ABU DHABI, 11th July, 2017 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi University
has offered over AED20 million in scholarships and financial aid during the academic year 2016/ 2017, to 1,200 students.
The university had already earmarked AED12 million for scholarships and financial aid at the beginning of the year to coincide with the announcement of #Year_of_Giving initiative, bringing the total volume of financial aid and scholarships granted by the varsity to more than AED136 million since its inception in 2003.
Ali Saeed Bin Harmal Al Dhaheri, Chairman of Abu Dhabi University
’s Executive Board, said, "The increase in scholarship and financial aid allotment is part of ‘ADU’s #Year_of_Giving Strategy 2017’ and reflects our commitment to the directives of the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who declared 2017 as the ‘#Year_of_Giving’. Our efforts also align with the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 that aims to build a knowledge economy, establish foundations of scientific research, and provide world-class education to nurture talent that can lead vital sectors in the future."
He added,"This strategy reinforces ADU’s commitment to providing opportunities to financially challenged students and academically outstanding students to study in any of the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at the university’s branches in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al Ain."
The scholarships offered by Abu Dhabi University
are divided into five categories: H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Scholarship, Chairman's Scholarship, University Scholarship, Academic Scholarship and Athletic Scholarship, in addition to the financial aid programme, postgraduate merit-based scholarships, and ADU’s alumni scholarships. A specialised committee will review and assess students' applications until 15th August to identify and select those eligible for scholarships or financial aid.
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