In its endeavour to deliver top quality projects for the benefit of the Arab World, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation is currently undertaking a rigorous review of its current strategy and programmes in order to deliver them in the most efficient manner. We regret to inform you that we are not accepting new applications until further notice.
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Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Fellows (Scholarships for Arab students at international universities)
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation offers graduate scholarships for Arab students through its Fellows Programme. The Programme aims at developing the knowledge capabilities of talented youth across the Arab World, by offering scholarships to pursue Master’s Degree programmes in Business Administration (MBA), Public Administration (MPA), Public Policy (MPP) and Finance at leading international universities.
The Programme offers free scholarships to qualified Arab candidates who demonstrate leadership, dedication and commitment to the Arab World's human and socio-economic progress. The scholarship covers tuition, fees, books, housing, monthly allowance and an annual return ticket, for the full duration of study.
Nationals of the 22 member countries of the League of Arab States are eligible to apply. These countries are: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE and Yemen.
How to apply for a scholarship
To be eligible for a graduate scholarship through the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Fellows Programme, candidates should:
- Secure their own acceptance at one of the Foundation’s international partner universities
- Have a minimum of two years’ work experience
- Attend an interview with the Programme advisory panel, if required
- Fill in the application form for the Programme, available on the Foundation’s website and email it along with copies of the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
o Acceptance letter from partner university
o Transcript of grades
o TOEFL or IELTS exam results
o GRE, GMAT grades if available
o Recent letter of employment
Once a candidate is awarded a scholarship, they will be required to sign a legally binding agreement with the Foundation, undertaking to return and work in one of the Arab States, for a minimum period of two years.
Applications are valid for approved degrees at partner universities/campuses only
The Programme is only available to students who have not yet begun their Master's Degree courses
The fellows must be enrolled as full-time students, for the full duration of study
The Programme does not cover summer courses
- Fall semester: June 30
- Spring semester: November 30
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To enquire about this Programme, please send an email to email@example.com after reading the FAQs.