Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister
and Ruler of Dubai, has directed Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development
Authority, KHDA, to organise the third Mohammed bin Rashid Distinguished
programme offers over 100 scholarships for Emirati students throughout their
academic life. So far, the programme has provided scholarships for 314 Emirati
programme aims to prepare young Emiratis and equip them with the skills needed
to achieve success and excellence through innovative, smart and positive
educational methods. The programme is managed by KHDA in partnership with the
Knowledge Fund and private school operators.
by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid in 2017, the programme is inspired by His
Highness’s efforts to provide distinguished Emirati students with high quality
Dubai’s KHDA announced the opening of registrations for the third edition of
the Mohammed bin Rashid Distinguished Students Programme 2019/2020. Students in
Grade 3 or above can apply for the scholarships by registering online on the
for the programme is open until April 29.
Al Marri, CEO for Development of Emirati Student Education Programmes at KHDA
said, "The scholarship programme provides a stepping-stone to better
opportunities in life. Our Emirati students thrive and flourish in environments
that enable them to widen their horizons. Together with strategic partnerships,
we want to make every effort to provide the best quality education for young
learners in Dubai."
Marri called on Emirati parents to benefit from the scholarships and enroll
their children in schools rated ‘good’ or better by KHDA. She also lauded the
efforts of public and private sector partners supporting the programme.
screening committee evaluates each application in accordance with a set
eligibility criteria. We believe parental engagement is key to supporting a
child’s education journey and their commitment is essential for the success of
the MBR Distinguished Students Programme," noted Fatma.
also highlighted the programme’s potential to support students with excellent
study options, specifically praising the role of GEMS Education, Taleem, Dar Al
Marefa School and Kings School for their contributions to the achievement of
future national targets.
To join the MBR
Distinguished Students Programme, the candidate must be enrolled in Grade 3 or
above; must be a UAE national from the emirate of Dubai; should pass written
tests and oral interviews set by the school; and must be registered in a school
for the academic year 2018/2019
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