By aduadmin On 05 Oct 2017

Throughout the 2016 – 2017 academic year, Abu Dhabi University has offered more than AED20 million in scholarships and financial aid to around 1,200 academically gifted and financially challenged students. ADU had already earmarked AED12 million for scholarships and financial aid at the beginning of the year to coincide with the announcement of the UAE Year of Giving, bringing the total volume of financial aid and scholarships granted by the University to more than AED136 million since its inception in 2003.

His Excellency Ali Saeed Bin Harmal Al Dhaheri, Chairman of Abu Dhabi University’s Executive Board, said: “The increase in scholarship and financial aid allotment is part of ‘ADU’s Year of Giving Strategy 2017’ and reflects our commitment to the directives of the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan declaring 2017 as the ‘Year of Giving’. Our efforts also align with the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 that aims to build a knowledge economy, establish foundations of scientific research, and provide a world-class education to nurture talent that can lead vital sectors in the future.”

He added: “This strategy reinforces ADU’s commitment to providing opportunities to financially challenged students and academically outstanding students to study in any of the undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the University’s branches in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Al Ain. This is part of our belief in corporate social responsibility. We consider it an important national duty to open up more opportunities for students looking to continue their academic studies and pursue a professional career, enabling them to serve as active contributors to their societies while also supporting comprehensive sustainable development in the UAE.

“Throughout the years, our scholarship and financial aid programs have contributed to creating a stimulating learning environment for students who have benefited from the various scientific disciplines offered by the University, enabling them to continue their studies and contribute to the cultural movement that our country witnesses in all fields.”

The scholarships offered by Abu Dhabi University are divided into five categories: His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Scholarship, Chairman’s Scholarship, University Scholarship, Academic Scholarship and Athletic Scholarship, in addition to the financial aid program, postgraduate merit-based scholarships, and ADU’s alumni scholarships. A specialized committee reviews and assesses students’ applications to identify and select those eligible for scholarships or financial aid.

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