UAE Graduate Scholarships

The Search for the Best Postgraduate Scholarships in the UAE

Whether students have just reached the end of their undergraduate studies or if they have been in the professional world for a few years (maybe even more than a few), there has never been a better time to invest in a graduate degree. More and more companies are turning to those with continued education to take on higher positions and, accordingly, earn higher salaries.

For those beginning their search for graduate programs in any number of fields, the UAE may be the perfect next step. Here’s a list of some of the best postgraduate scholarships in the UAE:

Khalifa University

Khalifa University of Science and Technology combines The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research, and The Petroleum Institute into one world-class, research-intensive, academic institution, seamlessly integrating research and education in applied science and engineering.

The University provides its international graduate students a comprehensive scholarship that covers all necessary educational expenses. International applicants may pursue a Graduate Research Teaching Assistant (GRTA), which provides generous remuneration and benefits that include:

  • Monthly stipend
  • Full coverage of tuition fees
  • Support to attend international research conferences

To learn more about this scholarship opportunity or to apply for a position, visit Khalifa University’s website, here.

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

Masdar Institute is a graduate level, research-oriented university focused on alternative energy, sustainability, and the environment. It is located in Abu Dhabi and receives scholarly assessment and advice from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) thanks to a partnership with the university.

The Institute offers 3 generous scholarships for which international students are eligible. All fully cover tuition costs and include a variety of additional benefits. Learn more about each scholarship opportunity below:

Masdar Institute Scholarship (Master’s and Doctorate)

Qualified Master’s and Doctorate degree applicants to Masdar Institute will be provided with full scholarship benefits upon admission. Benefits include:

  • 100% of all tuition fee
  • All required textbooks
  • A laptop
  • Masdar Institute housing
  • Monthly stipend
  • Health insurance
  • Annual return ticket home (if applicable)

IRENA (Master’s)

A two-year scholarship funded by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) awarded to 20 highly accomplished applicants with a desire to work in the field of renewable energy and contribute to the implementation of IRENA’s mandate. Benefits include:

  • 100% of all tuition fees
  • All required textbooks
  • A laptop
  • Housing
  • Monthly stipend
  • Health insurance
  • Annual return ticket home (if applicable)
  • Possibility for first-hand experience with IRENA through an internship
  • Excellent networking potential
  • Exclusive access to the IRENA Lecture Program

Toyota(First-year Master’s)

Established following Toyota’s receipt of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, this scholarship is awarded to first-year students interested in projects relating to technologies for sustainable development and enrolled in any one of Masdar Institute’s nine Master of Science degree programs.

To select the scholarship recipients, a competition involving a two-page essay that describes why the applicant would be a good representative of the Toyota Scholarship program is held among Masdar Institute’s first-year Master’s degree students. Benefits include:

  • 100% of all tuition fees
  • All required textbooks
  • A laptop
  • Housing
  • Monthly stipend
  • Health insurance
  • Annual return ticket home if applicable
  • A two-week ‘Japan Experience’ arranged by the Toyota Motor Corporation

To learn more about this scholarship opportunity or to apply for a position, visit Masdar Institute’s website, here.

You can find more postgraduate scholarship opportunities by checking out our article on [hyperlink to: UAE Undergraduate Scholarships].

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