Seek Out Licensed Educational Institutions, Students Told

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 08:55

Dubai: Students willing to join higher educational institutions in the UAE are advised to check the list of institutions licensed and approved by the Ministry of Education.
Students are also advised to make sure that the specialisation they are willing to pursue is accredited so that they can get their certificates attested at the time of their graduation.

“Having attested certificates is an essential requirement for working in federal government institutions and most of local employment bodies or for receiving a promotion as part of the career ladder or even for getting scholarships to pursue higher education abroad,” the Ministry of Education said on Saturday.
The Ministry’s Commission for Academic Accreditation is responsible for licensing educational institutions and regularly evaluating educational programmes to ensure their safety and compliance with the international standards.
Dr. Mohammad Ebrahim Al Mualla, Undersecretary for Academic Affairs for Higher Education, warned students against getting certificates that may be offered online for a price, saying that such qualifications are fake and will not be attested or endorsed by the ministry. Those looking to obtain these qualifications will have to bear adverse legal consequences in addition to the financial implications, he added.

“Recently, there have been lots of meetings on social media platforms for officials from UAE-based higher educational institutions which operate without getting the ministry’s licence. Although those officials reaffirm that their institutions issue higher education certificates from the mother institution in Europe, US and other countries, such qualifications will not be recognised in the UAE without the ministry’s licence, Al Mualla said.
He further said that students who wish to pursue their education abroad have to obtain a no-objection letter form the ministry so that they ensure the equivalency of their certificate in the UAE when they graduate.
Accrediting educational programmes by the ministry is subject to a number of scientific criteria including the objectives of the programme, educational outputs, study plan, contents of courses, educational environment, educational facilities, and sources of learning and qualifications of faculty members as well as their scientific levels among others, Al Mualla noted.

The licenced higher educational institutions include:

1. Abu Dhabi Polytechnic
2. Abu Dhabi School of Management
3. Abu Dhabi Vocational Education and Training Institute
4. Ajman University of
5. Al Ain University of Science and Technology
6. Al Dar University College
7. Al Falah University
8. Al Ghurair University
9. Al Khawarizmi International College
10. Al Qasimia University
11. American College of Dubai
12. American University in Dubai
13. American University in the Emirates
14. American University in Ras Al Khaimah
15. American University of Sharjah
16. British University in Dubai
17. Canadian University in Dubai
18. City University College of Ajman
19. Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation
20. Dubai Medical College for Girls
21. Dubai Pharmacy College
22. Dubai Police Academy
23. Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management
24. Emirates Aviation University
25. Emirates University College
26. Emirates University College
27. Emirates College of Technology
28. Emirates College for Advanced Educational
29. Emirates Diplomacy Academy
30. Emirates Institute for Banking and Financing Studies
31. Emirates Institute of Naturalisation and Residency
32. European International College
33. European University College
34. Fatima College of Health Sciences
35. Gulf Medical University
36. Hamdan Bin Mohammad Smart University
37. Higher Colleges of Technology
38. Imam Malik College for Islamic Shariah and Law
39. Business School of the World (INSEAD) - Abu Dhabi
40. Institute of Management Technology (IMT) in Dubai
41. College of Islamic and Arab Studies in Dubai
42. Khalifa University of Science and Technology
43. Jumeria University
44. MENA College of Management
45. The Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government
46. Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences
47. Mohammed V University Agdal - Abu Dhabi
48. National Defense College
49. New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)
50. New York University Abu Dhabi,
51. Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (PSUAD)
52. Police College - Abu Dhabi
53. Sharjah Police Academy
54. Rabdan Academy
55. RAK Medical & Health Sciences University
56. Rochester Institute of Technology
57. The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
58. Saint Joseph’s University
59. Skyline University College
60. Syscoms College
61. The College of Fashion and Design
62. UAE University
63. University College of Mother & Family Sciences
64. University of Balamand in Dubai
65. University of Dubai
66. University of Fujairah
67. University of Sharjah
68. University of Strathclyde Business School Abu Dhabi
69. University of Wollongong in Dubai
70. Zayed II Military College
71. Zayed University