Confidentiality is best defined as a condition wherein a relationship of trust between two persons or entities exists and neither party will divulge information concerning the other without specific expressed consent. With regard to scholarships, it is important to understand that the UAE Embassy Cultural Division will not share any information about academic, financial, medical, or personal matters with anyone (excluding scholarship agencies, e.g. Ministry of Higher Education, UAE University, etc) unless the students provides proper consent. In special circumstances, however, the Cultural Attaché may use his/her discretion to release specific information.
Most universities in the United States and Canada treat your academic records as confidential, as well. It is important to visit the school’s registrar and/or billing office each semester to determine if a consent release form is needed to authorize the university to disclose your academic records and account information to your Academic Advisor at the Embassy.