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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Faculty Profiles

Professor Ling Shao
Professor Ling Shao Executive Vice President and Provost, Distinguished Professor Next
Dr. Fahad Khan
Dr. Fahad Khan Associate Professor Next
Dr. Munawar Hayat
Dr. Munawar Hayat Assistant 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
Karthik Nandakumar
Karthik Nandakumar Associate Professor Next

University Calendar

Academic Year 2020/2021

This calendar notes important dates throughout MBZUAI academic year 2020/2021. MBZUAI year is divided into two main semesters – Fall and Spring. Classes are held Sunday through Thursday; weekend days are Friday and Saturday.

The calendar contains the final date by which students can add or drop a course, which is the end of the first week of the semester. Students need to be sure to make these changes during the add/drop period otherwise they might be penalized. The dates for withdrawal without penalty are provided in the following academic calendar.


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


Occasion Date

Students orientation Sunday 03 January 2021 – Thursday 07 January 2021

Start of classes Sunday 10 January 2021

Last day to add/drop courses Thursday 14 January 2021

Last day to suspend registration without failure grade Thursday 21 January 2021

Spring break Sunday 28 March 2021 – Thursday 01 April 2021

Classes resume after spring break Sunday 04 April 2021

Last day of classes Thursday 06 May 2021

Final exams Saturday 08 May 2021 – Monday 10 May 2021

Grade announcement Thursday 20 May 2021

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