Emirates Aviation University signs MoU with the UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs Scholarships Office
Dubai, UAE, 22 August 2021 – Emirates Aviation University (EAU) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UAE’s Ministry of Presidential Affairs - The Scholarships Office supporting the national agenda to promote higher education for UAE nationals.
Under the MoU, two scholarships will be awarded to UAE National students at the Emirates Aviation University every academic year (one post-graduate and one undergraduate), in addition to scholarships for other students sponsored by The Ministry of Presidential Affairs, covering 20% of their fees.
Dr Ahmad Al Ali, EAU Vice-Chancellor, said: “It’s an honour to partner with the Ministry of Presidential Affairs – The Scholarships Office. EAU is committed to supporting the UAE in growing the knowledge economy and fostering high achievement amongst the UAE national community. By increasing the scholarships available to UAE students, we hope to encourage more nationals to pursue higher education and further academic qualifications. We look forward to welcoming our first scholarship students through this new MoU in the upcoming academic year.”
Mr Juma Al Rumaithi, Head of the Scholarships Office, Ministry of Presidential Affairs said: “Scholarships are part of our strategy to promote higher education and help local talent develop their skills and knowledge to achieve the UAE’s varied ambitions. We’ve had great success in collaborating with various higher education institutions across the nation, including with the Emirates Aviation University, and today we are pleased to formalize that collaboration under this new MoU.”
About Emirates Aviation University:
Established in 1991, Emirates Aviation University is a leading educational institution in the Middle East for aviation-related programmes. The University is the education arm of the Emirates Group; a global travel and tourism conglomerate known worldwide for its commitment to the highest standards of quality in every aspect of business.
The University is licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education – Higher Education and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and offers an extensive range of educational opportunities designed to provide students with the best aviation-related specialisations including aviation management, aeronautical engineering, aviation safety and security, logistics and supply chain management and more.
EAU is the first non-federal educational institution to receive a 5 Stars QS rating in the region, achieving 5 stars in teaching, employability, facilities, inclusiveness and social responsibilities; and 4 stars in academic development and internationalization categories. The University offers a new six-month internship programme with the Emirates Group for students who demonstrate extraordinary academic performance during their third year of their study.