HORIZON INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL DUBAI
Conditions for Scholarship Awards
Awards are granted by a Scholarship Committee which is chaired by the Principal and which further
comprises a member of the Leadership Team and an academic Head of Department. The recommendations
of the Scholarship Committee will be submitted to Al Najah Education for approval.
Awards will be reviewed every academic year for a scholar’s continued outstanding performance, good
disciplinary record and overall positive attitude to school, in addition to the school’s financial performance.
Scholarship renewal will be confirmed to students in writing by the end of Term 2 for the following academic
year. By and large, scholars would be expected to be in the top 10% nationally in their area of excellence.
Academic scholarships are awarded on a range of criteria:
- Full report from the candidate’s present school. It is essential that this contains both local ranking (‘top of
the class’) and national ranking (‘top 5%’), school and national test or exam results (GCSE results if
- Student interview with the Scholarship Committee
- Verbal and non-verbal reasoning test from the CAT4 if available
- Progress tests in English, Maths and Science, if applicable
To be granted a sports scholarship, applicants should have developed significantly above-average sporting
ability in one or more sports, and, if coming from a primary school, have captained their team(s). Local or
national representational honours are also taken into consideration. Golf is based on handicap.
Creative & Performing Arts scholars
Music scholars should hold or be near to Grade 3 level (UK) or regional equivalent and have a proven record of
membership in an orchestra/ensemble, and/or a proven performance record. Students who are skilled in
composition should provide portfolio of work. Candidates must audition.
Performing Arts students in the areas of dance and drama should have graded examination results from
LAMDA, Trinity or the equivalent. Candidates must audition.
Art students must produce a portfolio with a range of artwork.
Innovation & Digital Technology scholars
The Innovation & Digital Technology Scholarship will be developed in 2019 and launched in academic year
2020/21 in line with the National Agenda.