Student Housing

Student Housing

Khalifa University residence life offers an environment in which students from different parts of the country have the chance to meet and learn from one another.

Khalifa University (KU) offers full-time undergraduate comfortable residences while they are enrolled at the Abu Dhabi campus. Located just minutes from campus and accessed by a convenient residence transportation service, students living in residence have all the amenities of home, including kitchens, laundry facilities, gymnasiums and quiet areas for study. Only those students residing further than 80 km from the campus are eligible to reside in the dormitories.

Based on availability and demand, student housing is subject to priority allocation. Generally, housing priority is afforded to students who are UAE Nationals residing beyond 80 km commuting distance to campus. All housing facilities are managed by on-site staff and priorities and costs are subject to change.

Student housing at Khalifa University's Abu Dhabi campus is offered both male and female students. Our residences provide the following services for both male and female students:

  • Fully functional kitchens (stove, oven, fridge, microwave)
  • Laundry services (washing machines & dryer)
  • Student Lounge
  • Prayer roms
  • Learning centers
  • Television & wireless internet services
  • Transportation to and from campus
  • Weekend transportation services
  • 24-hour security services

Residence Transportation

Transportation to and from student housing and Khalifa University’s Abu Dhabi campus is provided based on the academic and examination schedules. Weekend transportation to the student’s home residence and back is provided, leaving on the Thursday evening and returning on the Saturday evening.

Residence transportation comes in the form of an air-conditioned van or bus, depending on capacity requirements.

Daily and weekend transportation is provided if at least four students can be accommodated within a route.


Transportation schedules are updated regularly based on the academic and examination schedules. You can find the latest timetable posted on residence information boards located throughout Khalifa University’s Abu Dhabi campus.

Shuttle Bus Timing

Female Accommodation

Shuttle Bus Timing

Male Accommodation

From Accommodation to Khalifa University

From Accommodation to Khalifa University

7:00 AM 7:30 AM
8:15 AM 8:15 AM
10:00 AM 12:00 PM
11:15 AM 1:00 PM
1:15 PM 3:00 PM
2:50 PM 4:00 PM
4:00 PM From Khalifa University to Accommodation
5:00 PM 12:30 PM
From Khalifa University to Accommodation  2:30 PM
10:30 AM 3:30 PM
12:30 PM 4:30 PM
2:15 PM 5:30 PM
3:30 PM  
4:30 PM  
5:30 PM  
7:00 PM  
8:00 PM  


The fees for Khalifa University student transportation are listed below: 

Campus Time Fall Spring Summer
Abu Dhabi Daily - within catchment area AED 5000 AED 5000 AED 2000
  Weekend - outside catchment area  AED 2000 AED 2000 AED 800