UAE University Scholarship Program

Every year UAE University awards scholarships to their Teaching Assistants (TA) to pursue studies in the US. The scholarship offers studies at the graduate level (Masters and Doctorate) in such fields as: Science, Engineering, Arts, Education, Computer Science & Technology, Medicine, Law, Economics, and Business. Scholarships are also extended to UAEU faculty members for post-doctoral studies and research. The scholarship granted is with an assigned major, specific university and duration of studies. Upon successful completion of their studies, all Teaching Assistants must return to serve UAEU.

Benefits under the UAEU Scholarship Program


Teaching Assistants are encouraged to refer to the Policies Manual for the scholarship, available on the UAEU website. Here is a brief overview of the scholarship benefits:

  • Monthly stipend.
  • Annual textbook allowance.
  • Payment of tuition and mandatory university fees.
  • Scientific/experimental equipment needed for research or training.
  • Computer.
  • Six (6) night hotel stay for first time arrival.
  • Financial support for attendance of up to two (2) conferences or seminars related to field of study per academic level.
  • Thesis allowance for masters students.
  • Dissertation allowance for doctorate students.
  • Shipping allowance upon completion of degree program.
Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage


UAE University provides a comprehensive health insurance policy to all Teaching Assistants. Their dependents (spouse and children under 18 years old) are also covered when accompanying the student to the country of study. The policy covers most medical expenses with the exception of treatment costs related to plastic surgeries and orthodontic procedure.

For more information, please visit (health insurance company Website).


Medical Cover Letter

Present this letter to the university student center at the beginning of each academic year so the university could waive your medical health insurance charges from your invoice. Our office will not pay medical health insurance charged by the university, except for certain states and universities with mandatory health insurance coverage and with prior approval.

Airline Tickets

Students and their dependents receive an Annual economy-class round trip ticket, issued directly by the UAE University.



Reimbursements of claims can be made by providing original receipt/invoice with proof of payment (credit card statement and cash receipts).


New Students
Student Responsibilities


New students are responsible to submit to the UAEU academic advisor upon arrival to the US the following:

  • Account number and routing number for a us-based bank.
  • Arrival documents:
    • Copy of I-94
    • Copy of I-20/DS-2019
    • Copy of Passport Biographical Page
    • Copy of Visa Page
  • Address, phone number, and email address in both the UAE and the US. Students are also responsible for notifying Academic Advisor and International Student Advisor at the University in any changes in contact information within ten days of the change.
  • Release of Information Form (link)
  • Registration at host university
Submit to the UAE University Academic Advisor:
  • Academic Study Plan during second semester/quarter
  • At the end of each semester/quarter:
    • Official transcripts with all semester grades
    • Course registration for next semester
    • Degree audit
    • Study Plan if any amendments in coursework were made to original study plan
Study Plan as per Decree


UAEU TAs are committed to their major, assigned university and duration of studies as per their decree. Any change MUST be referred to UAEU for approval.

Add/Drop Classes
  • Adding or dropping courses is permitted only within the proper Add/Drop period specified by the host university.
  • Courses may only be dropped beyond Add/Drop period with APPROVAL from both the University Academic Advisor and UAEU Academic Advisor.
  • Students who drop courses without approval beyond the full-refund drop period will be billed for any non-refunded portion of the tuition for the dropped course.
  • Student may risk violating immigration laws by having less than full-time enrollment.
Travel Plan


Notify your University Academic Advisor and the Cultural Division of any travel plans outside the location of study, either for trips to other places or return trips to the UAE. Provide a copy of your I-94 upon your return to the US.

Contact with Academic Advisor


The UAEU Academic Advisor at the Cultural Division is available to provide information, advice and assistance to UAEU scholarship holders. Students may consult the advisor for assistance on concerns regarding academic and personal matters that may arise before departure, upon arrival, and throughout the duration of their scholarship program in the US. The advisor may be reached at (202) 243-4444 during regular office hours from 9am to 4pm Eastern Time from Monday to Friday. In the event of emergencies beyond those hours, students are asked to use the Emergency Contact number at (240) 654-2720.

Billing Inquiry


For billing and reimbursement inquiries, please contact the Cultural Division Accounting Office at(202)243-4442 during regular office hours from 9am to 4pm Eastern Time from Monday to Friday.

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