Ongoing Zayed Sustainability Award, 2023

Written by Michael Nz. on February 19, 2023

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Food Technologies, Health Professions, Health Studies
  • Country of the Scholarship

    United Arab Emirates
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Bachelor's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

    Private sponsor
  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

Studying in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can be a great opportunity for international students. The UAE is home to several world-renowned universities and colleges, offering a wide range of programs and courses.

To study in the UAE, you will need to apply for a student visa, which requires you to be enrolled in a recognized educational institution in the country. You will also need to meet certain academic and financial requirements to be accepted into a university or college.

The primary language of instruction in the UAE is English, but some institutions also offer courses in Arabic. It’s important to research and choose the right institution and program that suits your needs and interests.

Some popular universities in the UAE include the United Arab Emirates University, Zayed University, the American University of Sharjah, and the American University in Dubai. The UAE is also home to several international branch campuses of universities from around the world, such as New York University Abu Dhabi and Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi.

The cost of studying in the UAE can vary depending on the institution and program, but it is generally more expensive for international students than for local students. However, there are many scholarship opportunities available for international students, so it’s important to research and apply for these opportunities.

About the Scholarship

Overall, studying in the UAE can provide you with a unique cultural experience and access to high-quality education in a modern and dynamic environment.

Are you ready to build a legacy? The Zayed Sustainability Award submissions for the 2023 edition are open. Inspired by the UAE’s founding father and sustainability champion, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, this annual global award recognizes outstanding sustainability solutions.

The UAE’s pioneering global award for rewarding innovation, impact, and inspiration in sustainable development solutions invites organizations and schools to submit entries in one of its five categories.

Established in 2008, this annual award recognizes and rewards the achievements of those who drive impactful, innovative, and inspiring sustainability solutions in these five distinct categories: Health, Food, Energy, Water, and Global High Schools.

So whether you are an organization with an innovative solution in health, food, energy, or water, or a high school with an idea for a project, you can apply today.

What you need to know about the Zayed Global Sustainability Award

More than 318 million people have been directly or indirectly impacted by the sustainability solutions and school projects of the 76 Prize winners since the first awards ceremony in 2009.

Level/field of study

The contest is open to innovative and visionary individuals whose achievements have fueled the worldwide proliferation of innovative, impactful, and inspiring sustainability solutions in the following areas:

  1. Health
  2. food
  3. Energy
  4. Water
  5. Global High Schools.

Host Nationality:

The competition will take place in the UAE. To search for other scholarships and grant opportunities available in the United Arab Emirates follow the link.

Eligible Nationality

The competition is open to international innovators who have something to give back to their communities.

Competition benefit

The total prize fund is US$3 million, distributed as follows:

  • Health – $600,000
  • Food – $600,000
  • Energy – $600,000
  • Water – $600,000
  • Global High Schools – $600,000 – (divided among 6 schools, each awarding up to US$100,000) –
    • America
    • Sub-Saharan Africa
    • Middle East and North Africa
    • Europe
    • Central Asia South Asia East Asia and the Pacific

Zayed Global Sustainability Award Eligibility:

The evaluation criteria for the Health, Food, Energy, and Water categories are:

  • Impact: Significant and tangible results on people’s quality of life.
  • Innovation: Distinctive characteristics for changing the “status quo” and the potential to catalyze opportunities that will have a disruptive positive impact and transformative change.
  • Inspiration: The potential to scale up the results of the project, into the next decade, and the ability to inspire others.

For the Global High Schools category, your projects must be designed to deliver a positive educational impact, including access to quality education and ensuring students receive key skills and enhanced capabilities to achieve their goals.

How to apply for the Zayed Sustainability Award

Application is made online through the Zayed Sustainability Awards Portal and is completely free.

To begin your participation, register an account with the Prize by clicking the ‘Sign up‘ button at the top.

An email will be sent to you to verify your email address. After verification, you can start your entry by logging into the system.

For your convenience, you will be able to save and return to your submission form to edit it at any time.

However, you will not be able to edit your entry after it has been submitted.

If any of the processes are confusing, you can come back to this video tutorial on how to go about it.

Zayed Sustainability Prize application.

Click here to apply.

For more information visit Zayed Sustainability Award. You can also apply here.

 Zayed Sustainability Award Deadline:

Submissions are open until May 21, 2023, 6:00 PM EST

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