The opportunity designed to foster the youth is open to all that call the UAE home

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), a part of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), has unveiled a brand-new scholarship at the ongoing Arabian Travel Market (ATM) to mark the UAE’s Year of the 50th, and bolster its efforts to provide quality vocational education opportunities to young people, covering key specialisations within the tourism ecosystem.

The Golden Jubilee Scholarship will be available to students enrolling for DCT’s 2021/22 academic year, starting this September and is open to Emiratis and UAE-based expatriate residents of all nationalities.  More specifically, the opportunity is open to applicants who hold a grade 12 (or equivalent) high school graduation certificate from a UAE registered school or college. Once prospective candidates submit their applications via the DCT website, they will be contacted by a member of the admissions team to arrange an interview.

The Dubai College of Tourism was founded to help foster the talent pool within the emirate and encourage young Emiratis and expatriates to take up suitable careers within the tourism industry. By providing an avenue for high school and college graduates to pursue Certificate and Diploma Courses in Tourism, Events, Hospitality, Retail Business and Culinary Arts, the college aims to aid the development of the tourism sector, as well as groom the country’s next generation of tourism leaders.

The scholarship closely aligns with the foundational pillar of the ‘Year of the 50th’, which is to inspire the youth to realise their ambitions of the next 50 years, while supporting them to make quality national achievements in furtherance of ‘The March of Development, Progress and Prosperity’.

For more details on the Dubai College of Tourism Golden Jubilee Scholarship, visit

About Dubai College of Tourism (DCT):

DCT runs the first-of-its-kind multi-disciplinary educational platform in the region. The College provides certificate and diploma courses in tourism, hospitality, retail business, events and culinary arts through the TVET accreditation framework. DCT aims to be recognised as the premier vocational institution in the region with its courses bridging the gap between in-house training and a full bachelor’s degree, ensuring a steady stream of highly trained tourism professionals for the city. DCT manages Medyaf the Industry Nationalisation department that aims to attract and train Emiratis to work in Dubai’s tourism industry and The College is also responsible for delivering fundamental programmes specifically designed for those working within the tourism industry, such as; ‘Dubai Way’ (for tourist-facing staff in Dubai) and ‘Dubai Expert’ (an interactive online training tool for international travel agents).