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Zayed University

Location

Abu Dhabi Campus, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Ranking

# 701-750QS World University Rankings

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24Undergraduate programs

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8Postgraduate programs

Tuitionfee

$20420Average tuition fee

About Zayed University

Named after the Founder of the Nation – the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Zayed University is a national and regional leader in education innovation. Since our founding in 1998, we’re proud to have met the President’s high expectations and become globally recognized as the leading university in the region for excellence in educational innovation, research and student leadership development that serves the changing needs of the nation in economic, social and cultural advancements.

About Zayed University

Named after the Founder of the Nation – the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Zayed University is a national and regional leader in education innovation. Since our founding in 1998, we’re proud to have met the President’s high expectations and become globally recognized as the leading university in the region for excellence in educational innovation, research and student leadership development that serves the changing needs of the nation in economic, social and cultural advancements.

University information

General

2+
6+
71+

Bachelor

24+
4+
71+

Master

27+
45+
4+
2+
7,748
97%
3%
139
93%
7%
645
11%
89%

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

20,420 USD
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International Students

20,420 USD
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Rankings & ratings

Zayed University is one of the top public universities in Abu Dhabi,, United Arab Emirates. It is ranked #701-750 in QS World University Rankings 2023.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2019
    #701-750
  • 2020
    #651-700
  • 2021
    #701-750
  • 2022
    #651-700
  • 2023
    #701-750

Available programs

We offer over 20 undergraduate degrees at Zayed University across our seven University Colleges, including the College of Arts and Creative Enterprises, College of Business, College of Communication and Media Sciences, College of Education, College of Natural and Health Sciences, College Humanities and Social Sciences and College of Technological Innovation.


Entry requirements
If you’re an international student who would like to apply to study at Zayed University, you’ll need to provide two letters of recommendation and a personal statement outlining your desire to study at the university. Any education certificates earned outside UAE should also be attested by the U.A.E Ministry of Education.


Tuition fees

Tuition fees for international students at undergraduate level are AED2,500 (~US$680) per credit hour, which can be paid in three separate installments throughout the year. To help with the cost of tuition fees, there are undergraduate scholarships available for international students, including the Undergraduate Merit Scholarship


Application process

To apply to study an undergraduate degree at Zayed University, you should fill out the necessary application form, pay a non-refundable application fee of AED262.50 (~US$71), and make sure that you’re able to provide evidence of completing the Student Visa Request Form.

At Zayed University, we offer a number of postgraduate degree programs, including the EMBA, Master of Science (MSc), Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Administration, Master of Arts in Communication Concentration in Strategic Public Relations (MA).

Entry requirements

To apply to Zayed University as an international student, you must:  

  • Provide an official transcript of your degree which states when it was awarded
  • Have a letter from the Ministry of Higher Education recognizing your degree in the U.A.E. if it was earned at a foreign university
  • Have an IELTS (Academic) overall band score of not less than 6.0 (The College of Education requires minimum sub scores no less than 5.0), or an internet-based TOEFL total score of not less than 79 iBT.


You should also provide two letters of recommendation, as well as an up-to-date CV in English demonstrating your professional work experience and education milestones.

For those who applying to the College of Education, two 250-word essays are also required. Those who wish to apply to study the MA in Communications, or the MA in Diplomacy and International Studies will need to provide a writing sample in English.


Tuition fees


The cost of tuition fees range between AED128,000 (~US$34,853) and AED84,000 (~US$22,872) depending on postgraduate degree. For more information about the cost of the postgraduate program that you’re interested in, please visit our website.
There are also postgraduate scholarships for international students to help with the cost of tuition fees.

Application process


International students will need to complete, sign and submit the online Application for Graduate Program Admission, pay a non-refundable application fee of AED420 (~US$114), as well as provide a copy of your passport and a passport-size photo. If your application is successful, you’ll be invited to attend a personal interview, or a video conference interview with the Graduate Program Admissions Committee to assess whether the program is right for you, and whether you’re right for the program.

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