Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions

  • Admission for the Undergraduate Spring 2020 is now open

Candidates who would like to apply to enroll on a Khalifa University undergraduate program must apply online.

Upon completion of the application form, applicants should wait to receive an invitation from the University regarding admission exams and personal interview.

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

Khalifa University offers 12 undergraduate engineering programs. The normal length of all undergraduate engineering programs is 140 credits. These credits are divided into 76 credits of general education requirements and 64 credits of Major requirements.

The Undergraduate programs listed as below:

College of Engineering

College of Arts and Sciences

Note: All programs offered by Khalifa University have received accreditation by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Accreditation attests to the overall quality of the individual degree programs. 

  • Khalifa University Scholarship

    Scholarship for UAE Nationals

    Full scholarships covering 100 % of tuition fees are provided to UAE national students. Monthly stipends are also provided to eligible UAE national students based on their Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). Details are as follows. This is subject to conditions stipulated in the General Scholarship Terms and Conditions.
    New Students

    Status Scholarship  Stipend (per month)
    UAE nationals who are listed from in the top 10 school graduates list issued by the Ministry of Education  100% of tuition fees  AED 8,000 fees
    All other UAE nationals  100% of tuition  AED 4,000

    Continuing Students

    Status  Scholarship  Stipend 
    Nationals with CGPA >= 3.8 100% of tuition fees AED 8,000
     Nationals with CGPA 3.2 – 3.79 100% of tuition fees AED 6,000
     Nationals with CGPA 2.6 – 3.19 100% of tuition fees AED 4,000
     Nationals with CGPA 2.0 – 2.59 100% of tuition fees AED 2,000
     UAE Nationals with GPA Below 2.0 100% of tuition fees    ——-
    •  Housing fees covering double occupancy for students residing more than 80km from campus.
    • Daily and weekend transport fees for those eligible students not receiving a stipend.

    Scholarship for NON-UAE Nationals

    (a)  Full Scholarships
    A limited number of full scholarships are available for non-national students with outstanding academic performance and personal qualities. These scholarships are very highly competitive.

    President’s Scholarship
    The President’s Scholarship is our most prestigious tuition grant reserved for students on the basis of their academic achievements and excellence. To be considered for the President’s Scholarship, applicants must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher and be admitted into an Engineering or Science degree program.

    Status Scholarship
    College of Engineering
    College of Science
    International with CGPA >= 3.3 100% of tuition fees 100% of tuition fees
    International with CGPA  3.0 –3.29 75% of tuition fees 75% of tuition fees
    International with CGPA 2.0 – 2.99 50% of tuition fees 50% of tuition fees
    International with CGPA < 2.0 0% of the tuition fees 0% of the tuition fees

    (b)  Partial Scholarships
    A number of partial-scholarships are available for non-national students with excellent academic performance and personal qualities. 

    Khalifa University Scholarship
    The Khalifa University Scholarship is a general tuition support grant for students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater. Commenced to be a financial support for hardworking and deserving students, the KU Scholarships continues to incentivize a great number of students to do better. 

    Status Scholarship
    College of Engineering
    College of Science
    International with CGPA >= 3.0 50% of tuition fees 75% of tuition fees
    International with CGPA 2.5 – 2.99 25% of tuition fees 50% of tuition fees
    International with CGPA 2.0 – 2.49 10% of tuition fees 25% of tuition fees
    International with CGPA < 2.0 0% of tuition fees 0% of the tuition fees

    (c)  Self-pay Scholarships
    Khalifa University offers additional financial support to students without established academic careers of excellence as a means to encourage and incentivize hard work and effort.  

    Self-pay Scholarship
    The self-pay scholarship is designed to help students who strive for recognition of their academic vigor after not initially qualifying for a scholarship. Students who are admitted to KU but did not maintain academic excellence and a high GPA before joining can make the most of this scholarship to prove themselves and receives financial reimbursements.

    Status Scholarship
    College of Engineering
    College of Science
    International with First year  CGPA >= 3.8 20% of tuition fees 30% of tuition fees
    International with first year CGPA < 3.8 0% of tuition fees 0% of tuition fees

  • ADNOC Scholarship Program

    Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has established its scholarship program to support the education and training of UAE Nationals to take up leading positions in ADNOC and its Group of Companies.

    ADNOC Scholarship Program is offered exclusively to UAE nationals majoring in Chemical and Mechanical Engineering.

    ADNOC Scholarship Program STIPEND Scheme:

    Students under ADNOC Scholarship Program are eligible to get rewards based on the semester performance as below:

    Monthly Stipends From AED 5,000 to AED 9,000 per month
    Academic Awards From AED 10,000 to AED 15,000 per semester

    * Terms and Conditions apply and are available through our Admission Office.

  • Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) Scholarship ``Betha``

    The Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA), together with Khalifa University, has developed this scholarship program to help qualified UAE National students enroll in its undergraduate programs. The Be’tha Scholarship is available to UAE nationals who choose majors in Computer, Electrical and Communication Engineering.

    Betha Scholarship STIPEND Scheme:

    1. New Students

    UAE Nationals Stipend of AED 5,000 Per Month

    2. Continuing Students

    (Beginning second semester, awards are based on cumulative GPA)

    Nationals with GPA 3.8 or above Stipend of AED 9,000 Per month
    Nationals with GPA 3.2 – 3.79 Stipend of AED 7,000 Per month
    National with GPA 2.6 – 3.19 Stipend of AED 5,000 Per month
    National with GPA 2.0 – 2.59 Stipend of AED 3,000 Per month
    Nationals with GPA < 2.0 Waived fees

    * Terms and Conditions and application information are available through the Office of Admissions.

  • UAE Nuclear Energy Scholarship Program (ENEC & FANR)

    The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), together with Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KU), and the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) have developed a unique scholarship initiative to provide UAE Nationals with an unparalleled opportunity to be a part of what is expected to be a cornerstone of the UAE’s power supply industry for decades to come.


    • Hold a UAE Secondary School Certificate (SSC) in Science with a minimum overall achievement of 85%.
    • All other admission requirements are as per Khalifa University Admission requirements.
    • Proof of English language proficiency which may take one of the following forms:
      • TOEFL (internet based test) : 70 or above
      • IELTS: 6.0 or above


    • Full coverage of tuition.
    • Attractive Monthly Stipend.
    • Performance Based Annual Bonus.

    * Terms and Conditions and application information are available through our Office of Admission.

  • National Electronic Security Authority (NESA) - Tamayuz Scholarship Program

    The Tamayuz Scholarship Program was created to encourage ambitious, dedicated Emirati students to excel within their chosen career paths. The program represents NESA’s mandate and mission to invest in the development of our nation’s talent. Candidates are placed within a comprehensive program designed to complement their academic experience, ensuring their success and professional growth.
    Tamayuz is offered to UAE nationals majoring in the following programs:

    • Electrical Engineering
    • Electronic Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
    • Communication Engineering
    • Software Engineering
    • Math/Physics
    • Statistics


    • The applicant must hold UAE Citizenship
    • For high school graduates, the applicant must have: Achieved a score of at least 80% in grades 10, 11 and 12
    • For university students, the applicant must maintain a CGPA of minimum 3.25 and minimum 30 credit hours completed
    • The applicant must be medically fit
    • The applicant must be of good conduct

    Tamayuz Scholarship Program STIPEND Scheme:

    Stipend AED 8,000 per month
    Bonus For top performers per year

  • The Future Teachers برنامج معلمي المستقبل


    تهدف وزارة التربية والتعليم بالإمارات العربية المتحدة إلى تخريج دفعة جديدة من المعلمين بكفاءة عالية لتعليم الجيل القادم من طلبة مدارس الدولة. حيث يعتبر إعداد المعلمين بتلك الكفاءات من أولويات الوزارة

    وتماشيا مع تلك الأهداف أطلقت وزارة التربية والتعليم و بالتعاون مع جامعة خليفة برنامج ” معلمي المستقبل” والذي يهدف إلى تقديم عدد من المنح الدراسية في تخصص

    بكالوريوس العلوم في الرياضيات التطبيقية والإحصاء

    بكالوريوس العلوم في الكيمياء

    أهداف البرنامج

    توفير منح دراسية للطلبة الإماراتيين والمقيمين العرب في دولة الامارات للحصول على بكالوريوس العلوم في الرياضيات التطبيقية والإحصاء أو بكالوريوس العلوم قي الكيمياء ليكونوا معلمي المستقبل في الدولة

    إتاحة الفرصة لمعلمي المستقبل للحصول على الدعم الأكاديمي والمهني والخدمة المجتمعية والفرص التدريبية خلال مدة دراستهم الجامعية

    توفير خبرة مهنية عالية الجودة لمعلمي المستقبل واتاحة فرص عمل لدى وزارة التربية والتعليم بعد التخرج

    شروط القبول للبرنامج

    لمواطني دولة الامارات العربية المتحدة
    تنطبق عليهم شروط القبول المعمول بها في جامعة خليفة

    للطلبة العرب والمقيمين داخل دولة الامارات العربية المتحدة

    أن يحمل الطالب جنسية أي دولة عربية ومقيم في دولة الامارات العربية المتحدة في اخر 3 سنوات على الأقل و الحصول على شهادة الثانوية العامة او ما يعادلها من احدى المدارس المعتمدة داخل الدولة

    أن لا يزيد عمر المتقدم على 20 عامًا ولم يتجاوز السنه على التخرج من الثانوية العامة

    أن لا تقل نسبة الثانوية العامة عن 85% او ما يعادلها

    أن يكون المتقدم حاصل على درجة 1400 في امتحان إمسات للغة الإنجليزية

    التفرغ للدراسة بنظام الدوام الكامل

    الحصول على القبول لدى جامعة خليفة لدراسة بكالوريوس العلوم في الرياضيات التطبيقية والإحصاء أو بكالوريوس العلوم في الكيمياء


    مميزات البرنامج

    تغطية المصاريف الدراسية في جامعة خليفة

    توفير السكن والمواصلات للطلبة الذين تنطبق عليهم شروط الحصول على السكن الداخلي في جامعة خليفة

    “إعطاء أولية التوظيف في وزارة التربية والتعليم لخريجي برنامج “معلمي المستقبل

Office of Student Recruitment and Admission 

Khalifa University of Science and Technology

P.O Box : 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Toll Free: 800 33 22 11

T: +971-(0)2-4018000

F: +971-(0)2-4472447

E: admissions@ku.ac.ae

Apply for undergraduate programs for Spring 2020

All UAE National and international applicants who graduated from high school up to two years ago (including transferred students) are eligible to apply. Admission for Spring 2020 is open now.

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