Graduate Research Scholarships for International PhD Students in UAE, 2018

The United Arab Emirates University is making available 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.

Field of study:

Scholarships are to study the subjects in the university.

Scholarship Benefits:

  • Tuition Waiver: Yes
    Stipend: AED 10,000/month
    Housing Allowance: AED 1,500/month
    Health Insurance: Yes (student only)
    Research Support: Yes.

To be taken in(Country):


Scholarship Number :

Not Specified

Eligible Nationality:

International students are eligible to apply for these scholarships.


The program is to recruit and support PhD students. Applicants for Graduate Research Scholarships must meet the following criteria:
General requirements:

  • enrol full-time in a minimum of 9 graduate credits per semester.
  • not be financially sponsored by any other organization or hold any active employment.
  • have a GPA of 3.5 or higher in the Master’s degree.
  • 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 and 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 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 for admission into an offering of the PhD Program whose language of instruction is Arabic.
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Application Deadline:


Application Procedure:

Submit the complete application form with a copy of the following documents (all in English) as attachments via email to

  • Bachelor degree transcript
  • Master degree transcript
  • 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 necessary documents.

You can begin the application by clicking on Online Application and get more details by clicking the Scholarship Link

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