Khalifa University Graduate Scholarship 2024 | Fully Funded

International students seeking Master’s and Doctoral degrees at Khalifa University are supported. Scholarship eligibility is determined as part of the admissions process, and no separate scholarship application is required. There are a limited number of available scholarship opportunities.

Academic merit and other pertinent elements are used to evaluate and map all applicants to a certain scholarship Tier (full-time or part-time) in accordance with Khalifa University’s strategic priorities, rules, and regulations. Meeting the criteria for a certain Tier does not guarantee a scholarship grant.

Eligibility Requirements for 2024 Khalifa University Scholarship

Thee following are the requirements for the Khalifa University Scholarship:

For Master’s degree programs:

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 out of 4.0, or equivalent (e.g. an upper second-class honors in a UK-style degree, from a reputable accredited institution).
  • 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
  • A minimum quantitative score of 150 in the General Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for admission to all Master of Science programs. 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).
  • Admission interview.

For Ph.D programs:

  • 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 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
  • 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).
  • Admission interview.

Benefits

Depending on the Tier of scholarships awarded to successful applicants, the following are the benefits of the Khalifa University Scholarship:

  • Tuition fee waiver
  • Accommodation
  • 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.

Required Documents for Khalifa University

To apply for the Khalifa University Scholarship, candidates should scan in a clear and legible form and be upload the following documents online:

  • Certified copy of Bachelor’s/Master’s degree certificate (as applicable)
  • Equivalency certificate issued by the UAE Ministry of Education for applicants that have graduated from institutions outside of the UAE. To apply for your Equivalency Certificate, visit the UAE Ministry of Education Equivalency Certificate page and start the process as soon as possible as it is a lengthy process.
  • Official school transcript showing the grading scale.
  • English language proficiency score certificate (IELTS, TOEFL, or EmSAT).
    • Official TOEFL score reports can be sent directly by your institution to Khalifa University of Science and Technology using the institutional TOEFL code 0960.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report. Official score reports can be sent directly to Khalifa University of Science and Technology using the institutional GRE code 0822.
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • Statement of Purpose (500 to 1,000 words).
  • Passport-style photograph on a white background.
  • Copy of valid passport. International applicants who reside in the UAE should also upload a clear copy of their valid UAE visa.
  • Copy of Family Book (Khulasat Al Qaid). This is required for UAE National applicants only.
  • Valid UAE national ID card (for national and international applicants currently residing in the UAE).
  • Statement of Purpose (500-1,000 words).
  • Research Statement (500 to 1,000 words). This is for PhD applicants only.

How to Apply for Khalifa University

Step 1: Select the program you want to study.