Study Abroad at Khalifa University

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Khalifa University Main campus, large and modern structures surrounded by landscaped green in the heart of Abu dhabi
Khalifa University Main campus, large and modern structures surrounded by landscaped green in the heart of Abu dhabi
An Arab student with latex gloves working in the lab with industrial chemicals and tools
An Arab student with latex gloves working in the lab with industrial chemicals and tools
View from above: Khalifa University Main campus a sundown. A center for learning in the heart of Abu dhabi
View from above: Khalifa University Main campus a sundown. A center for learning in the heart of Abu dhabi
Two lab techs working in the clean room at Khalifa University
Two lab techs working in the clean room at Khalifa University
Two male Khalifa University students examine their large custom built 6 propellor drone
Two male Khalifa University students examine their large custom built 6 propellor drone
An international female student works on high technology in a laboratory setting.
An international female student works on high technology in a laboratory setting.
Khalifa University Main campus a dusk, structures surrounded by landscaped green in the heart of Abu dhabi
Khalifa University Main campus a dusk, structures surrounded by landscaped green in the heart of Abu dhabi
A middle eastern male and female student work in the lab with chemicals, gloves, and lab coats.
A middle eastern male and female student work in the lab with chemicals, gloves, and lab coats.

About

Khalifa University is the first and only science and technology specific research based university in the United Arab Emirates. We offer high quality undergraduate and graduate programs, taught by a diverse collection of world-class professors, researchers and academics.

Our teaching and research facilities help prepare our graduates to contribute immediately to the UAE’s growing knowledge-based economy, and our alumni hold leadership positions throughout the UAE and beyond.

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Reviews

9 Rating
based on 2 reviews
  • Academics 8
  • Support 7.5
  • Fun 9.5
  • Housing 9.5
  • Safety 10
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Arwa
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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I joined KU before extracurricular activities were known to the campus. The management supported us to the point we went from one small club to more than 15 clubs within one year, they guided us, encouraged us, and provided us with all we needed and more to have an exceptional university experience.
The instructors are excellent, they have the knowledge and they know how to deliver it to the students. Classes & labs are equipped with the latest technologies and are used efficiently.
The KU staff takes your interest, talents & hobbies into consideration & do all they can for you to grow & succeed doing the things you love.
Activities and events take place long the year, competitions are held for all sort of interests including photography, art, scientific topics, video games and more. You will have just the right balance between fun & studying, it'll keep your life busy & filled with joy.
To me personally I had the most fun of my life being a student there, I graduated with a bachelor's degree back in 2014 and then re-joined the uni as a master's student and graduated in 2016. If I'm given the option to do it all-over again I would go for it, no regrets!
KU is located in the United Arab Emirates, I'm not Emirati, and you may think this can be a problem but it's not. Everyone is so friendly (including students and the staff), they treat you like one of them regardless of your color, religion or nationality. The competition between students is high but healthy, they support each other while competing. Study-groups are very popular where the best students in the course hold sessions for anyone who's interested to join to review the course material and get ready for exams. Most submissions are team-work based, but here's the thing, even if you don't like working with teams, you'll be impressed by how good teamwork is in KU. For someone who enjoys working alone, I had the most fun being a part of a team throughout my academic years.
If you're looking for a university where you feel you belong, where your voice is heard, where your talents are considered a BIG thing, where you can have the fun of your life while pursuing a great degree, KU is the right choice for you.

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Thaer
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Academics

The pros: I think my time at the MI campus was very unique. The student body was very diverse back in 2016, and the institute was indeed cutting edge. My experience with MI enabled me to reach a better potential and the places I am at today. Funding my MS degree was of course one major advantage.

The cons:
- Most courses were not graduate level although the intent of the courses was supposed to be.
- I have taken courses where I had no proper assignments, thus passed without gaining sufficient insight on many topics.
- My field of study was in IC design. This institute is not the place for such a field.
- The institute suffers from lack of response to emails, especially to us Alumnus.
- Attestation is a mission impossible being a legacy student of MI, and no one knows the exact procedures which were supposed to be taken care of before the merger.

What would you improve about this program?
- Re-evaluation of graduate level courses.
- Hire more faculty in IC design?
- Stricter policy on email response time.
- support legacy students attest their degrees