UAE University Research Scholarships for International PhD Students

Graduate Research Scholarships for International PhD Students 

A. Award Benefits 

 a) Graduate Research Scholarships are granted to eligible students and provide a full package of benefits, which includes full tuition waiver, monthly stipend, housing or housing allowance, health insurance and may also include research support. 
b) The housing benefit is provided to International students if they reside outside the AlAin vicinity. 
c) Health insurance is provided to International students if their visa is sponsored by UAEU as a student. 
d) Health Insurance, visa and housing for the student’s family members will not be covered by the University. 
e) Research support may be available if student's supervisor has a funded project. 
f) Award recipients who take official leave of absence from their study will have their stipend payments and any applicable housing allowance suspended for the duration of the leave period, and the period of their Scholarship award will be extended accordingly. 

B. Student Eligibility Requirements The program is designed to recruit and support primarily PhD students. Applicants for Graduate Research Scholarships must meet the following criteria: 

Student must enroll full-time in a minimum of 9 graduate credits per semester or obtain approval of the dean of College of Graduate 
Studies for lower than 9 credit hours. 
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 maintain a GPA of 3.3 or higher at the PhD level. 

C. Duration of Awards 

 a) Scholarships are awarded for a maximum period of 4 years at the PhD level. 
 b) 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. 
 c) A Scholarship award is valid for its duration provided the student 
i. Continues to meet the eligibility criteria every semester and 
ii. 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. 
 d) 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. 

 D. Duties and Expectations 

 a) Each Scholarship recipient must devote a minimum of 20 hours per week throughout the year to work as a research assistant with his/her faculty supervisor. 
 b) Each Scholarship recipient is required to publish two research papers in refereed, indexed journals in the student's discipline area of research. 
c) Scholarship recipients may accept other duties only at UAEU in order to work as, for example, teaching, research or administrative assistants, and earn a stipend provided the additional assignment does not interfere with the student's Scholarship duties and does not entail more than 10 hours of work per week. The student must obtain a written permission from his/her supervisor prior to accepting any such assignment and forward it to the College of Graduate Studies. 
d) All Scholarship 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. 

E. Availability of Opportunities 

Opportunities for Scholarships are normally available at the time of the student's admission into a graduate 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. College of Graduate Studies 

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