Abu Dhabi launches Dh1.9 billion scholarship program to help 6,000 students

Abu Dhabi launched a Dh1.9 billion scholarship program to support 6,000 students by 2028.

On Thursday, the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (Adek) rolled out the Khotwa (RizeUp) program to allow thousands of high school graduates to continue their education abroad.

Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and the head of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, gave the order to launch the program.

Sara Musallam, Minister of State for Early Education and chairperson of Adek, said: “This landmark program is a strategic investment by Abu Dhabi Government to continue nurturing future-ready Emirati bachelor’s degree holders.”

Adek aims to enroll 100 in the first cohort this year, with numbers set to increase annually to reach 6,000 scholarship beneficiaries by 2028. BKM/ Expat Media

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