Elite Scholarships

For exceptionally gifted students attending elite universities around the world

GEMS Education has launched a new scholarship programme for exceptionally gifted students attending elite universities around the world. Starting from the 2019-20 academic year, 10 full scholarships valued at over USD 1.3M will be awarded annually to GEMS Education students who have been accepted into the programme of their choice at one of 10 select institutions. GEMS Education will cover each student’s tuition fees for the duration of their degree course for up to four years.

One scholarship will be awarded per university, with institutions spread across:

  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia and
  • Canada

including a number of highest-ranked Ivy League and Russell Group universities. Institutions part of the initiative include

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),
  • Stanford University,
  • Harvard University,
  • Columbia University,
  • University of Pennsylvania,
  • University of Cambridge,
  • University of Oxford,
  • Australian National University,
  • McGill University, and
  • University of Melbourne.

These have been selected for their world-class reputations as well as the variety and quality of their academic programme offerings and teaching faculties.

To apply for a scholarship to one of the select institutions, GEMS Education students must present a letter of acceptance, along with supporting documentation through their school counsellor. Selection is based on academic performance, project work, contributions to the local community, professional experience and financial need. If successful, students will be required to document their experiences and act as mentors to future graduates, while maintaining a good academic standing.