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.
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Arizona State University (ASU) Online Master’s Degrees

Arizona State University (ASU), one of our partner universities and a leader in online learning, was recently ranked in 2018 as the most innovative university in the United States (US News and World Report, 2018). It offers over 50 online master’s programs across a range of fields. The Foundation is now offering scholarships for over 30 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 to request more information about the program from ASU.

Our Support

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

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply for the Al Ghurair Open Learning Scholars Program at Arizona State University, you must be:

  • Be an Arab citizen – you must not hold a second non-Arab passport. Preference is given to residents of the Arab world for at least 12 years.

  • Be below 30 years old

  • Be 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

  • Have completed your Bachelor’s degree - or be about to complete it and not yet have completed a Master’s degree

Dates & Deadlines

Students are invited to submit applications to the Al Ghurair Open Learning Scholars Program during the application window listed below.

               ASU Start Date                                AGFE Scholarship Application Cycle           
Summer/Fall 2021

20th August - 4th October 2020

closes 1pm UAE local time

Please note that this is the final application window for the Al Ghurair Open Learning Scholars Program. After the 4th of October, applications will no longer be considered for this program.

How to Apply for the Al Ghurair Open Learning Scholars Program?

  1. 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 

  2. Prepare your required documents for your application. The list of required documents are listed in the FAQ section.

  3. Attend an online information session during each of our application cycles to learn more about the program. To register, click here.

  4. 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

  5. Create and complete your Al Ghurair OLS Program application

  6. Apply for the ASU Online Master’s Degree of your choice as soon as possible. Please make sure that it is a program that is supported by the Foundation by clicking here.

  7. Wait to receive an email from us about the status of your application. Please check your inbox and junk folders regularly as we may need clarifications on your application.  

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