AL GHURAIR

OPEN LEARNING SCHOLARS PROGRAM

INTRODUCTION

Not everyone can travel or take time off to pursue their studies. This program will bring online credentials and degrees from top accredited universities to Arab youth anywhere they are - at zero cost to the student.
APPLICATION DEADLINE:
08/09/2016
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Key Dates

  • APPLICATIONS CLOSE
    23/09/2016

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    23/09/2016
  • APPLICATIONS CLOSE
    01/09/2016

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    01/09/2016
  • CANDIDATES ANNOUNCED
    02/09/2016

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    02/09/2016

OUR SUPPORT

At the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education we are committed to your futures and are here to provide you with all the necessary help every step of the way to ensure your success.

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FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Get the cost of your program or credential covered after successfully completing it

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SCHOLARS' NETWORK

Connect with and exchange experiences with Al Ghurair Scholars from around the region

OUR PROGRAMS

MITx MicroMasters in Data, Economics, and Development Policy (DEDP)

What is the MITx MicroMasters in Data, Economics, and Development Policy (DEDP)?

The MicroMasters credential in DEDP equips learners with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing developing countries and the world’s poor. Through a series of five online courses and in-person exams learners will gain a strong foundation in microeconomics, development economics, probability and statistics, and engage with cutting-edge research in the field.

Learners who successfully complete the five MicroMasters courses and their corresponding in-person exams will be eligible to apply to MIT’s new blended Master of Data, Economics, and Development Policy program. If accepted, students will earn MIT credit for the MicroMasters courses, and will be able to pursue an accelerated on-campus Master’s degree at MIT.

Each of the 5 courses in the program and exams will be offered 3 times per year, starting in February, June, and September. Learners can take the courses according to their own schedule. The first set of course start on February 6th so make sure you sign up soon.

To watch a short video about the program, please click here. For more information about the program and process, please click here.

Who should enroll in the MITx MicroMasters in DEDP?

It is intended for learners who are interested in building a full set of tools and skills required for data analysis in the social sciences, understanding the problems facing world’s poor, and learning how to design and evaluate social policies that strive to solve them.
 

Our Support

The support we provide to Arab youth interested in the DEDP through the Al Ghurair Open Learning Scholars Program is at two levels:

  1. MITx MicroMasters in DEDP


All Arab students between 15-30 years old who fulfill our eligibility criteria can receive:

  •  Full reimbursement of the total cost of the DEDP MicroMasters program after successfully completing the program (consisting of five courses & exams) within 2 years

In order to be eligible to receive the reimbursement, please complete an application on our student portal.

For a select number of academically exceptional Arab students with a background in and a commitment to this field and who can demonstrate their financial need, we offer:

  • Scholarship for the DEDP MicroMasters program (to be completed within 2 years)
  • Access to a network of Al Ghurair Scholars across the region


Please note that this scholarship will be based on a rolling application basis. Students can submit their applications on our student portal at any time, without a deadline. Please expect to hear from us no sooner than between 4-6 weeks after you submit your application.

  1. MIT Blended Masters in DEDP

    For any of the above students who (1) fulfill our eligibility criteria, (2) successfully complete the MITx MicroMasters in DEDP, and (3) receive an acceptance from MIT to complete the MIT Blended DEDP Master’s Program (this involves traveling to MIT for the second semester of the Master’s program at MIT), the Foundation will offer a full scholarship. The scholarship support will include:

  • University tuition and other mandatory university fees
  • Health insurance, as per the university plan
  • Housing costs, travel airfare and visa costs for students living away from family
  • Transportation, books, and other living expenses


For more information about this program and the scholarships we offer, please click on the “Have Questions” box below to read our frequently asked questions (FAQs).

MITx MicroMasters in Supply Chain Management

What is the MITx MicroMasters in Supply Chain Management?
Cick here to see the course website.

Our support
• Full reimbursement of the total cost of the MicroMasters following successful completion of the MicroMasters program (consisting of five courses & capstone exam)
• Access to a network of Al Ghurair Scholars across the region

Application deadline – November 10, 2016
First course started – November 2, 2016

Other support

The Foundation will also offer a full scholarship for any All Ghurair Open Learning Scholar who successfully completes the MITx MicroMasters in Supply Chain Management and who receives an acceptance from MIT to complete the MIT Blended Supply Chain Management Program (one semester spent at MIT).

The scholarship support will include:

• Tuition fees
• Accommodation
• Health insurance
• Monthly stipend
• Travel allowance

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