UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

Khalifa University (KU), along with its partners, offers a number of undergraduate scholarships for both UAE national and non-national students.

Khalifa University Scholarship
Scholarship for UAE Nationals Students

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
UAE nationals who are listed from in the top 10 school graduates list issued by the Ministry of Education 100% of tuition fees
All other UAE nationals 100% of tuition fees

Continuing Students
Status Scholarship
Nationals with CGPA >= 3.8 100% of tuition fees
Nationals with CGPA 3.2 – 3.79 100% of tuition fees
Nationals with CGPA 2.6 – 3.19 100% of tuition fees
Nationals with CGPA 2.0 – 2.59 100% of tuition fees
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 International Students

(A) Full Scholarships - President's Scholarship

A limited number of full scholarships are available for international students with outstanding academic performance and personal qualities. These scholarships are highly competitive and dependent on meeting the university’s rigorous standards. To be considered for the President’s Scholarship, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher during their studies at Khalifa University.


Status Scholarship College of Engineering Scholarship 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 tuition fees 0% of tuition fees

(B) Partial Scholarships – Khalifa University’s Scholarship

The Khalifa University Scholarship is a general tuition support grant for students who meet the university’s rigorous standards. Developed to be a financial support for hardworking and deserving students, the KU Scholarship continues to incentivize a great number of students to do better. To be considered for the Partial’s Scholarship, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher during their studies at Khalifa University.


Status Scholarship College of Engineering Scholarship 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 tuition fees

(C) Self-pay Scholarships

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. To be considered for the Self-Pay’s Scholarship, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher during their studies at Khalifa University.


Status Scholarship College of Engineering Scholarship 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
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.


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

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

Ajyal Talent Management - Tamayuz Scholarship Program

The Tamayuz Scholarship Program was established in 2013 and currently mentors and manages over 100 Emirati students in the UAE and the United States, preparing them for careers in science, security, technology, engineering and related fields.


Tamayuz is offered to UAE nationals majoring in the following programs:
  • Computer Engineering
  • Communication Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Math and Statistics

Requirements:
  • The applicant must hold UAE Citizenship and Family Book
  • For high school graduates, the applicant must have: Achieved a score of at least 90% in grade 12.
  • For university students, the applicant must maintain a CGPA of minimum 3.2 and minimum 30 credit hours completed
  • The applicant must be medically fit
  • The applicant must be of good conduct

Benefits:
Stipend Attractive Monthly Stipend
Bonus Performance Based Annual Bonus
Tuition Full Coverage of tuition
The Future Teacher Scholarship

Introduction

The Ministry of Education aims to provide a new batch of teachers with a high efficiency to teach the next generation of students in public schools in the United Arab Emirates. The provision of highly qualified teachers is a top priority for the Ministry of Education in the coming years.

As part of this objective, the Ministry, in collaboration with Khalifa University, has launched the ‘Future Teachers’ program, which offer squalified students scholarships in the following disciplines:

  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics

Program Goals

The program aims to offer scholarships to UAE Naitonal and Arab students living in the UAE to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry or in Physics to serve as future teachers in the country.

It also seeks to provide future teachers with opportunities to be involved in community service and to receive academic and professional support and training while they are studying.

Furthermore, the program ensures that the future teachers will receive high-quality professional experience through available job opportunities at the Ministry of Education after their graduation.

Program Eligibility Criteria

For UAE National students

UAE NAtional students are subject to the same requirements for admission to Khalifa University.

For Arab students living in the UAE

The student must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a citizen of any Arab country
  • Be a resident of the UAE for the last three years
  • Have high school certificate or its equivalent from one of the accredited schools in the country
  • Must not be more than 20 years old and should have graduated high school within the past 3 years
  • Should have a score of at least 90% or its equivalent in the general secondary certificate exam
  • Must have a score of 1100 in the EmSAT English test
  • Should be a full-time student
  • Should have secured admission to Khalifa University to study Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or Bachelor of Science in Physics.

Program Advantages

The program covers tuition fees at Khalifa University.

It also provides housing and transportation for male students who meet the conditions for receiving housing at Khalifa University.

Program graduates will be given priority employment at the Ministry of Education as a teacher.

ADNOC Scholarship Program

ADNOC believes that every student should have access to the world’s leading academic institutions to enable their intellectual and personal growth. ADNOC provide guidance and support for outstanding students to pursue undergraduate programs in specialized disciplines at prestigious institutions.

ADNOC Scholarship is offered to UAE nationals majoring in the following programs: Engineering majors, especially in the fields of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering. Future majors related to Artificial Intelligence

Requirements:

  • Be accepted by one of the approved academic institutions for a course of study with an approved academic major. 
  • High School Certificate (or equivalent) in science stream (or equivalent) 
  • Average final examinations results of not less than 85%from a school recognized in terms of academic excellence by MoE, ADEK and KHDA with minimum achievement of 85% in each science subject
  • TOEFL (or equivalent) score of 89 and above / IELTS 6.0 and above / EMSAT 1400 
  • Be medically fit.
  • Performed or exempted national military service. 
  • Passed the admission tests and interview.

Benefits:

  • Priority in recruitment in accordance with the Company's recruitment policy. o
  • Training opportunities through the ADNOC Group.
  • Rewarding monthly financial reward.

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


GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
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.

Students accepted to the Buhooth program will be registered in selected Master’s and Doctorate programs offered by Khalifa University of Science and Technology, or top international universities.


Buhooth Scholarship Benefits

Please note that scholarship benefits are subject to change.

  • Monthly stipend
  • Full coverage of tuition fees
  • Support to attend international research conferences
  • Opportunity to visit international research centers

There are two types of Buhooth Scholarship:

1) UAE-Based Buhooth

This scholarship will provide an opportunity for applicants to pursue Master’s and Doctorate degree studies at Khalifa University of Science and Technology.

  • The scholarship will be open for selected majors only, as determined by Khalifa University of Science and Technology.
  • Under the conditions of the scholarship, an applicant holding a Bachelor’s degree must sign a contract committing to completing their Master’s degree at Khalifa University of Science and Technology.
  • Under the conditions of the scholarship, an applicant holding a Master’s degree must sign a contract committing to complete their Doctorate degree at Khalifa University of Science and Technology.
  • The indicative monthly stipend for UAE-based Buhooth Scholarship is as follows (subject to change):
    During MSc: Single AED 30,000 Married AED 33,000
    During PhD: Single AED 36,000 Married AED 39,000
2) International Buhooth

This scholarship aims to provide an opportunity for applicants to pursue Master’s and Doctorate degree studies at top international universities.

  • The scholarship is open for selected majors only, as determined by Khalifa University of Science and Technology.
  • The scholarship is highly competitive and will only be offered to a limited number of successful applicants each year.
  • An applicant holding a Bachelor’s degree will sign a contract committing to complete both their Master’s and Doctorate degrees at the selected institution and then must accept employment in a suitable post for a defined period of time, which must be at least equal to the length of time of the study period.
  • An applicant holding a Master’s degree will sign a contract committing to complete their Doctorate studies at the selected institution and then accept employment in a suitable post for a period of time which is at least equal to the study period.
  • The stipend amount includes an additional allowance to UAE Nationals living outside the UAE.
  • Recipients of this scholarship are placed on an “employment contract” and therefore are registered on the Abu Dhabi Retirement Pensions and Benefits Fund during the period of study and the period of employment that is included as part of the scholarship criteria.
  • International Buhooth scholarship recipients will receive medical insurance for themselves, their spouse and eligible dependents.
  • Recipients of this scholarship are eligible for yearly round trip airline tickets for themselves, their spouse and eligible dependents.
Eligibility Criteria for Buhooth Scholarship
  • Applicants must be UAE Nationals.
  • Applicants must satisfy the admission requirements of the academic program that they are applying to. Please note that admission is highly competitive and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee entry into the program.
  • In order to be considered for the International Buhooth Scholarship, applicants must have excellent credentials and provide a letter of offer from a top-ranked international institution. The letter should be submitted at the time of application to Khalifa University.
How to Apply

Please refer to the Graduate Admissions webpage for details on how to apply to Khalifa University of Science and Technology. Applicants are automatically considered for a graduate scholarship, if applicable. No additional scholarship application is required. The recipients will be confirmed at the conclusion of the admission process.

KU MED Scholarships

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

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.
  • Annual 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.