Our Program

The Class of 2016-2017

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Scholars Program, Class of 2015-16
The Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Scholars Program, Class of 2016-17.

The Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Scholars Program offers a select cohort of talented university students unique access to specially designed courses, lectures, leadership experiences, networking, and graduate school opportunities and scholarships. It accepts Scholars from among the most outstanding students at the three national UAE universities: The Higher Colleges of Technology, the United Arab Emirates University, and Zayed University. The Scholars Program has been developed in close consultation with the Abu Dhabi Education Council, national extant universities and colleges in the UAE, and New York University Abu Dhabi.


For eight years, SMSP at NYUAD has provided Scholars with academic, cross cultural and leadership experiences that prepare them for success in their graduate level studies and professional careers. I welcome the ninth cohort of select students as they embark on this enriching and transformative journey.

Her Highness Sheikha Mariam bint Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan