Are you an undergraduate or graduate student who plans to study in the UAE next year? If so, Khalifa University has some great news for you!

  • Country of origin: UAE
  • Funded by: Khalifa University
  • Type: Fully funded
  • Education level: Master’s degree & PhD.
  • Duration: Full-time master’s degree 2 yrs & for part-time master’s degree 3 yrs
  • Deadline: Admission Cycle/Jan 2024 or Apr 2024
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Khalifa University offers graduate research scholarships to international students looking to pursue a master’s or PhD degree in one of our many programs. With these scholarships, you’ll not only be able to cover your tuition fees but also receive a monthly stipend, health insurance, and support to attend conferences abroad. The application process is quick and easy – fill out the form on this page to start today! 

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for Khalifa University scholarships, students need to meet certain criteria as follows: 

1. The required language is English.

2. The program is open to all countries around the world.

3. Requirements for Master’s Degree Programs:

  • A Bachelor’s degree must be obtained.
  • A certificate of English proficiency is required.
  • Interview for admissions.

4. Requirements for Doctorate Degree Programs:

  • Completing a Master’s degree.
  • Write a 500-1,000 word research statement.
  • Taking an interview for admission

5. There are some requirements for both the Full-Time and Part-Time programs. 

  •  Full-time: The student is required to register for three to four courses each semester, each requiring nine to twelve credit hours
  •  Part-time: Each semester, students must register for two courses worth six credit hours

How to Apply?

1. Register online and create your account

2. Complete the online application form

3. Attach the required documents

4. Required documents are as follows

  • A certified copy of your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
  • A UAE Ministry of Education certificate of equivalency for graduates from other institutions.
  • The grading scale is shown on the official transcript.
  • Certificate of proficiency in English 
  • GRE examination score reports
  • Curriculum Vitae in detail 
  • On a white background, a passport-style photograph.
  • Valid passports are required for international students.
  • For international applicants residing in the United Arab Emirates, please upload a clear copy of their valid United Arab Emirates visa.
  • Khulasat Al Qaid needs national applicants only from UAE.
  • Present a valid UAE national ID card if you are a national of the United Arab Emirates and reside in the country.
  • A 500- to 1,000-word statement of purpose
  • Research Statement 500 to 1,000 words only for applicants to PhD programs.
  • Upon acceptance, you will proceed to the interview phase.

Scholarship coverage at Khalifa University

  • Provides full tuition coverage
  • Student health insurance coverage is sponsored by Khalifa University as stipulated by the University’s policies and procedures.
  • Supported travel to attend international research conferences with permission.
  • Student airline ticket assistance from different countries back to home countries
  • Eligible students are granted free University accommodation or assistance in the form of 2,000 AEDs per month to cover the accommodation cost if they cannot find University accommodation themselves, according to the rules established by the University.
  • MSc Stipend: AED 8,000 per month.
  • Monthly PhD stipend: AED 12,000.


  1. Where is Khalifa University located? 

Khalifa University is based in Abu Dhabi, UAE. 

  1. Am I guaranteed a scholarship if I am awarded one? 

Scholarships are competitive and need to be applied for separately by students who have been admitted to either Masters’s or PhD programs. It is important that you carefully review the requirements of each scholarship before applying. 

  1. Are there any additional requirements I need before applying for a scholarship? 

Please read each scholarship’s terms and conditions, as they differ according to each offer. 

  1. What can I do if my questions aren’t answered here? 

The best way to find out more about our scholarships is to contact us directly.


We hope this blog post has helped answer some of your questions about our scholarship program and encourages you to apply. Our team is eagerly awaiting your application. Visit our website for more details now at!