Initial Institutional Licensure from the UAE’s Ministry of Education

The University of Birmingham Dubai has been granted Initial Institutional Licensure by the UAE’s Ministry of Education through the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), recognising the quality of our educational experience, which stretches and challenges students to achieve their highest potential.

The University is proud to continue to support the UAE as it continues to strengthen our knowledge-based economy, underpinned by a higher education system where students are assured that their qualifications are of a high standard and recognised across the globe.

The University of Birmingham Dubai, located in the Emirate of Dubai, is officially Licensed from 30th September 2019 to 9th September 2026 by the Ministry of Education of the United Arab Emirates to award degrees/qualifications in higher education.

The accreditation is a further important milestone in our journey to establish ourselves as a key part of the emerging global education hub that is Dubai.

What does this mean for you?

Study a Three-year degree'

We are currently the only university licensed by the Ministry of Education in the UAE to offer a UK 3-year undergraduate degree programme for direct entry to suitably qualified students. So you can upgrade your skills and change your world sooner!

Working in government '

Our degree certificates can be attested by the Ministry of Education which enables our graduates to take up the offer of governmental employment across the Gulf region. 

Our entry requirements'

Our entry requirements are set at the same level as we set for our UK campus. Applicants and students can be assured of the highest standard and academic rigour.

Which degree programmes are accredited?

Our Ministry of Education licensure applies to all University of Birmingham Dubai students; past and present

Frequently asked questions

I'm a University of Birmingham Dubai alumni, does this apply to me?

Yes! Our licensure and programme accreditations, once granted, will be applied to all of our existing academic programmes in Dubai and that status will also apply to the qualifications achieved by all students who have already graduated from the University of Birmingham Dubai.

Will you still be licensed by the KHDA?

As an institution, we have chosen to base ourselves in the Emirate of Dubai. We will continue to be licensed to operate in Dubai by the Dubai Government through the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).

The KHDA are still responsible for our Higher Education Permit to operate in Dubai, in line with their custodianship of the quality of Higher Education for the Emirate of Dubai. KHDA will continue to assess the initial approval of all of our programmes to ensure they are of quality and have real value and relevance to students in Dubai.

The KHDA continue to be an incredibly important partner in developing our contribution to Higher Education in Dubai, demonstrated by our long-term commitment to Dubai with the building of our new campus.



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