Education System in the United Arab Emirates|UAE Ministry of Education (MOE)

Introduction:

New initiatives are being launched at all educational levels.Education continues to be a top priority in the United Arab Emirates, and the UAE Education Council is continuing to make great strides. The UAE has focused on educating both men and women. In 1975, the rate of adult literacy was 54% among men and 31% among women. Today, literacy rates for both genders are nearly 90%.

Education in the UAE can be analyzed from four angles:

  • K-12 Education
  • Higher Education
  • Technical Education
  • Special Education

Education at primary and secondary levels is universal and compulsory up to the ninth grade:

  • 4 to 5 year-olds attend kindergarten
  • 6 to 11 year-olds attend primary schools
  • the preparatory stage caters for children aged between 12 and 14 and
  • 15 to 17 year-olds attend secondary schools.
Education School/Level Grade

(From)

Grade

(To)

Age

(From)

Age

(To)

Years
Primary Primary School 1 6 6 12 6
Middle Preparatory 7 9 12 15 3
Secondary Secondary 10 12 15 18 3
Vocational Technical Secondary School 10  — 12 18 6
Tertiary Tertiary-Higher Education  —  —  —  —  —

Grading System in the United Arab Emirates 

Grade Scale US Grade
A 90.00 – 100.00 A
B 80.00 – 89.00 B
C 70.00 – 79.00 C
D 60.00 – 69.00 D
F 0.00 – 59.00 F

Ministry of Education ( وزارة التربية والتعليم)

Cabinet Member and Minister of Education

H.E. Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi
H.E. Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi

H.E. Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi

  • His Excellency concurrently holds several positions, namely
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Khalifa Award for Education
  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Abu Dhabi Institute of Vocational Education and Training (ADVETI)
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR)
  • Chairman of the National Committee for Education, Culture and Science
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research

Cabinet Member and Minister of State for Public Education

Jameela Al Muhairi

 Jameela Al Muhairi 

Jameela is a board member of Dubai Cares Foundation.Her Excellency Jameela Al Muhairi was appointed as Minister of State for Public Education in February 2016. From 1995 to 2004, Jameela held key positions at the UAE Ministry of Education and later she served as the Executive Director of Dubai Knowledge Village from 2004 to 2007.

Cabinet Member and Minister of State for Higher Education

Dr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi
Dr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi

Dr Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi 

As Cabinet Member and Minister of State for Higher Education since February 2016, His Excellency Dr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi supervises the development of higher education and scientific research in the country.

H.E. holds a PhD from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia; a Master’s degree from the University of Melbourne; and a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Khalifa University.

Ministry of Education

Ministry of Education

Address: P. O. BOX 295 Abu Dhabi, United Arab EmiratesWebsite: www.moe.gov.ae/english
Tel: 971-2-6213800 / 971-4-2633333
Fax: 971-2-2351164

Academic Calendar 2017 / 2018

Description Date  Duration
First day for teaching staff 3rd September 2017  —
First day for students 10th September 2017  —
The first semester break 17th December 2017 4weeks
First day for teaching staff 2nd January 2018  —
Classes resume 14th January 2018  —
Spring break 25th March 2018 2 weeks
First day for teaching staff 1th April 2018  —
Classes resume 8th April 2018  —
Last day for students 5th July 2018  —
Last day for teachers 12th July 2018  —
School Days 181  —

Universities in the United Arab Emirates

This list includes universities, colleges, vocational schools, and other higher education institutions.

Web Rank University City
1. Heriot-Watt University Dubai Dubai
2. INSEAD Business School – Abudhabi Abu Dhabi
3. United Arab Emirates University Al Ain
4. Higher Colleges of Technology Abu Dhabi
5. HCT Abu Dhabi Men’s College Abu Dhabi
6. Zayed University Dubai
7. American University of Sharjah Sharjah
8. University of Sharjah Sharjah
9. American University of Dubai Dubai
10. Cass Business School Dubai Dubai
11. Ajman University of Science and Technology Ajman
12. University of Wollongong in Dubai Dubai
13. Abu Dhabi University Abu Dhabi
14. Ittihad University Ras Al Khaimah
15. British University in Dubai Dubai
16. Skyline University College (Sharjah) Sharjah
17. Etisalat University College Sharjah
18. Dubai Medical College for Girls Dubai
19. Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani – Dubai Dubai
20. Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University Dubai
21. Al Ghurair University Dubai
22. NYU Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi
23. HCT Dubai Women’s College Dubai
24. Canadian University of Dubai Dubai
25. RAK Medical & Health Sciences University – College of Dental Sciences Ras Al Khaimah
26. Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research Abu Dhabi
27. Gulf Medical University Ajman
28. Centre of Excellence for Applied Research and Training Abu Dhabi
29. American University in the Emirates Dubai
30. HCT Dubai Men’s College Dubai
31. HCT Fujairah Women’s College Fujairah
32. HCT Fujairah Men’s College Fujairah
33. American University of Asia – Troy University Sharjah Campus Sharjah
34. HCT Al Ain Men’s College Al Ain
35. HCT Al Ain women’s College Al Ain
36. HCT Ras Al Khaimah Men’s College Ras Al Khaimah
37. Fujairah College Fujairah
38. Birla Institute of Technology International Centre, Ras Al Khaimah Ras Al Khaimah
39. HCT Abu Dhabi Women’s College Abu Dhabi
40. Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai
41. HCT Sharjah Women’s College Sharjah
42. HCT Sharjah Men’s College Sharjah
43. HCT Ras Al Khaimah Women’s College Ras Al Khaimah
44. London Business School Dubai

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