The Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication (MBRSC) was established following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, at the American University in Dubai. MBRSC is the first academic institution in the region to offer world-class and specialized undergraduate courses in various communication fields including Journalism and Digital Production and Storytelling.
The School was founded with the aim of attracting the brightest students from across the Arab world, those who aspire to become communicators, by providing them with solid academic training. Upon their graduation, these students are hoped to contribute to the evolution of media institutions in the Arab World and help rise with it to international standards of professionalism and quality.
For the School to be able to recruit such a diverse student body from all corners of the Arab World, it is important to provide financial aid to those in need. To this end, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has generously pledged that 75% of the student body who meet the admissions requirements and are accepted into the program will be eligible for full scholarships.
In order to be eligible for the Scholarship, a new student (from across the Arab world) must be an applicant to the Arabic track of the B.C.I.S. degree program, concentrating in either Digital Production and Storytelling or Journalism. High school applicants should have at least a 90% grade average (or equivalent). Transfer students must have a minimum 3.0 CGPA (or equivalent).
Applicants must be exceptional students with an outstanding high school average; i.e. among the top performers in the class, whether from a private or public school.
In addition, applicants must:
Submit a portfolio consisting of art work, articles, other audio-visual work, or any creative work done by the applicant
Sit for a qualifying interview conducted by a member of the MBRSC Admissions Committee
Sit for a qualifying Exam of Arabic Proficiency
Coverage / Renewal
The Scholarship entitles the recipient to a waiver of tuition for one academic year (2 semesters) until graduation. The Scholarship does not cover either overloads or courses taken in the Summer terms. The student must enroll for two successive semesters and carry a full load of academic credits (12-16) each semester.
Scholarships are renewed on a yearly basis, and students are expected to maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or above, measured at the end of each academic year. Failure to comply with any of the above may result in the withdrawal of the Scholarship.
- Repeating a course: the Scholarship program will not cover the repetition of any course previously taken and passed at AUD.
- Withdrawal from a course: Students are allowed to withdraw from a maximum of two courses during the entire period of Scholarship coverage. The penalty for exceeding this two-course withdrawal is reflected in the Tuition, Fees and Expenses section.
- Change in major (program)/concentration may result in student forfeiture of the Scholarship.
- An incomplete file may not be considered.
All interested applicants must submit The Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication Scholarship Application Form along with all supporting documents as detailed below. Upon examination of a student’s academic status and the submission of updated documents, renewal of a Scholarship for existing holders will be assessed each year prior to the beginning of the Fall semester.
- A completed MBRSC Scholarship Application Form is required with the supporting documents as stated in the application. To download the application, please click here.
- Official high school/secondary school transcripts or its equivalent (academic records) as approved by the Ministry of Education and Youth in the original, covering the last three academic years and reflecting a ‘Very Good’ academic standard. Required averages vary by school systems, students should consult an AUD admissions coordinator for pertinent requirements. Please note that foreign high school transcripts must be legally translated into English and stamped by the Ministry of Education of pertaining country.
- International TOEFL® (min. score required is 550/CAT 213 and 4.0 TWE or Internet Based 79-80/w24 ) or an equivalent score on another internationally-recognized exam. AUD’s international code for TOEFL® is 0063.
- SAT I® or the university’s Math placement exam at AUD. AUD’s international code for SAT® is 2688.
- One written essay. Student should write the essay in Arabic. Click here to download.
- Official letter of recommendation from a referee (high school teachers) endorsing the student’s ability to successfully complete university work. Letter should be in the original, on letterhead, stamped and sealed. If they prefer, students may use the reference form found in the AUD Admissions Kit for this purpose. Please click here to download.
- Transfer students must submit an official college transcript (legally translated into English and stamped by Ministry of Education of pertaining country.) with the exemption of students coming from American accredited universities, along with the previous university’s course catalog for evaluation of transfer credits.
- Two photos (passport size) + colored copy of passport.
Applications and supporting documents to be mailed to:
The American University in Dubai
P.O. Box: 28282
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Alternatively, applications may be sent to the following email address: [email protected]
The deadline to apply for the Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication Scholarship is July 15th of every year.