H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and President of the Board of Trustees at Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU), has directed granting 20 scholarships to the top high school students in recognition of their outstanding academic performance.
The scholarship awardees will enroll in Abu Dhabi University at the start of academic year 2022 -2023 to join any of the 50 unique programmes, majors and concentrations which include Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering, Information Technology (IT), Cybersecurity Engineering; Computer Engineering – Artificial Intelligence concentration, Electrical Engineering – Robotics and Automation Concentration, as well as a Master of Science in Information Technology and Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering. ADU’s programmes seek to equip students with the essential skills to best prepare them for the twenty-first century's most in-demand jobs and excel in their future careers.
Offered since 2009, the "H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed" scholarship is a prominent national initiative dedicated to empowering outstanding students and inspiring them to pursue their educational objectives. The scholarship represents a key pillar in ADU’s strategy for academic excellence and reflects its commitment to supporting the development of the UAE’s academic ecosystem. The maximum coverage period of the scholarship is four years, or upon graduation, whichever is sooner. The scholarship encompasses tuition, application, registration and student services fees as well as health services fees. Students who meet the requirements can apply through the Scholarships and Financial Aid Office at ADU.
Dr. Ali Saeed Bin Harmal Al Dhaheri, Chairman and Founder of Abu Dhabi University, emphasised the importance of similar initiatives that have been generously provided by Sheikh Hamdan.
Dr. Al Dhaheri said, "The programmes aim to supply the labor market with specialised cadres that meet the requirements of the general policy agenda of the government of Abu Dhabi and its 2030 economic vision to meet the aspirations of our wise leadership for the next fifty years. ADU’s strategy for developing the academic ecosystem started from monitoring the needs of the career market in Abu Dhabi as well as anticipating the future of the workforce. ADU is focused on gearing up our cadre of graduates with the skills to move forward towards a knowledge-based economy. We work towards enabling students to acquire the skills that equip them to contribute effectively to our society and contribute to the directives of our wise leadership."
Professor, Waqar Ahmad, Chancellor of Abu Dhabi University (ADU), encouraged students to keep up the successful academic achievement throughout the four years of the scholarship. Prof. Ahmad explained that the students must be committed to maintaining a minimum CGPA of 3.70, and a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester, except for winter and summer terms to continue receiving this prestigious scholarship.
Recently, ADU launched four new concentrations that include, Big Data Analytics, Web and Mobile Application Development under the umbrella of a bachelor’s in software engineering as well as Cybersecurity and Game Development under a bachelor’s in IT. ADU received the highest accolade accreditation, from The American Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Additionally, ADU is ranked among the top 651-700 universities in the world, according to the 2023 QS World University rankings and received a 5 QS Stars rating for 2022. In addition, ADU is recognised among the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years of age.