UD to grant 400 scholarships worth $3m
Dubai, June 26, 2012
The University of Dubai (UD) will be granting scholarships worth Dh11.2 million ($3.05 million) to the first 400 new eligible applicants during an Open Day event on June 30.
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 per cent and above, official English scores (TOEFL 500 and above or equivalent) and official Math scores of 400 and above.
Dr Omar Hefni, president of UD, not-for-profit institution established by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 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. – TradeArabia News Service