Initiative will help retain exceptional students and be a major incentive to schools to provide best quality education
Dubai’s decision to reward and retain talented students with the Golden Visas and scholarships will further motivate students and their parents to do their best to achieve excellent results.
Principals and senior industry education industry executives noted that this would also be a major boost for local higher education institutions as many students traditionally choose to leave the UAE and study abroad.
On Sunday, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Council, announced the initiative to recognise, reward and retain outstanding high school students.
Exceptional expat students and their families will receive a 10-year residency visa and financial discounts in international university branches, while top Emirati Grade 12 students will get scholarships.
Alan Williamson, CEO of Taaleem
“Schools in the UAE offer education that is on a par with the best in the world. Our students are awarded places in top-ranked universities globally. This initiative will decidedly decrease this drain and loss of top talent.