ADU allocates Dh11.4m for scholarship and aid

ABU DHABI - The Abu Dhabi University (ADU) allocated over Dh11.4 million towards financial aid, scholarships and family tuition discount during the 2010 – 2011 academic year, benefiting over 500 students, according to Dr Nabil Ibrahim, ADU’s chancellor.

By Staff Reporter

Published: Thu 16 Jun 2011, 8:43 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:35 AM

ADU offers financial aid, five scholarships and a family tuition discount, depending on students’ circumstances and the criteria they meet.

The first scholarship available to students is the Shaikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan Scholarship.

The four-year scholarship is granted to the top 10 secondary school graduates across the UAE. Students with a secondary school average of at least 70 per cent can receive up to 50 per cent discount on their tuition fees. Continuing students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 per semester, with at least 12 credits per semester, for two consecutive semesters can receive up to 50 per cent discount on their tuition. The Chairman’s Scholarship, meanwhile, is given to students who can demonstrate outstanding academic records and excellent personal capabilities.

It offers a 100 per cent discount on tuition and university fees. Students must submit their academic records demonstrating an average grade of 97 per cent during the last three years (grades 10, 11, 12) of secondary education.

The University Scholarship is offered to first year students who graduate from secondary school with a high level of academic distinction. It is awarded automatically to all candidates who meet the specified criteria. Secondary school graduates with an average of 95 to 100 per cent will receive up to 30 per cent tuition scholarships while those with an average of 90 to 94.99 per cent will receive up to 20 per cent discount.

After the first year, students who maintained a distinguished level of academic standing may qualify automatically for the Academic Scholarship (20 per cent). In order to be considered for this scholarship, students must dedicate 30 hours per semester, not including the summer term, towards some form of community service and charitable volunteer work, either on or off campus.

The last category, Athletic Scholarship, is awarded to applicants with outstanding athletic skills who may receive up to 25 per cent discount on tuition fees.

Applicants should present their academic records demonstrating a minimum grade of 75 per cent during the last year of secondary education, or a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 if applying from another postsecondary institution.

For the Family Tuition Discount, this is available to families who have more than one student enrolled simultaneously at ADU.

For every additional member, where the first student pays full tuition, the second will be given a 15 per cent discount, the third 20 per cent while the fourth or more will have 25 per cent discount in tuition.

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