Scholarship Program

What is Scholarship Program

DEWA has a comprehensive strategy to promote Emiratisation. DEWA’s Emiratisation plan includes providing scholarships for Emirati students in some of the leading educational organisations in the UAE and abroad. The Scholarship Programme includes:

  • Intilaq Programme for a Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering in different government and private universities and colleges.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in electrical  engineering in the United Arab Emirates University.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering in Higher Colleges of Technology (Dubai Men’s College).

Bachelor’s degree of electrical engineering in HCT (Dubai Men's College)

DEWA introduced this programme, which is implemented in cooperation with the Higher Colleges of Technology in Dubai, to prepare Emirati High School graduates for engineering positions at DEWA, after getting a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.

Programme duration:


Students complete a five-year full-time study course in HCT including a preparatory year.


Rewards and benefits:

Students enrolled in this programme are entitled to the following benefits:/

  • Monthly allowance of AED 6,500 for the duration of study.
  • Medical insurance for the duration of study.
  • Additional reward of AED 1,500 during summer training for 6 weeks each year.

Salary and benefits after receiving the bachelor’s degree: 


After completing the programme and receiving the bachelor’s degree, the graduate is appointed in an engineering position at DEWA and receives an attractive salary and additional benefits.

Other benefits:

  • Increment based on annual appraisal.
  • Annual leave for 22 working days.
  • Enrollment in the retirement and pension scheme.
  • Opportunities for promotion and training in the UAE and abroad.
  • Shift allowances.
  • Medical insurance.
  • Annual leave tickets.
  • Education allowance for children.

Conditions for joining the programme:

  • Applicant should be a UAE citizen.
  • Achieving at least 80% in the  high-school certificate.
  • Passing the written tests and interview.
  • Undertaking to work for DEWA after getting the bachelor’s degree as per the agreed period.
  • To be medically fit.
  • To have a certificate of good conduct.


Required Documents:


  • Passport copy.
  • Family Book copy.
  • Emirates ID copy.
  • Certificate of Good Conduct.
  • Attested copy of the high-school certificates for grades 10, 11, and 12, showing the percentages if applicant is a high school graduate.
  • Copy of GPA if applicant is a university student in the final or before-final year.
  • Two passport-size photos.

Intelaq Program: Bachelor degree in Electrical engineering

DEWA has introduced this program to be implemented in collaboration with several private and government universities and colleges targeting the following categories of candidates:

  • High school graduates

  • Students enrolled at private and government universities in their last year or in the year before the final year of graduation

Program duration

Students are required to study on a full-time basis as per the set program.

Rewards and benefits

  • Students enrolled in this program are entitled to the following rewards and benefits as set by DEWA:

  • Monthly allowance of AED 6,500 for the duration of study as per the program schedule

  • Medical insurance for the duration of study as per the program schedule

  • Additional rewards of AED 1,500 during the student’s summer work placement for 

  • 6 weeks

Enrollment requirements

Program enrollment requirements

  • The candidate must be a UAE National

  • The candidate’s high school graduation average shall not be less than 80% (GPA 2.5/4.0)

  • The candidate must pass the written exam and interview

  • The candidate shall agree to work in DEWA after obtaining the Bachelor’s degree for the duration set by DEWA

  • The candidate shall be medically fit to work

  • The candidate obtains a good conduct certificate

Required Documents

  • Passport copy

  • Family Book (Khulasat al Qaid) copy

  • An official attested copy of high school degree stating the average grade percentage in cases where the candidate is a high-school student

  • Copy of study transcript in cases where the candidate is a university or college student in the last year or in the year before the final year of graduation

  • 2 passport size photos


Bachelor degree program: Electrical Engineering at UAE University

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, in collaboration with UAE University has driven all its efforts to nationalize engineering positions by providing students with the opportunity of enrolling in Bachelor’s degree program (Electrical Engineering) to prepare and develop UAE national high school science graduates to be recruited for suitable engineering positions at DEWA.

Program duration

Students are required to study on a full-time basis in UAE University for 5 years including foundation.

Rewards and benefits

Students enrolled in this program are entitled to the following rewards and benefits as set by DEWA:

  • Monthly allowance of AED 6,500 for the duration of study as per the program schedule

  • Medical insurance for the duration of study as per the program schedule

  • Additional rewards of AED 1,500 during the student’s summer work placement for 6 weeks

Enrollment requirements

Program enrollment requirements

  • The candidate must be a UAE National

  • The candidate’s high school graduation average shall not be less than 80%

  • The candidate must pass the written exam and interview

  • The candidate shall agree to work in DEWA after obtaining the Bachelor’s degree for the duration set by DEWA

  • The candidate shall be medically fit to work

  • The candidate obtains a good conduct certificate

Required Documents

  • Passport copy

  • Family Book (Khulasat al Qaid) copy

  • An official attested copy of high school degree stating the average grade percentage in cases where the candidate is a high-school student

  • Copy of study transcript in cases where the candidate is a university or college student in the last year or in the year before the final year of graduation

  • 2 passport size photos


Contact us on

For enquiries, please contact us on:
  • Tel: 04-5150517/ 04-3223131/ 04-3223181/ 04-3223245
  • Fax: 04-5066728.
  • Email: scholarships@dewa.gov.ae .
  • P.O. Box: 564 Dubai.

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