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Arizona State University (ASU) and the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE) are collaborating to offer scholarships to high-achieving disadvantaged Arab youth to complete their master’s degrees online at ASU. Al Ghurair Open Learning Scholars Program will be offering scholarships for 29 different specializations, spanning the fields of engineering, technology, health, education, tourism, and more.

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See if you meet the eligibility requirements for the Al Ghurair Open Learning Scholars Program at Arizona State University


Arab citizen

Preference is given to residents of the Arab world for at least 12 years. You must hold no other passport.


Below 30 years old

In order to be eligible, you need to be below 30 years old.


3.0+ bachelor’s GPA

You must have a cumulative GPA greater than 3.0 in your bachelors degree (or 85%).


Financial need

You must be willing and able to provide proof that you are in need of financial assistance for a college education.


English proficiency

ASU accepts a TOEFL score of at least 550 (PBT) or 80 (iBT). Or (IELTS) overall band score of at least 6.5. Or Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of at least 60.


No master’s degree

This must be your first master’s degree.

Our support

ASU and AGFE will be supporting you throughout your academic experience in a number of ways to ensure your success.

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ASU programs

Arizona State University is committed to helping students pursue a high-quality master's degree. Below are the programs that the scholarship will cover:

  • The Master of Science in Biomedical Diagnostics is offered through the International School of Biomedical Diagnostics. ASU, along with our academic partner Dublin City University (DCU) and other industry partners, is creating a critical center of biomedical knowledge and innovation, committed to stimulating economic growth and improving the quality of life globally.

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  • The online Master of Science in Biomimicry at ASU is a first of its kind program focusing on an emerging discipline that seeks to apply life’s strategies to human design. Offered in collaboration with Biomimicry 3.8 through The Biomimicry Center at ASU, the MS also complements the Certified Biomimicry Professional program offered by Biomimicry 3.8. 

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  • The W. P. Carey Master of Science in Business Analytics (MS‑BA) degree at Arizona State University develops the tools you need for a growing career field, while giving you the flexibility to learn on your schedule. Delivered entirely online, you’ll discover how to derive value from data, lead data-driven analyses, and create a business advantage across markets and industries.

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  • ASU's Master of Science in Clinical Research Management advances your nursing and health care career, providing skills for a career in the diverse and complex field of clinical research management. 

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  • With the role of clinical research managers expanding, ASU’s online Master of Science in Clinical Research Management, Regulatory Science specialty, takes a transdisciplinary approach in providing an education strong in commercial and fiscal practices of conducting clinical research, ethical and regulatory aspects of research, and management of clinical drug, biological, and medical device trials.

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  • The Online Master of Computer Science (MCS) program, offered through an innovative partnership between ASU's School of Computing, Informatics & Decision Making systems and Coursera, is a rigorous computing degree. You'll gain a deep understanding of cutting-edge topics like AI, cybersecurity, and big data while strengthening your new skillset through real-world projects.

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  • Arizona State University's Master of Science in Construction Management degree is designed to meet the growing need for professionals with advanced technical, management and applied research skills in the construction industry.

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  • ASU's Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Autism Spectrum Disorders equips individuals with specialized skills and knowledge to work effectively and compassionately with children and adults affected with autism.

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  • ASU's Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is offered fully online, pairing flexibility with academic excellence. This master's program will prepare you to meet the educational, social and emotional needs of children from birth through 8 years old.

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  • ASU's Master of Art in Curriculum and Instruction: English as a Second Language (ESL) prepares you to teach English language learners in a variety of settings, including U.S. schools. This program caters to professionals with a wide range of roles, including both new and experienced teachers, administrators, policymakers and community workers.

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  • ASU's Master of Education in curriculum and instruction: gifted education prepares teachers, school administrators, school psychologists, behavior analysts, and family members to work effectively with gifted children.

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  • The MSE in Electrical Engineering degree offers areas of study in solid-state electronics, mixed-signal integrated circuit design, signal processing and communications and power electronics.

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  • The Master of Science in Engineering with a concentration in Software Engineering offers specialized courses based on the fundamentals and principles of software engineering.

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  • The Master of Engineering in Engineering Management at ASU prepares you to lead successful business units, portfolios, programs, and projects including new product development and introduction.

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  • Arizona State University's Master of Engineering in quality, reliability, and statistical engineering offers specialized courses founded on basic engineering and statistics principles that are central to improving quality, reliability, and achieving meaningful results in today's modern business organizations.

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  • The Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering provides you with the ability to engineer complex products, processes and services, while leveraging a systems engineering approach. 

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  • The Master of Arts in Global Security Cybersecurity concentration provides students with an interdisciplinary understanding of the complex nature of digital threats and how to address them from a domestic and international perspective, allowing students to learn from expert faculty who are scholars, practitioners and thought leaders.

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  • The Master of Science in global technology & development focuses on international socioeconomic and political change, emphasizing technology and the current processes of globalization.

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  • ASU’s Master of Advanced Study in Health Informatics, offered online through the Department of Biomedical Informatics, provides an innovative approach to combine information technology, computer science and knowledge management to improve health.

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  • The online Master of Healthcare Innovation degree at ASU offers a multidisciplinary, educational approach to prepare students for an innovative and transformative role in healthcare. Students will learn change theory, leadership, entrepreneurship, application technology, and system design programs, to create innovative and transformative solutions to current healthcare challenges.

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  • The Master of Science in Industrial Engineering is among the top 20 programs in the nation as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. We are thrilled to now offer it online. As an online student, you will learn from the same world-class faculty who teach on ground and who consistently receive awards for teaching and research excellence.

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  • The Master of International Health Management degree is offered by Arizona State University in partnership with the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. It is a fully integrated 100% online program taught across both the privatized and public health care systems – ideal for those seeking a career in international health systems management.

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  • The ASU Master of Education in Learning Design and Technologies prepares individuals to design, develop, and evaluate learning technology environments, systems, applications and instructional materials for a variety of formal and informal educational settings.

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  • The electronics industry has grown to become a $2 trillion-dollar market, exceeding investments made in other industries such as transportation or steel. The MS in Materials Science and Engineering offers you an opportunity to advance in this fast-growing field and provides an in-depth study of materials science and engineering topics.

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  • The online MS in Medical Nutrition is designed for future and current healthcare professionals, including gap year students (those who have completed their BS degree but have not yet secured admission to a medical school) and current medical students, residents, fellows, and practitioners seeking to develop a strong knowledge base in the nutritional sciences and its application in healthcare.

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  • Master the skills necessary to pursue a career in the field of data sciences, one of the “sexiest careers of the 21st century,” by earning an online MS in Program Evaluation and Data Analytics. Learn how to improve organizational effectiveness by translating data into actionable information through evaluation and performance frameworks.

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  • The MS in Psychology program in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences is home to highly productive researchers who publish in top-tier journals and who have received numerous internal and external funding, as well as awards for career achievements.

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  • The School for the Science of Health Care Delivery prepares current and future administrative and clinical health care professionals to address the complex needs of the health care system. Through the interdisciplinary study of population health, patient-centered care, health economics, policy, data analytics and leadership, students gain the skills necessary to achieve value-based health care.

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  • ASU Online's Master of Arts in Special Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) pairs research and experience to prepare students to work professionally with individuals with special learning and behavior needs using the principles of applied behavior analysis.

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  • The Master of Sustainability Leadership (MSL) prepares professionals to advance social and environmental responsibility. The program teaches organizational leadership skills through the lens of sustainability. MSL equips graduates to drive high-impact global sustainability results for their companies, organizations and communities.

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  • The online Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) in Sustainable Engineering is a multidisciplinary graduate program ideal for professionals and graduate level students with engineering and physical science backgrounds who wish to design a flexible, online, individualized plan of study.

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  • Students in ASU's Master of Sustainable Tourism (MST) receive a comprehensive education with a focus on the environmental, economic, and social aspects of tourism. Graduates are equipped with translatable skills necessary to create pioneering, sustainable development solutions to the challenges facing tourism today.

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  • The master's degree program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is for individuals who wish to build a career in the international field of English language teaching.

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