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United Arab Emirates University

Address: Sheik Khalifa Bin Zayed St - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Description United Arab Emirates University

  • Established: 1976
  • Type: State Higher Educational Institution
  • Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Rating: 498
  • Language of instruction: Arabic, English.

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is a state higher education institution in the UAE, founded in 1976 by Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The university offers a full range of accredited high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs. UAEU academic programs are developed in partnership with employers, so university graduates are in high demand in the labor market. The educational institution is among the top 3 best universities in the country, ranking second, and is a member of the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW) group.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in United Arab Emirates University

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  • Dates: year-round.

UAEU has a wide range of educational programs at 9 faculties:

  • Natural sciences
  • Engineering
  • Information technologies
  • Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Pedagogical
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Social and Human Sciences
  • Economics and business
  • Legal.


  • Dates: year-round.

Master's programs of the university are implemented in the following areas:

  • Education
  • Architecture
  • Chemical engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Water resources
  • Linguistics and Literature
  • Social work
  • Clinical psychology
  • Management and public policy
  • Information technologies
  • Rights
  • Medical Sciences
  • Molecular biology and biotechnology
  • Environmental protection, etc.
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  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 2 years.

MBA programs are aimed at developing leadership potential, innovation and entrepreneurial creativity, which allows providing the business community with professional, highly competent graduates capable of becoming business leaders in the global community.

The minimum required for mastering the program is 48 credit hours.

Accommodation, housing and food

The university provides its students with a hostel. Cost of living = from 5000AED to 5600AED / semester.


  • UAEU is in 5% of the best universities in the world
  • The university has scholarship programs
  • UAEU graduates occupy leading positions in industry, commerce and government throughout the region.

Equipment United Arab Emirates University

The main building of the university is located in Abu Dhabi, and the administrative center in Al Ain. The material and technical base of the university includes its own library.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year at the university begins in September and consists of two semesters.

Additional expenses:

  • Entry Fee 200AED (Undergraduate)
  • Entry Fee 350AED-1000AED (Master)
  • The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 4135AED-6357AED / month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To enter the university you must:

  • High School Certificate (original and copy)
  • Copy of a valid passport
  • Copy of a valid residence permit
  • A certified copy of the birth certificate or other student identification certificate
  • Copy of UAE identity card on both sides (if applicable)
  • Color passport size photographs
  • IELTS 5.5 / TOEFL (525 ITP or 70 iBT) / EmSat 1250
  • Filled Security Form
  • Completed financial liability form
  • Proof of payment of application fee.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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