Oil giants Total will offer Emirati students scholarships in France

Students will receive funding through the Total International Scholarship Programme

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Oil company Total will be offering Emirati students scholarship programmes in France.

The initiative aims to promote French academic excellence in the UAE, said the French Ambassador to the UAE, Lodovic Pouille, after he signed the programme’s agreement with Hatem Nuseibeh, president of Total exploration and production UAE and group representative for Total in the UAE.

Every year, both sides of the agreement will select undergraduate and postgraduate students to participate in the programme.

“The new knowledge economy demands bold synergies and this successful program spotlights the embassy’s fruitful partnership with Total exploration and production UAE. This achievement is therefore a concrete expression of the cutting-edge relationship between France and the UAE,” added the ambassador.

The students will receive funding through the Total International Scholarship Programme, established in 2004, which selects 120 students from around the world each year to prepare for an engineering degree, a master's degree, an MBA or a doctorate covering all academic fields (oil and gas or new energies, economics, management, law, etc.).

"Total has selected this partnership as part of our societal activities and the long-term commitment to education that focuses on valuing young local talent in the country. This also gives us chance to groom further the youth and technicians from the country,” said Mr Nuseibeh.