How the pro­gramme works

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Phase 1: Be­gan De­cem­ber 2017 On­line ap­pli­ca­tion Psy­cho­met­rics, writ­ten exam and ini­tial med­i­cal as­sess­ment First in­ter­view

Phase 2: Till the end of 2018 In­ten­sive med­i­cal test Ad­vanced psy­cho­me­t­ric test Sec­ond in­ter­view


200 will be cho­sen from 4,022 ap­pli­cants, and this will be nar­rowed down to 30 can­di­dates. The top four can­di­dates will be the UAE’s first as­tro­nauts. Big­gest num­ber of ap­pli­ca­tions came from Abu Dhabi, and en­gi­neers topped the num­ber of ap­pli­ca­tions. Sci­en­tific pro­pos­als re­volve around six key ar­eas: Food se­cu­rity and sus­tain­abil­ity, sus­tain­able source of wa­ter, hu­man life sup­port, en­ergy and power man­age­ment, ad­vanc­ing ma­te­rial sci­ence, and plan­e­tary con­tam­i­na­tion man­age­ment.

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