This program aims at promoting Emiratis’ technological education and helping them succeed. If you’re interested in this program, read on to find out more about it.

  • Country of origin: UAE 
  • Funded by: The ICT Fund 
  • Type: Fully & partially funded
  • Education level: Bachelor’s & Master’s degree program
  • Study in:  UAE, USA, Australia or Japan
  • Duration: For Bachelor’s degree, 4 years & for Master’s degree, 2 years
  • Deadline:  January 13th, 2023 

What is the ICT Fund?

The ICT Fund is a non-profit organization in the United Arab Emirates dedicated to helping students receive a quality education in information and communication technology (ICT). The ICT Fund works with local partners & sponsors to provide scholarships, grants, and other forms of support for Emirati students interested in pursuing their studies in ICT. The ICT Fund’s BETHA program provides financial support for Emirati students who wish to pursue undergraduate or graduate degrees in ICT.

What is the Betha Program?

The Betha Program is an initiative of the ICT Fund, a government organization committed to supporting and advancing the development of technology in the United Arab Emirates. The program provides financial support to Emirati students pursuing undergraduate or Master’s degrees at accredited universities. The program aims to empower Emiratis to become leaders in the ICT industry & to foster a culture of innovation in the UAE.

Who is eligible to apply?

If you are an Emirati student interested in pursuing higher education, here are some key eligibility criteria to consider before applying: 

• You must be an Emirati citizen 

• You must be enrolled in an accredited institution for either undergraduate or master’s studies 

• You must provide proof of academic excellence and commitment to your chosen field of study 

• You must demonstrate financial need 

• You must show commitment to developing the UAE’s technology sector through your studies and beyond 

• You must be willing to participate in ICT Fund activities and initiatives to increase awareness about technology-related topics.

What are the benefits of the Betha Program?

• The Betha Program provides financial support to undergraduate and graduate students, enabling them to cover educational costs and living expenses.

• The program provides access to experts in various fields of technology, such as software engineering, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence, to help guide students in their studies.

• Betha participants have the opportunity to gain experience and make connections through internships & employment opportunities with leading ICT companies. 

• Participants can benefit from mentoring sessions and networking events that help them build relationships and foster career development.

• Betha participants can access various technological resources, such as state-of-the-art computer labs and software packages, to aid their studies.

How do I apply?

It is simple to apply to ICT Fund’s BETHA Program with these straightforward steps:

• Visit the ICT Fund website and download the application form.

• Fill out the form completely, including all requested information and documentation.

• Before the deadline, fill out the application online.

• Await the decision of the ICT Fund selection committee.

Documents required

• Official transcripts of all previous academic qualifications as needed

• A motivation letter stating your interest in the program & how you plan to use the funds to pursue your education

• A copy of your curriculum vitae

• A proof of financial resources (bank statement or scholarship)

• Two recommendations letters from professors or employers

• A declaration that you meet the criteria for the chosen master’s or bachelor’s degree program

• Any other documents requested by the ICT Fund

Official Website

We encourage all qualified Emirati students to apply and use this opportunity to enhance their knowledge & skills in the field of Information Technology.