The ICEF Middle East Scholarship Summit • February 18 - 19 2024, Muscat, Oman
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Connecting educators around the world with scholarship providers from the Middle East

On 18 – 19 February 2024, the 2nd ICEF Middle East Scholarship Summit takes place in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, providing a unique opportunity for selected international educators to network with the largest gathering of scholarship providers sending students abroad from the Middle East.

Taking place immediately after the 17th edition of ICEF Dubai, this summit provides an unparalleled opportunity to engage with key policy and decision makers from 100+ global scholarship organisations, each of whom are crucial contacts for educators hoping to make further inroads into this expanding, yet complex regional education sector. With limited spaces available, participation will be by application and invitation only. 

Meeting one-to-one and networking with prominent scholarship organisations from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE will enable international education institutions to attract high numbers of well-funded students from this rapidly growing market segment, where forming personal connections and engaging with the local culture is essential.

Motivated by ambitious national Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), these organisations control in excess of US$20 billion in scholarship funds and are embarking on an unprecedented drive to provide funding for internships, pathway/vocational programmes, life-long learning opportunities, professional training programmes, language studies, and university scholarships for hundreds of thousands of students studying abroad each year.


Event Schedule

Opening the summit will be a programme of seminars and panel discussions featuring regional leaders and experts, as well as engaging round table discussions, giving you the opportunity to debate regional topics with heads of scholarship organisations, government ministers, Middle East experts, and sector peers – all with the full support and engagement of the Omani Education Ministry.

You can also build a personalised programme of up to 10 in-person meetings with scholarship providers, selected to support your recruitment objectives. Refreshment breaks, lunches, and a gala dinner give you additional networking opportunities.


Who goes to the ICEF Middle East Scholarship Summit?

The ICEF Middle East Scholarship Summit brings together government ministers and industry leaders from across the GCC region – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE – and invited international educators interested in developing long term, transformative partnerships with scholarship providers.

Scholarship programme heads and decision makers attending this event represent various ministries, universities, police and armed forces, airline companies, investment authorities, government departments, associations, councils, and foundations. A list of 2023 participants can be found here.

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Pricing & Registration

For selected education representatives and service providers, costs start from just US$ 6,495 per organisation.

Preferential rates are available for participants who are already registered for ICEF Dubai. Please contact your ICEF representative to learn more and take advantage of this special offer.



The ICEF Middle East Scholarship Summit is held at the stylish, contemporary Kempinski Hotel Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.

Located in the modern community of Al Mouj, Muscat, and encompassing over six kilometres of stunning coastline, the five-star luxury award-winning Kempinski Hotel Muscat offers state-of-the-art meeting and event facilities, a business centre, an executive lounge, a well-equipped health club with a first-class spa and a variety of outdoor and water activities, as well as eleven world-class restaurants and bars providing unforgettable dining experiences.

2023 Event Statistics

124 educators from 20 countries

Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Canada, Cyprus, France, Germany, Grenada, Hungary, India, Italy, Jordan, Malaysia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, UAE, USA, Singapore, Spain, and Switzerland.

Additional event information

08:0009:30Onsite registration and welcome refreshments

09:3010:00Official opening

10:0011:30Seminars I

11:3012:00Refreshment break

12:0013:00Seminars II


14:0016:101:1 Meetings (3 x 40 minutes)

16:1016:30Refreshment break

16:3018:401:1 Meetings (3 x 40 minutes)

20:0023:00Gala Dinner

08:30Meeting hall opens

09:0011:101:1 Meetings (3 x 40 minutes)

11:1011:30Refreshment break

11:3013:001:1 Meetings (2 x 40 minutes)


14:0016:101:1 Meetings (3 x 40 minutes)

16:1016:30Refreshment break

16:3017:551:1 Meetings (2 x 40 minutes)

18:0018:40Closing session