Duration
10 years
Criteria

You are eligible if you fulfill the following:

  • Hold a Master’s or PhD degree in Engineering, Technology, Life Sciences and Natural Sciences as classified by the Ministry of Education.
    • A PhD from one of the top 500 universities in the world, or a Master’s from one of the top 250 universities in the world, or a Master’s and PhD from one of the top 100 universities specialized in the field of the study.
    • A Field Weighted Citation Index (FWCI) grade of 1.0.
    • An H-index grade of 10 or higher.

Or

  • A Scopus H-index grade > 20.

Or

  • Achievements in establishing research and development sectors inside and outside the UAE, based on the recommendation of the Emirates Scientists Council.
Requirements

To apply for the Scientists and Researchers category, you will need to provide:

  • For Master’s and PhD degree holders:  
    • Masters or PhD degree in engineering, technology, life and natural sciences.
    • Equivalency certificate from the Ministry of Education.
    • Certificate showing a Field Weighted Citation Index (FWCI) grade of 1.0 or highe.r
    • Certificate showing an H-index grade of 10 or higher.
  • For Scopus H-index applicants
    • Certificate showing a Scopus of H-index > 20.
  • For Applicants with achievements in the research and development sector
    • Recommendation from the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology.
How to Apply

Applications will be open soon following the implementation of the new Abu Dhabi Visa categories.

 

Information related to the Golden Visa is subject to change as a result of new information, changes in processes, criteria and requirements.

 

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