Arizona State University (ASU), one of our partner universities and a leader in online learning, was recently ranked in 2017 as the most innovative university in the United States (US News and World Report, 2017). It offers over 50 online master’s programs across a range of fields. The Foundation is now offering scholarships for 28 different specializations, spanning the fields of engineering, technology, health, education, tourism, and more as part of the Al Ghurair Open Learning Scholars Program.
Click here for more information about ASU's offerings, the list of academic programs we support, and links to apply to ASU.
The Foundation offers full scholarships for a range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and other degrees relevant to the Arab region for Arab youth who fulfill our eligibility criteria (described below). Interested students are requested to complete our online application on our student portal. However, in order to gain the scholarships, students must (1) apply to and receive an acceptance from ASU to one of the Foundation’s supported online master’s programs, and (2) apply to and receive an acceptance to the Al Ghurair Open Learning Scholars Program.
The Scholarship covers the total cost of university tuition and other mandatory university fees for the master’s degree for up to a period of 3 years. The program also offers scholars a number of opportunities provided both through the university and/or through the Foundation. These include:
- Access to a network of Al Ghurair Scholars around the world
- Academic advising, career counseling and mentorship
In order to be eligible to apply for the Al Ghurair Open Learning Scholars Program at Arizona State University, you must be:
- An Arab citizen – you must hold no other passport. Preference is given to residents of the Arab world for at least 12 years.
- Below 30 years old
- Academically high-achieving – you must have a cumulative GPA of no less than 3.0 in your bachelor's degree (or 85%). Students with a master's degree are not eligible for this program.
- Require financial support – you must be willing and able to show proof of your financial need in your application
DATES & DEADLINES
Students are invited to submit applications to the Al Ghurair Open Learning Scholars Program applications three times a year for Fall, Spring, and Summer entry in the master’s programs.
To start Summer or Fall 2018 at ASU
Current scholarship applications close – November 29, 2017
Next scholarship application cycle - March, 2018
Please check back for more information on upcoming application dates for 2018.
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE AL GHURAIR OPEN LEARNING SCHOLARS PROGRAM?
Apply for the ASU Online Master’s Degree of your choice. Please make sure that it is a program that is supported by the Foundation by clicking here.
Read and understand all the requirements to complete your scholarship application for the Al Ghurair Open Learning Scholars Program at ASU found on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page, by clicking on the “Have Questions” link at the bottom of this page
Prepare your required documents for your application
Create a profile on the Foundation’s Student Portal, which can be accessed by clicking on the “Ready to Apply” link at the bottom of this page
Create and complete your Al Ghurair OLS Program application
Wait to receive an email from us about the status of your application (about 4-6 weeks after submitting your application).[/list]