College of Graduate Studies PhD Scholarships for International Students in UAE

The College of Graduate Studies PhD Scholarships are awarded through a competitive process that considers the candidates’ qualifications, including their GPA, graduate school, journal articles, conference presentations, patents, GRE scores, recommendation letters, and other documents. Copies of all of the applicant’s credentials must be sent at the time the application is submitted.

The “PhD Scholarship” program aims to attract exceptional graduate students in specific majors at UAEU and furnish them with ongoing financial assistance to continue their graduate studies at UAEU.

Host CountryUAE
Host InstituteCollege of Graduate Studies
Eligible NationalityAll
Fellowship TypeFully Funded
BenefitsFull tuition + Stipend
Duration4 years
Closing DateApril
Summary of College of Graduate Studies PhD Scholarships

College of Graduate Studies (CGS) – United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Located in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is a public research institution. The oldest university in the United Arab Emirates, founded in 1976 by Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the nation’s first president, provides courses in a range of areas up to post-graduation.

An administrative division within the Division of Academic Affairs of UAEU is the College of Graduate Studies (CGS). To meet the needs of the graduate community at UAEU, the dean and the College staff collaborate with all academic and administrative divisions of the University.

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College of Graduate Studies (CGS) - United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)
College of Graduate Studies (CGS) – United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Benefits of the College of Graduate Studies PhD Scholarships

The following are the benefits of the College of Graduate Studies PhD Scholarships:

  • Full tuition waiver.
  • Monthly Stipend.
  • Health insurance (if needed).
  • Extra Bonus:
    • Up to AED 3,000 from the supervisor’s external research project, or.
    • Up to AED 2,000 from the supervisor’s internal research project.

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Eligibility Criteria

To apply for the College of Graduate Studies PhD Scholarships, candidates should:

  • Hold a master’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.5 out of 4.0.
  • Hold no job or other source of income.
  • Obtain a dissertation in one of the priority areas (health, water, technology, space, renewable energy, transportation, or health).
  • Apply and fulfill the requirements for admission to the PhD program.

The following are the minimal prerequisites for admission to the PhD program:

  • a master’s degree in the subject matter or a closely related field from a university certified by the UAE Ministry of Education, or its equivalent, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • The UAE Ministry of Education recognizes universities that have earned an approved Bachelor’s degree in the topic or a closely related field, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent.
    • A minimum of 6.5 on the IELTS Academic test, or its equivalent, is required for all fields where English is the primary language of instruction or where writing the dissertation is required. Click here to view the permitted testing locations for the TOEFL and IELTS exams. With the following exceptions, this test result must have been taken no more than two years prior to the application:
    • Applicants with a Master’s degree from an English-medium institution who can show proof of achieving a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or its equivalent at the time of admission to their Master’s program, or native English speakers who have completed their Master’s degree in an English-medium institution and in a nation where English is the official language.
  • A minimum of 5.0 on the IELTS, or an equivalent score, is needed to be admitted to a PhD program offering where Arabic is the primary language of teaching.
  • Admission requirements to the PhD program in each department/college may be further specified by the individual colleges.

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Documents/Material Required to Apply

The following needs to be included in the application package:

  • a completed application;
  • identity documents are needed for overseas students (passport copy) and Emirati students (passport copy and Khulasat Al-Qaid);
  • one official transcript and diploma from each university attended, certified copy;
  • an official record of the candidate’s IELTS exam or comparable score;
  • two recommendation letters from experts who are acquainted with the student’s scholarly work;
  • a copy of the applicant’s resume; and a statement in the same language as the program’s official language of instruction detailing the applicant’s research background and interests.

Deadline for College of Graduate Studies PhD Scholarships

College of Graduate Studies PhD Scholarships Applications must be submitted by the same date as graduate program admission applications.

Application Procedure

To apply for College of Graduate Studies PhD Scholarships, kindly complete the Admission application. Applicants have to submit their applications online. Fulfilling the minimal prerequisite for entry Admission to doctoral programs is not certain. When admitting students, UAEU uses a stringent admissions process that considers their background and place of graduation.

For more details about the College of Graduate Studies PhD Scholarships, visit the official website.

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