Dubai: Al Jalila Foundation, a global philanthropic organisation dedicated to transforming lives through medical education and research, announced that for the fourth consecutive year, the postgraduate medical scholarship programme is open for applications.
A total of Dh4 million has been allocated for the 2016-2017 scholarship programme, which is open to all Emirati students who wish to pursue postgraduate studies in medical and health sciences in the UAE.
In a statement during the announcement, Dr Abdul Kareem Al Olama, CEO of Al Jalila Foundation, said: “If we look at the global front-runners in health care, what sets them apart are their investments in developing their human capital. We are pleased to once again extend financial support to aspiring Emirati health-care professionals to help them specialise and further build the skills and credentials needed to contribute to the well-being of the nation,” said Al Olama. “Not only will our scholarships help to develop capabilities, they will build capacity, continuity and sustainability in the UAE’s health-care sector. Each stream of graduates will contribute to the country’s quality of health care and, by extension, the quality of life,” he added.
The application deadline is July 31. Interested applicants can find more information and application guidelines by visiting the Al Jalila Foundation website.