Graduate 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

The Buhooth Scholarship Program is an ambitious initiative that aims to achieve the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to transform the UAE into a center of excellence in engineering and science research. The initiative offers Master’s and Doctorate scholarships to UAE Nationals with the aim of promoting graduate studies and research, as well as developing specialized human capital in the areas of science and engineering for the benefit of national institutions.

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-Fees 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
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.