Scholarships and Housing Assistance

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Scholarships based on academic merit, are granted by Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi to undergraduate enrolled students for all or part of their program of study.

The following conditions apply:

  • Open for applications from students enrolled in Undergraduate programmes or the Intensive French programme (New admitted students can apply at the end of their first semester)
  • Students on an exchange visit are not eligible to apply
  • Students who have a current sponsorship are not eligible to apply
  • Scholarships are granted based on the academic results obtained in Sorbonne Abu Dhabi
  • New applications for scholarships are assessed on the criteria in the table below
  • Current scholarship holders are reviewed every semester and students must meet the minimum required levels of academic performance as indicated in the table below

Scholarships start from 25% reduction of tuition fees up to a rate of 50%. Housing assistance range between 20% and 60%.

Applications are to be submitted based on academic excellence.

Scholarship holders are requested to remain in good academic standing while studying at Sorbonne Abu Dhabi. The Scholarship Committee has the right to increase for achieving higher results on academic standing, or decrease or cancel scholarships if the scholarship holders have not remained in good academic standing.

There are two Scholarship Committee meetings throughout the academic year to assess the scholarship rates for current scholarship holders in comparison with their academic standing. Each will take place after the semester’s final exams.

If scholarship holders fail to respect payment deadlines, their scholarships may be blocked.

Table 1: Academic Grades Required for Scholarships

Grades New Applications Current Scholarship Holders
Below 11 Not eligible Cancellation of scholarship (tuition fees discount); Housing assistance for financial hardship is reviewed separately
Not eligible* 25% maximum*
Warning issued to student informing them that they must achieve a minimum of 12/20 the coming semester to maintain their scholarship
12 – 13.9 25% maximum
14 – 15.9 Commencing on 25% and increasing on a progressive basis to 50%**
16 – 20 Commencing on 25% and increasing on a progressive basis to 75%**

* Only L1 Undergraduate Students coming from the FLE are eligible to 25% in this category.
**Note a maximum 25% rate for students enrolled in the French Intensive Programme.

Please note that in case the student’s average does not reach the required level, the amount of his/her scholarship will be automatically decreased, as detailed below:

– An overall average below 10.99 will lead to automatic cancellation of the scholarship.

– A scholarship holder with an overall average between 11 and 11.99 may retain a 25% scholarship for the coming semester, but will be informed by letter that an average below 12 in the following semester will lead to the cancellation of his/her scholarship.

– A 50% or 75% scholarship will automatically be reduced to the amount corresponding to the new results of its holder.

In exceptional cases, following a recommendation from the Head of Department and to encourage deserving students and provide them with better study conditions, financial aid can be awarded by the scholarship committee in case of financial hardship.

The deadline for submitting an application is communicated by University email each semester to all enrolled students.

Applications are submitted via the on-line application form.

Incomplete and late applications will not be assessed.

Financial assistance for housing may be allocated by the scholarship committee in cases of financial hardship. A grant is provided for housing assistance in the range between 20% and 60% Students can apply for financial assistance by submitting a scholarship application by the published deadline.

Sponsorships are ensured by different governmental and private authorities to encourage students to complete their studies. Sponsorships are mainly addressed to UAE nationals.

The Admissions Section regularly provides sponsors with reports as to conduct, attendance and academic results of their sponsored students.