Du offers scholarships


UAE telecom firm du, in partnership with the American University in Dubai (AUD), is offering scholarships to eligible Emiratis for Bachelor and Master’s degrees for the 2014 Spring semester.

UAE nationals with special needs, who lack sufficient financial support to continue their studies, or who are single parents are invited to apply, said a statement.

The announcement follows 20 students who successfully enrolled on the degree of their choice after being award a du and AUD scholarship for the first semester.

Every scholarship offered by du and AUD is renewable annually, dependent on the student’s academic progress, it said.

Speaking on the scholarships, Ibrahim Nassir, executive vice president human resources and organisation development, du, said: “By providing Emiratis with scholarships, we are helping them to fulfil dreams of further education that may have otherwise been out of reach. This falls in line with our strategic goals to empower the Emirati community, by providing them with opportunities that will improve their career prospects.”

So far, in partnership with AUD, du has provided 44 scholarships to build talent locally and there are currently 20 sponsored students benefiting from this exciting opportunity, he said.

New students interested in applying should visit du’s head office in Dubai Internet City to check their eligibility, and then visit the AUD Admissions office.

Eligible students are required to have a minimum of 90 per cent in their high school studies, or 3.0 GPA in their undergraduate studies, and pass the admission criteria.

Full details of the scholarship, including the application process, can be found at www.du.ae/scholarships and www.aud.edu. The scholarship application deadline is December 21.


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