Khalifa University Scholarship 2025 | UAE | Fully Funded

Pursue your postgraduate studies in UAE. Good news! The Khalifa University Scholarships are currently open. In this article, we will explain in detail about Khalifa University Scholarship, its benefits, and the step-by-step application process.

Khalifa University Scholarship 2025-2026 is fully funded for international students. This scholarship is available for masters and PhD studies and covers full tuition fees, medical insurance, support to attend international research conferences, and a monthly stipend of up to AED 40,000.

Khalifa University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with three colleges, three research institutes, 18 research centers, and 17 departments covering a broad range of disciplines in science, engineering, and medicine. It will continue to evolve with the UAE’s rapidly developing national goals and needs and nurture the innovation ecosystem required for the country’s targeted knowledge economy transformation.

In June 2021, Khalifa University jumped 28 positions from 211th in the 2021 rankings, to 183rd in the QS World University Rankings 2022, becoming the first university in the UAE to become a top world 200 university.

Scholarship Summary

  • Level of Study: Masters / PhD
  • Institution(s): Khalifa University
  • Study in: Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Program Period: Duration of Master Degree For Full Time: 2 Year, Duration of Master Degree For Part Time: 3 Years
  • Deadline: April 30, 2025

Khalifa University Scholarship Degree Programs

Master Degree Programs:

  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering.
  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Master of Science in Engineering Systems and Management
  • Master of Science in Information Security
  • Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering
  • Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering
  • Master of Science in Sustainable Critical Infrastructure
  • Master of Science in Water and Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Science by Research in Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Health, Safety, and Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Science in Computing and Information Science
  • Master of Arts in International and Civil Security
  • Master of Science in Applied Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Petroleum Geoscience
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Petroleum Geoscience

Doctoral Degree Programs:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Engineering Systems and Management
  • Material Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Multidisciplinary Engineering
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)

For more information check here.

Scholarship Coverage

Khalifa University Masters Scholarship Benefits

  • Full coverage of tuition fees.
  • Textbooks provided by the University.
  • Free University accommodation for eligible full-time students only.
  • 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.

Khalifa University PhD Scholarship Benefits

  • 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.

Eligibility Criteria for the Khalifa University Scholarship

To be eligible for the Khalifa University Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Required Language: English. 
  • Eligible Countries: All world countries.
  • Master’s Degree Program requirements:
    – Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree.
    – English Proficiency Certificate.
    – Admission Interview.
  •  Doctorate Degree Program requirements:
    – Completion of a Master’s Degree.
    – Research statement (500-1,000 words).
    – Admission interview.
  • Participants can apply for the Full Time as well as Part-Time. But there are Some Requirements for both. Full-time: Students are required to Register for 3-4 courses each semester (9-12 credit hours or equivalent).
    Part-time: Students are required to Register for 2 courses each semester (6 credit hours or equivalent).

How to Apply for the Khalifa University Scholarship?

Please follow the following instructions to apply for the Khalifa University Scholarship:

(1) Create an account here.

(2) Fill out the application and attach the required papers

  • Certified copy of Bachelor’s/Master’s degree certificate).
  • Equivalency certificate issued by the UAE Ministry of Education for applicants who have graduated from institutions outside of the UAE.
  • Official transcript showing the grading scale.
  • English language proficiency score certificate (IELTS, TOEFL or EmSAT).
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report.
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • Passport-style photograph on a white background.
  • Valid passport. International applicants who reside in the UAE should also upload a clear copy of their valid UAE visa.
  • Family Book (Khulasat Al Qaid – UAE National applicants only).
  • Valid UAE national ID card (for national and international applicants who currently reside in the UAE).
  • Statement of Purpose (500 to 1,000 words)
  • Research Statement (500 to 1,000 words – PhD applicants only)

Notes:

  • Know more about how to apply here.
  • If you are accepted you will enter the second phase which is the interview.

Website

To learn more about the Khalifa University Scholarship, please visit the official website:

Official Website