The Chancellor’s Graduate Student Fellowship Program

Publish Date: Aug 08, 2016

About UAEU

Welcome to the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) - the first and foremost comprehensive national university in the United Arab Emirates. Founded in 1976 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAEU aspires to become a comprehensive, research-intensive university and currently enrolls approximately 14,000 Emirati and international students. As the UAE’s flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs through nine Colleges: Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Food and Agriculture; Humanities and Social Sciences; IT; Law; Medicine and Health Sciences; and Science. With a distinguished international faculty, state-of-the art new campus, and full range of student support services, UAEU offers a living-learning environment that is unmatched in the UAE.

In its drive to achieve international research stature, UAEU works with its partners in industry to provide research solutions to challenges faced by the nation, the region, and the world. The University has established research centers of strategic importance to the country and the region which are advancing knowledge in critical areas ranging from water resources to cancer treatments. UAEU is currently ranked among the top research universities in the GCC and the Arab World, and among the top 25% globally.

UAEU’s academic programs have been developed in partnership with employers, so our graduates are in high demand. UAEU alumni hold key positions in industry, commerce, and government throughout the region.  Our continuing investments in facilities, services, and staff ensure that UAEU will continue to serve as a model of innovation and excellence.

Announcement to Graduate Students for Financial Assistance

The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is pleased to offer financial assistance in the form of tuition waivers to qualified Emiratis who desire to pursue graduate studies at the University. The program will be available to two groups of Emiratis students: (1) Full-time employees of the University and (2) Nationals at-large.

Eligibility Requirements

The candidate must meet the following conditions:

  • Be an Emirati National;
  • Be enrolled in a graduate degree program at UAEU;
  • Be in good academic standing (cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher);
  • Have completed a minimum of one year of study in a Graduate program and has earned a minimum of 12 graduate credits;
  • Not be sponsored by an employer or any other organization.

Benefits of Awards

The benefits of the Chancellor's Graduate Student Fellowship Program are as follows:

First Category: Full-time Emirati employees of the UAEU
Candidates in this category will be offered a partial tuition waiver of 20% of the total cost of tuition.
Second Category: Emirati Nationals at-large
Candidates in this category will be offered a partial tuition waiver of 15% of the total cost of tuition.

Duration of Awards

A Fellowship award is valid for the duration of the student's study period provided the student continues to meet the eligibility criteria, that means:

  • The student maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher and
  • Is not sponsored by an employer or any other organization.

If the recipient of an award becomes ineligible, he/she will forfeit the award automatically.

Applying for a Fellowship

To apply, complete a "Chancellor Graduate Student Fellowship Application Form" and submit it to the College of Graduate Studies in person or via email by sending a signed, scanned copy of the form to

Deadline for Applications

Applications are due by the end of the second week of classes of the Fall and Spring semesters.

For more details please click on the "Further official information" link below.

Further Official Information

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United Arab Emirates