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Khalifa University of Science and Technology PhD in Science Program

PhD in Science Program

Our Program

Sharpen your skills and pursue a PhD in Science from Khalifa University, the UAE’s #1 University and a top 30 University in all of Asia.

Khalifa University’s PhD in Science program offers you a unique opportunity to work with award-winning faculty in state-of-the-art labs, where you will conduct research at the highest level of originality and quality.

With concentrations available in Chemistry, Earth Science, Mathematics or Physics, you will gain the analytical knowledge and technical skills needed to lead fundamental advances in your field and solve key research challenges.

Why a PhD degree in Science?

We live in a rapidly evolving world, with many of the future jobs for today’s children not yet invented. Research is critically important in sectors such as material science, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, IT, robotics and nano-science. Fundamental research in science is what drives innovations in these key areas.

Khalifa University of Science and Technology PhD in Science Program

Fundamental research is where we explore the boundaries of what is presently known to disrupt the status quo by pushing back those boundaries. Fundamental research has produced many of mankind’s greatest innovations, like electricity, lasers, satellites and solar energy capture. The transformative impact of science on mankind is evidenced by the fact that only a small number of 584 Nobel prizes awarded over the past 117 years have gone to engineers.

If you pursue science at Khalifa University, you can expect to have a dynamic career, full of constant change and rich promise. Science is constantly evolving and advancing, and scientists and their understanding and abilities, must evolve with it. This makes being a scientist exceptionally intellectually engaging.

Khalifa University of Science and Technology PhD in Science Program


All admitted students to the PhD in Science program at Khalifa University will receive comprehensive scholarships that cover all necessary educational expenses and may also include the potential to earn an attractive monthly stipend.

More information on scholarships can be read here.


The PhD in Science program is offered as a full-time program, consisting of 60 credit hours, with 24 credit hours allotted for coursework, and 36 credit hours for Thesis research. The normal time to complete a full-time doctoral program is four years.

Eligibility & How to Apply

For more information on eligibility requirements and how to apply, please visit:

You may also email an inquiries to: pgadmissions@ku.ac.ae

Khalifa University of Science and Technology PhD in Science Program

Living in Abu Dhabi

Khalifa University is a multi-campus, urban university in the UAE’s capital of Abu Dhabi. Life is very convenient and enjoyable in Abu Dhabi, one of the fastest growing cities, and the safest city in the world.

A multicultural cosmopolitan city with people from all cultures and religions living together in harmony, Abu Dhabi presents a fascinating mixture of tradition and progression. Tracing its rich history back to around 3000 BC, Abu Dhabi maintains a more distinctly Arabian ambiance, while offering fun and entertainment to people of all ages.

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