Cambridge Scholarship: Get Year 1 at Uni Free

Top performers at Cambridge International Exams will be able to apply to a Scholarship Scheme for Outstanding Learners in collaboration with universities in the UAE. Up to 100% of first year fees could be waived.
Cambridge Scholarship: Get Year 1 at Uni Free
By David Westley
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Cambridge Assessment International Education has launched a Scholarship Scheme for Cambridge Outstanding Learners in collaboration with universities in the UAE, Egypt and Jordan.

The scholarships will reward top Cambridge learners in the MENA region, offering them a reduction in tuition fees under three scholarships programs: Cambridge Top of the World Winners, Outstanding Cambridge Learners and High Achievers.
Under the scheme outstanding Cambridge International students will be able to apply for academic scholarships that will support 50% to 100% of their first year university tuition fees.
The financial amounts awarded will depend upon which Cambridge Outstanding Learner Award the student won. For example, Top in the world award winners will be able to apply for a 100% scholarship at any of the universities participating in the scheme.
UAE universities that have partnered with Cambridge International to provide students with the scholarships include Amity University Dubai; Middlesex University Dubai; Curtin University, and Heriot-Watt University.

The news comes at at a time when the UAE in general, but Dubai specifically, is promoting itself as a destination for tertiary education. Traditionally students have left the United Arab Emirates at eighteen to study in the UK, US, Canada, Australia and in Continental Europe.

The prize for the emirates is a slice of a very large and profitable pie. Overall, international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities contributed $39 billion and supported 455,622 jobs in the 2017-18 academic year according to NAFSA. UK universities generated £95 billion for the country’s economy and support more than 940,000 jobs across the nation, according to an analysis from Universities UK.

The UK figures, from 2014-15. included more than just the contribution from international students.

Preventing students leaving is an issue shared by many countries. The largest outbound mobile student flows by origin by 2020 are expected to be China (585k), India (296k), South Korea (134k), Germany (100k), Turkey (84k), Malaysia (82k), and Nigeria (67k). Students currently head for the US (582k), UK (331k), Australia (277k), Canada (176k), and Germany (155k).


Cambridge International Schools in the UAE

ABC Private School
Abu Dhabi International Private School
Ajman Academy
Ajyal International School
Al Ain English Speaking School
Al Ain Juniors School
Al Amana Private School, Sharjah
Al Ameen Private School
Al Ansar International School
Al Basma British School
Al Bateen Secondary School
Al Dhafra Private Schools - Abu Dhabi
Al Dhafra Private Schools - Al Ain
Al Diyafah High School
Al Ma'arifa International School
Al Murooj Scientific Private School
Al Nahda National School for Boys
Al Nahda National School for Girls
Al Najah Private School
AL Rayyan National Pvt School
Al Salam Private School
Al Salam School
Al Shohub School
Al Yasmina School
AL-Fajr International English
Al-Manahil Private School
Arab Unity School
Avalon Heights
Brighton College Abu Dhabi
Brighton College, Al Ain
Brilliant International
British Council, Abu Dhabi
British Council, Abu Dhabi
British Council, Dubai
British International School, Abu Dhabi
British International School, Ajman
Cambridge International School
Cranleigh School Abu Dhabi
Creative British School
Crescent International
Deira International School
Dubai Al Sadiq
Dubai Carmel
Dubai English Speaking College
Dubai GEM Private School
Dubai Scholars
Emirates Private School Abu Dhabi
Emirates Private School Al-Ain
English School of Kalba
Fujairah Private Academy
Garden City British School
GEMS Cambridge International School
GEMS FirstPoint School - The Villa
Gems Founders School - Dubai
GEMS Jumeirah College
GEMS Wellington Academy - Silicon Oasis
GEMS Wellington International School
GEMS Westminster School Ras Al Khaimah
GEMS Winchester School - Dubai
Global English School
Good Will Children Private School
Harvest Private School
Horizon International, Umm Sheiff
Ibn Seena
International School of Choueifat, Abu Dhabi
International School of Choueifat, Al Ain
International School of Choueifat, Dubai
International School of Choueifat, Ras Al Khaimah
International School of Choueifat, Sharjah
International School of Creative Science
Jumeirah English Speaking School
Kings' School Al Barsha
Latifa School for Girls
Latifa School for Girls
Merryland International School
Nord Anglia International School, Dubai
Our Own English High School
Our Own English High School
Pristine Private School
Providence English
Queen International School
Raffles International School - South Campus
Raffles World Academy
RAK Academy
Rashid School for Boys
Repton School
Rosary School
Ruwais Private School
Scholars International Academy
Sharjah British International School
Sharjah International Private School
Sharjah Public School
Sunmarke School
The Apple International School
The Bloomington Academy
The British School Al Khubairat
The Cambridge High School Abu Dhabi
The City School International
The International School of Choueifat - DIP Branch
The International School of Choueifat - Khalifa City
The Oxford School
The School of Research Science
The Sheffield Private School
The Westminster School
The Winchester School - Dubai
Universal Private School
Wesgreen International School

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