Expat Indians eligible for British varsity’s UAE campus scholarship

August 13th, 2008 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS  


Dubai, Aug 13 (IANS) Students of schools affiliated to Indian boards are among expatriate students who will be eligible for a new scholarship to be offered by a British university’s new campus in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The University of Bolton has announced that the new UAE Scholarship Programme it is offering through its new campus in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah will be made available to all “meritorious students across examination boards and universities/education systems”.

This includes Indian, Pakistani, Nigerian and British A and O Levels, the university said in a statement here.

There are over 30 Indian schools in the UAE and most of them are affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

A total of 60 merit-based partial scholarships will be offered to students enrolling on programmes at the graduate and postgraduate levels across 14 disciplines at the university’s new campus in Ras Al Khaimah.

The courses will commence from next month.

A renewable award, the scholarships can continue to fund a student’s needs through future years based on their cost of attendance, which includes only the tuition fees.

“Continued assistance again is dependent on the candidate’s ability to demonstrate scholastic ability in terms of academic performance through the first year of their academic programme,” Raj Nambiar, director of international admissions at the Ras Al Khaimah campus, said in the statement.

Students who apply and subsequently qualify for the scholarship can pursue any field of undergraduate or postgraduate study at the Ras Al Khaimah campus.

Among the courses starting next month are civil engineering, architectural technology, mechanical engineering, electronics and computer engineering, graphic and interior design, supply chain management and logistics, international tourism management, business administration and quantity surveying, and commercial management.

According to the university, its postgraduate programmes at the UAE campus will be designed in such a way that students can continue in work while they study.

“The scholarship programme is structured in a manner that it will provide several talented young men and women the opportunity to pursue their dream of getting a quality British education right here in the United Arab Emirates,” the university statement said.

Formerly known as the Bolton Institute of Higher Education, University of Bolton is based at Bolton in Greater Manchester, Britain.

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