Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Higher Education Grant

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Higher Education Grant

Outstanding Zayed University graduates from both Abu Dhabi and Dubai campuses can pursue their postgraduate education, at highly accredited universities, in the UAE and internationally, in a variety of courses.

Offered in collaboration between the Emirates Foundation and the Abu Dhabi Department of Education & Knowledge, this grant aims to equip students with the 21st century skills and provide unique learning experiences that will enable students to be independent critical thinkers and lifelong learners.

Who Can Apply

To apply for Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Grant, you need to be:

  • A UAE national
  • Graduate from Zayed University with Bachelor's degree

Fields of Study

Through the SMBZHEG, a number of scholarships are awarded for full-time study at the master’s or doctoral degree level. Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants enrolling at leading universities across the UAE and internationally in the following priority fields of study:

Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from Zayed University
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 at graduation
  • A minimum IELTS score of 6.0 /TOEFL 550 (80) or a score that meets the university requirements
  • UAE MOHESR accredited degree from Zayed University
  • Obtained confirmation of acceptance at an approved university or proof of evidence that showcases that the application is in progress
  • Showcase of extracurricular community involvement and/or being active within the university community             

Approved Universities

University acceptance must be from an institution included in the top 200 of the QS World University Rankings by Subject or the following universities:

  • Abu Dhabi University
  • Khalifa University
  • Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
  • United Arab Emirates University
  • Zayed University
  • American University in Dubai
  • American University of Sharjah
  • Emirates Aviation University (Dubai)
  • Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (Dubai)
  • University of Sharjah
  • University of Wollongong in Dubai

Submitting your Application

To apply for this grant, you need to submit your application online along with the below mentioned documents.

Required documents

  • Copy of passport (first page and page with sticker)
  • Copy of Emirates ID
  • Copy of Family Book
  • A statement of educational program approval from MOE
  • Excellent statement of purpose demonstrating commitment to pursue career in chosen field 
  • A national service card or a certificate, for male applicant, indicating his stance regarding from the national service requirements 
  • Copy of transcript and graduation certificate
  • Copy of CV
  • Copy of university acceptance letter/offer