The Office obtains scholarships for students of all offered degrees. Conditions for granting the scholarships are determined by their donors in coordination with the University. Many donors require rules and conditions such as a GPA threshold at the general secondary education or during the undergraduate level. Some donors require that the beneficiaries work for the donors after graduation for a term agreed-upon by the two parties.
Donors also specify the educational programs eligible for scholarships. They also specify other benefits such as monthly stipends, travel tickets, dormitory, transportation allowance, etc.
Some donors offer all-inclusive, unconditioned scholarships for the sake of community responsibility and achieving public benefit. Some donors offer partial study grants covering half of the tuition or give monthly payments to cover a major part of the tuition.
The Office attracts sponsorships for the University's activities and events. In cooperation with the respective college or department at the University, the Center considers the entities that are concerned with taking part in and attend an event. The Office prepares an appropriate presentation for such entities displaying the potential benefits of attending that event and the properties enjoyed by the sponsor. A sponsorship guide is prepared for each event. Sponsorships obtained could be in cash or in kind depending on the event.
The Office welcomes all organizations and people interested in supporting and sponsoring any of the academic, cultural, sports and social activities organized or co-organized by the University of Sharjah.
Scholarship and Sponsorship Conditions
- To receive a scholarship, a student must have fulfilled the admission requirements for the undergraduate or postgraduate program for which the scholarship is granted.
- A donor or sponsor must be of existence and registered in the United Arab Emirates or of an established existence abroad. In either case, it should be approved by the University of Sharjah.
- The University bylaws, executive regulations and any conditions related to student admission and registration have to be observed by scholarship donors.
- The scholarship contract terms and conditions agreed upon by the donors and the student have to be fulfilled whether or not the scholarship is under employment obligations.