The ICT Fund strives to promote a culture of entrepreneurship in the UAE ICT sector and to improve linkage between industry and academia. Additionally, it promotes the involvement of UAE nationals in the realm of scientific and technology research in order to foster self-reliance of technology creation and development in the country.
- The scholarship is only open to UAE Nationals. In order to be eligible for the Scholarship, new students must apply to the Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering Programs at AUD.
- Candidates must have a good academic average in the secondary certificate or equivalent
- Candidates must fulfill AUD's Admissions requirements. Click here to view.
- For transfer students, a good academic average is required
The Student must also sign an agreement and must adhere to the following conditions:
- The Student will regularly attend classes, and maintain the minimum CGPA required by AUD and TRA for satisfactory progress and graduation from AUD
- The Student will join, upon graduation, a specialized position in the field of information and communication technology in the UAE.
- Candidates must meet AUD’s Admissions requirements.
- Academic performance will be determined by a high school average or CGPA of the last three years.
- TOEFL/Academic IELTS/SAT scores will be used in case of ties. It is expected that recipients will have earned an academic status well above the minimum required for admission or continuance in a degree program.
- Candidates must have maximum age of 24 years
- No prior dismissal from any higher education institution for any reason
- Candidate must pass required medical tests
- No prior conviction of a crime of honor or honesty, or any criminal act.
- The Scholarship entitles the recipient to a waiver of tuition for one academic year (2 semesters) until graduation.
- The Scholarship does not cover either overloads or courses taken in the Summer terms.
- The Student must enroll for two successive semesters and carry a full load of academic credits (12 to 16 hours) each semester.
- Students are expected to graduate within 5 years of enrollment.
- The Scholarship also provides a monthly allowance.
Failure to comply with any of the above could result in the withdrawal of the scholarship*.
- Scholarships are renewed on a yearly basis and students are expected to maintain a Grade Point Average of 2.8 or above by the end of each academic year.
*Repeating a course: Students must seek approval from ICT Funds.
*Withdrawal from a course: Students must seek approval from ICT Funds.
*Change in program may result in student forfeiture of the scholarship. Students must seek approval from ICT Funds.
The university reserves the right to evaluate the adequacy of all credentials submitted for admission. Furthermore, students are reminded that omission or falsification of information constitutes sufficient reason for rejection or dismissal. This dismissal, requiring the President’s approval, may occur at any time during a student’s residence at AUD; i.e., upon discovery of the omission/falsification. Official English translations of all supporting educational documents must be submitted. Translations must be literal (i.e., word-for-word).
Students who wish to apply for the Betha Scholarship Program (ICT Funds) should apply to AUD first, in order to get the acceptance letter required for the Scholarship application. Once the acceptance letter is received, students should then submit the Betha Scholarship Application
through the following link: https://www.tra.gov.ae/ictfund/ar/funding-categories/education/scholarships.aspx
Please make sure that the following items are included with your application, your admission will depend on the receipt of all necessary documents that are required throughout the review of your application.
Application, Grades and Degrees
Attestations & Equivalencies
For British qualifications,
- High School Diploma and Grade 12 Attestation
the following standard applies to IGCSE/GCE: grade “C” or above. AS-level and A-level will also be considered with a minimum grade of “D”. A combination of seven subjects (O/AS/A) or four subjects (AS/A) is required. These subjects must cover at least four areas out of the following: Math, Languages, Sciences, Humanities/Social Sciences, Arts and Design. True copy of certificates must be attested by the appropriate authority as stated below.
High school diplomas and grade 12 transcripts obtained in the U.A.E.
must be attested by the appropriate authority of the U.A.E. Ministry of Education following the referring educational zone.
High school diplomas and grade 12 transcripts obtained abroad
must be attested by:
- Ministry of Education of the country OR 1. Ministry of Education of home country
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs of home country 2. Embassy of the country of study in the U.A.E.
- U.A.E. Embassy in home country 3. U.A.E. Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Equivalency letter is required from KHDA (following education zone) for students who graduated from the U.A.E. and from the U.A.E. Ministry of Education for those who graduated abroad.
Test ScoresIf available at the time of submission or the scheduled test date. AUD’s code for TOEFL® is 0063; AUD’s code for SAT® is 2688.
- International TOEFL® or Academic IELTS™
- SAT® Reasoning Test
* Accepted only from authorized and approved centers in UAE.
Writing Skills Range 24-30
Writing part 6.5
Writing part C1
Math min. 560
- Two (2) recent passport-size photographs 2 x 2 inches in size, with full face, front view with a plain white background.
- photocopy Passport with validity page
- photocopy U.A.E. Residency Visa
- photocopy U.A.E. ID
- Completed Health History Form. This form must be signed and stamped by a Physician
- Copy of valid health insurance card
- Photocopy Family Book (Khulasat Qayd)
Program-Specific Admission Requirements
In addition to satisfying AUD’s general admissions requirements,
- Non-refundable application fee of AED 200, to be paid upon accesptance to the scholarship.
students applying to the Engineering Programs
should also provide the following:
- the university computer proficiency exam
- the university Accuplacer™ Math exam
- secondary school course work in Physics and two other laboratory sciences
Deadline for a scholarship
- Official transcripts reflecting courses for which transfer credit is sought; attested by the Ministry of Education of the country where it is in operation. Attestation not required from American-accredited universities.
- Completed Confirmation of University Records Form
- Courses syllabi for courses completed with a grade of “C” or above
The deadline to apply for the ICT Funds Scholarship
is July 25 for the Fall Semester
and December 15 for the Spring semester.