SAE Institute Dubai understands the significance of recognizing students for their achievements and believes in assisting you through your journey with us. The following SAE Dubai Scholarships & financial aid options have been developed to encourage & aid your learning as you turn your passion into your profession:


Academic Excellence Scholarship

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Begin your journey to pursue your dreams, of turning your passion into a profession with us. Apply and enroll in a Bachelor's Degree at SAE and receive academic scholarship* of up to AED 25,000.

SAE gives out more than AED 1.6 million every year through financial aids and partial scholarships. And this year, as part of our COVID-19 response, we are doing even more.

We are determined to ensure that your #learningneverstops - especially because of financial reasons and to aid this mission, we have put together these scholarship opportunities and flexible payment plans in place.

Here are some of the many scholarship opportunities which you can benefit from:

   Scholarship Criteria    Scholarship Amount      Relative Savings**
   A+ or 90%+    AED 25,000     50% of the Year 1 tuition fee
   A or 80-89%    AED 15,000    20% of the Year 1 tuition fee
   B or 70-79%    AED 5,000    9.5% of the Year 1 tuition fee

 *T&C Apply.
**These numbers are purely stated for representative purposes only. Refer to T&C documents to understand the scholarship allocations.

We are now accepting scholarship applicants for June and September 2021 intakes. Apply today!



You can also read more about our other scholarships:

SAE Academic Achievement Scholarship

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With this scholarship, we aim to recognize outstanding academic achievement within our creative media degrees. Students who have completed one year of their degree are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The scholarship* is granted on the basis of merit and financial need as reviewed by the academic board & scholarships committee.


*Terms & Conditions Apply.

SAE Creative Portfolio Scholarship

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This scholarship is aimed to encourage and promote quality creative work & reward the same. Students who have completed four trimesters of the degree are eligible to apply for this scholarship*. This scholarship will be granted on the basis of submission of a creative portfolio (evidence of academic work and collaborations outside SAE), which will be reviewed, by the scholarship committee & academic board.


*Terms & Conditions Apply.

Alumni scholarship

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Alumni who have completed a degree from another SAE Institute and would like to enroll into another degree with SAE Dubai, are eligible for a 10%  scholarship* towards their total tuition fee.

**Apart from these scholarship opportunities, SAE offers paid internship opportunities in collaboration with their industry and DCCA partners. These opportunities are shared with all students.


*Terms & Conditions Apply.

Financial aid


We offer financial aid* to students who need assistance funding their education with us. This is granted to prospective students on review of the student's academic records, student's creative portfolio, and family's financial status.


*Terms & Conditions Apply.

Work/Study program

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We offer students the opportunity to apply to work with SAE Dubai to help them fund their studies with us. Students are eligible to apply for the scholarship* after completion of their first trimester. This opportunity will be granted on the basis of merit (first trimester grades) and financial need. 


*Terms & Conditions Apply.

Terms & Conditions

Please note: 

  - Students can apply for one scholarship or financial assistance option at a time
  - All applications are reviewed by the Scholarship Committee & Academic Board
  - Scholarships are not transferable between SAE campuses 
  - Scholarships are granted at the discretion of SAE Dubai Management