Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence

Why study at MBZUAI?

MBZUAI offers students a choice of graduate programs in a modern and innovative university setting, located in the thriving capital of the UAE. Combining a contemporary education system and robust curriculum with the rich culture and heritage of Abu Dhabi, MBZUAI offers an experience like no other.


All about admissions

At MBZUAI, we offer an array of graduate programs designed for the pursuit of advanced specialized knowledge and skills in artificial intelligence. Our dedicated faculty and staff provide encouragement and guidance to enable you to make the right choices.

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Gilbert Barton
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Faculty Profiles

Professor Eric Xing
Professor Eric Xing President of Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence Next
Professor Ling Shao
Professor Ling Shao Professor Next
Professor Le Song
Professor Le Song Deputy Department Chair, Machine Learning Next
Dr. Fahad Khan
Dr. Fahad Khan Associate Professor Next
Dr. Rao Muhammad Anwer
Dr. Rao Muhammad Anwer Assistant Professor Next
Dr. Hisham Cholakkal
Dr. Hisham Cholakkal Assistant Professor Next
Dr. Muhammad Haris Khan
Dr. Muhammad Haris Khan Assistant Professor Next
Dr. Hang Dai
Dr. Hang Dai Assistant Professor Next
Dr. Mohammad Yaqub
Dr. Mohammad Yaqub Assistant Professor Next
Dr. Salman Khan
Dr. Salman Khan Assistant Professor Next
Dr. Huan Xiong
Dr. Huan Xiong Assistant Professor Next
Dr. Bin Gu
Dr. Bin Gu Assistant Professor Next
Dr. Karthik Nandakumar
Dr. Karthik Nandakumar Associate Professor Next

University Calendar

This calendar notes important dates throughout MBZUAI academic year. MBZUAI year is divided into two main semesters – Fall and Spring. Classes are held Sunday through Thursday; weekend days are Friday and Saturday.

Key dates in MBZUAI annual calendar for the academic year 2020/2021 are listed below.

Day Date Occasion


Sun – Thu 03 January 2021 – 07 January 2021 Students Orientation

Sun 10 January 2021 Start of classes

Thu 14 January 2021 Last day to add/drop courses

Sun – Thu 28 March 2021 – 01 April 2021 Spring break

Sun – Wed 18 April 2021 – 21 April 2021 Application to Change Student’s Advisor for Fall 2021 Semester.

Sun – Thu 02 May 2021 – 06 May 2021 Final exams preparation week

Sun – Mon 09 May 2021 – 10 May 2021 Final exams

Tue 25 May 2021 Grade Announcement

Sun 30 May 2021 Grade Appeal deadline

Some of the above dates are subject to change. Please contact the Registrar’s Office.

Student Careers

The Student Careers & Alumni Office

The mission of the Student Careers & Alumni team is to empower MBZUAI students and alumni to access AI related learning and employment opportunities by offering a high-quality personalized service.  We will assist our students and alumni in developing, evaluating, and implementing career, education, internship and employment decisions and plans.

The MBZUAI Student Careers & Alumni Portal allows students and alumni to book 1:1 appointments with the Student Careers & Alumni team, register to a range of employer events, information sessions and workshops.  Access is available to a range of career resources including the mock interview experience, AI technical and non-technical interview questions, videos, articles, AI job profiles, AI resume templates and personal branding resources.  Internship and job opportunities with top employers who are seeking MBZUAI students and alumni are advertised on the portal,  allowing our students and alumni to track deadlines in real-time including interview invitations and application status.

Our students and alumni will be able to access a range of employer engagement initiatives both online and on campus including Internship & Career fairs, job interviews, networking events, employer sessions and webinars.  

A range of employability workshops such as networking skills, job search strategies and job interview preparation will be hosted by the Student Careers & Alumni team.  

For more information, please contact:  careerservices@mbzuai.ac.ae