SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UAE NATIONAL STUDENTS
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UAE NATIONAL STUDENTS

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UAE NATIONAL STUDENTS
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UAE NATIONAL STUDENTS
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 (subject to approval)
  • Opportunity to apply for international internships (subject to approval) 

 

There are two types of Buhooth Scholarships:

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.
  • The indicative monthly stipend for the 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

 

Eligibility Criteria for UAE-based Buhooth Scholarship

  • Applicants must be UAE Nationals.
  • Applicants must satisfy the full admission requirements of the Khalifa University 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. 

 

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 approved by KU and then must accept employment, if offered by KU, in a suitable post for a 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 approved by KU and then accept employment, if offered by KU, 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 will be registered in 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 International Buhooth Scholarship
  • Applicants must be UAE Nationals.
  • Applicants must have graduated from Khalifa University. On an exceptional basis, graduates from other institutions may be considered.
  • Applications must be submitted online, through the Khalifa University Admission Portal. Applicants must satisfy the full admission requirements of the Khalifa University academic program that they are applying to with the following minimum CGPA criteria:
    • Minimum Bachelor CGPA of 3.50 (or equivalent) for applications to Master’s programs.
    • Minimum Bachelor CGPA of 3.50 (or equivalent) and Master CGPA of 3.70 (or equivalent) for applications to PhD programs.
  • Applicants must provide an admission offer letter from a top-ranked international institution (preferred top 50 QS or THE ranking). 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 MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP

The KU Medical 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) Medical Scholarship will be registered in the Pre-Medicine Bridge program. Please note that scholarship benefits are subject to change.



KU Medical Scholarship for all Students

  • A monthly stipend.
  • 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.

     

    For more information about the available scholarships for medical students, please email us at md@ku.ac.ae.

    WAIVED-FEES SCHOLARSHIP

    This scholarship provides an opportunity for employed UAE National students to pursue graduate studies on a part-time basis. Scholarship benefits include:

    • Full coverage of tuition fees.

    The Waived Fees scholarship does not cover student accommodation or transportation costs.

     

    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.

    SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
    SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
    KU MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP

    The KU Medical 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) Medical Scholarship will be registered in the Pre-Medicine Bridge program. Please note that scholarship benefits are subject to change.



    KU Medical Scholarship for all Students

    • A monthly stipend.
    • 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.

       

      For more information about the available scholarships for medical students, please email us at md@ku.ac.ae.

      GRADUATE RESEARCH / TEACHING SCHOLARSHIP FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

      Khalifa University of Science and Technology offers the following scholarships to support qualified international students enrolled in graduate programs on a full-time basis. The University reserves the right to make changes to the published scholarship benefits and conditions without prior notice.

       

      Master Research Teaching Scholarship (MRTS)

      The MRTS scholarship supports international students pursuing a Master’s degree at Khalifa University. Scholarship benefits include:

      • Full coverage of tuition fees.
      • Medical insurance coverage for students sponsored by Khalifa University (student visa), as per the University’s rules and regulations.
      • Support to attend international research conferences, subject to approval.
      • Mobilization and demobilization flight assistance for overseas international students.
      • Monthly stipend of AED 4,000.

      The MRTS scholarship does not cover student accommodation costs.

       

      Combined Master/Doctoral Research Teaching Scholarship (CMDRTS)

      The CMDRTS scholarship supports international students pursuing both, the Master’s and Doctorate degrees at Khalifa University. Scholarship benefits include:

      • Full coverage of tuition fees.
      • Medical insurance coverage for students sponsored by Khalifa University (student visa), as per the University’s rules and regulations.
      • Support to attend international research conferences, subject to approval.
      • Mobilization and demobilization flight assistance for overseas international students.
      • Free University accommodation for the student only (or accommodation assistance of AED 2,000 per month only if University accommodation is not available for the eligible student, as per the University’s rules and regulations).
      • Monthly stipend:
        • During MSc:        AED 8,000
        • During PhD:        AED 12,000

      Students who wish to complete a Master’s degree only should select the MRTS scholarship when applying for graduate studies at Khalifa University.

       

      Doctoral Research Teaching Scholarship (DRTS)

      The DRTS scholarship supports international students pursuing a Doctorate degree at Khalifa University. Scholarship benefits include:

      • Full coverage of tuition fees.
      • Medical insurance coverage for students sponsored by Khalifa University (student visa), as per the University’s rules and regulations.
      • Support to attend international research conferences, subject to approval.
      • Mobilization and demobilization flight assistance for overseas international students.
      • Free University accommodation for the student only (or accommodation assistance of AED 2,000 per month only if University accommodation is not available for the eligible student, as per the University’s rules and regulations).
      • Monthly stipend of AED 12,000.
      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 9,200 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 2,000 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.

      Khalifa University of Science and Technology offers its graduate students comprehensive scholarships that cover necessary educational expenses and may also offer recipients the potential to earn an attractive monthly stipend. Scholarship eligibility is assessed as part of the admission process and applicants are not required to submit a separate scholarship application.

      * The University reserves the right to make changes to the published scholarship and fees information without prior notice.