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Scholarships

Scholarships

The Al Futtaim Education Foundation offers a generous scholarship scheme to support our parent community. The scholarships are made available on an annual basis and cover a percentage of the tuition fees up to a maximum of 100% for Emirati scholarships and up to 50% of the tuition fees for academic and talent scholarships.

We have 3 categories of scholarships:

Emirati students (academic excellence): We will award up to 100% scholarships in this category

Talent and Sports: We will award up to 50% discount

IBDP Academic Excellence: We will award up to 50% discount

  • Awards for IBDP Scholarships are valid for two years. It is expected that awardees maintain a level of attendance, academic performance, and behavioural standards in line with the Schools’ and AFEF’s expectations. Any concerns over the attendance, academic level or behaviour of an awardee shall be communicated with the family concerned in order to ensure compliance with Award terms at all times. 
  • Awards for Emirati Student Scholarships are valid for the duration that the student is enrolled at UAS/DIS subject to their maintaining appropriate levels of academic performance, attendance, and behaviour. 
  • Awards for Sports and Talent Scholarship are valid for the duration that the student is enrolled at UAS/DIS subject to their maintaining appropriate levels of academic performance, attendance, and behaviour, and to representing UAS/DIS at local, regional, and international events, when applicable. A portfolio of evidence is required to be submitted annually and received before the end of May.

Emirati Scholarships requiring a CAT4 test will be contacted, and testing will be arranged through Admissions.

The opening date for scholarship applications is October 1, 2021.

The closing date for IBDP and IBCP internal applications is 15th January 2022, and late applications will not be considered.

The closing date for all other categories, including external applications for IBDP and IBCP, is 15th April 2022.

Applications can be made via the form below on the school website. Only applications made through the website will be accepted.

 All scholarships are governed by the Terms & Conditions (attached here)

Meet our 2021-2022 scholarship students

 Vaynika, IB1 academic scholarship student at DIS:

“When I got the news that I had been awarded a scholarship, I was ecstatic and couldn’t believe that that email was real. This scholarship is a milestone achievement of my life and an acknowledgement of the hours of hard work and collaborative effort put in by me, my parents, and my teachers in these last three years. It is a very proud moment for me that I am now also a part of the Al Futtaim Education Foundation Scholars Initiative. I believe this is a great initiative that recognises and supports students with exceptional talents and academics. The scholarship gives me a form of financial independence and accomplishment. It will also hugely benefit me in my medical career pathway by being evidence of the work and time I have dedicated to studying and academics, both inside and outside of school.”

 Roxanne, IB1 academic scholarship student at DIS:

“Achieving this scholarship is an element of motivation to perform at my highest potential as I see it as a manifestation of encouragement and validation of my personal growth and learning journey at DIS. I vividly remember when I heard I had received the scholarship. I was squealing at the top of my voice and running around the house. I was ecstatic and seeing the sheer happiness on my parents’ faces made me realize how much the commitment and dedication towards my studies was all worth it! I feel so grateful to be a part of a group of like-minded and hard-working individuals who were all given the same wonderful opportunity through Al Futtaim Education Foundation to propel in what they do best.”

Meera, IB1 talent scholarship student at DIS:

“I have been part of the DIS community since 2008, where I initially joined the school as an FS2 student. During my first couple of years at DIS, I was given several opportunities to experiment with different instruments during music class such as the violin, guitar, piano and flute. However, I came to find that the violin had a sense of freedom and expression, which led me to pursue it as a hobby of mine. I initially began taking lessons at school and performing on small stages to smaller audiences. However, as time passed and I practiced more and more, I was able to end up performing concertos, symphonies and sonatas as a duo, soloist, conductor, and orchestral member on the stage of the Dubai Opera! It is a great pleasure and an honour to be part of the Al Futtaim Education Foundation Scholars as being part of a group of like-minded and diligent individuals who were all given the same incredible opportunity to propel in what they do best motivates me to keep working on myself to become successful and achieve my goals in the future. Receiving this scholarship showed me that with dedication and hard work come opportunities and achievements.  Obtaining the scholarship motivates me to keep thriving and growing whilst representing DIS in doing so. Furthermore, the scholarship widens my opportunities for universities as diversity and uniqueness are greatly appreciated.”

Mohsin, Year 9 talent scholarship student at DIS:

“I joined the DIS family in 2019, and my journey of talent took off from there! It all began when applied and became Head Boy of DIS. However, this was just the start of a journey that led me to opportunities for me to take on, such as joining debates, doing weekly assemblies in front of year 5 & 6. Most importantly, I got the lead role in the school production (Horton the Elephant in Cat in the Hat) which revealed the pathway to performing arts and got me to where I am today. Receiving this scholarship pushes me to further develop my skills in various areas of performing arts such as acting, miming, public speaking, and so on. When I found out I had been awarded a scholarship, I was full of joy and grateful that I got recognised for my accomplishments. The Al Futtaim Education Foundation not only motivated me to develop my performing arts skills more, but it also encouraged me to put in a lot of effort in academics. As a result of this, I received the COBIS award. Thanks to these recognitions, I feel honoured and motivated to continue to strive for success and grow my confidence even more.”