Four talented students from NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) have been awarded prestigious global scholarships to further their studies at top schools around the globe.
Class of 2019 senior Amal Badri, 21, from the UAE, currently majoring in Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded the UAE Fulbright Scholarship and will pursue a MS in Mechanical Engineering at Penn State University following her graduation from NYUAD in May. She is NYUAD's second UAE Fulbright Scholar.
Class of 2018 alumna Hannah Taylor, and Class of 2019 senior Filip Karan, have been selected as recipients of the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, supporting graduate studies at one of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Programs in the European Union. The Erasmus Mundus Scholars Program aims to enhance the quality of higher education and promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through mobility and academic cooperation.
Taylor, 22, from the US, will go on to pursue the Global Public Policy track of the Erasmus Mundus Master’s Program in Public Policy, which takes place at Central European University (CEU) and the Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI).
Filip Karan, 22, from Croatia, is due to graduate from NYUAD this month with a double major in Social Research and Public Policy and Political Science and has accepted the scholarship to pursue the European Master of Public Health at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, in his first year and Maastricht University, Netherlands, in his second year.
Yazan Al-Ajlouni, 22, from Jordan, has been awarded the Bseisu Cambridge Scholarship, administered by the The Amjad & Suha Bseisu Foundation and the Cambridge Trust, to pursue a MPhil at the University of Cambridge.
Since welcoming its first class in 2010, NYUAD students have received a number of notable global awards, including the Rhodes, Fulbright, Yenching, Truman, and Schwarzman Scholarship, among others.