Khalifa University of Science and Technology offers a range of graduate programs designed for the pursuit of advanced specialized knowledge and skills in engineering, security, science and technology. Students engage in cutting-edge research and formulate innovative solutions to contemporary global challenges. Selected programs also allow students to focus their coursework in a chosen area via an optional track or concentration.

Khalifa University offers graduate students a comprehensive full-ride scholarship that includes:

  • Full tuition and academic fees
  • Monthly stipend ($2,200 for Masters and $2,700 for PhD)
  • Annual airline tickets to and from the university
  • Comprehensive health insurance
  • Financial support to attend international conferences and research opportunities

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  1. Master of Science in Applied Chemistry
  2. Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
  3. Master of Science in Computing and Information Science
  4. Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  5. Master of Science in Engineering Systems and Management
  6. Master of Science in Information Security
  7. Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering
  8. Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  9. Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering
  10. Master of Science in Petroleum Geoscience
  11. Master of Science in Sustainable Critical Infrastructure (includes Civil Engineering)
  12. Master of Science in Water and Environmental Engineering
  13. Master of Science by Research in Engineering
  14. Master of Engineering in Health, Safety and Environmental Engineering
Master’s Degree Admission Requirements:
  1. Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 out of 4.0, or equivalent
  2. English Proficiency as evidenced by:(any one of the below fulfills the English Proficiency requirement)
    • Exemption for native English speakers who have completed a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree at an English-speaking university
    • iBT TOEFL (internet-based test) score of 91 or greater or
    • Overall academic IELTS score of 6.5 or greater, or
    • 1550 or greater EmSAT English score
  3. A minimum quantitative score of 150 in the general Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for admission to all programs, with the exception of Master of Engineering in Health, Safety and Environment Engineering and the Master of Arts in International and Civil Security, where a minimum threshold is not set. Applicants for all programs should attempt all three sections of the GRE
  4. A minimum of two referee recommendations (provided via online form)
  5. Statement of purpose (500-1,000 words)
  6. Admission interview

  1. Aerospace Engineering
  2. Biomedical Engineering
  3. Chemical Engineering Concentration
  4. Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering
  5. Electrical and Computer Engineering
  6. Engineering Systems and Management
  7. Material Science and Engineering
  8. Mechanical Engineering
  9. Petroleum Engineering
  10. Petroleum Geoscience
  11. Robotics
  12. Multidisciplinary
Doctorate Degree Program Applicants:
  1. Completion of a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum CGPA of 3.25 out of 4.0, or equivalent
  2. English Proficiency as evidenced by:(any one of the below fulfills the English Proficiency requirement)
    • Exemption for native English speakers who have completed a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree at an English-speaking university
    • iBT TOEFL (internet-based test) score of 91 or greater or
    • Overall academic IELTS score of 6.5 or greater, or
    • 1550 or greater EmSAT English score
  3. A minimum quantitative score of 150 in the general Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for admission to all Doctorate programs. Applicants for all programs should attempt all three sections of the GRE
  4. A minimum of two referee recommendations (provided via online form).
  5. Statement of purpose (500-1,000 words)
  6. Research statement (500-1,000 words)
  7. Admission interview