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Khalifa University PhD Scholarship 2024

Khalifa University of Science and Technology offers the following scholarships to support qualified international students enrolled in postgraduate programs. The University reserves the right to make changes to the published scholarship benefits and conditions without prior notice.

Master’s SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship supports international students pursuing a Master’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. All applicants 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 eligibility criteria for a specific Tier does not guarantee a scholarship award.

PhD SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship supports international students pursuing a Doctoral 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. All applicants are evaluated and mapped to a specific scholarship Tier on the basis of academic merit, research potential and other relevant factors, in line with Khalifa University’s strategic priorities, rules and regulations. Meeting the eligibility criteria for a specific Tier does not guarantee a scholarship award.

 

About Khalifa University

Khalifa University (also known as Khalifa University of Science, Technology & Research, or KUSTAR) is a science-focused university located in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates with a satellite campus in Sharjah. In 2016 it was ranked as the 481st best university in the world by QS rankings.


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khalifa University PhD Scholarship

Application Deadline30 Apr 2024
Country to studyUnited Arab Emirates
School to studyKhalifa University
TypePhD
SponsorKhalifa University
GenderMen and Women

Aim and Benefits of khalifa University PhD Scholarship

Research Path (with work commitment)

Scholarship offered to full-time PhD students only. Students are reassessed for scholarship eligibility annually.

Tier I (Full-Time only)

  • Full coverage of tuition fees.
  • Basic monthly stipend of 20,000 AED.
  • Additional monthly allowance of 20,000 AED, subject to approval and meeting scholarship progression criteria.
  • Textbooks provided by the University.
  • Support to attend international research conferences, subject to approval.
  • Medical insurance coverage for full-time international students sponsored by Khalifa University.
  • Mobilization and demobilization flights (between home country and Abu Dhabi) for full-time overseas international students, subject to approval.
  • Coverage of UAE visa application fees for full-time international students.
  • Commitment to work with Khalifa University or a nominated entity upon graduation for a period equivalent to the period of study. The University reserves the right for any reason not to offer the student a post after graduation.

Tier II (Full-Time only)

  • Full coverage of tuition fees.
  • Basic monthly stipend of 20,000 AED.
  • Additional monthly allowance of 10,000 AED, subject to approval and meeting scholarship progression criteria.
  • Textbooks provided by the University.
  • Support to attend international research conferences, subject to approval.
  • Medical insurance coverage for full-time international students sponsored by Khalifa University.
  • Mobilization and demobilization flights (between home country and Abu Dhabi) for full-time overseas international students, subject to approval.
  • Coverage of UAE visa application fees for full-time international students.
  • Commitment to work with Khalifa University or a nominated entity upon graduation for a period equivalent to the period of study. The University reserves the right for any reason not to offer the student a post after graduation.

Tier III (Full-Time only)

  • 75% waiver of tuition fees.
  • Monthly stipend of 20,000 AED.
  • Textbooks provided by the University.
  • Support to attend international research conferences, subject to approval.
  • Medical insurance coverage for full-time international students sponsored by Khalifa University.
  • Mobilization and demobilization flights (between home country and Abu Dhabi) for full-time overseas international students, subject to approval.
  • Coverage of UAE visa application fees for full-time international students.
  • Commitment to work with Khalifa University or a nominated entity upon graduation for a period equivalent to the period of study. The University reserves the right for any reason not to offer the student a post after graduation.

Tier IV (Full-Time only)

  • 50% waiver of tuition fees.
  • Free University accommodation for eligible full-time students only.
  • Textbooks provided by the University.
  • Medical insurance coverage for full-time international students sponsored by Khalifa University.
  • Mobilization and demobilization flights (between home country and Abu Dhabi) for full-time overseas international students, subject to approval.
  • Coverage of UAE visa application fees for full-time international students.
  • Commitment to work with Khalifa University or a nominated entity upon graduation for a period equivalent to the period of study. The University reserves the right for any reason not to offer the student a post after graduation.

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

 

Study Path (without work commitment)

Students are reassessed for scholarship eligibility annually.

Tier I (Full-Time only)

  • Full coverage of tuition fees.
  • Monthly stipend of 4,000 AED.
  • Free University accommodation for eligible full-time students only.
  • Textbooks provided by the University.
  • Support to attend international research conferences, subject to approval.
  • Medical insurance coverage for full-time international students sponsored by Khalifa University.
  • Mobilization and demobilization flights (between home country and Abu Dhabi) for full-time overseas international students, subject to approval.
  • Coverage of UAE visa application fees for full-time international students.

Tier II (Full-Time only)

  • 75% waiver of tuition fees.
  • Monthly stipend of 2,000 AED.
  • Free University accommodation for eligible full-time students only.
  • Textbooks provided by the University.
  • Support to attend international research conferences, subject to approval.
  • Medical insurance coverage for full-time international students sponsored by Khalifa University.
  • Mobilization and demobilization flights (between home country and Abu Dhabi) for full-time overseas international students, subject to approval.
  • Coverage of UAE visa application fees for full-time international students.

Tier III (Full-Time or Part-Time)

  • 50% waiver of tuition fees.
  • Free University accommodation for eligible full-time students only.
  • Textbooks provided by the University.
  • Medical insurance coverage for full-time international students sponsored by Khalifa University.
  • Mobilization and demobilization flights (between home country and Abu Dhabi) for full-time overseas international students, subject to approval.
  • Coverage of UAE visa application fees for full-time international students.

Tier IV (Full-Time or Part-Time)

  • 25% waiver of tuition fees.
  • Free University accommodation for eligible full-time students only.
  • Textbooks provided by the University.
  • Medical insurance coverage for full-time international students sponsored by Khalifa University.
  • Mobilization and demobilization flights (between home country and Abu Dhabi) for full-time overseas international students, subject to approval.
  • Coverage of UAE visa application fees for full-time international students.

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


Requirements for khalifa University PhD Scholarship Qualification

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 out of 4.0 or equivalent from a reputable accredited institution (for Bachelor’s to PhD direct admission), or
  • Completion of a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum CGPA of 3.25 out of 4.0 or equivalent from a reputable accredited institution.
  • A minimum quantitative score of 150 in the general Graduate Record Examination (GRE).  Applicants must attempt all three sections of the GRE.
  • A minimum of two referee recommendations (provided via online form).
  • Statement of purpose (500-1,000 words).
  • Research statement (500-1,000 words).
  • A minimum level of English proficiency in the form of either:
    • iBT TOEFL (internet-based test) score of 91 or equivalent, or
    • Overall academic IELTS score of 6.5, or
    • 1550 EmSAT English score

Interview date, Process and Venue for khalifa University PhD Scholarship

Khalifa University of Science and Technology offers its graduate students comprehensive scholarships that cover necessary educational expenses. Scholarship eligibility is assessed as part of the admission process and applicants are not required to submit a separate scholarship application.


Application Deadline

April 30, 2024


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Khalifa University on pgapply.ku.ac.ae to apply

For more details visit: Khalifa University website.

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