• Med-Camp
  • Ro’ya Program
  • Visiting Undergraduate Student Research Experience
  • YFEL
  • Estedad Program
  • Summer Challenges and Competitions
  • Dual Credit Program

Med-Camp provides learning and growth opportunities for students with an interest in pursuing careers in Medicine & Health Sciences. It is taught by healthcare professionals and features hands-on skills & interactive learning opportunities. This week long event is an opportunity for Emirati High School students to socially connect and get excited about Medicine. 

The Med-Camp 2021 website is: www.ku.ac.ae/med-camp-2021.

Ro’ya Program

The Ro’ya Program is as an outreach initiative designed to enhance high school students’ skills and knowledge of the UAE’s energy sector developed and organized by Khalifa University and ADNOC .

The Ro’ya program gives students a background of the different courses offered at Khalifa University in the oil and gas industry, while providing them with an opportunity to hear from successful Khalifa University alumni working in the industry, as well as senior students about their academic experience in the University.


Visiting Undergraduate Student Research Experience

Khalifa University’s Visiting Undergraduate Student Research Experience provides high achieving Junior and Senior level undergraduate students from the UAE an opportunity to work on a research project under the supervision of one of our faculty for 6-8 weeks.

If you are interested to apply for the program and you would like to learn more about the available positions, please contact Ms. Hafsa Al Mansoori at hafsa.almansoori@ku.ac.ae.


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The Young Future Energy Leaders (YFEL) program is Khalifa University’s flagship sustainability-focused outreach program that educates, inspires and engages students and young professionals to become future leaders capable of solving the world’s most pressing challenges in advanced energy and sustainability.

Launched in 2010 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Force, the year-long program provides selected students and young professionals from the UAE and around the world with an unparalleled experience focused on inspiring and guiding them to become future energy leaders.

For more information, please visit the YFEL website here: https://yfel.ku.ac.ae/yfel/

Estedad Program

The National Ambassadors Program ‘Estedad’ – an initiative of the UAE Ministry of Education – aims to enrich the capabilities of students in UAE high schools and prepare them to excel academically, gain more insights in entrepreneurship and scientific research.

Khalifa University participates in the program by offering select high school students an opportunity to take one of three tracks, including ‘enrichment,’ ‘innovation and entrepreneurship,’ and ‘scientific research.’ Each of the tracks lasts for two-weeks and is led by a Khalifa University expert. Each track has 25 students from Grade 11 and 12, of which 20 are UAE nationals. Students were selected on the basis of their academic and behavioral performance in the school’s transcript and their score in National Ambassador Program entry assessments.

For more information, please visit the Estedad website here: https://e.moe.gov.ae/ords/f?p=111:1

Summer Challenges and Competitions

Khalifa University’s Summer Challenge is designed for UAE high school students, encouraging them to come up with a solution for a technical challenge which is facing either a specific industry or the world at large. For example, in 2020, the Summer Challenge was to design an ‘eDoctor’, an online system to connect patients with available doctors for consultation, without physically visiting the healthcare premises.

Another competition KU’s Outreach Office runs is the Smart Mobile Application Contest (SMAC), an introductory course and competition that teaches high school students how to develop mobile applications. The 2021 SMAC event was held under the theme “Creating Apps for EXPO.” More information can be found here: www.ku.ac.ae/smac 

Dual Credit Program

Khalifa University launched an accelerated educational program in August 2020 that allows outstanding high school students to take Bachelor-level courses for credit, and brilliant Bachelor’s students to take Master’s level courses for credit. The Dual Credit program is expected to bridge the gap between educational levels, providing an opportunity for exceptional students to obtain their degrees within a shorter duration.

In its first iteration, and in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Khalifa University selected 18 elite students from grades 11 and 12 to join this dual credit program in the Fall 2020 semester. They will take one course per semester within the 2020-2021 academic year. The students were given a selection of five courses to choose from including calculus, physics as well as introduction to programming (C++ or Matlab).

Similarly, the Accelerated Master of Science Programs enable exceptional senior undergraduate students in the College of Engineering to start their Master’s studies even while pursuing their undergraduate education. Through the Accelerated MSc program option, a highly motivated student, with the help of her/his academic advisor, can finish undergraduate and Master’s degrees within a nominal period of five-years. The accelerated program targets students for whom a Master’s degree will provide the necessary preparation to achieve career goals, or for pursuing a doctorate degree.

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