Application Deadline for the Spring 2014 semester has been extended to November 15th, 2013.

“I love the American University in Dubai; every year they bring some Americans to Dubai in a scholarship program they named for me so that they will have the opportunity to live in the Middle East and learn about the culture, the faith, the politics and the economics…” – Bill Clinton.

William Jefferson Clinton Scholarships





Background and Objectives

William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship LogoThe William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship at the American University in Dubai seeks to further the goals of the Clinton Presidential Foundation to strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence. In partnership with the American University in Dubai, the program will provide American students based in the US the opportunity to expand their educational and cultural horizons by studying in the Arab world.

President Clinton has acknowledged the leadership of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai a model for intercultural harmony and understanding.

President Clinton gave public recognition to this during his keynote Address at AUD’s Fifth Commencement (June, 2002) in which he cited the multi-cultural composition of AUD’s student body consisting of over eighty nationalities, as a microcosm of Dubai’s multi-ethnicity. In this spirit, the Clinton Presidential Foundation and AUD have established this program to encourage others to witness this diversity.

Learn more at www.clintonfoundation.org


The scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizen Students currently enrolled as fulltime undergraduate degree candidates at an accredited four-year college/university in the United States.

Selection Criteria
It is expected that recipients will demonstrate exemplary academic achievement. Provision has been made for up to ten students per semester. Preference will be given to students who show interest in being exposed to the Middle Eastern and Islamic cultures for the first time. Students will also have to complete a phone interview with AUD’s External Relations Office to finalize the application process. Student will be contacted directly to schedule the interview after the deadline date.
Coverage / Renewal

Clinton Scholars will receive:
• A full waiver of tuition for one term;
• Dormitory housing at the American University in Dubai on a shared-room basis.

Scholars must carry a full load of academic credit (12-16 credit hours) during each semester of study and 9 credit hours during the summer session. If scholars fail to remain in good academic standing as defined by AUD’s Academic Standards or fail to adhere to the AUD Code of Conduct, program participation will be terminated. Board, texts, transportation and extracurricular activities are the financial responsibility of the student.

Kindly note that the AUD Clinton Scholarship Program will only cover 5 courses out of the 6 should the student wish to pursue the Certificate in Middle Eastern Studies Program. Students wishing to take the 6th course will be charged for the actual number of credits required for the course (3 credits or above).

Application Process

In order to apply, a student must complete an application for The William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship at The American University in Dubai. A student must complete and submit together the following for the application to be deemed complete:

  • The Clinton Scholars Application Form
  • A 500-word personal statement addressing the qualities that distinguish the applicant for The William Jefferson Clinton Scholars Program;
  • One letter of recommendation;
  • Official copy of the applicant’s current undergraduate transcript showing that the applicant:
    • is in good academic standing [i.e., 3.0 CGPA or equivalent] at the institution from which he/she is applying;
    • has completed or is completing one full year of study as a full-time student at a four-year accredited U.S. college or university;
  • A resume indicating work and leadership experience;
  • Written approval from his/her advisor at his/her educational institution, indicating that the applicant is eligible to study abroad and have credits earned at AUD counted towards his/her degree program; Course Authorization Form.
    • The form can be submitted at a later stage once AUD schedule is released on our web-site; Click here to view Schedules. Click here to view AUD Course Descriptions.
  • Students of consent age or their legal guardian(s) must sign the Clinton Foundation Waiver;
  • Disclosure of Educational Records Form.
  • Reservation and Enrollment Agreement.
  • 1 picture for AUD’s ID.
  • Acknowledgment Form
  • AUD Health History Form. This form must be signed and stamped by a Physician. Please click here to download.

Note: Students applying to the AUD Clinton Scholarship do not need to fill the Study Abroad / Visintg Student Aplication Form.

Deadline For Application to the Scholarship

The deadlines to apply for the The William Jefferson Clinton Scholars Program at AUD are as follows:

Applications for admission to the semester/term Deadline to apply
Fall Semester (September-December) May 15th
Spring Semester (January-April) November 15th
Summer I Term (May-June) March 15th
For Other Inquiries

The American University in Dubai
P.O.Box: 28282, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 399 9000, Fax +971 4 399 5585
E-mail: clintonscholars@aud.edu

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