ICT fund has launched its initiative Betha (Arabic for Scholarship) to enhance the stature and role of the national education sector through supporting and sponsoring scientifically distinguished students to boost the education process in the UAE in all scientific majors that are based on the UAE needs. The initiative comes as a by-product of the growing demand for UAE national human resources specialized in the telecoms sector and related fields. The Betha program has dedicated hundreds of scholarships for bachelor and masters degrees, and so far enabled hundreds of Emirati students to study in the UAE, USA, Australia and Japan. The Fund is aiming to support 1,000 students within the Betha program in the coming few years. The Betha program is part of ICT fund the strategy for promoting human resources specialized in telecommunication and information technology, including computer engineering, electronic engineering and computer science.
Accordingly, TRA through «Beth’a» program signed a cooperation agreement with educational institutions to take over the task of selecting, overseeing, and follow-up the students during the study period and set the conditions to apply for the program