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Admission to Khalifa University of Science and Technology is highly competitive and the selection of applicants will be based on the application form, supporting documents and performance in the interview. Selection will take into account factors such as academic performance, qualifications and previous experience, CV, reference forms and the applicant’s potential to succeed.
Applicants seeking admission to a graduate program at Khalifa University of Science and Technology must meet the following minimum criteria:
Master’s Degree Program Applicants
Doctorate Degree Program Applicants
*GRE Requirement for Doctorate Programs
Subject to review and approval PhD applicants who do not attain the minimum GRE quantitative score may be considered for admission if he/she can provide at least one publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
English Language Test Exemptions
Subject to review and approval, the English test score requirement (TOEFL, IELTS or EmSAT) may be waived for an applicant who is:
All applicants must provide evidence of meeting the English language requirement by uploading the relevant document with their application, even if he/she may be eligible for an exemption.
The Statement of Purpose should clearly outline the applicant’s motivations for wishing to pursue graduate studies at Khalifa University of Science and Technology, as well as any prior achievements that will demonstrate promise for success in their degree. It is recommended that prospective students include the following information in their Statement of Purpose:
The statement should focus on the contribution you would like to make to your chosen field of research. PhD applicants are advised to refer to the Khalifa University of Science and Technology Institutional Research Priorities before drafting their Research Statement.
It is recommended that the Research Statement addresses the following points:
General GRE Requirements
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a graduate-level admissions test that has two types: subject and general. A minimum quantitative score of 155 in the general GRE is required for admission to all programs, with the exception of Master of Engineering in Health, Safety and Environment Engineering and the Master of Arts in International and Civil Security, where a minimum threshold is not set. Applicants for all programs should attempt all three sections of the GRE. For more details about the GRE exam please visit: http://www.ets.org/gre/
GRE Requirement for Doctorate Programs
Subject to review and approval, PhD applicants who do not attain the minimum GRE quantitative score may be considered for admission if he/she can provide at least one publication in a peer-reviewed journal.