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Mohammed Bin Rashid Distinguished Students Program (2019-2020)

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the ‘Mohammed Bin Rashid Programme for Distinguished Students’ resulting from the ‘Future Dialogue Laboratory’ and as part of the Dubai Plan 2021 on 20 March, 2017.

Our goal


The programme aims to provide a number of outstanding Emirati students with the opportunity to join the best private schools in Dubai, those rated ‘good’ or above. This is carried out in cooperation with our strategic partners in the public and private sectors

Registration and Enrolment terms

  • Be a UAE national and holder of a Family Book issued by the Emirate of Dubai.
  • Be enrolled in the Academic year 2018-2019 in Grade 3 or above, or as equivalent in other applied curricula in Dubai.
  • Pass the admission interviews and placement tests on due dates as set by the candidate school.
  • Pass all the screening and selection stages conducted by the MBRP team based on the set enrolment criteria, and along with the availability of seats allocated for the current cycle.
  • Be timely responsive to all communication via email with the MBRP team though all registration and enrolment stages.
  • Successfully attach all required documents to the application and provide all required information accurately.
  • Submit all documents as true copies.
  • Comply with all the terms mentioned above and other future responsibilities or commitments required by the programme in the future.

Prior to registration, please provide soft copies of the following:

Required Documents

  1. A valid student passport
  2. A valid student ID
  3. A Family Book
  4. A photo.
  5. A detailed salary certificate for both father and mother (if both employed) including all allowances and Education Allowance.
  6. Student final report cards for the last three academic years.
  7. A certified medical report stating the special needs of the student (if applicable).


  • Your registration in the programme is preliminary and does not guarantee getting the scholarship. Therefore, the parent/guardian should make sure to reserve a seat for their child in a school for the following academic year 2019/2020.
  • If you have more than one child and wish to apply for this programme, you need to submit each application separately
  • Maximum attachment size is 5MB
  • The MBR registration for the Academic year 2019-2020 closes on 29 April 2019
  • The schools and grades listed below are the only ones included in the programme for this cycle:

School Name




Al Mizhar American Academy School (Girls Only)

Grade 4 - Grade 12


Al Mizhar 1

Dar Al Marefa School

Grade 4 - Grade 12

International Baccalaureate


Jumeira Baccalaureate School

Grade 4 - Grade 12

International Baccalaureate

Jumeirah 1

Uptown School

Year 5 - Grade 12

International Baccalaureate


Kings School Nad Al Sheba

Year 5 - Year 13


Nad Al Sheba 1

Kings School Al Barsha

Year 5 - Year 13


Al Barsha 2

Kings School Dubai

Year 5 - Year 8


Umm Suqueim 3

Registration closed on 29th April 2019

As the next steps in the programme registration, we will contact the shortlisted candidates using their registered email addresses.

Page last updated 25 October 2019
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