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Winter 2020 Ibn Battuta Arabic Scholarship

Ibn Battuta Scholarships students with their Arabic teacher

Studying Arabic in Rabat, Morocco provides students with the chance to immerse themselves fully in the language while also learning about the rich Arabic culture in the region. Because of Morocco's moderate winter weather, Qalam's Winter program is the perfect opportunity for students to take some time between semesters or during their holidays to improve their Arabic language skills in an exciting new environment. The program consists of 4 weeks of dedicated Arabic instruction, coupled with local excursions around the historic city, guest lecturers, and hands-on activities to provide more Arabic communication practice!

Through Qalam wa Lawh's merit-based Ibn Battuta Arabic Scholarship, students from around the world can take part in this immersive opportunity for free. The deadline for applying to the Ibn Battuta Scholarship for the Winter 2020 Session is 30 June 2019.

Arabic scholarship student giving a presentation

Upcoming Arabic scholarships for 2019 and 2020

Recipients for the Scholarship are chosen based on their dedication to the study of the Arabic language. Students may choose to apply for a 14-week semester session (fall or spring), or a 4-week session (summer or winter). Qalam wa Lawh awards both full and partial scholarships.

Qalam wa Lawh offers many types of Arabic classes and programs year-round. Scholarships apply to Qalam's semi-intensive Modern Standard Arabic classes, providing a total of 20 hours of Arabic study per week for recipients. You can learn more about Qalam's Arabic programs here.

Our upcoming scholarship dates are as follows:


Winter 2020 04 Weeks 23 Dec 2019 17 Jan 2020 30 June 2019

Spring 2020 04 Weeks 20 Jan 2020 10 Apr 2020 30 July 2019

Summer 2020 04 Weeks 03 Aug 2020 28 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2019

Applications must include an essay, three recommendation letters, and transcripts from all previous Arabic courses.

Arabic student practicing communication

To apply, please send the completed application form and all required attachments (photocopy of passport, recommendation letters, essay, and transcripts) via email to or post to Qalam wa Lawh Center for Arabic Studies attn: Ibn Battuta Scholarship.

To learn more about the scholarship and the application procedures, visit the Ibn Battuta Scholarship Page.

We wish you all the best of luck!

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