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 SCHOLARSHIP FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Khalifa University of Science and Technology offers the following scholarships to support qualified international students enrolled in graduate programs on a full-time basis. The University reserves the right to make changes to the published scholarship benefits and conditions without prior notice.

 

  • Master Research Teaching Scholarship (MRTS)

The MRTS scholarship supports international students pursuing a Master degree at Khalifa University. Scholarship benefits include:

  • Full coverage of tuition fees.
  • Medical insurance coverage for students sponsored by Khalifa University (student visa).
  • Support to attend international research conferences.
  • Mobilization and demobilization flight assistance for overseas international students.
  • Monthly stipend of AED 4,000.

 

  • Combined Master/Doctoral Research Teaching Scholarship (CMDRTS)

The CMDRTS scholarship supports international students pursuing both the Master’s and Doctorate degrees at Khalifa University. Students who wish to complete a Master degree only should apply for the MRTS scholarship. CMDRTS scholarship benefits include:

  • Full coverage of tuition fees.
  • Medical insurance coverage for students sponsored by Khalifa University (student visa).
  • Support to attend international research conferences.
  • Mobilization and demobilization flight assistance for overseas international students.
  • Monthly stipend:
    • During MSc:     AED 8,000
    • During PhD:     AED 12,000
  • Free University accommodation (or accommodation assistance of up to AED 2,000 per month if University accommodation is not available).

 

  • Doctoral Research Teaching Scholarship (DRTS)

The DRTS scholarship supports international students pursuing a Doctorate degree at Khalifa University. Scholarship benefits include:

  • Full coverage of tuition fees.
  • Medical insurance coverage for students sponsored by Khalifa University (student visa).
  • Support to attend international research conferences.
  • Mobilization and demobilization flight assistance for overseas international students.
  • Monthly stipend of AED 12,000.
  • Free University accommodation (or accommodation assistance of up to AED 2,000 per month if University accommodation is not available).

 

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.