Abu Dhabi Scholarships for Distinguished Students 2022

Abu Dhabi Scholarships for Distinguished Students 2022


The Abu Dhabi Scholarship for Distinguished Students (SDS) is a premiere scholarship program to enable our next generation to become visionary leaders and change makers.

Designed for outstanding Emirati Grade 12/Year 13 students and university undergraduates age 24 and below, this unique program offers eligible students a holistic and seamless journey from school to the workplace through:

  • Direct access to dedicated advisors and program specialists assisting throughout the education journey
  • Access to exclusive internship and training programs in the UAE and abroad
  • Specialized workshops and one-on-one sessions to prepare students for key milestones throughout their transitional journey
  • Assistance in post-graduation career placement
  • Networking opportunities with SDS Alumni members post graduation


Program Eligibility Criteria

Grade 12/Year 13 Students

  • Enrollment in a school in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi
  • Interested in specializing in industry demanded majors
  • Unconditional offer from top 150 universities in one of the industry demanded majors
  • Grade 11 final average of at least 85% or equivalent
  • Grade 12 Term 1 average of at least 90% or equivalent
  • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (Academic) or 60 in TOEFL iBT
  • A minimum score of 1100 in EmSAT math or 530 in SAT math

Abu Dhabi Scholarships Program award is contingent on Grade 12 final average of at least 90% or equivalent.

Undergraduate University Students

  • Age 24 and below
  • Enrolled in a top 150 university
  • Specializing in industry demand majors
  • Successful completion of at least 30 university credit hours at the time of application
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 or equivalent
  • A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (Academic) or 60 in TOEFL iBT


Applications for Abu Dhabi Scholarships for Distinguished Students 2022 will open in January 2022


2022 Approved Majors Based on Industry Demand

Click on any of the following industry specializations to find out the approved majors available and the universities offering them.


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