More students seek engineering and medicine scholarships
Abu Dhabi 16th July, 2012:
Around 900 national students submitted applications to receive scholarships offered by Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) for the School Year 2012/2013. Applicants have been interviewed by ADEC starting from July 1st at the Armed Forces Officers Club, Abu Dhabi.
Mona Majed Al Mansoori, ADEC’s Division Manager, Guidance and Scholarship, said that ADEC Scholarship Program offers world-class opportunities to G12 students who achieve a score of 85% or more. “Scholars will study disciplines most required to meet the future job market needs of government and quasi-government institutions as per the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030,” she added.
ADEC expects to receive more applications during the coming days and up to the conclusion of interviews on July 19, Al Mansoori indicated.
“Scholarship disciplines include Electronic Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Medicine, Accounting, Finance, Economics and Museum Studies in UAE Universities,” Al Mansoori added.
According to Al Mansoori, current university students can also apply for scholarships if they achieved a minimum GPA of 3.00 and completed 30 credit hours.
“It was noticed that an increasing number of students choose to study Engineering or Medicine. This is a positive development since the scholarship program was designed to direct learners to join the disciplines most required in the emirate,” Al Mansoori added.
In addition to university fees, if private, a monthly stipend of AED 6250 is paid to single scholars, while married ones receive AED 6825. In addition, those who achieve a GPA of 3.6 or more receive a financial reward equal to two month stipends. Scholars are provided with academic guidance services throughout their study years and are assisted to get employment opportunity after graduation.
Applications are submitted via the website of ADEC’s Guidance and Scholarship after completing the relevant form. After reviewing the application, an appointment is set for the applicant to sit a computerized test in the presence of representatives from the Executive Council-Abu Dhabi’s Center of Excellence. If test results show that the desired discipline is not appropriate for student skills, the applicant is directed to change it. Finally, students are interviewed.
Applicants said that they are pleased to have the chance to receive scholarships in the best universities in UAE and to enjoy the program’s benefits such as the stipend and financial rewards.
Mariam Obaid Al Dhaheri, a scientific stream student who graduated from Al Jahili School in Al Ain with 91.5% score, indicated that she will study Chemical Engineering to realize her life dream i.e. to work for Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation or in renewable energy disciplines if she had the chance to get relevant scholarship.
“Then, I will continue my post-graduate studies. I am eager to serve my country in the new areas that need qualified national staff,” Al Dhaheri added.
Khalid Abdullah Al Menhali, who graduated from Emirates Private School with 94.8% score, said that he will study Accounting as few national staff members are working in the financial areas. “I would like to thank our prudent leadership for giving us these world-class opportunities to continue our education in prestigious universities,” he added.
“I will study Electrical Engineering through the scholarship program in order to serve my beloved country,” said Abdul Rahman Abdullah Al Maskari, who graduated from Abu Dhabi School with 88.4% score.