Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - Al Ghurair STEM Scholars Program

Al Ghurair STEM Scholars Program

The Al Ghurair STEM Scholars Program, a unique scholarship opportunity offered by the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE), is now accepting applications from bright Arab students from across the MENA region. In its first year of operation, the program granted over 400 Arab students with scholarship opportunities that enabled them to pursue their Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) subjects across the Arab region and beyond. Complete your scholarship application before March 24th, 2019. Click here to see a short video introducing the Foundation and its programs.


Getting a top-quality Bachelor’s or Master’s degree is not always a possibility for young Arabs, especially when finances are an obstacle.

If you are an exceptional Arab student with a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM), and you are curious, creative, and determined to pursue your dreams regardless of circumstances, the Al Ghurair STEM Scholars Program can offer you a scholarship that provides the support necessary to realize your goals.


If you are an outstanding young Arab ready to make a difference in the world, you can become an Al Ghurair STEM Scholar at one of our partner universities as of the next Fall term.

Visit the Al Ghurair website ( to learn more about the STEM Scholars Program. Select the partner universities and STEM programs that best suit your interests.

Apply to the Program online via the website and make use of the student support resources offered by the Foundation. Make sure to note the application deadline of the cycle you are applying to.

In parallel, make sure you independently apply to your universities of choice through their websites before their respective deadlines.

Al Ghurair STEM Scholars are empowered to realize their academic and professional goals and have access to:

  • Financial support to study a supported STEM program at a partner university.
  • Mentorship, academic advising, and career support.
  • Hands-on experiences.
  • Community service opportunities.
  • Access to a network of Al Ghurair scholars from all over the Arab World.



Please review the criteria below to see if you eligible for the STEM Scholars Program:

  • ARAB CITIZEN: Applicants must hold no other passport. Preference is given to those applicants who have been residents of the Arab world for at least 12 years.
  • 17-30 YEARS OLD: Students applying to the undergraduate level must have graduated from high school within the last 4 years.
  • ACADEMICALLY HIGH-ACHIEVING: Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of no less than 85% in high school or 3.0 in university.
  • REQUIRE FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Applicants must be willing and able to show proof of their financial need in their application.
  •  APPLYING TO A PARTNER UNIVERSITY: Applicants must be either planning to apply or else currently enrolled in one of our partner universities with the intention of attaining a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.


Key dates:

Call for applications begins Sunday February 10, 2019

Call for applications closes Sunday March 24, 2019


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