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MASTERS AND PHD SCHOLARSHIPS AT KHALIFA UNIVERSITY ABU DHABI

DEADLINE: 30 APRIL 2024


Khalifa University  is a public research university located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In the 2022 Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings, Khalifa University placed as the 37th best university in Asia. In September 2018, Khalifa University was ranked 1st in the UAE and 2nd in the Arab region by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2019. In March 2023, Khalifa University’s Petroleum Engineering department was ranked 8th in the world by the 2023 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject – Engineering and Technology.


Khalifa University of Science and Technology offers a range of graduate programs designed for the pursuit of advanced specialised knowledge and skills in engineering, medicine, security, science and technology. Students engage in cutting-edge research and formulate innovative solutions to contemporary global challenges. Selected programs also allow students to focus their coursework in a chosen area via an optional track or concentration.


Khalifa University of Science and Technology offers the following scholarships to support qualified international students enrolled in postgraduate programs. The University reserves the right to make changes to the published scholarship benefits and conditions without prior notice.


Academic Programs


COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES


COLLEGE OF COMPUTING AND MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES


COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES


CIVIL SECURITY UNIT


Masters Scholarship

The scholarship supports international students pursuing a Master’s degree at Khalifa University. Scholarship eligibility is assessed as part of the admission process and applicants are not required to submit a separate scholarship application. The number of available scholarship slots is limited. All applicants are evaluated and mapped to a specific scholarship Tier on the basis of academic merit and other relevant factors, in line with Khalifa University’s strategic priorities, rules and regulations. Meeting the eligibility criteria for a specific Tier does not guarantee a scholarship award.


Tier I and Tier II (Full-Time or Part-Time)

  • Full coverage of tuition fees.

  • Textbooks provided by the University.

  • Free University accommodation for eligible full-time students only.

  • Medical insurance coverage for full-time international students sponsored by Khalifa University.

  • Flights (between home country and Abu Dhabi for full-time overseas international students, subject to approval.

  • Coverage of UAE visa application fees for full-time international students.


Tier III (Full-Time or Part-Time)

  • 50% waiver of tuition fees.

  • Textbooks provided by the University.

  • Medical insurance coverage for full-time international students sponsored by Khalifa University.

  • Flights (between home country and Abu Dhabi) for full-time overseas international students, subject to approval.

  • Coverage of UAE visa application fees for full-time international students.


Tier IV (Full-Time or Part-Time)

  • Textbooks provided by the University.

  • Medical insurance coverage for full-time international students sponsored by Khalifa University.

  • Flights between home country and Abu Dhabi for full-time overseas international students, subject to approval.

  • Coverage of UAE visa application fees for full-time international students.


PhD Scholarship

The scholarship supports international students pursuing a Doctoral degree at Khalifa University. Scholarship eligibility is assessed as part of the admission process and applicants are not required to submit a separate scholarship application. The number of available scholarship slots is limited. All applicants are evaluated and mapped to a specific scholarship Tier on the basis of academic merit, research potential and other relevant factors, in line with Khalifa University’s strategic priorities, rules and regulations. 


  1. Research Path (with work commitment)

Scholarship offered to full-time PhD students only. Students are reassessed for scholarship eligibility annually.

Tier I (Full-Time only)

  • Full coverage of tuition fees.

  • Basic monthly stipend of 20,000 AED.

  • Additional monthly allowance of 20,000 AED, subject to approval and meeting scholarship progression criteria.

  • Textbooks provided by the University.

  • Support to attend international research conferences, subject to approval.

  • Medical insurance coverage for full-time international students sponsored by Khalifa University.

  • Flights (between home country and Abu Dhabi) for full-time overseas international students, subject to approval.

  • Coverage of UAE visa application fees for full-time international students.

  • Commitment to work with Khalifa University or a nominated entity upon graduation for a period equivalent to the period of study. The University reserves the right for any reason not to offer the student a post after graduation.


Tier II (Full-Time only)

  • Full coverage of tuition fees.

  • Basic monthly stipend of 20,000 AED.

  • Additional monthly allowance of 10,000 AED, subject to approval and meeting scholarship progression criteria.

  • Textbooks provided by the University.

  • Support to attend international research conferences, subject to approval.

  • Medical insurance coverage for full-time international students sponsored by Khalifa University.

  • Flights (between home country and Abu Dhabi) for full-time overseas international students, subject to approval.

  • Coverage of UAE visa application fees for full-time international students.

  • Commitment to work with Khalifa University or a nominated entity upon graduation for a period equivalent to the period of study. The University reserves the right for any reason not to offer the student a post after graduation.


Tier III (Full-Time only)

  • 75% waiver of tuition fees.

  • Monthly stipend of 20,000 AED.

  • Textbooks provided by the University.

  • Support to attend international research conferences, subject to approval.

  • Medical insurance coverage for full-time international students sponsored by Khalifa University.

  • Flights (between home country and Abu Dhabi) for full-time overseas international students, subject to approval.

  • Coverage of UAE visa application fees for full-time international students.

  • Commitment to work with Khalifa University or a nominated entity upon graduation for a period equivalent to the period of study. The University reserves the right for any reason not to offer the student a post after graduation.


Tier IV (Full-Time only)

  • 50% waiver of tuition fees.

  • Free University accommodation for eligible full-time students only.

  • Textbooks provided by the University.

  • Medical insurance coverage for full-time international students sponsored by Khalifa University.

  • Flights (between home country and Abu Dhabi) for full-time overseas international students, subject to approval.

  • Coverage of UAE visa application fees for full-time international students.

  • Commitment to work with Khalifa University or a nominated entity upon graduation for a period equivalent to the period of study. The University reserves the right for any reason not to offer the student a post after graduation.

 

  1. Study Path (without work commitment)

Students are reassessed for scholarship eligibility annually.


Tier I (Full-Time only)

  • Full coverage of tuition fees.

  • Monthly stipend of 4,000 AED.

  • Free University accommodation for eligible full-time students only.

  • Textbooks provided by the University.

  • Support to attend international research conferences, subject to approval.

  • Medical insurance coverage for full-time international students sponsored by Khalifa University.

  • Mobilization and demobilization flights (between home country and Abu Dhabi) for full-time overseas international students, subject to approval.

  • Coverage of UAE visa application fees for full-time international students.


Tier II (Full-Time only)

  • 75% waiver of tuition fees.

  • Monthly stipend of 2,000 AED.

  • Free University accommodation for eligible full-time students only.

  • Textbooks provided by the University.

  • Support to attend international research conferences, subject to approval.

  • Medical insurance coverage for full-time international students sponsored by Khalifa University.

  • Flights (between home country and Abu Dhabi) for full-time overseas international students, subject to approval.

  • Coverage of UAE visa application fees for full-time international students.


Tier III (Full-Time or Part-Time)

  • 50% waiver of tuition fees.

  • Free University accommodation for eligible full-time students only.

  • Textbooks provided by the University.

  • Medical insurance coverage for full-time international students sponsored by Khalifa University.

  • Flights (between home country and Abu Dhabi) for full-time overseas international students, subject to approval.

  • Coverage of UAE visa application fees for full-time international students.


Tier IV (Full-Time or Part-Time)

  • 25% waiver of tuition fees.

  • Free University accommodation for eligible full-time students only.

  • Textbooks provided by the University.

  • Medical insurance coverage for full-time international students sponsored by Khalifa University.

  • Flights (between home country and Abu Dhabi) for full-time overseas international students, subject to approval.

  • Coverage of UAE visa application fees for full-time international students.


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