ADEC opens registrations for 2017-18 scholarships

ADEC opens registrations for 2017-18 scholarships
ADEC opens registrations for 2017-18 scholarships
Published: 6 March 2017 - 2:50 p.m.
By: Staff Writer
The Abu Dhabi Education Council has opened applications for its Talented Students Scholarship Programme for the 2017/18 academic year.

Grade 12 Emirati students wishing to pursue their university education in the UAE or abroad can apply for scholarships until April 22.

Applicants must have achieved an average of 85% at least in the General Secondary Education Certificate (or equivalent), while university undergraduates must obtain a minimum GPA of 3.0, with 30 credit hours in a university/ disciplines.

The programme offers scholarships for students enrolling in any one of four majors - medicine, health sciences, engineering, and management and economics, including 17 specialties, such as medicine, aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering & nuclear engineering, in addition to mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology (teaching corp), finance, statistics and accounting, astronomy, biotechnology and genetics

The scholarship covers tuition fees, a monthly stipend, and additional financial incentives for high achievers, in addition to travel arrangements, annual return tickets, housing allowance, textbooks, and health insurance. The programme also helps provide job opportunities for students after graduation.

ADEC higher education sector executive director Dr Mohamed Yousif Baniyas commented: "Encouraging students to pursue demanded careers for the nation comes in line with Abu Dhabi's 2030 mission to establish a knowledge based economy that meets labor market requirements and supports Abu Dhabi's growth in all fields and sectors."

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