You may add or delete references by emailing the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two letters of recommendation from people who know your academic qualifications are required.
Once you have submitted your application, an automatic email will be sent to your referees requesting them to send a recommendation letter.
The schedule varies from one semester to the other.
Student housing is available for registered full-time Khalifa University postgraduate students. A rental fee applies per semester and will be deducted from the monthly stipend. Please contact the Student Service Department via email email@example.com for assistance.
Admitted applicants are normally notified via e-mail no later than eight weeks after the application deadline.
The orientation for postgraduate students is normally held the week before classes begin.
Please refer to the Graduate Admissions – Requirements page to know more about the necessary documents needed to apply for a scholarship.
For information regarding graduate scholarships, please refer to the Graduate Scholarships page.
Admission for the Spring 2023 semester is open until October 23, 2022.
The Doctorate programs cost 6,666 AED per credit hour. Please refer to the Tuition Fees page for more details.
The Master’s program costs 5,000 AED per credit hour. Please refer to the Tuition Fees page for more details.
Please refer to the Graduate Programs page for a full list of Master’s and Doctorate programs offered by the University.
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.
Applicants can only apply to one program per semester.
Applications must be submitted via the University website on or before the date listed on the Graduate Admissions webpage.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Admission requirements for Master’s and Doctorate programs are outlined on the Graduate Admissions – Requirements page. Please note that admission is highly competitive and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee entry into the program.
Please refer to the Graduate Admissions – Required Documents page for a full list of documents required to apply. The following required documents should be scanned in a clear and eligible form and included in the online application.
Please note that incomplete applications may not be considered.
Accepted applicants must submit all of their official documents before they register for their classes.
You can still apply and your application may be considered by the GR Admissions Committee on a case-by-case basis.
English is the official language of instruction and assessment at Khalifa University. To be eligible for admission, applicants must achieve a minimum iTOEFL (internet-based test) score of 91 or minimum academic IELTS overall band score of 6.5. The test must have been taken during the 24 months (2 years) preceding the application.
English Language Test Exemptions
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.
All applicants must have completed TOEFL or IELTS at the time they are applying for a graduate program at Khalifa University or by the deadline for submitting the applications, at the latest. It is mandatory for all applicants to upload a copy of their English score certificate.
All applicants must have completed the GRE General Test at the time they are applying for a graduate program at Khalifa University or by the deadline for submitting the applications, at the latest. It is mandatory for all applicants to upload a copy of their GRE score certificate.
Please upload a copy of your test score certificates to the online application or have the test score sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org along with the your Application Reference Number.
You can also have the test scores sent directly to Khalifa University using the following institutional codes:
Documents may also be sent to the following address: The Office of Student Recruitment & Admissions (Graduate Admissions), Level 2, Building E, Khalifa University Main Campus, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Applicants who have completed their tertiary studies outside the UAE or at a private university in 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.
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.
Applications for graduate admissions can be made online.
If you have started, but not submitted your application yet, you can delete it and start the process again to specify a different program or study mode.
If you have not submitted your application yet, 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.
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.
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.
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 login to view your application and refer to Section 4, ‘Referee Status’.
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.
Shortlisted applicants are normally invited to attend an interview before a final decision is made on their application. Admission decisions are released at different times, depending on when the complete application was submitted.
Please note that the University is unable to provide updates on the status of individual applications.
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, credits will only be awarded for substantially equivalent graduate courses not used to fulfill 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.
Passwords can be reset using the “Forgot Password?” link on the online application home page.
Please contact the IT Helpdesk by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
To apply to the Master’s degree programs, applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 out of 4.0 or its equivalent (e.g., an upper second-class honors in a UK-style degree from a reputable accredited institution). Please refer to the Graduate Admissions – Requirements page for more details.
Khalifa University offers 20 Master’s degree programs:
College of Engineering
College of Arts and Sciences
Khalifa University offers five PhD degree programs and a Doctor of Medicine program.
College of Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering with one of the following concentrations:
College of Arts and Sciences
Student transportation is available to ensure students are transported between the three campuses and between the Residences and campuses. A schedule for the different routes and timings is announced to all students.