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Wednesday, August 12 2020 - 22:51
World's first graduate-level AI university opens admissions cycle for Fall 2021 cohort
ABU DHABI, UAE, Aug. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

The Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), the first 
graduate-level, research-based artificial intelligence (AI) university in the 
world, has opened its admissions cycle, which will see accepted students begin 
their AI education journey at the state-of-the-art Abu Dhabi campus in Fall 

MBZUAI has also recently extended admission offers to 100 students for the 
first academic year commencing in January 2021, with nearly 90 per cent of the 
admitted students having already accepted their offers. Students accepted into 
the first cohort were selected from a high caliber group of 2,223 applicants of 
97 different nationalities. Admitted students come from 31 countries, with a 
majority hailing from outside the MENA region. 

His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Chairman of the MBZUAI Board of 
Trustees and UAE's Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, said: "In line 
with the country's wise leadership vision, the Mohamed bin Zayed University of 
Artificial Intelligence seeks to develop the necessary skills to achieve 
growth, progress and advancement. Technology, and artificial intelligence in 
particular, is the driving force of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and a core 
component of a sustainable and prosperous future. A degree from MBZUAI will 
provide graduates with the skills and competencies to deploy the full potential 
of artificial intelligence for the betterment of communities, society, and 
economies, in the UAE and beyond."

Since launching in October 2019, MBZUAI has achieved several important 
milestones, including the completion of its state-of-the-art campus and its 
first admissions cycle. In addition to appointing senior faculty members and 
leadership team made up of renowned experts, MBZUAI has received licensing and 
accreditation from the Commission for Academic Accreditation, and has launched 
a series of expert-led webinars to build awareness and understanding of AI 
amongst the global community. 

Applications are being accepted for a Fall 2021 start in MBZUAI's MSc and PhD 
programs in Computer Vision and Machine Learning. 

These programs will be taught by a world-class faculty, overseen by the 
University's Board of Trustees, which comprises internationally renowned 
experts in the field of AI. 

Professor Sir Michael Brady, Interim President of MBZUAI, said: "We are 
thrilled that MBZUAI has received such an incredible response from graduate 
students around the world. Students in our first and second cohorts will be 
trailblazers, embarking upon an exciting educational journey that is entirely 
unique to our University. They will be provided with the opportunity to obtain 
a skillset that will set them apart in the world of AI." 

Eligible students will have graduated with a Bachelor's degree in a relevant 
field in order to be considered for MBZUAI's MSc programs, and must hold a 
relevant Master's degree in order to be considered for the University's PhD 
programs. Full admissions requirements and application can be found on MBZUAI's 
website, [].

Admissions for the Fall 2021 cohort closes on April 15, 2021. Early admission 
by 15 January 2021 is recommended for international students.

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