Government to provide 1500 university Scholarships

Government to provide 1500 university Scholarships By Fathimath Nasli - January 31, 2024
Government to provide 1500 university Scholarships

MoEHE announces updated scholarship plan for academic year 2024/2025

For the 2024–2025 academic year, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE) has updated its government scholarship program for Qatari students.

“The programme offers 1,500 scholarships to the graduates of secondary schools to pursue their higher studies in prestigious universities operating in Qatar and abroad,” said Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Higher Education Affairs at MoEHE, Dr. Hareb Al Jabri.

He announced at a press conference yesterday that there are now 1,500 scholarships available, up from the 700 in the previous program.

“The scholarships have been increased from 500 to 1,000 for Qatar and from 250 to 500 for abroad,” said Al Jabri. The program will accept applications from June 15, 2024, to August 15, 2024.

Instead of the three academic tracks offered by the previous program, he said that the updated program offers scholarships in eight.

“The tracks include science, engineering and technology; health care and medical sciences; teaching and educational sciences; graduate studies; social sciences and humanities; creative economy; vocational; and sports,” said Al Jabri.

He said that the list of international universities has been updated based on eight academic tracks, with the top universities worldwide being chosen for each track.

"The program is structured to make it easier for students to get into prestigious universities that offer high-quality education in fields that best suit their interests and aptitudes," stated Al Jabri.

Three primary criteria are used to choose specializations for each scholarship track program: the government sector's replacement and nationalization plan through the Civil Service and Government Development Bureau (CSGDB); the private sector's replacement and nationalization plan through the Ministry of Labor; and future-focused specializations that address the demands of both public and private institutions.

"The private sector remains an essential partner in the economic and social development in Qatar," stated Abdul Rahman Muhammad Talfat, Director of the Qualification and Skills Development Department at the Ministry of Labour. "Therefore, we are keen to contribute to providing scholarship opportunities for Qatari students in a way that makes them lead in the private sector."

"We are confident that the new government scholarship plan, which offers a variety of scholarship opportunities that meet the needs of the private sector, contributes to achieving this goal," he continued.

"The government scholarship program is one of the main arms for achieving Qatar National Vision 2030 and promoting human development, by preparing an efficient work sector that meets the requirements of specializations," stated Saif Al Kaabi, Director of Civil Service Affairs at CSGDB. 

According to him, the program takes into account the requirements of the various national sectors. “The Civil Service and Government Development Bureau is one of the most important partners in the scholarship programme,” said Al Kaabi.

Maryam Abdullah Al Mohannadi, Director of the Public Relations and Communication Department at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE), was also present at the press conference.

Recent revisions to Qatar's scholarship program brought about significant enhancements, including improvements to the "Tamouh" teacher training program, a collaborative effort between MoEHE and Qatar University. This program offers scholarships to male Qatari students with a high school grade of 70% or above.

Additionally, the changes involve sending exceptional male and female students to national and private universities to pursue specializations aligned with their scientific abilities and interests.

Comprehensive information about the scholarship program, its criteria, and the application process can be found on the ministry's website.

The program aims to broaden educational opportunities in various fields for Qatari students, both domestically and internationally. 

This initiative seeks to raise the percentage of individuals with academic degrees, aligning with the national plan to strengthen the workforce and contribute to economic growth in both the public and private sectors, in collaboration with CSGDB and the Ministry of Labour.

Source: The Peninsula

By Fathimath Nasli - January 31, 2024

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