Graduate Research Scholarships for International PhD Students in UAE, 2018

The United Arab Emirates University is pleased to offer Graduate Research Scholarships for international PhD students. Scholarships provide a full package of benefits, which includes full tuition waiver, monthly stipend, housing or housing allowance, health insurance and research support.

United Arab Emirates University is the oldest university in the United Arab Emirates. It was established after independence from Britain by then the president and the founding father of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, in 1976.

A minimum IELTS score of 5.0 or equivalent is required for admission into an offering of the PhD Program whose language of instruction is Arabic.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: Open
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.
  • Scholarship Award: Tuition Waiver: Yes
    Stipend: AED 10,000/month
    Housing Allowance: AED 1,500/month
    Health Insurance: Yes (student only)
    Research Support: Yes.
  • Number of Scholarships: Not Known
  • Scholarship can be taken in UAE

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
  • Entrance Requirements: The program is designed to recruit and support PhD students. Applicants for Graduate Research Scholarships must meet the following criteria:
    General requirements:
    The student must enroll full-time in a minimum of 9 graduate credits per semester.
    The student must not be financially sponsored by any other organization or hold any active employment.
    The student must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher in the Master’s degree.
    The student must have and maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher at the PhD level.
    The following additional factors apply to the selection criteria:
    The ranking and research classification of the institution from which the applicant received his/her Master’s degree.
    Applicant’s prior research experience and its relevance to UAEU research.
    Applicant’s publication record.
  • English Language Requirements:
    A score of 6.5 or higher on the IELTS Academic exam or equivalent, for all disciplines in which the main language of instruction is English or the dissertation, must be written in English. This test score must be less than two years old at the time of application.
    A minimum IELTS score of 5.0 or equivalent is required for admission into an offering of the PhD Program whose language of instruction is Arabic.

Application Procedure:

Submit the completed application form with the following documents (all in English) sent as attachments via email to Incomplete applications will not be processed.

  • Copy of Bachelor degree transcript
  • Copy of Master degree transcript
  • Copy of CV with a list of relevant publications
  • Statement of research interest (300 words max.)

How to Apply:

To apply, complete and submit an application with all required documents.

Online Application

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