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Mohamed Bin Zayed University Scholarships in the UAE

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Applications are now open for the Mohamed Bin Zayed University scholarship program in the United Arab Emirates.

Applications from all countries and nationalities are welcome. Admission and acceptance to the programs will be based on a high academic standard and merit.

About Mohamed Bin Zayed University Scholarships

DEADLINE : April 13, 2022.
LEVEL : Master, PhD.
FINANCING : Fully sponsored.
TARGET AUDIENCE : All nationalities.
HOST COUNTRY: UAE
HOST ESTABLISHMENT : Mohamed Ben Zayed University.

Eligible candidates

Applicants from all countries and nationalities are welcome. Admission and acceptance to the Mohamed Bin Zayed University Scholarships will be based on a high academic standard and merit.

Mohamed Bin Zayed University accepts applicants of all nationalities holding an undergraduate degree (for the master’s level) or / and a diploma master’s degree (for doctoral level) in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and other major engineering fields.

Benefits of Mohamed Bin Zayed University scholarship

All admitted students, without distinction, are granted, from their acceptance, a full scholarship.

The Mohamed Bin Zayed University Scholarships includes:

  1. 100% exemption from tuition fees,
  2. Accommodation,
  3. Health insurance,
  4. A monthly allowance.

However, and to maintain their scholarships, stipends and other benefits, students must maintain a high academic standard, comply with the University’s code of conduct and meet certain conditions during their study term.

How to apply to the Mohamed Bin Zayed University Scholarships?

Master Programs:

  1. The student must have an undergraduate degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) field such as computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, physics and other relevant majors.
  2. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.2 (on a scale of 4.0) or the equivalent.
  3. The candidate must demonstrate fluency in English.

Doctorate Programs:

  1. The candidate must have an undergraduate degree AND a master’s degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) field such as Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics and other majors relevant to science and engineering.
  2. Students must demonstrate academic distinction in a discipline appropriate for the doctorate.
  3. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.2 (on a scale of 4.0) or the equivalent.
  4. The master’s degree is not compulsory for students with a CGPA (MPC) above 3.5 (on a scale of 4.0) or the equivalent.
  5. The candidate must demonstrate fluency in English.

Application and document required

To get the Mohamed Bin Zayed University Scholarships, you simply need to apply and be admitted to any masters or doctorate program.

During the application, applicants will need to include the following documents:

  1. Copy of diplomas and transcripts (in English).
  2. English proficiency: TOEFL (> 90), IELTS Academic (> 6.5), English EmSAT (> 1550).
  3. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (optional)
  4. Statement of Intent: in an 800-word essay: Please explain why you want to pursue graduate studies at MBZUAI and include the following information:
    • Motivation for applying to university,
    • Personal and academic experience and how that makes you suitable for the program you are applying for,
    • Outstanding achievements, for example, awards, honors, etc.
    • Objectives as a potential student,
    • Career path and preferred projects after graduation,
    • Any other detail that will support the application.
  5. For doctoral candidates, a research statement: the research statement must summarize the potential research project a candidate wishes to work on and clearly justify the research.

Selected candidates will be invited to take an online entrance exam which will include questions related to the following subjects: Mathematics, Machine Learning, Programming. Exam instructions are available in this PDF file.

The candidates selected for the online entrance exam, will be invited to a remote interview.

The deadline to apply for the “Computer and Machine Learning” program is April 13, 2022. For the “Natural Language Processing” program, the deadline is May 15, 2022.

For any information or questions about the Mohamed Bin Zayed University Scholarships, please contact Mohamed Ben Zayed University on the following email address: [email protected]

For more details on the Mohamed Bin Zayed University scholarship, please visit the university’s website.

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