Graduate Research Fellowships for International PhD Students

Fellowships

    • Award Benefits
        • Graduate Research Fellowships are granted to eligible students and provide a partial package of benefits, which includes full tuition waiver and health insurance.
        • Health insurance is provided to international students if their visa is sponsored by UAEU.
    • Student Eligibility Requirements

      Applicants for Graduate Research Fellowships must meet the following criteria:

        • General requirements (for all):

            • Student must enroll full-time in a minimum of 9 graduate credits per semester.
            • Student must not be financially sponsored by any other organization or hold any active employment.
            • Student must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher in the Master's degree.
            • Student must have and maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher at the PhD level.
        • The following additional factors apply to the selection criteria:
            • The ranking and research classification of the institution from which the applicant received his/her Master's degree.
            • Applicant's prior research experience and its relevance to UAEU research.
            • Applicant's publication record.
    • Duration of Awards
        • Fellowships are awarded for a maximum period of 4 years.
        • A faculty member may request only one semester extension for a Scholarship with documented justification. The request must be made during the first month of the student's last semester of the award term.
        • A Fellowship award is valid for its duration provided the student
            • Continues to meet the eligibility criteria every semester and
            • Receives very good performance appraisal from his/her research supervisor based on an evaluation that the supervisor completes of the student's research work and submits it to the College of Graduate Studies at the end of each semester.
        • If the recipient of an award becomes ineligible by failing to meet any of the aforementioned requirements, he/she will forfeit the award automatically and will be notified by the College of Graduate Studies accordingly.
    • Duties and Expectations
        • Each Fellowship recipient must devote a minimum of 10 hours per week throughout the year to work as a research assistant with his/her faculty supervisor.
        • Each Fellowship recipient is required to publish one research paper in a refereed, indexed journal in the student's discipline area of research.
        • Fellowship recipients may accept other duties only at UAEU in order to work as, for example, teaching or administrative assistants, and earn a stipend provided the new assignment does not interfere with the student's Fellowship duties and does not entail more than 10 hours of work per week. The student must obtain a written permission from his/her Fellowship supervisor prior to accepting any such assignment and forward it to the College of Graduate Studies.
        • All Fellowship recipients are expected to participate in activities that empower their research training at the college and university levels, when possible and in coordination with their supervisors. Furthermore, students are expected to present and publish their research outcomes under the guidance of their supervisors.
    • Availability of Opportunities

      Opportunities for Fellowships are normally available at the time of the student's admission into the PhD program. The number of awards made each year may vary depending on the availability of funds.

      To apply, complete and submit an application (link) with all required documents.

Mar 19, 2017