Ibn Battuta Arabic Scholarships at the Qalam wa Lawh Center for Arabic Studies aim to reward students for excellence and dedication to the study of the Arabic language as well as promote the study of Arabic as a foreign language. Prospective students may apply to either one of the semester programs (fall, spring) or else to one of the winter and summer programs offered at the Qalam wa Lawh center in Rabat Morocco.
Full Scholarships cover all tuition and housing costs for the duration of the program (an approximate value of $4200.00 for semester programs, and $1200.00 for the winter and summer sessions).
Partial Scholarships cover tuition-only costs for the duration of the program (an estimated $2450 for semester programs, and $700 for the winter and summer sessions)
Note: Transportation to/from Morocco is the responsibility of awardees.
Applicants must write a 600-1,000 word essay answering “What do you hope to achieve through your study of the Arabic language?” Applicants must have completed a minimum of four University semesters in Modern Standard Arabic or equivalent study (at least 240 documented contact hours at a private institution). Applicants must have three written recommendations, including at least one from an Arabic Language Instructor/Professor. Recommendations should be addressed to the Scholarship Committee at Qalam wa Lawh. Applicants must provide graded transcripts documenting previous Arabic study.
For more information about the program durations, visit the official website here.
All applications must be postmarked by the specified deadline for each session. Applications sent after the deadline will not be considered.
How to apply
To Apply, send the completed application form and all required attachments (photocopy of passport, recommendation letters, essay, and transcripts) via email or post to Qalam wa Lawh Center for Arabic Studies attn: Ibn Battuta Scholarship