Scholarship Program

The ADNOC Scholarship Program was established in 1974. Today ADNOC continues to nurture the next generation of UAE nationals by investing in their higher education.

This fund was developed to empower high potential UAE Nationals with training across various technical disciplines. These subjects are chosen in line with the vision for advancement of the industrial and economic objectives of ADNOC and the UAE.

ADNOC Scholarship Program

At ADNOC, we believe that talented students should have the best chance to access the world’s leading academic institutions to enable their intellectual and personal growth. We provide guidance and support for outstanding students to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate programs in specialized disciplines at prestigious institutions, both within the UAE and abroad. We also work to support our scholars to maintain high academic standards throughout the duration of their studies.

Successful applicants to the ADNOC Scholarship Program can expect to benefit from:

  • Scholarship application assistance
  • Tuition fee support
  • Support with living expenses
  • Access to the ADNOC Scholarship Portal
  • Rewards for excellent performance

The ADNOC Scholarship University List includes more than ninety of the world’s most prestigious institutions, according to the 100 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

What We Look For

The ADNOC Scholarship Program is a prestigious accolade granted to a select number of talented individuals following a competitive application process. The application and interviews are designed to identify the most brilliant UAE National talent whose work ethic and core values are in line with those of ADNOC.

All scholars should have already received a conditional letter of acceptance from  our list of ADNOC approved universities, for one of the following majors:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering Project Management
  • Mathematics
  • Automation in Data Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Financial Engineering for Engineers
  • Finance
  • Economics

In addition, you will be required to undertake a medical assessment to assess suitability for your chosen discipline.

You will also need to confirm that you have no obligations which may conflict with your studies. For those who are eligible for national service, this should include the ability to provide a military service release letter.

• Have attended a school recognized in terms of academic excellence by the Ministry of Education (MoE); Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) or Knowledge & Human Development Authority (KHDA) High school certificate, or equivalent

• Minimum achievement of 85% in each science and math subject

• Average final high school examinations results of 85% or above to pursue scholarship for domestic studies (within the UAE)

• Average final examinations results of 90% or above if you intend to study overseas

• TOEFL (or equivalent) score of 80 and above / IELTS 6.0 and above

• Minimum cumulative GPA (Grade Point Average) of 3.5 (or equivalent) in an undergraduate or master’s program from an approved academic institution

• TOEFL score of 100 and above / IELTS 7.0 and above


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ADNOC is proud to be the scholarship of choice for past, present, and future generations of leaders.