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

The scholarship supports UAE National and International students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree at Khalifa University. Scholarship eligibility is assessed as part of the admission process and applicants are not required to submit a separate scholarship application. The number of available scholarship slots is limited. International students are evaluated and mapped to a specific scholarship Tier on the basis of academic merit and other relevant factors, in line with Khalifa University’s strategic priorities, rules and regulations. Meeting the minimum eligibility criteria does not guarantee a scholarship award.

Scholarship for UAE National and Children of Emirati Mothers
  • Full coverage of tuition fees.
  • Free University accommodation for eligible students.
  • Free weekly transportation for eligible students.
  • Textbooks provided by the University.


Please refer to the Tuition Fees webpage for information on tuition costs.

Scholarships for International Students

Tier I

  • Full coverage of tuition fees.
  • Textbooks provided by the University.

Tier II

  • Partial waiver of 50% or 75% of tuition fees.
  • Textbooks provided by the University.

Tier III

  • Textbooks provided by the University.

Active Student Scholarship

Students on Tier III scholarship, when initially admitted to Khalifa University, will receive an award of up to 30% remission in tuition fees if they achieve a minimum CGPA of 3.8 following the completion of at least 12 credit hours.

Please refer to the Tuition Fees webpage for information on tuition costs.


The ADNOC Scholarship Program is a prestigious accolade granted to a select number of talented individuals, following a competitive application process.

Established in 1974, ADNOC continues to nurture the next generation of UAE nationals by investing in their higher education.

This fund was developed to empower high potential UAE nationals with training across various technical disciplines. These subjects are chosen in line with the vision for advancement of the industrial and economic objectives of ADNOC and the UAE. 

What we offer

We provide guidance and support for outstanding students to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate programs in specialized disciplines at prestigious institutions, both within the UAE and abroad. We support our scholars to maintain high academic standards throughout the duration of their studies.

Successful applicants to the ADNOC Scholarship Program can expect to benefit from:

  • Scholarship application assistance
  • Tuition fee support
  • Support with living expenses
  • Access to the ADNOC Scholarship Portal
  • Rewards for excellent performance

The ADNOC Scholarship university list includes more than 80 of the world’s most prestigious institutions, according to the Times Top 100 Higher Education World University Rankings.

What We Look For

The application and interview process are designed to identify the most brilliant UAE National talent, whose work ethic and core values are in line with those of ADNOC. 

Prospective scholars should have already received a conditional letter of acceptance from our list of approved universities, for one of the following majors:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Geosciences

Candidates will also be requested to undertake a medical assessment to assess suitability for their chosen discipline

You will also need to confirm that you have no obligations which may conflict with your studies. For those who are eligible for national service, this should include the ability to provide a military service release letter.

Undergraduate Program Requirements

  • Has attended a school recognized in terms of academic excellence by the Ministry of Education (MoE); Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) or Knowledge & Human Development Authority (KHDA) High school certificate, or equivalent
  • Minimum achievement of 85% in each science and math subject
  • Average final high school examinations results of 85% or above to pursue scholarship for domestic studies (within the UAE)
  • Average final examinations results of 90% or above if you intend to study overseas
  • TOEFL (or equivalent) score of 80 and above / IELTS 6.0 and above / EMSAT – English 1400 and above, Math 1250 and above and Physics 800 and above (for Domestic study only)


Mandatory Documents for Application

  • Color copy of Passport (Front page and unified number page)
  • Color copy of Family Book (All pages with writing)
  • Color copy of Emirates ID (Front and Back)
  • Valid IELTS / TOEFL / EmSAT Certificate
  • University Acceptance Letter(s)
  • Copy of Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Reference Letter from Math Instructor
  • Reference Letter from Science Instructor
  • Passport photo with white background
  • Transcripts for years 9, 10, 11 and 12
  • Personal statement / Essay (300 words) – What motivated you to apply for the ADNOC Scholarship and why did you choose this particular field of study?
  • Latest university transcript (if applicable)
  • National service letter (if applicable)



ADNOC Scholarship is open to receive applications from 1st March to 31st March 2022. To apply for ADNOC Scholarship program click here. For more information about ADNOC scholarship, please visit ADNOC SCHOLASRSHIP WEBSITE

External entities who wish to sponsor students at KU, are kindly requested to fill in the Sponsor Application Form here.

For more information about the available scholarships for undergraduate students, please email us at

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