Scholarship Boom in UAE Universities

by Elaine E. Traditional Chinese Medical Center


The rapid growth rate of education in the UAE is proof that much can be done in the education sector. Its vision is to create a world-class education system by transforming the current teaching and learning methods. Although the country is now among global leaders in many sectors, education remains one of the areas that receive top priority.

The UAE has many public and private universities and colleges. The Ministry of Education launched the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) to give licenses to higher learning institutions and also accrediting each of their programs. This is one of the ways that the government uses to ensure that students get high-quality education in universities and colleges.

How Scholarships Work

A scholarship is a form of financial aid granted to a student to help him pay for his undergraduate studies. You might get a one-time scholarship or a renewable type where you get money every school year or semester. Unlike students’ loans, scholarships don’t have to be paid.

Where does the money for scholarship come from? There are different sources like corporations, governments, universities, or other organizations willing to help. Although scholarships are not loans, there are certain expectations for the student.

Universities that offer sports scholarships, expect you to maintain a certain grade level as well as perform exceptionally in the field. Scholarships can be partial or fully paid and others are specific, for instance, a university might offer scholarships for people willing to pursue a certain profession.

Why there is a Scholarship Boom in UAE Universities


Studying in a foreign country offers you the opportunity to interact with different cultures, meet new people, and your knowledge and build a foundation for your career. Apart from having world-class higher learning institutions, there are also other reasons students prefer studying in the UAE.

A Pool of Educational Options

The UAE has many universities and institutions of higher education that offer top-notch education and learning resources. You will find different courses in various institutions, you’ll not only find what you’re looking for, but you’ll be spoilt for choice. For instance, if you want to pursue an engineering course, you will easily find this in any university in Dubai.

The UAE is one of the best countries to pursue science, technology, medicine, and other courses. Although higher education in the country is expensive, having a scholarship assures you that you can study in peace.

Career Options

When studying at university in Dubai you might not be able to get a job; however, there are plenty of internships and other useful opportunities that help to strengthen your CV. Having a scholarship, especially in the UAE allows you to be independent, be open-minded, and learn time management and problem-solving skills.

The experiences you earn while studying under scholarship in the UAE open doors for you later in life. Whether you remain in the country and try to find a job or go back to your home country, the experiences you gain are beneficial in your personal and professional life.


Studying abroad, especially where there are students from different backgrounds gives you an opportunity to network. This is often overlooked, but it is an important aspect of a professional’s life. It helps to create a pool of individuals who can help you get that career you want.

Although the purpose of being in a university is to learn and earn your degree, establishing networks is also important. The experiences you gain and the relationships you make have a huge impact on your career life.

A Conducive Learning Environment

The UAE is a safe place to study and conduct other activities. In fact, the locals are hospitable and proud to showcase their culture and heritage. There are safe on-school dormitories or you can choose to stay off-campus. There are no school violence cases and the crime rate is very low.

Seven Emirates: Different Cultures

Studying in the UAE allows you to explore the Emirates and learn about their unique cultures. Although the 7 Emirates make the UAE, each has its own culture. English and Arabic are most spoken in the Emirates; however, it might surprise you to find out that there are people who speak other languages.

Have Fun

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy‘ might be a famous saying but it is true. After a long week of immersing yourself in books, you need to unwind and take a break from your studies. UAE has the perfect spots to hang out and activities to do. For instance, while studying at a university in Dubai, you can visits the Dubai aquarium or engage in watersports.

Getting a scholarship to study in the UAE is like hitting the jackpot. There are many educational options to choose from, adequate resources, safety, and most all you get to have fun while studying.

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About Elaine E. Junior   Traditional Chinese Medical Center

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