- Holder of valid passport from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, or Sri Lanka
- The first member of a family to attend college
- Demonstrable financial need
- Enrolled as an undergraduate in college OR a recent graduate from college (within three years)
- Fluency in English
Frequently asked questions
Will the program fund my travel and living expenses in Dubai?—Yes
Will SAI help me obtain a visa for my travel?—We will supply relevant letters and documentation, but the cost of the visa will be borne by the applicant.
Can I apply if I am already in a postgraduate program?—Yes, we accept students 18-22 years old, who are enrolled in a higher education program. Students must be enrolled as undergraduates or recent graduates of college, graduating within the past 3 years.
Do I need a TOEFL or IELTS score to apply to the program?—No. Shortlisted candidates will need to demonstrate fluency in English during a Skype interview and through their written submissions.
Will the program provide support for a subsequent graduate school application process?—No
Application deadline—June 17, 2017
Skype interviews with finalists—June 17-28, 2017
Notice of acceptance to candidates—June 30, 2017
Program dates—August 11-15, 2017