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Khalifa University

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Founded in 2007, the Khalifa University is a private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Abu Dhabi (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants). This institution also has a branch campus in Sharjah. Officially licensed by the Ministry of Education of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa University (KUSTAR) is a small-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational Emirati higher education institution. Khalifa University (KUSTAR) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 17-year-old Emirati higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 0-9% making this Emirati higher education organization an extremely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. KUSTAR also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, financial aids and/or scholarships, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Khalifa University's Control Typeprivate


Khalifa University's Entity Typenot reported


Khalifa University' Size by Total Enrollmentsmall-sized


Khalifa University's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateextremely selective

University Identity

Name (Non Latin) جامعة خليفة
Acronym KUSTAR
Founded 2007 Origins date back to 1989
Motto Nurturing tomorrow's leaders. Growing the knowledge Economy
Colours Blue, green, yellow and red
Video Presentation

n.a.; please submit an official Khalifa University general video presentation.

University Location

Address Al-Saada Street, Opposite AbuDhabi Police HQ
Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Khalifa University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Khalifa University Phone Number +971 (6) 561 1333
Khalifa University Fax Number +971 (6) 561 1789
Other locations Sharjah

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Khalifa University's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Khalifa University's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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You can also explore our new A-Z Guide to 8,100 University Programs, Courses and Degrees to learn more about study outlines and typical duration, tuition ranges, career prospects, salary expectations of each course/program/degree.

Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Khalifa University's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Khalifa University.

Khalifa University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Khalifa University's admission information.

Khalifa University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Khalifa University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Khalifa University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Khalifa University's acceptance rate range is 0-9% making this institution an extremely selective higher education institution.

Khalifa University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Khalifa University has more than 600 international students.

Khalifa University's Admission Office Admission Office

Sharah Campus
Sharjah 573 SHJ
(6) 561 1333
800 332211

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Size and Profile


University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.

Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Khalifa University.

Khalifa University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Khalifa University has an enrollment range of 3,000-3,999 students making it a small-sized institution.

Khalifa University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 300-399 academic employees (Faculty).

Khalifa University's Control Type Control Type

Khalifa University is a private higher education institution.

Khalifa University's Entity Type Entity Type

Not reported

Khalifa University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Khalifa University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Khalifa University does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


What are the most common University facilities and services? Read our two guide articles about University Facilities and University Services to learn more.

University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Khalifa University's main facilities:

Khalifa University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Khalifa University's Library

Khalifa University's Housing University Housing

Not reported

Khalifa University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

Not reported

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Khalifa University's main services:

Khalifa University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Khalifa University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

Not reported

Khalifa University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

Khalifa University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Khalifa University's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Khalifa University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Khalifa University is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Ministry of Education of the United Arab Emirates

Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Khalifa University's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA)
  • Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

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Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Khalifa University 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


Social media can be a powerful tool for Universities to communicate with current students, alumni, faculty, staff and the wider community. But how can social media be important for prospective students? Read our article about the importance of Social Media for universities and prospective students to learn more.

Social Media

uniRank publishes brief reviews, rankings and metrics of some Khalifa University's social media channels as a starting point for comparison and an additional selection tool for potential applicants.

Facebook Facebook

Khalifa University's Facebook page Khalifa University's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

Khalifa University's X (formerly Twitter) page Khalifa University's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

Khalifa University's YouTube channel Khalifa University's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

Khalifa University's Instagram page Khalifa University's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

Khalifa University's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok

Khalifa University's official TikTok channel

Free Online Courses

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