UAE scholarship

The United Arab Emirates is a research-based institution aimed at helping the students to develop both innovative and sustainable solutions to the various challenges facing the UAE and the wider world. There are various courses offered to both the national and international students to this effect.

About the UAE Scholarship

United Arab Emirates University Scholarship 2020 for International Students

The scholarship is available for international students who want to pursue postgraduate studies (Masters and PhD) under different research projects. It is fully funded and covers the full tuition fee. The university is a research based institution and ranked the top university in the UAE.

The financial coverage includes:

  • Full tuition waiver
  • Monthly stipend
  • Health insurance
  • Bonus: up to AED3000 from supervisor’s external research project; or AED2000 from supervisor’s internal research project.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  1. Have a GPA of 3.5/4.0 in Master’s degree.
  2. Have a dissertation in one of the UAE priority sectors (Renewable energy, education, transportation, health, technology, water and space)).
  3. Meet the admission requirements.

How to Apply

To apply for the scholarship, applicants must provide the following:

  • Completed application form
  • Deposit slip of the application fee
  • Identity documents
  • Two copies of official transcripts
  • A copy of the applicants IELTS score
  • Recommendation letters.

Studying in the United Arab Emirates

Located in the Middle East, the UAE is one of the best places to study in the world. The country is open-minded and accommodative of people of other cultural backgrounds. Besides, it is a safe haven for international students and records a very minimal number of stealing or scamming.

Multi-cultural lifestyles are acceptable in the UAE. The country is so keen on modesty and principles, while tolerating people of other cultures and religions, as long as they are peaceful.

It will interest you to know that English is widely spoken, making it easy for English speaking people to adapt. However, it is not out of place to learn conversational Arabic.

It can be quite expensive living in the United Arab Emirate, especially, if you are on a student’s budget. But, there are a combination of activities and experiences that will make your stay a memorable one.

Academic Fields in the UAE University

There are nine separate colleges in the United Arab Emirates University, in addition to College of Graduate Studies and University College. These colleges have a range of academic departments and disciplines. They include:

College of Business and Economics

The college offers business programmes through the years with a strong penchant for quality teaching, research and service. The departments in the College of Business and Economics include:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Analytics in the Digital Era
  • Innovation in Government and Society
  • Leadership and Organizational Agility
  • Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

This is the largest of the nine colleges in the university. It is made up of 12 academic departments and some of them include:

  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Languages and Literature
  • Tourism and Heritage
  • Cognitive Science
  • Media and Creative Industries
  • Geography and Urban Sustainability
  • Government and Society
  • Social Wellbeing

College of Information Technology

The college is the youngest in the university. It has the reputation for excellent research and teaching with an outstanding team of international academics in recognized universities.

College of Engineering

The college of Engineering offers a collection of different courses, all of which are nationally recognized. They include:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Communication Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering

College of Education

The college provides an academic ground for the training of teachers and education leaders. The departments include:

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Foundations of Education
  • Special Education
  • Physical Education

College of Law

The College of Law consists of three departments, namely:

  • Department of Private Law
  • Department of Public Law
  • Department of Sharia and Islamic Law

College of Food and Agriculture

This college is one of the colleges that offer dedicated undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and prepare students with the skills in the competitive market. The departments include:

  • Food Science
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Arid Land Agriculture
  • Agribusiness and Consumer Science
  • Veterinary Medicine

College of Science

The College of Science was one of the oldest colleges to be established in the school. The following are the departments in the college:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Geology

College of Medicine and Health Sciences

The College is the highest ranked among all the universities in the United Arab Emirates. The departments are:

  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Family Medicine
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Institute of Public Health
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Education
  • Surgery
  • Radiology
  • Psychiatry and Behavioural Science
  • Physiology
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Pediatrics
  • Pathology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Medical Microbiology and Immunology

University College

The University College plays a major role in meeting the educational needs of the students.

College of Graduate Studies

The College of Graduate Studies is an administrative unit of the Division of Academic Affairs.

The university promises to serve its students the best in their academic work.


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