12 Scholarships in UAE for Indian Students 2024-25

12 Scholarships in UAE for Indian Students 2024-25

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Rahul Singha
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Updated on Apr 4, 2024 15:50 IST

Scholarships in UAE for International Students: UAE has a cosmopolitan environment and superlative infrastructure. Numerous world-top institutions have their campuses in Dubai. Those who wish to pursue their higher education in Dubai will gain real international exposure along with a blend of Western and Asian cultures. Candidates studying here benefit not only from its high-quality teaching and learning but also gain established links to potential employers, novel and up-to-date facilities and excellent support services. In this article, we will cover some of the top scholarships in UAE for international students.

Scholarships in UAE

Once you decide to study in Dubai, your first and foremost concern will be in regard to funds. There are numerous scholarship options available to Indian students willing to study in Dubai. Through this article, here are various Scholarships meant for Indian students in Dubai:

1. Outstanding Academic Excellence Scholarships

This scholarship is provided by the University of Wollongong in Dubai. The scholarship is offered at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. The scholarship is made available by the university at the start of every semester. Only entry-level students are entitled to it and the benefits offered range from 20% to 10% payment of tuition fees. The living and study-related expenses are not covered under it. Though a single student is entitled to just one scholarship, candidates may apply for as many scholarships as they wish but that shall also be subject to their meeting of specific eligibility requirements. This scholarship provides a 10% - 40% contribution to their tuition fees. 

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2. Scholarships for Undergraduate Programmes at BITS Pilani, Dubai

Offered by BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus the scholarship is basically meant for Bachelors level. BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus (BPDC) is the branch campus of the internationally reputed Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, (BITS Pilani) India and is the largest Engineering institution in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC). Established in the year 2000 in alliance with ETA-NET, it aims at offering quality higher engineering education to the residents of UAE and other Gulf countries. B.E. Scholarships cover 10% - 70% of the tuition fee for a year, based on grade 12 aggregate of 70% and above or a BITSAT score of 200 and above. M.E./M.B.A. scholarships cover 20% of the tuition fee for a year on a B.E. aggregate of 75% and above. A hostel concession of 25% is also given to B.E. students with a grade 12 aggregate of 70% or above and to ME/MBA students with a B.E. aggregate of 80% or above.

3. 2022 Masdar Institute Fully Funded Master Scholarships

This Masters level scholarship is offered by Masdar Institute. The institute recognizes applications from capable and competent local as well as international students. Approval into the programs is subject to academic qualifications and English proficiency since all the lectures ranging from laboratory sessions to written or oral exams will be conducted in English. This scholarship awards a 100% waiver of tuition fees and students will be reimbursed for all the required textbooks, laptops, GRE and TOEFL exam or test fees, and housing. Students are also monthly stipend and get an annual return ticket to home if necessary.

4. International Student Tuition Scholarships

Offered by the University of Wisconsin Stout for Undergraduate and graduate levels, these scholarships are available to skilled and competent international students who are subject to their academic excellence at UW-Stout in addition to their participation in international cultural activities and the accessibility to funds. UW-Stout offers scholarships to qualified international students based on their academic achievement or equivalent grade point average (GPA), financial need, and their continued participation in qualifying cultural and community service activities. Graduate students are awarded $6,000 per academic year with a GPA of 3.2 or higher. Meanwhile, undergraduate students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are awarded $5,000 per academic year.

5. Master Research Teaching Scholarship (MRTS)

Offered by Khalifa University of Science and Technology, this scholarship is for qualified international students who are pursuing a full-time graduate program. It covers the entire tuition fee and also provides medical insurance coverage for students sponsored by the university as per the rules. The monthly stipend provided is AED 4,000. Please note that this scholarship does not cover the student accommodation costs.

6. Zayed University Undergraduate Merit Scholarship

This academic merit scholarship is offered by Zayed University to international students on the basis of their academic performance in the final year of high school. Up to 50% of the tuition fee may get covered with this scholarship. Additional costs such as that of food, stay or conveyance won't be covered. Students applying for the same should have obtained a minimum average of 95% or equivalent, along with an IELTS score of 6.0 (minimum 5.5) or TOEFL iBT score of 80.

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7. SP Jain Center of SPG Management Global MBA Program

The scholarship offered by S P Jain is very selective and it also offers low-interest loans to commendable and deprived contenders. The applications for these scholarships and loans are accepted after the applicants have been enrolled in the GMBA program. 
Level of Study: Postgraduate. All participants receiving scholarships must maintain a required GPA and abide by the Code of Conduct during the course of the program. it is mainly meant for Postgraduate students.

8. The Indian High School Dubai Scholarships

Meant for grades from 5 to 12, the scholarship is offered by The Indian High School Dubai. This exceptional deposit is created by the school in order to aid the deserving and in-need students so as to assist them in continuing their studies.

9. HH Sheikh Hamdan Scholarships

The high school scholarship is offered by Abu Dhabi University under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and President of the Abu Dhabi University (ADU) Board of Trustees and Governors. Various top performers from high schools in UAE have been awarded the HH Sheikh Hamdan scholarships by the university. The scholarship covers not only the 4-year education program but also the tuition and administrative fees. H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Scholarship is offered by Abu Dhabi University to empower outstanding students and inspire them to pursue their educational objectives. The maximum coverage period of this scholarship is four years, or upon graduation, whichever is sooner. The scholarship application process for this fully funded scholarship begins after a student is formally admitted to ADU and assigned a unique student ID number. This ID number is used to securely log in to a university account that has a section for Financial Aid and Scholarships.

10. The SKP Scholarship (Pathak Scholarships)

This graduate-level scholarship is offered by Exeter College, University of Oxford. This is a generous gift made by Mr Krishna Pathak (a Friend of the College), and the scholarship is associated with a Clarendon Award. This award is meant for Indian graduates resident in India or Dubai who aspire to undertake a graduate degree at Exeter College, University of Oxford. This scholarship is given to students who have an undergraduate degree from an institution in India, and who also have an offer of admission to study for a DPhil at Oxford University. This scholarship is awarded in conjunction with awards from Oxford University’s Clarendon Fund, and together the SKP and Clarendon awards will fund all course fees, and a grant to cover living expenses. SKP scholarships are awarded for one year and will be renewable for the remaining years of DPhil fee liability subject to satisfactory academic progress being made.

11. Multicultural Student Scholarship (MSS)

The graduate-level scholarship is offered by the University of Wisconsin-Stout. The amount awarded comprises a four-year scholarship valued at $10,000. Candidates will be entitled to an amount of $2500 every year for four years, but that will be subject to their meeting of eligibility requirements of a 3.0 GPA and they must get enrolled in 12 or more credits each term.

12. Hamdan Bin Zayed Scholarships for Top Secondary School Graduates

Abu Dhabi University advances these scholarships for Top Secondary School Graduates.

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Scholarships in UAE for Indian Students FAQs

Q. Can Indian students get a scholarship in UAE?

A. Yes, it is possible for Indian students to get scholarships in the UAE. The universities and government of UAE collaborate with the governments of other nations and educational institutions to provide financial aid for the higher education of meritorious international students in universities in the UAE. However, the parameters of choosing the scholarship awardees for each of these scholarships are different, some scholarships are merit-based and some are need-based scholarships.  

Q. Which are some of the fully funded scholarships in UAE for international students?

A. There are various fully funded scholarships in UAE for international students and to avail of any of these scholarships, students need to ensure that they fulfil the scholarship requirements and then apply online. Some of these fully-funded scholarships in UAE for international and Indian students are the UAEU Undergraduate Scholarships, Khalifa University President’s Scholarship, UAE University Full Scholarship, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Scholarship and the UAE government scholarships.   

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Khousiya Banu

a year ago

I want to study in Dubai and I want guide and counselor

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

a year ago

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a year ago

Hai..Good morning I studied in India till my undergraduation.Now Iam planning to do MBA in Dubai. So, Colleges with fully funded Scholarships are available?

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

a year ago

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

a year ago

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Idont Know

a year ago

Hello sir i want pursue BA in english honours how can i apply .

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

a year ago

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a year ago

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a year ago

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