His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region, and President of the Board of Trustees of Abu Dhabi University (ADU), has granted 20 scholarships to the top school graduates in recognition of their outstanding academic performance. The scholarship awardees can enroll at ADU at the start of the 2023/24 academic year to join any of the 50 programmes at its Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai campuses.

Offered since 2009, the HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed scholarship is a national initiative dedicated to empowering outstanding students and inspiring them to pursue their educational objectives.

Dr Ali Saeed Bin Harmal Al Dhaheri, Chairman and Founder of ADU, highlighted the importance of similar initiatives that have been generously provided by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan.

Dr Ali Saeed Bin Harmal Al Dhaheri said: “Scholarships play a vital role in encouraging outstanding students to continue striving for excellence and commence their journey of pursuing higher education.

The scholarship creates a healthy and competitive environment among high school seniors from both the science and literature tracks. Top achievers who meet the criteria will be able to enrol at ADU, a world-class academic institution and choose from the various developmental fields in engineering sciences, management, environment, information technology, languages, law, media, health sciences and many other programmes that aim to supply the 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 50 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. The university 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 Ghassan Aouad, Chancellor of ADU, urged students to sustain their impressive academic accomplishments throughout their four-year scholarship. Prof Ghassan stressed the importance of student’s dedication to upholding a minimum CGPA of 3.70 and enrolling in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester (excluding winter and summer terms) to continue benefiting from the prestigious scholarship.

ADU recently received the highest accolade accreditation from the American Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Additionally, the university ranked first in the teaching pillar in the UAE, as well as being among the best three universities in the UAE, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) Rankings.

ADU’s courses include a bachelor of science in Software Engineering, Information Technology (IT) and 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 sScience in Electrical and Computer Engineering. ADU’s programmes seek to equip students with the essential skills to best prepare them for the 21st century's most in-demand jobs and excel in their future careers.