terms and conditions and the process to apply to the Scholarship Office.
- Scholarships - Department of Education and Knowledge
The Department of Education and Knowledge provides scholarships to distinguished UAE students by partnering with organisations throughout the UAE. Scholarships are available in disciplines such as science and technology, teaching, urban planning, food control and transportation. Read more on the ADEC website.
- TRA scholarship programme
Through its ICT Fund, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority offers Betha programme for undergraduate and graduate students wishing to study ICT-related subjects. The Betha programme has provided hundreds of scholarships for bachelor and masters degrees and enabled Emirati students to study in the UAE, the USA, Australia and Japan.
- EDAAD programme
EDAAD is a scholarship programme under Knowledge and Human Development Authority which offers opportunities to UAE nationals who have demonstrated leadership potential and strong academic achievements to pursue post-graduate education in the world's top universities.
- Masar programme for college scholarships
Under the Masar programme, Ministry of Finance (MoF) offers college scholarships to assist UAE high-school graduates in completing their studies in finance, accounting and other disciplines at accredited universities in the UAE.
- Entaliq scholarship programme
Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) offers scholarships to the brightest students in the UAE who demonstrate the aspiration to become a top engineer or scientist. The programme allows access to international experience through MBRSC partnerships across the world. Read about terms and conditions and the process to apply for Entaliq scholarship programme.
Scholarship programme for diplomats
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) offers a scholarship programme for outstanding Emirati students who wish to pursue a career in the government diplomacy field. Conditions include obtaining an admission in one of the universities and specialisations approved by MoFAIC and to work for MoFAIC diplomatic corps for a period of not less than 15 years after graduation. Scholarship recipients will be entitled to full benefits which include tuition fees for the entire undergraduate degree, health insurance, books, travel allowance, flight tickets and a monthly salary which is based on the location of study and the marital status of the applicant.