Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education

Launched in July 2015 and based in Dubai, U.A.E., the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE) was established to improve access to quality education for high-achieving underserved Emirati and Arab youth. Abdulla Al Ghurair pledged one third of his wealth to the Foundation and set out a target of reaching 15,000 youth over the next 10 years via secondary and higher education programs and scholarships in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) valued at over $1 billion. Through its programs, the Foundation is devoted to creating the next generation of leaders and citizens; equipping Arab youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill their promise and empowering them to write the new Arab Story. The Foundation offers a range of full scholarships both online and face-to-face to support Syrian, and other Arab, displaced and refugee youth access quality education degree programs and credentials in the fields of STEM. These include:

1. Al Ghurair STEM Scholars Program – applicants who are displaced or have refugee status will receive special consideration when applying to the undergraduate and master’s degree scholarships at 10 partner universities in and outside the Arab region. They are also eligible for scholarships catered specifically to serve displaced/refugee youth at select universities. For more information about these scholarships, partner universities, degree programs, and deadlines, visit our website.

2. Al Ghurair Open Learning Scholars Program – students can apply for a full scholarship for a range of online graduate credentials, also known as the MicroMasters, offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Students can submit their applications throughout the year and are not required to provide proof of completion of prior higher education. Applicants who are displaced or have refugee status will also receive special consideration when applying to these programs. For more information, visit our website.
Al Ghurair Office Tower 4, 1038, Al Rigga Road
PO Box 12929
United Arab Emirates