Contact Information

Tel: +971 2 6075100

The Petroleum Institute
P.O. Box 2533, Abu Dhabi 
United Arab Emirates

Official Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM 
Friday & Saturday: Closed


Dear Parents,

Attending the Petroleum Institute University and Research Center as a student is both challenging and fun. Your son or daughter will likely remember their years at PI as some of the best years of their lives. Studying at PI is hard work, but also very rewarding. Here are somethings you should know about PI:

  • Campus is segregated by gender for male and female undergraduate (Bachelor's degree) students. Female students have their own building facilities called "Arzanah" while male students study at the main PI campus. The Arzanah facilities include all the same state-of-the-art lab and classroom technology as the male campus, and our prestigious faculty teach both male and female students.

  • Mixed gender classes are held for male and female graduate (Master's degree) students. Most of our graduate students are mature, working adults who are employed in mixed-gender professional environments. For this reason, graduate classes are not segregated by gender.

  • Student housing is available for your son or daughter. Housing is also separate for male and female undergraduate students. Male students stay in one of four dormatories on the main PI campus. New housing facilities are being built for female students near the Arzanah academic building and are scheduled for completion in Fall 2014. In the meantime, safe, comfortable and secure temporary off-campus housing is provided for female students who live outside of Abu Dhabi.

  • Subsidized meals are available to students from canteens and are prepared to be healthy, nutritious and delicious.

  • PI provides several other exceptional opportunities for your son or daughter. There are active professional societies in every discipline and PI students participate in local and international internships. We regularly invite influential individuals to the campus through the Distinguished Lecture Series to enrich our academic and professional experiences. And PI Alumni have the advantage of starting their careers with top companies in the oil and gas industry.

  • PI has impressive recreational facilities for the health, leisure and enjoyment of students.

  • Safety and security is of utmost concern to us. PI has a on campus medical clinic and a Health, Safety, and Environment department that provides training and reviews process for ensuring the well-being of your son or daughter. Closed Circuit TV and security personal guard the PI campus 24 hours a day.

PI strives to make all our students successful and wish them to enjoy the university experience, however responsibility is an important lesson that some students learn through difficulty. If you are thinking of sending your son or daughter to PI and they have an aptitude for science and engineering, we enthusiastically welcome them. The best thing you can do to prepare them for life at PI is to let them know that their success at PI is largely in their hands. If they work hard, they will Insha'Allah accomplish and succeed and reap the benefits of their hard work. However, if they lapse or become distracted, they will take responsibility for their decisions and bare the consequences. We ask you to encourage your student to work hard and focus, but also for them to be accountable when they don't.

We are excited about your student coming to PI and look forward helping to share their lives and careers. We are proud of our committed and high-achieving PI student body, and congratulate you and your student on making the decision to join us.