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The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program is designed to prepare students for a career as an academic or a researcher in the public or private sector. The program’s focuses on applied business research, making it relevant to the growth of the UAE/GCC/MEA economies. The PhD program generally takes 4 years to complete. The curriculum involves three academic pillars:
By the end of the PhD program, the candidate is expected to have fulfilled the following learning objectives:
Unique Features of the University of Dubai PhD
Information for Prospective Candidates
The PhD program generally takes 4 years to complete. The curriculum involves three academic pillars:
Each year, candidates are admitted as a cohort limited to a maximum of 10. Candidates must demonstrate the potential for sustainable success in the PhD program. The admission process consists of four phases – eligibility, application, assessment and registration, and orientation.
For Application & Admission to UD-PhD
Eligibility conditions for admission into the first year of UD PhD Programs:
Candidate must provide the following documents for application process:
From 2015, all PhD candidates should take an aptitude test for 2 hours as per the schedule.The content of aptitude test covers elements of research process: including problem identification,hypothesis testing, basic statistics and probability concepts.
Interview and Registration Phase
Each candidate will have to attend a personal interview with the PhD Program Committee to evaluate the suitability of the candidate to the PhD Program. The PhD committee comprises of at least two senior faculty members from UD in addition to the Director of the PhD program. The candidate will be advised on the outcome of his/her application within 48 hours of the interview date. Once the decision for admission has been made, the PhD Program Committee transfers the original file of the candidate to the Registration Department at UD, which will register successful applicants as UD students, subject to payment of appropriate tuition fees. Following registration, the PhD Program Office will advise each student on course selection.
The registered students will participate in the UD PhD Orientation Week, meeting fellow students and faculty members and becoming familiar with UD regulations, procedures, services and facilities.
PhD Program Duration: a minimum of four years
Cost of the Program
The total cost of the program is AED 300,000 + Tax.
For more information, please contact Mrs. Manar Noufal at (04) 5566800 – Ext: 953, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the increased demand from serious UD-PhD seeking students, the key dates for 2021-2022 have been advanced as below:
University of Dubai PhD
Submission of Application Opens
01th October 2021
Deadline to submit electronically completed applications (along with all documents) to Mrs. Manar Noufal (email@example.com)
31th August 2022
Maximum number of PhD candidates for 2022-2023 (on first come – first served basis)
Orientation of 2022-2023 candidates
Sunday 04th September 2022 at 4 PM
Seminars days (each week for Term-1)
Sunday 4pm- 9pm