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VP directs KHDA to launch third MBR Distinguished Students Programme


Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

His 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 Students Programme.

The programme offers over 100 scholarships for Emirati students throughout their academic life.

So far, the programme has provided scholarships for 314 Emirati students.

The 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.

Launched by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid in 2017, the programme is inspired by His Highness’s efforts to provide distinguished Emirati students with high quality education.

Accordingly, 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 KHDA website.

Registration for the programme is open until April 29.

Fatma 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." Al 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.

"A 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.

She 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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