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Hello From UA Partner Institutions: Considering your options for further study

As the Summer draws to a close, many of you may be considering your options for further study. Find out more about some of our Partner Institutions below!

King Abdulaziz University

On behalf of King Abdulaziz University (KAU), I would like to thank you for your participation in The Undergraduate Awards (UA) 2017, and I thank you for your valuable contribution. KAU is honoured to be an official Partner Institution and among the Affiliate Institutions of The Undergraduate Awards.

Briefly, KAU, founded in 1967, is located in Jeddah - a city on the coast of the Red Sea and one of the major urban centres of western Saudi Arabia. KAU is one of the distinguished universities in the Middle East and worldwide both for its quality of education and for its cutting edge research. KAU is committed to best practices in teaching, research, and innovations. Besides that, KAU has a well-coordinated distant learning program. To know more about the university, please visit us at:

Once again thanks for such a great contribution and we wish you the best of luck!

Prof. Abdul Rahman Alyoubi
President of King Abdulaziz University (KAU),
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Western University, Ontario

Congratulations on submitting your work to The Undergraduate Award 2017s. As a UA Partner Institution, Western University is proud to congratulate all of the amazing scholars whose work inspires, provokes thought and enhances collaboration across many fields and disciplines, and across diverse cultures and nations.

Founded in 1878, Western University is one of Canada’s oldest universities and a top destination for postgraduate studies with internationally renowned faculty members, world-class research facilities, and excellent scholarship opportunities. Western is home to 38,000 students, including 4,300 international students from 127 countries. Our worldwide alumni network is composed of global citizens whose education and leadership have propelled them to successful careers in Canada around the world.

We invite you to explore all Western University offers at or Once again, congratulations on your participation in The Undergraduate Awards.

Dublin Institute of Technology

At Dublin Institute of Technology, innovation is our tradition, and we have produced generations of leaders in a range of fields from business; law; tourism & hospitality; the creative and visual arts to engineering & the built environment.

Our lively City-Centre campuses are home to more than 20,000 students from Ireland and abroad, creating a culturally diverse and stimulating learning and research environment. Our new Grangegorman campus, currently under construction on a 73-acre site in the heart of Dublin city, is the most significant development of its kind in higher education in Ireland.

DIT is an enthusiastic supporter of The Undergraduate Awards which allow students from across our wide range of disciplines to see their work judged not only by DIT standards or by national standards, but also against the standards of their peers internationally. We look forward to meeting the 2017 Winners and Highly Commended Entrants and welcoming you all to DIT.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, a large number of international students and scholars are attracted to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. With approximately 1,200 international students from over 100 different countries, UT is committed to ensuring our campus is a welcoming environment where people are open to learning from one another.

Our Center for International Education (CIE) is the university’s hub for global education, research, and engagement activities. Our English Language Institute welcomes students for short- or longer-term intensive English language learning. The International House, the Confucius Institute, student organizations, and many other units also offer a wide range of internationally oriented activities.

We understand that committing to study at a university is about more than academics. It’s about finding the right place to call home. Our campus is located near downtown Knoxville, a thriving modern city with small town charm that is home to music venues, museums, galleries, annual festivals, local sports teams, excellent restaurants, craft breweries, and eclectic shops.

UT is also perfectly situated for outdoor enthusiasts with easy access to cycling, paddling, hiking, rock climbing, and other adventures. The Tennessee River runs by campus, which is just a few miles from Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness, a system of more than 1,000 forested acres with over 50 miles of multiuse trails. Campus is also just a short drive away from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most-visited national park in the country.

To learn more about UT and our graduate programs, visit

Dublin City University

Dublin City University is delighted to partner with The Undergraduate Awards again this year and would like to wish every student the very best of luck with their submission.

DCU is a young, dynamic and ambitious university with a distinctive mission to transform lives and societies through education, research and innovation.

Recognised nationally and internationally as a centre of academic excellence, DCU has over 17,000 students across three campuses, DCU Glasnevin, DCU St Patrick's Campus and DCU All Hallows.

We have an excellent reputation as Ireland's university of Enterprise through strong, active links with academic, research and industry partners, both at home and overseas, providing limitless opportunities for our academic and student cohort.

Our Business School is internationally accredited in the top 5% of Business Schools in the world; we are recognised among the top 6% in the world for our technology, sciences and humanities disciplines and we are among the top 200 universities globally for modern languages.

Upcoming developments will include the launch of our new strategic plan, setting out the university’s roadmap until 2022 and the opening of our new state-of-the-art student centre scheduled for early 2018, which forms part of our ambitious infrastructural development.

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