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Scholarships help Emirati students grasp ‘world’s diversity’


Shamma Bint Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Nahyan met Emirati students in the United Kingdom. WAM

Sheikha Dr. Shamma Bint Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Nahyan, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Nahyan Cultural and Educational Institutions, praised the role of Emirati students abroad in representing their country and their knowledge and scientific contribution to the UAE.

During her meeting with Emirati students on scholarships in the United Kingdom, Sheikha Dr. Shamma Bint Mohammed said that scholarships positively affect national identity, as they enable Emirati students to understand the diversity of the world and accept cultural differences, which in turn enhances the spirit of tolerance and coexistence in Emirati society.

On their part, the students reviewed their experiences during the term of their studies, expressing their appreciation and gratitude for the invitation of Sheikha Dr. Shamma Bint Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Nahyan.

Recently, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Chairman of the Education and Human Resources Council, attended a ceremony held by the Ministry of Education to honour the graduates of its Scholarship Programme at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

During the ceremony, a total of 360 scholarship programme alumni were honoured, with Bachelor’s degree graduates accounting for 69% and postgraduates representing for 31%.

MoE provides scholarships to UAE nationals for graduate and undergraduate programmes to study abroad in recognised universities specified by the ministry as per the set standards.

Addressing the ceremony, Al Falasi stressed the MoE’s keenness to continue to develop the scholarship programme in a manner that satisfies contemporary needs.

“Scholarship recipients must stand out by their views and their willingness to consider all novel concepts and opportunities because they represent their country’s civilised message to the nations in which they study. They should possess the national, individual, leadership, and intellectual qualities necessary for them to succeed and excel,” he added.

More than 900 male and female students from the elite of the outstanding young of the Emirates are now engaged in the scholarship programme.

The scholarship recipients are split up among several academic degrees, including Bachelor’s, Masters, doctorate, and associate’s, at top-ranking universities in the world.

Also recently, Emirates launched a new set of programmes that have been specifically designed to develop top UAE national talent looking to start or boost their careers in the Emirates and dnata Group of Companies, reaffirming its strong commitment to its UAE national development strategy, Rehlaty.

Ambitious Emiratis with various academic backgrounds and at different career stages can now join The Emirates Group’s UAE National Talent Acceleration programme and benefit from four unique opportunities that offer exceptional professional development.

INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME: This programme offers selected students from top global universities internships for up to 12 months, providing them with exciting opportunities to gain professional experience, training and mentoring. The programme will allow students to build connections that contribute to their future career development, including an Alumni network post internship. Interns will undertake various assignments across the Emirates Group to hone their skills and receive periodic performance evaluation and feedback sessions. More information can be found here.

INTERNATIONAL BACHELOR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME (FOR SEPTEMBER 2024 ADMISSIONS): This programme offers full academic scholarship to top performing high school students in specific subjects at major universities in the UK and US. Upon completing the programme, graduates will receive a Bachelor’s degree and career opportunities within the Emirates and dnata Group of companies globally. Students will receive full support from the Emirates Group throughout the programme’s duration including consistent mentorship, as well as accommodation and medical insurance, to help encourage them and fuel their passion. Admissions will start in September 2024, and the programme will be open for application later this year.

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