The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), the Khalifa University for Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR), and the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) jointly announce today the opening of admissions for the third consecutive UAE Nuclear Energy Scholarship Program.

After a successful first year the scholarship program, the program is opening its doors to a third round of students. The program provides UAE nationals with a full scholarship to enrol in some of the world’s finest universities in the UAE, USA and Korea.

In terms of areas of study, the Bachelors Program will be offered in Nuclear, Mechanical, Electrical and Chemical Engineering, as well as Physics, whereas the Masters Program will be focussed specifically on Nuclear Engineering. Once the studies are complete, the selected UAE national scholars will be provided with premier career opportunities in the UAE’s growing nuclear energy industry.

Fahad Al Qahtani, Media Relations Manager, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, said: “At ENEC we are committed to the development of human capital to fuel the future of the UAE nuclear industry, and are delighted with the progress already made by last year’s scholars.”

“We are pleased to add to this year’ s scholarship opportunities at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)s in South Korea; which will help contribute to our existing long term relationship with our Korean Partner in the UAE Nuclear Energy Program. Through these scholarship opportunities both home and abroad we hope that our students will gain invaluable exposure to the finest minds and technologies in the engineering sector and one day become leaders of the UAE’s nuclear energy program.”

The first year of the UAE nuclear scholarship program launched in May 2009 and received around 1000 applications. After a rigorous selection process, 40 students were ultimately awarded the scholarship, and 30 more underway.

Most of the scholars have begun their coursework at a number of leading institutions such as Khalifa University for Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR) in the UAE, and in the USA , Georgia Institute of Technology, Texas A&M, University of Wisconsin, North Caroline State University and Pennsylvania State University.

For admission in to the scholarship program, applicants must meet several minimum requirements that demonstrate Science and English Proficiency. Scholars are then invited for interviews with a panel of seasoned experts from Academia and Industry.

The interviews will be used to select the final candidates based on set criteria of academic performance, aptitude and motivation to join the program and eventually the UAE nuclear industry.

Accepting applications will start today until the 10th June, To apply, or to learn more about the scholarship program, courses and institutions, interested applicants should visit or call 800 555.