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.
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.
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.