Abu Dhabi University offers Dh5.5m in scholarships

The Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has dedicated Dh5,579,950 for scholarships and financial aid during the first semester of the academic year 2013-2014, for students at the ADU’s Abu Dhabi and Al Ain campuses.

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Published: Thu 17 Oct 2013, 12:03 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 10:57 AM

ADU’s scholarship programme is divided into five categories offering a wide range of options to students through: the Shaikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan scholarship, the Chairman’s scholarship, the University scholarship, the Academic scholarship, the Athletic scholarship and the financial-aid programme Sanabil.

“This amount will enable 284 students in need of financial assistance to benefit from the university’s financial-aid programme Sanabil, while 404 students can benefit from our diverse scholarship programmes, which were designed to encourage academic performance, and contribute to grooming a qualified cadre of specialists who have received world class education at ADU in various fields that will empower the UAE’s labour market”, added Ibrahim.

Talking about ADU’s most important scholarship, the Shaikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan scholarship, he explained it is awarded to the 20 top scoring students from Grade 12, and covers tuition, University Fees, and the English Language Institute courses, and is awarded for four full years or upon graduation.

Ibrahim pointed out that students who receive this scholarship must be committed to maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.70, and a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester as well as meet the English Language Proficiency Requirements defined by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research to continue their scholarship.

The Sanabil programme offers support for financially backward students after a comprehensive study of their social conditions. It may range from 10 to 50 per cent of the value of tuition fees provided the students have acquired a minimum of 70 per cent on final exams of their secondary education and a CGPA of 2.5 for continuing students at ADU.

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