ICEF World Student Scholarship Education Programme • February 16 - 17 2023, Dubai, UAE
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A new event to open up scholarship opportunities for international educators

In collaboration with Gulf Conferences, ICEF launches the ICEF World Student Scholarship Education Programme (IWSSEP) – a new event created to bring together educators from around the world with scholarship providers from across the Middle East.

Many countries and private organisations are investing heavily in international education. As just one example, Saudi Arabia is expected to fund over 70,000 overseas scholarships by 2030. This event provides a unique opportunity for educators and providers to meet dozens of potential partners over the course of two days, all focused on this distinct industry sector.

Taking place over two days, 16 – 17 February 2023, the event immediately follows the 16th edition of ICEF’s annual agent networking event, ICEF Dubai. With both events being hosted at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, delegates have a rare opportunity to connect with different segments of the international education community, over one week, in the same location.

Programme & Seminars

At the ICEF World Student Scholarship Education Programme, you can build your own personalised programme from up to 30 in-person, one-to-one meetings with potential partners.

You are also invited to attend our line-up of seminars, providing up-to-date information about the latest market trends and issues currently affecting international scholarship programmes.

The programme also includes meals, options for refreshment breaks, and evening functions, all of which offer further networking opportunities.


Who goes to ICEF World Student Scholarship Education Programme?

The event will bring together education providers recruiting international students with the heads and key decision makers of global scholarship programmes from across the Middle East, in the public, private and government sectors.

Pricing & Registration

For education representatives and scholarship providers costs start from just €5,950 per organisation.

Educators who are also attending ICEF Dubai can enjoy a reduced rate of €5,490 per organisation.



IWSSEP is held at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai’s commercial district, a landmark 5-star hotel set among landscaped gardens with a swimming pool, sun deck, and spa. With 15 restaurants and bars – including one with spectacular views over Dubai – the Jumeirah Emirates Towers is a sophisticated, premium venue.