Overview

PROGRAMS

SCHOLARSHIPS

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Overview

Khalifa University’s interdisciplinary Master’s degree and PhD programs are focused on the skills and sectors in greatest demand regionally and internationally. Our internationally-renowned faculty give students hands-on training and guidance to become world-class problem-solvers. Students work in our cutting-edge labs and on-site with our industry partners to hone their scientific and technical skills.

To date, Khalifa University has awarded over 1,800 master’s and doctoral degrees to qualifying students.

Graduate programs, at both Master’s and PhD levels, are offered in both the College of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences. The University offers 16 Master’s degree programs, of which some offer optional concentrations, and two PhD degree programs, one of which offers eleven optional concentrations.

For more information about the graduate admissions application process, please refer to the links below:


PROGRAMS

Khalifa University of Science and Technology offers a range of graduate programs designed for the pursuit of advanced specialized 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.

College of Engineering

College of Arts and Sciences

SCHOLARSHIPS

Khalifa University of Science and Technology offers its graduate students comprehensive scholarships that cover all necessary educational expenses and may also offer recipients the potential to earn an attractive monthly stipend. The scholarships available are as follows:

Buhooth Scholarship
KU MED Scholarship

The KU MED Scholarship program supports students who have chosen to pursue a career that will positively impact on people’s lives. This program offers scholarships to all students to support graduate studies in medicine. Students who receive a Khalifa University (KU) MED Scholarship will be registered in the Pre-Medicine Bridge program. Please note that scholarship benefits are subject to change.

KU MED Scholarship for UAE Nationals

  • A monthly stipend of AED27,000.
  • Full university tuition paid by the university.
  • Support to attend educational events locally and internationally.
  • Housing in university accommodations at no cost, subject to availability.
  • Textbooks are provided by the university.

KU MED Scholarship for Expatriates

  • Full university tuition paid by the university.
  • Support to attend educational events locally and internationally.
  • Housing in university accommodations at no cost, subject to availability.
  • Textbooks are provided by the university.
GRADUATE RESEARCH / TEACHING ASSISTANT (GRTA) SCHOLARSHIP

Khalifa University of Science and Technology offers Graduate Research / Teaching Assistant (GRTA) scholarships to support qualified international students enrolled in graduate programs. The scholarship provides generous remuneration and benefits that include:

  • Full coverage of tuition fees.
  • Medical insurance coverage for students under the Khalifa University visa.
  • Support to attend international research conferences.
  • The indicative monthly stipend for GRTA Scholarship is as follows (subject to change):

During MSc:     AED 8,000
During PhD:     AED 10,000

Waived-Fee Scholarship

Khalifa University of Science and Technology offers this scholarship to help employed UAE Nationals undertake graduate studies on a part-time basis. The scholarship provides full coverage of tuition fees.

Research Center Sponsorship

During their graduate studies, students have the opportunity to conduct research within one of the research centers based at Khalifa University of Science and Technology. In order to be eligible for sponsorship, applicants must meet the eligibility criteria specific to the relevant center, as well as the admission requirements of the academic program to which they are applying.

Emirates ICT Innovation Center – EBTIC

EBTIC is an information and communications technology research and innovation center established by Etisalat, British Telecom, and Khalifa University of Science and Technology, with the support of UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority’s ICT Fund.

EBTIC aims to advance intelligent systems and technologies for the Next Generation Networks (NGNs) and NGN-enabled ICT applications and services, to put in place the support infrastructure to facilitate, develop and enable a digital-networked economy in the UAE and beyond.

Through collaboration with industry, universities and governmental organizations, EBTIC is expected to become a driving force for innovation in the field of NGN-enabled ICT applications and services, within the region and abroad.

EBTIC offers fully-funded Buhooth Scholarships for UAE National students wishing to undertake a Master’s or Doctorate degree on a full-time basis. Student research projects are linked to the major projects being undertaken within the Center.

Eligibility

Applicants must satisfy the admission requirements of the academic program to which they are applying and meet the eligibility criteria outlined for UAE-based Buhooth Scholarships.

Aerospace Research and Innovation Center (ARIC)

The Aerospace Research and Innovation Center (ARIC) was established in 2012 as a joint effort between Mubadala Aerospace and Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research to undertake cutting-edge research in aerospace engineering.

The center focuses on developing new and novel techniques for manufacturing advanced composites and developing advanced procedures for the automated manufacturing and assembly of aerospace structures.

ARIC also acts as a global research hub, collaborating with leading universities across the world, developing research opportunities over a broad spectrum of areas, and assisting technology transfer and innovation possibilities across the aerospace sector.

ARIC offers fully-funded Buhooth Scholarships for UAE National students wishing to undertake a Master’s or Doctorate degree on a full-time basis. Its research projects are linked to the major projects being undertaken within ARIC and involve working closely with the aerospace industry on the latest technological challenges.

Eligibility

Applicants must satisfy the admission requirements of the academic program to which they are applying and meet the eligibility criteria outlined for UAE-based Buhooth Scholarships.

China Scholarship Council - Khalifa University Joint PhD Scholarship

Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU), in collaboration with the China Scholarship Council (CSC), offers the CSC- KU Scholarship to highly qualified Chinese nationals admitted to PhD in Engineering or science on a full-time basis.

PhD Scholarship Benefits

  • Monthly stipend of AED 5,500 from Khalifa University and an additional stipend from CSC.
  • Flight tickets provided by CSC.
  • Full waiver of tuition fees and any research-associated fees.
  • Free University accommodation (or accommodation assistance of up to AED 3,000 per month if University accommodation is not available).
  • Free textbooks.
  • Visa processing costs.
  • UAE medical insurance.

Application

  • Apply online for the PhD program at Khalifa University.
  • After receiving the admission offer letter from Khalifa University, candidates must also apply to CSC by completing an application for funding and employer reference (forms are available online at http://apply.csc.edu.cn).

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible an applicant must:

  • Be a citizen and permanent resident of the People’s Republic of China at the time of applying.
  • Be approved for unconditional admission to a PhD program at Khalifa University.
  • Have official approval for a scholarship award from CSC prior to first registration at Khalifa University.

Duration

  • The PhD scholarship is awarded to successful applicants for up to a maximum of 48 months.

Other terms and Conditions

To continue to receive the CSC-KU Scholarship the student must:

  • Register as a full-time student every semester, including the summer term.
  • Maintain a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 out of 4 during his/her study at Khalifa University.
  • Comply with the policies, rules and regulations of Khalifa University.
APPLICATION DEADLINE

Graduate Admission Application Deadlines

 

Spring 2021 admission for graduate programs at Khalifa University of Science and Technology are now closed. Fall 2021 admissions to open soon. 

Admission decisions are released at different times, depending on when the complete application is submitted. Key admission round dates are summarized in the table below.

Application Periods

Completed Application Submitted Online by

Notification of Admission Decision

Round #1

(Early Admission)

31 August 2020, at 11:59pm UAE time

* Mid-October 2020

Round #2

(Regular Admission)

15 October 2020, at 11:59pm UAE time

*  30 November 2020

 

All applicants are strongly encouraged to submit the completed application form and all the required documents as soon as possible. Please note:

* It is recommended that international applicants apply in the first admission round.
* Late applications submitted after the Round 2 deadline may be considered based on merit and subject to University strategic priorities.
* Applicants can apply to only one program per semester. Applicants denied admission in one round cannot re-apply in another round.

 



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