The Scholarship Coordination Office (SCO)

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The Scholarship Coordination Office (SCO)


P.O. Box: 73505, Dalma Street, Behind Emirates National School, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


+ 971 2 6413999


+ 971 2 6413888




Dr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi

The Scholarship Coordination Office (SCO) was created in 1999 under the direct supervision of His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs. Each year, outstanding Emirati students are selected to travel abroad in pursuit of their education at prestigious international universities.

Support to Higher Education

The Distinguished Students Scholarships (DSS) and the Study Abroad Scholarships Program (SASP) are granted annually by the Government of the United Arab Emirates. The DSS contributes to the continued advancement of the UAE in the 21st century by supporting the education of the country’s future leaders. The scholarship provides the UAE’s best students with support to attend prestigious international universities. Upon completion of their academic training, graduates return to the UAE to occupy leading positions in the country’s public sector.
Type of Support
● The program covers Bachelor, Master’s and PhD degrees. Scholarships are provided in USA and, under special conditions, the United Kingdom.
● The scholarship covers full university tuition, fees, healthcare insurance and a monthly payment to the students. An annual round-trip ticket from UAE to their places of study, in addition to bonuses, are granted to students who achieve the highest levels of academic excellence.
Duration of Support
Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must:
● Be Emirati nationals.
● Pass an English language exam.
● Must undergo a personal interview.

Other eligibility criteria are available on:
Application Procedures
● Applications to be filled online or obtained from the Scholarship Coordination Office.
● Application procedures are available on:
Dr. Akmal Abdelhakeem, Public Relations Manager