Application and Selection Process

Application Deadlines

The SMSP staff must receive all nomination packets from the three universities by Thursday, March 21, 2019, at 10:00 am.  Each participating university may nominate up to twenty (20) students for SMSP.

Students must submit an application to their university requesting to become a nominee by the deadline for each university.  The program does not accept individual applications.

Zayed University
Deadline: March 7, 2019
Contact:
Li-Chen Sim
email: li-chen.sim@zu.ac.ae

UAE University
Deadline: February 28, 2019
Contact:
Rana Al Katheeri
email: SMSP@uaeu.ac.ae


Higher Colleges of Technology
Deadline: February 28, 2019
Contact:
Khalid Al Noaimi
email:  kalnoaimi@hct.ac.ae

What Makes a Good Scholar?

SMSP does not have a minimum required GPA or IELTS/TOEFL exam score; candidates, however, are expected to:

  • Be top students with noted intellectual curiosity and a record of accomplishment;
  • Possess excellent English language competency;
  • Be self-aware;
  • Have outstanding interpersonal skills and be able to contribute to the class;
  • Be creative or have other special talents or gifts;
  • Demonstrate leadership potential;
  • Be enterprising and demonstrate a spirit of adventure and flexibility.

Eligibility

To apply to the program a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Be in his/her second or third year of a bachelor's program at the time of application;
  • In the Fall semester of the Program's academic year, be enrolled at one of the UAE's three federal universities: UAEU, ZU, or HCT;
  • Complete and submit a dossier to the designated administrator at his/her home university;
  • Be nominated by his/her university for the Program.

Application Process

  • Finalists Chosen
  • Selection Days
  • Program Starts
  • Students must submit an application to the designated administrator at his/her home university. Twenty students will be nominated to the program from each participating university for the second stage of the selection process. Nominations are submitted from university representatives to SMSP.

How to Complete Your Application

Students and school coordinators must ensure that the nominee applications are complete by the applicable deadlines. A nomination is not complete unless all documents are received by the deadline.

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