List of Universities and Colleges in the United Arab Emirates

Higher education institutions in the United Arab Emirates need to be recognized by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), which operates as part of the Ministry of Education. While the Ministry of Education is the federal governing body for higher education and education in general, some emirates might still have their own agencies which oversee certain aspects of higher education within the emirate, such as Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) or Abu Dhabi’s Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK).

Only institutions that have received CAA accreditation from the Ministry of Education are listed below.

Abu Dhabi Polytechnic ADPoly

Abu Dhabi School Of Management ADSM

Abu Dhabi University ADU

Al Ain University AAU

Al Khawarizmi International College KIC

Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy AGDA

Emirates Academy For Identity & Citizenship EAIC

Emirates College For Advanced Education ECAE

Emirates Institute For Banking And Financial Studies, Abu Dhabi Campus EIBFS

Fatima College Of Health Sciences FCHS

Higher Colleges Of Technology, Abu Dhabi Campus HCT

INSEAD, Middle East Campus In Abu Dhabi INSEAD-ME

Joint Command And Staff College, Abu Dhabi JCSC

Khalifa Bin Zayed Air College KBZAC

Khalifa University KU

Liwa College Of Technology (formerly Emirates College of Technology) LCT

Mohammed bin Zayed University for Human Sciences MBZUH

National Defense College NDC

New York University, Abu Dhabi NYUAD

Police College Abu Dhabi PCA

Rabdan Academy RA

Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Naval College RBSAM-NC

Sorbonne University, Abu Dhabi SUAD

United Arab Emirates University UAEU

Zayed University, Abu Dhabi Campus ZU

Ajman Ajman University AU

City University College of Ajman CUCA

Gulf Medical University GMU

Dubai Abu Dhabi University, Dubai

Al Dar University College

Al Falah University

Atlas Educational Institute Dubai

Al Ghurair University

American College of Dubai

American University in Dubai

American University In The Emirates

Amity University Dubai

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

British University in Dubai

Canadian University Dubai

The College Of Fashion And Design Dubai

City, University of London Dubai Centre

Curtin University

Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation

Dubai Medical College For Girls

Dubai Pharmacy College For Girls

Dubai Police Academy

Emirates Academy Of Hospitality Management

Emirates Aviation University

Emirates College For Management And Information Technology

Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies, Dubai EIBFS
Esmod French Fashion Institute
European University College [on probation, no new admissions]
Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University
Heriot-Watt University
Higher Colleges Of Technology – Dubai Branch
Hult International Business School
Imam Malik College For Islamic Sharia And Law
Institute of Management Technology – Dubai
Islamic And Arabic Studies College – Dubai
Islamic Azad University
Jumeira University
London Business School
Maktoum Bin Hamdan Dental University College

Manipal University
MENA College of Management
Lincoln University of Business and Management
Michigan State University in Dubai
Middlesex University Dubai
MODUL University Dubai
Mohammed Bin Rashid School Of Government
Mohammed Bin Rashid University Of Medicine And Health Sciences
Moscow University for Industry and Finance (Synergy)
Murdoch University, Dubai
Rochester Institute of Technology of Dubai
Royal College Of Surgeons In Ireland
S P Jain School of Global Management
SAE Institute
Saint Joseph University
Saint-Petersburg State Economic University
Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology
The National Institute for Vocational Education (NIVE)
The University of Manchester Worldwide
University Of Balamand In Dubai [on probation, no new admissions]
University of Birmingham Dubai
University of Bradford Regional Hub, Dubai
University of Dubai
University of Exeter[citation needed]
University of Jazeera

University Of Modern Sciences

University of South Wales, Dubai
University of Wollongong in Dubai.
Zayed University, Dubai
Fujairah University of Fujairah UOF
Higher Colleges of Technology, Fujairah Campus HCT
University of Science and Technology of Fujairah USTF
Ras Al Khaimah American University of Ras al Khaimah AURAK
Higher Colleges of Technology, Ras Al Khaimah Campus HCT
Barha University, Ras Al Khaimah Campus
Ras Al Khaimah Medical & Health Sciences University RAKMHSU
Sharjah Al Qasimia University AQU
American University of Sharjah AUS
Arab Academy for Science, Technology, & Maritime Transport, Sharjah Campus AASTMT
Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies, Sharjah Campus EIBFS
Higher Colleges of Technology, Sharjah Campus HCT
Lincoln University of Business and Management[7] LUBM
Police Sciences Academy PSA
Sharjah Education Academy SEA
Sharjah Performing Arts Academy SPAA
Skyline University College SUC
University of Khorfakkan UOK
University of Sharjah UOS
Umm Al Quwain Umm Al Quwain University