Applications open for Emirati scholarship programmeApril 18, 2017, 3:35 pm GMT
Applications have opened for the Mohammed bin Rashid Distinguished Students Programme, which offers Emirati students an opportunity to win scholarships in Dubai schools rated Outstanding and Very Good.
The MBR Distinguished Students Programme is being rolled out by Dubai's Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and selected students will start classes from the new academic year in September 2017.
Registration for the programme is open from April 18 to May 9 via the KHDA website (https://www.khda.gov.ae/en/mbrscholarship). The website showcases the 18 participating schools listed by location and school curricula.
All online applications will be reviewed in accordance with the eligibility criteria and the last day to apply for the programme is May 9.
KHDA CEO Fatma Al Marri commented: "Our aim is to ensure every Emirati student receives high quality education and we are opening more pathways to enable greater access to some of the best private schools in Dubai. The MBR Distinguished Students Programme allows young Emirati students to contribute towards nation building in the future by getting high-quality education and academic guidance. We are grateful to the school operators who have committed to support UAE nationals and look forward to welcoming more schools as part of this initiative."
Student criteria for scholarships
Knowledge and Human Development Authority has identified a number of criteria that enable Emirati students to join the MBR Distinguished Students Programme:
- The student must be a UAE national from the emirate of Dubai
- The student should pass written tests and oral interviews set by the evaluation committee
- The student must register in one of the participating schools listed on the KHDA website
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