Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Australia:PhD Fellowship Awards for Emirati Nationals

The Emirates Foundation for Philanthropy offers awards to support UAE nationals intending to study for PhD qualifications internationally. The programme is part of the Foundation's mandate to create a knowledge economy in the UAE.

One of the Emirates Foundation's objectives is to expand the number of qualified Emirati PhD holders in the UAE - creating a significant pool of accomplished professionals in higher education to teach and conduct research of long-term benefit to the community.

Through a competitive process, the Emirates Foundation will fund talented UAE nationals to complete their PhD degrees in the following subject areas at high calibre international universities:

  • Education
  • Science & Technology
  • Arts & Culture
  • Environment
  • Social Development


  • Candidates must be UAE nationals
  • Candidates must apply for the fellowship simultaneously with their applications for admittance to universities accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education
  • Candidates must show academic excellence and hold an accredited degree
  • Candidates must commit to a full time PhD programme outside the UAE
  • Candidates must show the relevance of the programme to their career or future plans
  • Candidates must indicate other sources of financial support to which they are applying to complement the Emirates Foundation PhD Fellowship

Flyer (PDF file, 438kb)
More information about the Fellowship and Foundation (PDF file, 51kb)


For further information please contact or call +971 2 404 2900.

How to apply

The Foundation will accept applications online all year round. Applications can be downloaded and submitted electronically through the 'Grants & Scholarships' section on the Foundation's website

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