The University of Dubai (UD), a not-for-profit institution established by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, announced that it will be granting scholarships worth AED11.2 million to the first 400 new eligible applicants during an Open Day event on Saturday, June 30, 2012. The event will be held at the Clover Creek Hotel on Maktoum Road, near the Clocktower.
Of the 400 scholarships, 300 will go to the College of Business and 100 to the College of Information Technology. To be eligible, applicants must meet certain criteria such as a high school score of 65% and above, official English scores (TOEFL 500 and above or equivalent) and official Math scores of 400 and above.
This initiative reaffirms the commitment of the university, its Board of Trustees and top management to achieve a quality higher education to all who seek it.
Dr. Omar Hefni, President of UD said: “This news is another milestone for the University of Dubai, aligning with its mission to provide educational opportunities to UAE nationals and expatriates who will contribute to the economic growth and development of the country. This is part of UD’s core values and is part of its service to the community in line with its social responsibility to the UAE society. The aim of this initiative is to provide the highest number of applicants the opportunity to obtain a higher education degree from an internationally accredited university while reducing the burden of tuition fees.”
He added that the news comes at the time when the institution is celebrating its 15th anniversary after being established in 1997. The first 400 eligible applicants will also be inaugurating UD’s new campus when it is completed by 2014.
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