UAE National Students who are graduating from Grade 12 this year should apply through the Ministry of Education website until 27th of April 2021.
Transferred students and previous year graduates should apply directly through the KU website when we open. For Fall 2021, the Bachelor’s degree online application will open from 14th Feb to 8th of July 2021.
Click here for the admission requirements for undergraduate studies at Khalifa University and note that each schooling system has different requirements.
UAE national males who are going for Military Service should apply and get the acceptance before leaving for the Military to reserve their seats.
Currently we do not conduct any entrance exams, however EmSAT exams are mandatory along with a personal interview.
Processing an application takes 4-6 weeks from submitting the application until getting the final decision.
All applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English, the language of instruction at KU. All applicants must satisfy this requirement by passing academic IELTS or International TOEFL IBT or EmSAT English.
IETS 5.5 – TOFEL IBT 70 -EmSAT English 1250
Applicants who did not fulfil one of the admission requirements, his application will not be considered
English scores should be uploaded in the student online application or submitted to the Admissions Office on the Abu Dhabi Campus. Or it can be sent by email to email@example.com along with Application Reference Number or mail on the following address :
Office of Student Recruitment and Admission
Khalifa University of Science, Technology & Research
P.O Box : 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Our College of Arts and Sciences and College of Engineering offer the following majors mentioned in the link: https://www.ku.ac.ae/academics/undergraduate-programs
All programs offered by Khalifa University have received accreditation by the UAE Ministry of Education. Accreditation attests to the overall quality of the individual degree programs.
Students can apply to transfer his/her visa after joining Khalifa University
All students who live more than 100 km from Khalifa University’s Abu Dhabi campus are permitted to stay in student housing. Separate male and female accommodations are provided. Click here for more information on student housing.
All transfer candidates who are interested in applying to Khalifa University should meet the admission requirements. In addition, they should submit an official copy of their transcript(s) along with the other admission documents to be considered upon evaluation of their admission application. No credit hours will be transferred if the candidate was accepted.
All UAE National students accepted in the undergraduate programs enjoy a full scholarship to study at Khalifa University. International students must maintain a GPA of 3.3 or higher each semester to keep their full or partial scholarship.
KU is licensed and accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the United Arab Emirates.
Applicants will be notified about the interview date and time by email that he/she provided on their application. SMS reminder few days prior the interview date will be sent also.
Yes, your application will be affected and you won’t get the admission at KU.
The minimum score in EmSAT Math is 1250 and EmSAT English 1400 to join freshmen year.
Yes, you do have a chance if you repeat the Emsat and get the minimum during the specified time period. Then you have to send it to the admission office by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to reevaluate your application
SAT is considered as an admission criteria for International students who have completed their high school outside the UAE ONLY.
Students who have completed their high school outside the UAE must provide one of the following certificates to be considered for admission:
Yes. They must comply with the same procedures mentioned in the answer above.
Yes, you can in the first year but after contacting the registration office and get the approval based on the availability. (This is applicable for UAE Nationals only. Expat and International students to be reviewed case by case based on type of scholarship.)
Yes, we do accept IELTS Indicator, but as a conditional acceptance and the student should take an IELTS or Emsat in the first year at the university.
Applicants will be informed about the type of scholarships once he/she is accepted. There is no separate application for scholarship.
The medical program is only for postgraduate studies.
An undergraduate program under the College of Medicine and Health Sciences is not available. More information on the Graduate level program can be found on our website https://www.ku.ac.ae/academics/college-of-medicine-and-health-sciences/.
In order to guarantee your seat, you have to complete the admission process by signing and uploading the KU contract before leaving for the Military. Your seat will be reserved for the semester following your completion of the National Service provided that you join the university as soon as the Clearance Certificate is issued.
Kindly send us an email with your ARN number at email@example.com.
You have to contact NAPO within the specified time period.
Stipends for UAE Nationals are suspended until further notice.
Yes, as soon as you get it you have to submit it during the given time period by the admission office.
No, you don’t have to.
STS did change the name of the programs to General ATHS but the curriculum remains the same.
Interviews for Fall 2021 will start on March until July 2021.
It will be general about the student’s personality, skills, achievements and why s/he chose Khalifa University. It will be in English.
You will receive an email from admissions department, about the interview day, date and the timing after submitting complete application.
The highest score among the certificates provided will be considered.
Yes. APs help you grant credits as you join the university. For more information please visit
Yes. The online admission portal is open now until 8th of July 2021. You may apply before doing your EmSAT exams. However your application will only go through final processing once the required EmSAT scores are provided. Documents can be updated through your application online before the deadline.
Yes. Similar to the above query, you may apply before receiving your final grades. However you should apply with your Term 1 or 2 grades, while British Curriculum students should apply with predicted scores.
All students in KU study under scholarship. However the scholarship levels are based on the seating capacity available for each. Hence once you apply to KU, you automatically enroll for the scholarship. More information on scholarship levels can be found on the webpage https://www.ku.ac.ae/academics/undergraduate-programs under the Khalifa University Scholarship section and The Future Teachers.
All curricula not mentioned in the website will need to follow the prerequisite for American Curriculum.
Yes. All four EmSAT subjects (English, Math, Physics & Arabic) are mandatory. Non-Arabic speakers are exempted from EmSAT Arabic.
After submitting the application and doing all admission procedures (Exam, Interview), the admission committee will review your application within 3-6 weeks and update you.
Contact EmSAT department under Ministry of Education to register for the test. In case EmSAT English is unattainable, IELTS (Academic) or TOEFL (iBT) can be considered.
Yes. As long as you have graduated from high school within two years of applying, your application will be considered.
No, you will not be able to register for courses online, the Registration Office will register the courses on your behalf.
No, you will not be able to register for courses online, the Registration Office will register the courses on your behalf.
Please submit a copy of the certificate and the Registration office will verify the certificate and get back to you if the transfer is valid.
Please contact the IT Helpdesk by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Passwords can be reset using the “Forgot Password?” link on the online application home page.
A graduate student may request the transfer of credits for relevant graduate courses completed at an institution that is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education. Subject to approval, credit will only be awarded for substantially equivalent graduate courses not used to fulfil requirements for a previously earned degree. Transfer credits will not be given for work experience, vocational or training courses, or coursework that is not considered graduate level.
In order to apply for a credit transfer, applicants must submit an official transcript and catalog descriptions of the relevant courses.
Shortlisted applicants are normally invited to attend an interview before a final decision is made on their application.
Please note that the University is unable to provide updates on the status of individual applications.
Applicants are not required to contact potential supervisors prior to submitting their application. However, prior to drafting the Research Statement, PhD applicants are encouraged to explore the University’s research priorities and view Faculty profiles on our website. Research Statement guidelines can be found on the Graduate Admissions – Requirements webpage. The assignment of supervisors will be made by the University following the completion of the application process and is based on strategic research priorities.
Please login to view your application and refer to Section 4, ‘Referee Status’.
The University does not accept reference letters in hard copy or via e-mail. During the application process, you will be required to provide the contact details of your referees, who will be invited to complete an online Reference Form after the application is submitted. Please do not ask your referees to email the University with their recommendations.
Please ensure that the files you are uploading meet the following requirements:
If your files are in the correct format and you are still unable to upload them, please contact the IT Helpdesk by email at: email@example.com for assistance.
Yes, it is possible to update your documents after the application has been submitted. To do this, login to your account and upload additional documents in the ‘Attachments’ section. Please note that it is not possible to make changes to documents that have already been submitted. If you would like to change any of your submitted documents, please contact the Admissions team by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
If you have started, but not submitted your application, you can delete it and start the process again to specify a different program or study mode.
If you have not submitted your application, you can make changes by clicking on the relevant section and updating the information fields.
If you have already submitted your application, it is not possible to make changes. Please contact the Admissions team by email at: email@example.com for assistance.
Applications for graduate admissions can be made online.
The grading scale or grading scheme explains the academic results displayed on your transcript. It is mandatory to submit a copy of the grading scale with your application. Most universities post the grading scale on their website or print it on the back of the transcript. Alternatively, you should contact the administration office at your university.
Applicants who have completed their tertiary studies outside the UAE must obtain an equivalency certificate from the UAE Ministry of Education. Please refer to the MOE Service Catalog for more information on certificate equivalency and attestation.
Please upload a copy of your test score certificates to the online application. You can also have the test score sent directly to Khalifa University using the following institutional codes:
All applicants must have completed the GRE General Test before applying for a graduate program at Khalifa University. It is mandatory for all applicants to upload a copy of their GRE score certificate at the time of application.
All applicants must have completed TOEFL or IELTS before applying for a graduate program at Khalifa University. It is mandatory for all applicants to upload a copy of their English score certificate at the time of application.
English is the official language of instruction and assessment at Khalifa University . To be eligible for admission, applicants must achieve a minimum score of 91 iTOEFL (internet-based test) or academic IELTS with a minimum overall band of 6.5. The test must have been taken during the 24 months (2 years) preceding the application.
Subject to approval, the English test score requirement may be waived for an applicant who is:
All applicants must provide evidence of meeting the English language requirement by uploading the relevant document with their application, even if he/she may be eligible for an exemption.
You can still apply and your application may be considered for conditional admission. Such applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Conditional admission applies to Master’s programs only.
Please refer to the Graduate Admissions – Required Documents webpage for a full list of documents required to apply.
Admission requirements for Master’s and Doctorate programs are outlined on the Graduate Admissions – Requirements webpage. Please note that admission is highly competitive and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee entry into the program.
The MSc in Nuclear Engineering is open to UAE National applicants only. Successful applicants will require sponsorship from the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) or another approved government organization. To find out more information about ENEC or FANR scholarships, please contact the relevant organization:
Please refer to the Graduate Scholarships webpage for further information about scholarships offered by Khalifa University of Science and Technology. Please note that scholarships are subject to availability and will be confirmed at the conclusion of the admission process. No additional application is required to be considered for a scholarship.
Graduate studies at Khalifa University can be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis, depending on the program you apply for. Please note that some graduate programs are available on a part-time basis only.
Yes, you can still apply. Please submit your academic transcripts to date, as well as a letter confirming your status as a registered student and your expected graduation date. Unofficial transcripts can be submitted at the time of application. These documents are mandatory at the time of application and can be obtained from your university.
Applications must be submitted via the University website on or before the date listed on the Graduate Admissions webpage.
Applicants can only apply to one program per semester.
Please note that some of our programs are open only to UAE National applicants. Please refer to the Graduate Programs webpage for the requirements of each program.
Please refer to the Graduate Programs page for a full list of Master’s and Doctorate programs offered by the University.