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Education

This page provides information about the education system in the UAE; from pre-primary to higher education and vocational training, and the institutes available.

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Education and Training

 
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Read about the general education system in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.  

 

Pre-primary education

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The Child Unit in Ministry of Social Affairs is responsible for issuing and renewing licences of children’s nurseries.

 Read about services and information relating to pre-primary education in Dubai.

 Primary education

Primary education falls within the purview of Ministry of Education.

Schools offer different curricula to suit the needs of both the UAE nationals and expatriate residents. There are public and private schools.

 Read about services and information relating to primary education in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

 Education councils and zones in the UAE

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·         Abu Dhabi Education Council

·         Knowledge and Human Development Authority

·         Sharjah Education Council (website in Arabic)  

·         Sharjah Educational Office

·         Ras Al Khaimah Educational Zone

 Annual school inspection reports

The educational councils and zones in each emirate release inspection reports of schools every year based on set parameters relating to the curriculum, quality of teaching etc.

School directory

Find schools in:

·         Abu Dhabi

·         Dubai

 

Higher education

 
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Higher education falls within the purview of Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

 The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research established the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA). The CAA issues licences to institutes offering higher education and accredit their academic programmes.

 Find out the licensed institutes in the UAE and their accredited programmes.

 Read about services and information relating to higher education in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

 University directory

Find universities in Dubai

 e-Learning and Smart Learning

Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University offers courses through eLearning.

 Read the list of universities abroad that are recommended for eLearning by Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

 Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Learning Program offers a modern way of teaching through the integration of technology to the education system.

Grants for studies abroad

 
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The UAE government offers grants and scholarships to deserving students of Emirati nationality for studying abroad. Read about getting grants in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.  

 Adult education

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Read about adult education system in Abu Dhabi.

 Find adult education centres in Dubai

 Homeschooling

 
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Read about homeschooling in Abu Dhabi.

 

Education for special needs’ people

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Find out about education for special needs’ people in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

 Find special needs’ centres in Dubai

 

Vocational training and development

 
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Find out about vocational training and development for those with special needs and others in Abu Dhabi.

 Find vocational centres in Dubai

 Academic campuses

·         Knowledge Village, Dubai

·         Dubai International Academic City

 Useful links:

·         Education in the UAE - UAEPedia 

·         Education in the UAE – Ministry of Education website

·         Education in the UAE – UAEInteract website

·         iClass, Abu Dhabi

·         Publications of KHDA

·         General rules for the provision of special education programs and services (public & private schools) – Ministry of Education 

·         School evaluation documents – Ministry of Education 

·         Data on schools – Ministry of Education 

·         The Ministry of Education Strategy 2010 – 2020 (PDF, 453 KB)

·         Tips for studying abroad – Abu Dhabi government portal 

·         National Institute for Vocational Education

 Laws:

·         Federal Law No. (4) of 1992 Establishing and Regulating the MOHESR (PDF, 109 KB)

·         Federal Law No (4) of 1984 regarding scholarships and study aid (PDF, 129 KB) 

·         Federal Law No. (29) of 2006 Concerning the Rights of People with Special Needs

 

Resolutions:

·         Cabinet Decree #29/2008 for Private Education Bylaws

·         Cabinet Resolution No.(3) of 2008 Concerning the Organization Structure of the MOHESR (PDF, 284 KB)

·         Certificate Equivalency System - Ministerial Decision No. (35) of 2013 (PDF, 188 KB)

·         Ministerial Decision No (92) of 2013 regarding formation of “Coordination Council for Higher Education and. Scientific (PDF, 267 KB)

·         Ministerial Decision No. (212) of 2013 Regarding (Regulations of Electronic Learning) of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (PDF, 209 KB)

·         Ministerial Decision (114) of 2014 Amending of some articles of the Ministerial Decision (35) of 2013 Regarding Modifying Certificate Equivalency System of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (PDF, 162 KB)

·         Ministerial Decision No. (242) of 2013 regarding the formation of “National Committee for Scholarships and Grants Coordination” (PDF, 135 KB)

 

 


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