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How do I apply for a global citizen scholarship in Dubai?
2 Dec 2021

Global Indian International School (GIIS), located in AL Barsha Dubai, is one of the top international schools offering a mix of holistic learning and modern infrastructure with excellent teaching methodologies. Students get access to courses based on an international curriculum that encourages them to grow academically as well as personally.

GIIS offers a wide range of scholarships that gives opportunities to students to think above academics. Students can choose scholarships to identify their interests and traits. These scholarships, through their unique teaching framework, nurture and instill core virtues and values help them to succeed in the future. Few of the international scholarships offered by GIIS include; Global Future Ready Merit Scholarship, 9 GEMS Holistic Development Scholarship, GIIS Super Star Scholarship, Global Citizen Scholarship and more.

The Global Citizen Scholarship (GCS) is an acclaimed scholarship offered by GIIS for international students that identifies their academic excellence. GCS provides a unique platform for students to get into reputed universities and undergraduate programs of their choice. GCS is offered to meritorious and distinguished students. The GCS program started in 2008 and most of the meritorious students have benefitted from this scholarship.

What are the eligibility criteria for GCS?

  • Students must not be residents of UAE.
  • Students must be ASEAN belonging to Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar, excluding Singapore, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, or European Union Countries.
  • This scholarship is applicable for two years and is given to students for grades 11th and 12th.
  • The student applying for this scholarship should be academically strong with a scoring of 95%-97% and above.
  • Students from any board can apply, which includes ICSE, CBSE, IBDP, State Board, GCSE or any other board.
  • Students from the American Board, IBO, or IB MYP can also apply by submitting equivalent scores.
  • Documents required are the previous two years academic marksheet which can be 9th Final examinations results and 10th preboards or mid-term examination results.
  • Parent and student ID proof.

How do I apply for GCS?

  • Visit the GIIS website to apply for the scholarship.
  • Ensure that you fit into all the necessary requirements.
  • Complete the application with all the details and attach the required documents mentioned above.
  • Keep track of the timelines for submission and submit well in advance of the due date.
  • Ensure that all documents are valid to go through the selection process.
  • Once the application is through the first round, students need to appear for a written test.
  • Selected students will have to attend an interview.
  • The final shortlisted students will be intimated through mail and need to attend face-to-face interviews.
  • The last process would be signing of the scholarship deed.

GCS offers a high fee waiver, which is somewhere between 75%-100% based on the students’ performance and they get a waiver on tuition as well as hostel fees. International students looking to pursue higher studies and get into the cream of institutions to chisel their successful career path can apply for the Global Citizen Scholarship.

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