Founded in 1976 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAEU aspires to become a comprehensive, research-intensive university and currently enrolls approximately 14,000 Emirati and international students.
As the UAE’s flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs through nine Colleges: Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Food and Agriculture; Humanities and Social Sciences; IT; Law; Medicine and Health Sciences; and Science. With a distinguished international faculty, state-of-the art new campus, and full range of student support services, UAEU offers a living-learning environment that is unmatched in the UAE.
In its drive to achieve international research stature, UAEU works with its partners in industry to provide research solutions to challenges faced by the nation, the region, and the world. The University has established research centers of strategic importance to the country and the region which are advancing knowledge in critical areas ranging from water resources to cancer treatments. UAEU is currently ranked among the top research universities in the GCC and the Arab World, and among the top 25% globally.
UAEU’s academic programs have been developed in partnership with employers, so our graduates are in high demand. UAEU alumni hold key positions in industry, commerce, and government throughout the region. Our continuing investments in facilities, services, and staff ensure that UAEU will continue to serve as a model of innovation and excellence.
The Non-National Students Office (NNSO) offers a wide variety of services and programs to international students at the United Arab Emirates University. The NNSO staff provide information and programs to international students about the campus and community and assists students with all matters relating to visa rules and regulations, financial issues, health insurance and the University’s policies. The NNSO also provides liaisons with governmental agencies and foreign embassies.
Living on campus and getting involved in the campus community can be one of the most rewarding experiences of university life. In our well-maintained halls of residence, students can connect with other students, engage in leadership opportunities and campus organizations, and much more.Only graduate students and non-scholarship students are required to pay the housing fees.
The UAEU Libraries are the gateway to finding a wide-range of resources and services put together to support the learning, teaching and research needs of the University community. They offer fine quality research services and resources, designed to meet the University’s diverse academic programs.Currently, UAEU has two libraries – namely the Main Library and the Medical Library
The University is dedicated to providing the highest quality healthcare to all UAEU students. Our team of health professionals are committed to your overall well-being during your stay at UAEU. We strives to provide a comprehensive and valuable primary healthcare service and deliver educational and promotional programs to our students as per best international standards.
At UAEU we offer activities that let you pursue your personal interests outside the classroom. Joining a campus club helps you meet other students and gives you opportunities to build your leadership skills, giving you a competitive advantage when applying for jobs. Our multicultural student study body has a wide variety of interests, and the large and growing number of student clubs and organizations reflects this. With financial and promotional backing from the Student Activities Department and Colleges, new clubs can be formed and individual activities are supported and funded.
UAEU achieved institutional accreditation on 31 March 2014, and this accreditation status extends for 5 years.