Press Release

Al Jalila Foundation invests a further AED 4 million in postgraduate medical scholarships for Emiratis

Al Jalila Foundation, a global philanthropic organisation dedicated to transforming lives through medical education and research, welcomes Emirati medical students to apply for postgraduate medical scholarships for the third year. AED 4 million has been allocated for the 2015/16 scholarships programme, which is open to all Emirati students who wish to pursue postgraduate studies in medical and health sciences in the United Arab Emirates.

Dr Abdulkareem Al Olama, CEO of Al Jalila Foundation, commented:

“We are pleased to once again extend financial support to aspiring Emirati healthcare professionals to help them specialise and further build the skills and credentials needed to contribute to the wellbeing of the nation. This year we look forward to receiving applications covering an even wider range of specialties that will help broaden the UAE’s medical capabilities, so that it can continue to offer its citizens world-class healthcare in line with UAE Vision 2021. Not only will our scholarships help to develop capabilities, they will build capacity, continuity and sustainability in the UAE’s healthcare sector.”

Since its inception Al Jalila Foundation has awarded 19 scholarships for postgraduate studies in nursing, dentistry and public health at institutions across the UAE. Two of the first scholarship recipients to be funded by Al Jalila Foundation will graduate from The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Dubai later this year.

The application deadline for Al Jalila Foundation postgraduate medical scholarships for the 2015/2016 academic year is 31 July 2015, and successful applicants will be announced in September 2015. For more information e-mail at