April 9, 2014

The Abraaj RCA Innovation Scholarship

Royal College of Art
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We are delighted to announce a new scholarship for outstanding candidates from Asia, Middle East and North Africa, Turkey and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America who wish to apply to the Royal College of Art (RCA). Generously supported by The Abraaj Group, the scholarship aims to empower creative potential. It will be the largest scholarship programme of its kind globally for the creative postgraduate sector.

The Abraaj Group is recognized as a leading investor in growth markets with a long-standing track record of engaging with stakeholders. Consistent with its desire to be fully integrated in the markets in which it operates, Abraaj has identified an opportunity to expand its support of emerging creative talent around the world by establishing this scholarship.

The Royal College of Art is one of the world’s most influential postgraduate university institutions in art and design, educating some 1,400 students in 24 programmes ranging from Fine Art to Design and Architecture. The College has a successful track record of collaborative partnerships with leading education and industry partners, and its graduates are at the root of many of the world’s creative innovations.

Every year, for a period of five years, a cohort of five outstanding scholars will be selected for the scholarship from the 23 countries of UAE, Turkey, Mexico, India, Kenya, Singapore, Ghana, Algeria, Kazakhstan, Brunei, Thailand, Colombia, Egypt, Morocco, Indonesia, South Africa, Pakistan, Malaysia, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia. The Abraaj RCA Innovation Scholarship will cover full international tuition fees to study at a Master’s level for two years at the Royal College of Art in London.

To be awarded a scholarship, candidates must demonstrate the potential to change the way people think and behave, and in doing so share the values of Abraaj in working for the betterment of the life and culture of their home countries. The successful candidate will:

– Share the principles and values of Abraaj in terms of having a positive impact on communities in their home country
Demonstrate the potential to grow into a leadership position in their chosen field
– Return to their home country upon graduation in order to make a difference to their community

The Abraaj RCA Innovation Scholarship is intended to support outstanding recipients who lack the financial resources to pay for their own studies.

Further details on how to apply for the Abraaj RCA Innovation Scholarship can be found at To learn more about The Abraaj Group, please visit


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