University profile

Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence

2022/23 edition

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About Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence

With high-quality teaching in the cutting-edge technology of the future and outstanding financial support packages, MBZUAI can take you where you want to go.

MBZUAI is a unique new institution focused on graduate programmes and research in Artificial Intelligence. At its purpose-built campus in the thriving capital of the UAE, it offers Master’s and PhD programmes in AI sub-specialisms of Computer Vision, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing. With high-quality teaching in these cutting-edge technologies, MBZUAI can take you where you want to go.

World-class academic leadership and international faculty

Led by Prof. Eric Xing, formerly of Carnegie Mellon, MBZUAI has a growing international faculty with experience at highly-ranked institutions worldwide. World-renowned academic and thought leader in AI and machine learning Prof. Michael Jordan of UC-Berkley recently joined the university to support the continued development of the faculty at the forefront of the field.

Innovative programmes

Teaching at MBZUAI is rooted in its research focus and is complemented by state-of-the-art facilities, labs and research centres. Programmes are organised around three key sub-specialisms within AI – Computer Vision, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing – taught by leaders in their fields. Teaching excellence is supported by a modern and supportive learning environment.

Outstanding financial support

Every full-time student admitted at MBZUAI receives an outstanding package of financial support. All tuition costs are covered, high-quality, modern housing is provided and students receive a monthly stipend for other living costs (8,000 AED/month for MSc students, 10,000 AED/month for PhD students). Healthcare insurance and annual travel costs to and from the UAE for international students are also provided.

Diverse and modern student experience

MBZUAI’s purpose-built campus hosts a diverse international community in the vibrant and exciting city of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The facilities on campus include student apartments, laboratories, knowledge centre, auditorium, multi-purpose hall, gym, canteen, cafes and retail outlets.

Dynamic environment and emerging opportunities

Abu Dhabi is one of the most diverse and dynamic cities in the world, home to more than 180 nationalities. Rooted in local culture, the city is also a tolerant and multicultural environment. And while the country values its history and heritage is has emerged as one of the most dynamic emerging economies in the world, with heavy public and private investment in the technology sector and scientific research.

Focus on employability

MBZUAI is embedded in the dynamic economic environment of the UAE and has multiple partnerships with key companies and organisations, offering students a gateway to exciting internship and graduate employment opportunities. Students will benefit from the advice of dedicated careers team whose aim is to support students springboard from their studies at MBZUAI to a successful and rewarding career.

How to apply

Applications are open now and close on 30 April 2022. Admission is on a rolling basis so early application is encouraged to secure your place.

Applications are open to students of all nationalities. The main academic requirement for admission is to have graduated or be on track to graduate with a First class or Upper Second class (equivalent to 3.2 GPA or above) undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Physics or other related discipline.

For any questions or support with your applications please email James Brown, UK and Europe Student Recruitment.

Contact details

+971 2 811 3331
Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence
Masdar City
Abu Dhabi