Why Khalifa University
Why Khalifa University?

Khalifa University offers a challenging and rewarding experience where students will develop new skills while working on real-world problems under the mentorship of internationally recognized faculty and alongside of a diverse group of students.

We bring together the best in science, engineering and medicine in the UAE, to offer specialized degrees that can take promising high school graduates all the way to top-rated doctorate degree holders.

We are an internationally ranked University, #1 in the UAE and top 200 globally, thanks to our commitment to conducting specialized research and offering academic programs designed to meet the world's growing job needs.

  • We ranked 183rd in the QS 2021 World University Ranking;
  • We ranked 129th in Engineering in the US News & Reports ranking; and
  • We ranked among the top 200 global universities in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021 by Subject: Engineering and Technology.

Accredited Major Degree Programs

KU’s Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programs are designed to equip graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge that are highly sought-after in today’s job market.

All our programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the Ministry of Education in the United Arab Emirates. We offer some of the highest quality engineering programs in the region, and our accreditation by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) is a clear evidence of that. 


Qualified students can benefit from full scholarships that cover all necessary educational expenses and may also offer recipients the potential to earn an attractive monthly stipend. The full range of scholarships available can be found at the following links:

One-on-One Attention

Our student-to-faculty ratio is 9:1 and our average class size is 15, which allows students to learn and engage with each other in a close-knit setting with one-on-one attention.

We are proud to provide our students with a more personalized approach to our educational and extracurricular offerings.

Develop your research and leadership skills

Work directly with KU’s international faculty members, who have extensive research pedigrees and years of teaching experience in some of the world’s leading universities, on real-world research problems.

Create your own learning opportunities through student-centered research projects. Read about our latest research news here.

Join the KU student council and over 15 other student clubs where you can inspire change.

Learn in a beautiful and safe environment

Khalifa University is located in the world’s safest city – Abu Dhabi.

In 2021, global data website Numbeo’s Quality of Life Index 2021 ranked Abu Dhabi the safest city in the world.

Khalifa University prides itself on its inclusive, multicultural campus and welcomes international students. KU is a truly international university – with students hailing from 53 different countries and faculty from over 40.

Get Real-World Experience

Studying at KU means learning research with real-world applications.

Students at KU benefit from the university’s active relationships and strategic partnerships with international universities, industry and government organizations. Through these partnerships, KU students can explore student exchange opportunities, internships and joint research programs.

Your Virtual Guide to KU

Get a first-hand look at what life is like as an undergraduate or graduate student at Khalifa University and learn about the University’s colleges, programs, and research centers and institutes through one of our Open Days, held annually for prospective students interested in pursuing a degree from KU.


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