Scholarships and Financial AID

At RIT Dubai you can qualify for scholarships based on your scholastic and extracurricular achievement. In 2013 our Scholarship Committee reviewed numerous applicants and their achievements which resulted in more than 40% of entering students receiving a scholarship award from RIT Dubai.

 

RIT Dubai’ Admissions Office strongly believes in ensuring that highly motivated and strong academic students ought to be rewarded for their efforts. Additionally, RIT Dubai future and current students are encouraged and motivated to excel at their course work and give back to their communities with these scholarships.

The goals and objectives of the scholarship and financial aid are to:

  • attract students with outstanding academic achievements through a merit-based scholarship incentive 
  • support student success and promote academic excellence throughout the student’s course of study by extending scholarship to returning students
  • provide an opportunity to qualified students with financial constraints to fulfill their ambition of joining RIT-Dubai through a financial aid incentive

 

New and returning students can qualify for the following scholarships and discounts:

Starting with fall 2014 entry

RIT Dubai Extracurricular Achievement Scholarship

 

This award is granted based on a student’s scholastic and extracurricular achievements at a school or college (e.g. sports, drama, music, chess). The RIT Dubai Scholarship Committee reviews admission applications in search for candidates who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, service, and maturity levels, which are all necessary qualities for successful RIT Dubai students. A scholarship is granted primarily to applicants who exhibit outstanding extracurricular achievements. An applicant’s academic record and the overall requirements for their academicprogram are also reviewed. Scholarships are granted to qualified undergraduate and graduate applicants.

 

RIT Dubai Interscholastic Achievement Scholarships

 

This award is granted to students who have exhibited exceptional achievements in interscholastic activities (e.g. ballet, golf, drama, music, chess) outside of their required coursework.The RIT Dubai Scholarship Committee reviews admission applications in search for candidates who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, service, and maturity levels, which are all necessary qualities of successful RIT Dubai students. A scholarship is granted primarily to applicants who have exhibited outstanding interscholastic achievements. An applicant’s academic record and the overall requirements for their academic program are also reviewed. Scholarships are granted to qualified undergraduate and graduate applicants.

 

RIT Dubai Advanced Scholar Award – Bachelor’s only

 

This award is granted to students who have completed 13 years of schooling or more than 7 subjects within O + AS level following a British curriculum. The RIT Dubai Scholarship Committee reviews qualified applicants who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, service, and maturity levels, which are all necessary qualities of successful RIT Dubai students. A scholarship is granted primarily to applicants who have achieved advanced secondary schooling preparation. An applicant’s academic record and the overall requirements for their academic program are also reviewed. Scholarships are granted to qualified undergraduate applicants only.

 

RIT Dubai Executive Experience Award- Master’s only

 

This award is granted to master’s students who have 2 years or more of full-time relevant work experience in their area of study. The RIT Dubai Scholarship Committee reviews applicants who have demonstrated achievements in the field related to their program of study. The applicant is required to draft a brief summary of their experience such as title, job description, projects, along with information that is pertinent to their studies. A scholarship is granted primarily to applicants who have exhibited outstanding work experience in a related field of study. An applicant’s academic record and the overall requirements for their academic program are also reviewed. Scholarships are granted to qualified graduate applicants only.

 

Sibling Discount 

A student whose sibling is concurrently enrolled at RIT Dubai will receive a 10% discount on eligible tuition fees. The discount is added to the merit-based scholarship (if applicable). The discount is evaluated for applicability on a term-by-term basis.

 

UAE National Emirati Award

This award is granted to UAE Nationals who are interested in pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a business program at RIT Dubai.  The applicant must have a cumulative average of 80% or above.  Students who do not meet the RIT Dubai TOEFL or IELTS requirement must enter our English Language Center (ELC) program until these requirements are successfully completed. Applicants also need to provide additional information on extracurricular activities to qualify.

 

Financial Aid

In addition to the merit-based scholarship, RIT Dubai offers financial aid to students whose income level meets the eligibility criteria. 

 

Financial aid packages are awarded based on financial need and includes extensive review and consideration of not only the student’s school records and extracurricular activities, but also their family’s financial status. Please see the Financial Aid SOP Aug 2014 document for more information.

 

NOTE: RIT Dubai Academic Achievement Scholarship is solely awarded on a merit basis. Please refer to the Scholarship Policy New Student 2014 Update document.  

 

How to apply:

New students can apply for a scholarship at the time they submit an application for admission. Returning students can apply for a scholarship at the end of their current academic year. The scholarships are valid for one academic year for bachelor’s students and for one semester for master’s students. All awards are revaluated based on the student’s academic performance.

 

New Students:

 

The RIT Dubai Scholarship Committee uses student achievement in secondary education and performance on standardized tests to assess the scholarships available for new BS students. The scholarships for new MS students are assessed using undergraduate GPA and relevant industry achievements and contributions. Students may also opt to include their scores in standardized tests such as GMAT and GRE for scholarship evaluation, even if the program they are applying to does not require them.

 

Current Students:

Scholarships for returning students are assessed on the student’s cumulative GPA and any demonstrated leadership role in an extracurricular activity or competition that has resulted in a significant impact on the UAE or the global landscape and produced a positive image of RIT Dubai and its programs.

 

Our scholarships are competitive and require students to maintain excellent academic achievements. Conditions and terms apply. For details and application, please contact the Admissions Office at dubai@rit.edu or +971 4 371 2000.

 

NOTE: RIT Dubai Scholarship can be awarded as long as the total amount is not to exceed 30% of the tuition unless the student has outstanding achievements in academics, has proven financial need, and has shown extracurricular achievements. In this instance the total amount is not to exceed 50%.