Fully Funded Graduate Scholarships from MBZUAI in the UAE 2021-2022

Fully Funded Graduate Scholarships from MBZUAI in the UAE 2021-2022

United Arab Emirates 15 Sep 2021
Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence

Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence

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15 Sep 2021
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Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) in the UAE offers all admitted graduate students on a full-time basis the privilege to complete their study with a full scholarship, including 100% tuition, a monthly stipend, and many more benefits. However, and in order to maintain their scholarships, students are expected to maintain high academic standing, comply with the university code of conduct, and fulfill certain requirements during their study tenure.

Admission Requirements:

MSc Programs:

  • Completed Degree: Bachelor of Science or equivalent from a top-ranked university accredited or recognized by the UAE Ministry of Education (MOE). Students should have a minimum CGPA of 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent and provide their complete degree certificates and transcripts (in English) when submitting their application. A degree attestation (for degrees from the UAE) or an equivalency certificate (for degrees acquired outside the UAE) should also be furnished within their first semester at the university.
  • Transcript requirements: The student must be within 20% of the first students on the batch with a GPA of no less than a score of 3.2 (on a scale of 4.0) or its equivalent.
  • English Language Requirements - TOEFL Internet-based test: Achieve a minimum score of 90 with a score of 20 or more in each section and within one session; or Academic IELTS certificate: an average of no less than 6.5 with a score of 6 or more in each section and within one session.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General score is a plus and would be considered in the evaluation of the applicants. (optional)
  • Statement of Purpose: In a 500 to 1,000-word essay, the applicant should present his/her motivation for applying to the university. It may include information regarding the applicant's personal and academic background as well as his/her chosen career path; goals as a prospective student; graduation plans; and other details that will support the application.

PhD Programs:

  • Completed Degree: Master of Science or equivalent from a top-ranked university accredited or recognized by the UAE Ministry of Education (MOE). Students should have a minimum CGPA of 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent and provide their complete degree certificates and transcripts (in English) when submitting their application. A degree attestation (for degrees from the UAE) or an equivalency certificate (for degrees acquired outside the UAE) should also be furnished within their first semester at the university.
  • Transcript requirements: The student must be within 20% of the first students on the batch with a GPA of no less than a score of 3.2 (on a scale of 4.0) or its equivalent.
  • English Language Requirements - TOEFL Internet-based test: Achieve a minimum score of 90 with a score of 20 or more in each section and within one session; or Academic IELTS certificate: an average of no less than 6.5 with a score of 6 or more in each section and within one session.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General score is a plus and would be considered in the evaluation of the applicants. (optional)
  • Statement of Purpose: In a 500 to 1,000-word essay, the applicant should present his/her motivation for applying to the university. It may include information regarding the applicant's personal and academic background as well as his/her chosen career path; goals as a prospective student; graduation plans; and other details that will support the application.
  • Research proposal: It is a 3-5 page document summarizing the potential research project an applicant is interested in working on. The proposal should clearly justify the research gap which the applicant would like to fill in over the course of his/her study. It must be presented in the context of currently existing literature. The proposal must provide an overview of how he/she aims to investigate the underlying research project, and what are the expected outcomes. The proposal could also mention his/her relevance and suitability for the project. Finally, the proposal should highlight the scientific and commercial significance of the project. Note that applicants are expected to write a proposal completely independently. MBZUAI selection team will read an applicant’s proposal and use it as one of the measures to gauge and assess his/her skills. MBZUAI faculty will NOT help applicants write a research proposal for the purpose of the application.

Available Programs:

MBZUAI offers 3 PhD and MSc programs in the following areas of AI specialization:

  • Computer vision.
  • Machine learning.
  • Natural language processing.

Target Applicants:

MSc Programs: MBZUAI accepts applicants from all nationalities who hold a Bachelor’s degree in S.T.E.M fields, such as Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, and other relevant Engineering majors, without the need of prior working experience.

PhD Programs: MBZUAI accepts applicants from all nationalities who hold a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in S.T.E.M fields, such as Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, and other relevant Engineering majors, without the need of prior working experience. Having programming and coding skills are preferable.

About MBZUAI:

Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) is a graduate-level, research-based academic institution that is located in Abu Dhabi. The university was established in 2019 and offers programs in the Artificial Intelligence field for both local and international students. The establishment of MBZUAI is part of the United Arab Emirates strategy for Artificial Intelligence 2031, for which came the appointment of the world's first Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence.

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