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Graduate Scholarships

Graduate Scholarships

Khalifa University of Science and Technology offers its graduate students comprehensive scholarships that cover all necessary educational expenses and may also offer recipients the potential to earn an attractive monthly stipend. The scholarships available are as follows:

The Buhooth Scholarship Program is an ambitious initiative that aims to achieve the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to transform the UAE into a center of excellence in engineering and science research. The initiative offers Master’s and Doctorate scholarships to UAE Nationals with the aim of promoting graduate studies and research, as well as developing specialized human capital in the areas of science and engineering for the benefit of national institutions.

Students accepted to the Buhooth program will be registered in selected Master’s and Doctorate programs offered by Khalifa University of Science and Technology, or top international universities. 

Buhooth Scholarship Benefits

Please note that scholarship benefits are subject to change.

  • Monthly stipend.
  • Full coverage of tuition fees.
  • Support to attend international research conferences.
  • Opportunity to visit international research centers.

There are two types of Buhooth Scholarships:

1) UAE-Based Buhooth

This scholarship will provide an opportunity for applicants to pursue Master’s and Doctorate degree studies at Khalifa University of Science and Technology.

  • The scholarship will be open for selected majors only as decided by Khalifa University of Science and Technology
  • Under the conditions of the scholarship, an applicant holding a Bachelor’s degree must sign a contract committing to complete their Master’s degree at Khalifa University of Science and Technology. No work commitment is required after graduation.
  • Under the conditions of the scholarship, an applicant holding a Master’s degree must sign a contract committing to complete their Doctorate degree at Khalifa University of Science and Technology. No work commitment is required after graduation.

2) International Buhooth

This scholarship aims to provide an opportunity for applicants to pursue Master’s and Doctorate degree studies at top international universities.

  • The scholarship is open for selected majors only, as decided by Khalifa University of Science and Technology.
  • The scholarship is highly competitive and will only be offered to a limited number of successful applicants each year.
  • An applicant holding a Bachelor’s degree will sign a contract committing to complete both their Master’s and Doctorate degrees at the selected institution and then must accept employment in a suitable post for a defined period of time, which must be at least equal to the length of time of the study period.   
  • An applicant holding a Master’s degree will sign a contract committing to complete their Doctorate studies at the selected institution and then accept employment in a suitable post for a period of time which is at least equal to the study period.
  • . The stipend amount an additional allowance to UAE Nationals living outside the UAE.
  • Recipients of this scholarship are placed on an “employment contract” and therefore are registered on the Abu Dhabi Retirement Pensions and Benefits Fund during the period of study and the period of employment that is included as part of the scholarship criteria.
  • International Buhooth scholarship recipients will receive medical insurance for themselves, their spouse and any dependent children.
  • Recipients of this scholarship are eligible for yearly round trip airline tickets for themselves, their spouse and any dependent children. 
  • Applicants must be UAE Nationals.
  • Applicants must satisfy the admission requirements of the academic program that they are applying to.
  • Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee that the applicant will receive a scholarship award. In order to be considered for the Buhooth Scholarship, applicants are required to have excellent credentials, in particular for consideration for the International Buhooth scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria for Buhooth Scholarship

How to Apply

Please refer to theguidelines on how to apply to Khalifa University of Science and Technology. Applicants are automatically considered for a graduate scholarship, if applicable. No additional scholarship application is required. The recipients will be confirmed at the conclusion of the admission process. To apply for a graduate program at Khalifa University of Science and Technology, please visit: https://admissions.kustar.ac.ae/pg/Account/Login.

Khalifa University of Science and Technology offers Graduate Research Teaching Assistant (GRTA) scholarships to help qualified international students enrolled in graduate programs. The scholarships provide generous remuneration and benefits that include:

  • Monthly stipend
  • Full coverage of tuition fees
  • Support to attend international research conferences

Khalifa University of Science and Technology offers this scholarship to help employed UAE Nationals undertake graduate studies on a part-time basis. The scholarship provides full coverage of tuition fees.

During their graduate studies, students have the opportunity to conduct research within one of the research centers based at Khalifa University of Science and Technology. In order to be eligible for sponsorship, applicants must meet the eligibility criteria specific to the relevant center, as well as the admission requirements of the academic program to which they are applying.

Emirates Technology and Innovation Center (ETIC)

Emirates Technology and Innovation Center (ETIC) is a research and innovation center jointly established by Emirates Advanced Research and Technology Holding (EARTH) and Khalifa University. The center is located at the main campus of Khalifa University of Science and Technology, with management and research staff from both founding partners.

Through collaboration between industry and academia, ETIC aims to become a driving force for innovation in the field of computer-aided technologies and other selective-system technologies in the region and beyond.

EARTH is a limited liability company, established on 28 July 2008, to provide R&D services as well as sophisticated technical equipment to government and private organizations.

  • EARTH/ETIC offers an opportunity to concurrently achieve academic and career growth.
  • Successful applicants will be placed on an employment contract: years of study will be counted as experience (registration with the Abu Dhabi Retirement Pensions and Benefits Fund and the Ministry of Labor) with full entitlement of compensation and benefits as per company grading system.
  • While completing a Master’s and Doctorate, students will be working on company projects that will allow them to transfer their study and research to actual projects.
  • Students will sign a contract committing to complete their Masters’ and Doctorate degrees, and to work for the equivalent period after graduation.

Compensation and benefits:

  • Salaries starting from AED 36,000.
  • Annual vacation allowance (equal to one month’s basic salary).
  • Education allowance: per year, per dependent child, for maximum 3 children (as per EARTH policy and procedure).
  • Additional monthly incentive allowances (while completing PhD & MSc) for GPA 3.0 and above.
  • Career path supported by six year professional development pathway.
  • Sponsored attendance at international conferences and exhibitions.
  • Registration on the Abu Dhabi Retirement Pensions and Benefits Fund and Ministry of Labor during the period of study.

Emirates ICT Innovation Centre - EBTIC

EBTIC is an information and communications technology research and innovation center established by Etisalat, British Telecom, and Khalifa University of Science and Technology, with the support of UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority’s ICT Fund.

EBTIC aims to advance intelligent systems and technologies for the Next Generation Networks (NGNs) and NGN-enabled ICT applications and services, to put in place the support infrastructure to facilitate, develop and enable a digital-networked economy in the UAE and beyond.

Through collaboration with industry, universities and governmental organizations, EBTIC is expected to become a driving force for innovation in the field of NGN-enabled ICT applications and services, within the region and abroad.

EBTIC offers fully-funded Buhooth Scholarships for UAE National students wishing to undertake a Master’s or Doctorate degree on a full-time basis. Student research projects are linked to the major projects being undertaken within the Center.

Eligibility

Applicants must satisfy the admission requirements of the academic program to which they are applying and meet the eligibility criteria outlined for UAE-based Buhooth Scholarships.

Aerospace Research and Innovation Center (ARIC)

The Aerospace Research and Innovation Center (ARIC) was established in 2012 as a joint effort between Mubadala Aerospace and Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research to undertake cutting-edge research in aerospace engineering.

The center focuses on developing new and novel techniques for manufacturing advanced composites and developing advanced procedures for the automated manufacturing and assembly of aerospace structures.

ARIC also acts as a global research hub, collaborating with leading universities across the world, developing research opportunities over a broad spectrum of areas, and assisting technology transfer and innovation possibilities across the aerospace sector.

ARIC offers fully-funded Buhooth Scholarships for UAE National students wishing to undertake a Master’s or Doctorate degree on a full-time basis. Its research projects are linked to the major projects being undertaken within ARIC and involve working closely with the aerospace industry on the latest technological challenges.

Eligibility

Applicants must satisfy the admission requirements of the academic program to which they are applying and meet the eligibility criteria outlined for UAE-based Buhooth Scholarships.