Next Generation Abu Dhabi

Upskilling Emarati youth in Abu Dhabi for the skills of the future and the fourth industrial revolution (4IR)!

About the program

Abu Dhabi School of Government, in partnership with Udacity, aims to upskill Emarati youth in the tech skills of the future. It offers the most up-to-date content in technology, aimed to give Emarati youth practical skills to kick start their learning journey to be ready for the jobs of the future. In this pilot, scholarship recipients will get the opportunity of a lifetime to learn about Business Analytics or Digital Marketing to equip themselves with skills for the future of work.  

Program Benefits and Eligibility Criteria

Key program benefits:

  • Curriculum built by the industry with more than 200+ experts from top companies including Google, Facebook, Amazon and others
  • Practical learning using real world projects that are manually reviewed by Udacity expert reviewers
  • World class mentorship and support
  • Self-paced learning through the Udacity personalized online learning platform
  • Community engagements and supported learning journey
  • Opportunity to network with other like-minded peers in the community

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Emarati living in Abu Dhabi
  • Between the ages of 18-35
  • Currently in a STEM program or have a background in STEM
  • GPA of no less than 3.0/4.0
  • Proficient in spoken and written English
  • Commitment to a minimum of 10 hours/week of self-study
  • Commitment to attend 2 hours of weekly virtual instruction
  • Complete the online application before deadline
  • Ensure that all information and documents submitted are accurate

Program Structure & Timeline

Program Structure 

This program is a 12-week self-learning and guided learning with Udacity. It requires 10 hours of dedicated online-learning, plus a mandatory weekly virtual session led by a Udacity Session Lead.

No prerequisites are required yet students who enroll must be ready to complete the program with all its requirements to graduate from their Nanodegree.

Program Timelines

Program start date: Saturday April 4th, 2020

Application open date: Sunday March 8th, 2020

Application closure date: Sunday March 22nd, 2020


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