ABU DHABI UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS [Funded]

Abu Dhabi University Scholarship is dedicated to empowering outstanding students and inspiring them to pursue their educational objectives. Our scholarship and financial aid program represents a key pillar in our strategy for academic excellence and reflects our commitment to supporting the development of the UAE. We consider it an important national duty to provide equal opportunities for students interested in pursuing higher education and enable them to contribute to society regardless of their financial situation proactively.

The maximum coverage period of any scholarship is four years, or upon graduation, whichever is sooner. In some cases, English language requirements are also included. Therefore, it is not necessary to re-apply for a scholarship as long as the scholarship maintenance criteria (outlined in the details of each scholarship section) are met.

The scholarship application begins after a student is formally admitted to ADU and assigned a unique student ID number. This ID number is used to securely log in to a university account with a Financial Aid and Scholarships section.

Student information, including academic records, has already been processed by the university upon admission, and any scholarships for which the student is eligible will appear on their account page. In addition, the student may fill out the online application for any scholarship that appears here, as they qualify for these scholarships based on merit. The application is completed with the appropriate details filled in by the student, along with uploading any required documents, and then is submitted online.

University Scholarships

Eligibility Requirement for University Scholarships

  • University scholarship is awarded to UAE residents and GCC national candidates who meet the specified criteria
  • Students who have newly graduated from secondary school, and join ADU within two years of their secondary school graduation, may receive a scholarship with a value from 10% up to 50% waiver on tuition fees per campus based on their high school average
  • Meeting the English language proficiency requirements defined by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
  • The scholarship will apply to the period the student is enrolled at ADU with full-time status (registered for a minimum of 12 credit hours). The only exception to the 12 credit hours may be given in the first registered semester and the following term for students who have not yet met the English language proficiency requirements.

Scholarship Maintenance for University Scholarships

  • A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.60
  • A minimum of 12 passed credit hours per semester, except for Winter and Summer terms
  • The scholarship will not cover repeated courses, including courses graded as F, WA and W

Academic Scholarships

Eligibility Requirement for Academic Scholarships

  • This scholarship is available to continuing students who obtain a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.60 for two consecutive semesters.
  • The academic scholarship will apply when the student is enrolled at ADU with full-time status (registered with a minimum of 12 credit hours).

Scholarship Maintenance for Academic Scholarships

  • A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.60
  • A minimum of 12 passed credit hours per semester, except for Winter and Summer terms
  • The scholarship will not cover any repeated courses, including courses graded such as F, W, and W

Athlete Scholarships

Eligibility Requirement for Athlete Scholarships

  • This scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate active participation on ADU sports teams (either as a coach, captain or player) with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.75
  • The Athletics Scholarship will apply to the period the student is enrolled at ADU with full-time status (registered with a minimum of 12 credit hours)
  • We are meeting the English language proficiency requirements defined by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
  • Approved recommendation letter from the ADU Student Affairs Department

Scholarship Maintenance for Athlete Scholarships

  • A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.75
  • A minimum enrolment of 12 passed credit hours from the previous semester except for Winter and Summer terms
  • A minimum enrolment of 12 credit hours registered in the current semester except for Winter and Summer terms
  • The scholarship will not cover any repeated courses, including courses graded as F, WA, and W
  • Approved recommendation letter from the ADU Student Affairs Department

Merit-based Graduate Scholarship

Eligibility Requirement for Athlete Scholarships

A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 in the Master’s level program is required to maintain the waiver.

Rules and Regulations for Merit-Based Graduate Scholarship

  • If a student qualifies for more than one postgraduate waiver program, they must choose one waiver program and will not be permitted to change to another program during their entire study.
  • In any semester where the minimum required Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is not met, the student will lose the waiver for the following semester. However, if the student’s Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) reaches the minimum required level again, the waiver will be automatically reinstated.
  • Any student found guilty of a student code of conduct violation, or an academic integrity offence will forfeit the waiver for the remaining study at ADU.
  • The merit-based tuition waiver will cover winter and summer terms
  • The merit-based tuition waiver will not cover any repeated courses, including grades F, WA and W

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