Scholarships and Financial Aid

RIT Dubai’s Admissions Office strongly believes in ensuring that highly motivated and academically strong students are rewarded for their efforts and achievements. Additionally, RIT Dubai scholarships encourage students to excel in their course work and become valuable participants in extracurricular and community activities. The goals and objectives of RIT Dubai scholarships 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 current students.

  • Provide an opportunity to qualified students with financial constraints to fulfill their ambition of joining RIT Dubai by providing necessary financial aid.

Prospective students can apply for a scholarship after being accepted in RIT Dubai. Current students can apply for a scholarship at the end of each academic year. All awards are valid for one academic year for undergraduate students and one semester for graduate students. All awards are re-evaluated each year based on the student’s academic performance and any demonstrated leadership role in extracurricular activities or competitions 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.

Students are encouraged to apply for multiple scholarship options. However, please bear in mind that graduate and undergraduate students will be allocated the most beneficial scholarships; this will consist of only 1 option from section A and 1 option from section B.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Section - A:

Academic Scholarship: This award grants up to 45% scholarship to students with an exceptional academic background based on their high school percentage. As illustrated in the table below:

High School Percentage Scholarship Awarded
80% - 84.99% 5%
85% - 89.99% 15%
90% - 94.99% 25%
95% - 97.99% 35%
> 98% 45%

Dean's Scholarship Awarded: An initiative which grants limited number of students with a 30% scholarship based on their academic grades in related field of study.

To qualify for this award, student’s grades will be assessed based on the following courses:

Department Relevant Course
Engineering Maths / Physics / Chemistry
Computing ICT / Computer Sciences / Maths
Business Business Studies / Economics / Accounting / English

Athletics Scholarship: At RIT Dubai, we recognize the importance of athletics and are pleased to announce scholarships up to 50% for academic achievers who are athletically talented. Students can apply for the athletic scholarship if they play one of below mentioned sports:

  • Soccer

  • Volleyball

  • Cricket

  • Basketball

The following documents must be submitted with the scholarship application:

  • Submit videos of your most recent game

  • A document that has your history as a player, strengths, past successes and athletic skills

  • Reference letter from coach/PE teacher

  • Register for a team online

For more information on how to apply, please contact the Athletics Coordinator, Mr. Tashriq at txmcad@rit.eduClick here for FAQ's.

Corporate Scholarship: We offer scholarship up to 30% for students associated with many companies and organizations.

For more information regarding the specific companies and organization, please contact Admissions Counselor, Mahmoud Wadi at mmwcad@rit.edu, Direct: 043712013.

Financial Aid: RIT Dubai offers financial aid up to 45% to students who need financial assistance to be able to attend RIT Dubai. Financial aid packages are awarded based on financial need and includes reviewing the applicant’s financial status.

Below mentioned documents are required:

  • Stamped bank statement/s (last 6 months)

  • Salary certificate/s

  • Rental contract

  • Fees for any siblings in High School or University

  • Passport and visa page copies of all family members

  • Any additional supporting documents (medical and/or other expenses if any)

Section - B:

Extracurricular Achievement Scholarship: This award is granted to students with exceptional extracurricular achievements (e.g. drama, music, chess) during their time at school. Outstanding extracurricular achievement offers 5% scholarship and is the primary criteria for this scholarship.

To qualify for this scholarship:

  • Students should give evidence of their participation and leadership in an activity or activities which demonstrate outstanding ability, initiative, and dedication.

Sibling Discount: A student whose sibling is concurrently enrolled at RIT Dubai can receive a discount on their tuition fees. This discount is in addition to any merit-based scholarships awarded and is evaluated for applicability on a term-by-term basis.

Number of Sibling(s) Discount
1 5%
2 10%
3 15%
4 or more 20%

Alumni Sibling Discount: An Alumni whose sibling is enrolled at RIT Dubai can receive a discount of 5%.

Graduate Scholarships

Section - A:

Teaching Assistantship: RIT Dubai offers graduate students a chance to work alongside professors from specific departments, where they will be assisting the chair of departments in academic related tasks. This grants the selected students up to 50% scholarship, as well as the opportunity to learn and develop their career by taking up responsibilities and fulfilling the job requirements of a teaching assistant. This scholarship is limited and assesses each applicant on an individual basis.

Academic Scholarship: RIT Dubai offers academic scholarship up to 30% for students with excellent academic records based on their cumulative GPA of Undergraduate degree.

This scholarship will be given based on the criteria mentioned below:

CGPA of Undergraduate Degree Scholarship Value
3.0 - 3.4 10%
>= 3.4 20%
>=3.6 30%

Corporate Scholarship: RIT Dubai offers outstanding degree programs with a focus on the global community. In addition, RIT Dubai provides you with relevant work experience through our cooperative education program that will enhance your marketability in today's competitive job environment. We offer scholarship up to 30% for students associated with many companies and organizations.

For more information regarding the specific companies and organization, please contact Admissions Counselor, Mahmoud Wadi at mmwcad@rit.edu, Direct: 043712013.

Almuni Scholarship: All RIT Undergraduate students wishing to continue their Graduate studies at RIT Dubai are eligible for 30% scholarship.

Section - B:

Executive Experience Award: This award grants qualified graduate students with scholarship up to 10% based on their years of full-time relevant work experience in their area of study and have demonstrated considerable achievements in their field. The primary criteria for this award is outstanding work experience in a related field of study.

To qualify for this scholarship:

  • Applicants are required to draft a brief summary of their experience including title, job description, and projects, and explain how this experience relates to and will help them to be successful in their program.

Financial Aid: RIT Dubai offers financial aid up to 10% to students who need financial assistance to be able to attend RIT Dubai. Financial aid packages are awarded based on financial need and includes reviewing the applicant’s financial status.

Below mentioned documents are required:

  • Stamped bank statement/s (last 6 months)

  • Salary certificate/s

*Terms & Conditions Apply to all the given Scholarships and Finanical Aid for Undergraduate & Graduate Programs.

Our scholarships are competitive and require students to maintain excellent academic performance. For details and application, please contact Admissions Office or email dubai@rit.edu or call +971 4 371 2000.