If you’re a university student in the UAE, you can apply by visiting the registration section of this website.

Yes, you can participate as an individual or as a group of three members (maximum 3).

The Fikra University competition takes place every year.

Click here to see important dates and events through the competition period. 

The judging panel includes senior executives from Etihad Aviation Group and select strategic partners with knowledge, expertise and experience relevant to the challenge.

You can contact us by sending an email to fikrauniversity@etihad.ae

The finalists will be announced on 16 October 2019 and the overall Fikra University winner will be announced on 15 December 2019.

Yes, you can save your submission and come back to it before submitting, as long as it is done before the final submission deadline (10 October 2019).

Your submission will be judged based on the following assessment criteria:

  • Completed submissions form
  • How innovative is the submitted idea?
  • How feasible and realistic would the implementation be?
  • Does the proposed idea have any commercial value (measured by cost reduction, revenue increase and/or guest experience enhancement potential) for Etihad Aviation Group?