Zayed University

About the Institution

Zayed University, the UAE’s flagship higher education institution, was established in 1998 and proudly bears the name of the Founder of the Nation – the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. In the spirit of Sheikh Zayed, the University is a pioneer and innovator in the field of education and research. The University currently has more than 10,500 Emirati and international students across its full range of undergraduate and postgraduate offerings. 

Led by Her Excellency Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth and Chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, the University proudly serves the needs of the nation and contributes to the UAE’s economic, social and cultural progress in its state-of-the-art campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. It embraces innovation, and its virtual learning programs use best-in-class technology.           

Through research, scholarship, creative activities, and outreach, Zayed University provides educational leadership, expands opportunities, and enriches the knowledge of local, regional, and global communities.

The University is proud of its role in encouraging academic excellence, promoting leadership skills, and advancing knowledge. The University strives to encourage the potential and inspire the promise of all its students whilst also accelerating change in the UAE and contributing towards the nation’s ambitious plan for the next 50 years.


Email address:  [email protected]

 Social Media Accounts

  • Facebook: Zayed Uni
  • Twitter: Zayed_U Instagram 
  • YouTube: Zayed University
  • LinkedIn: Zayed University

Main Academy Number

  • Abu Dhabi Campus:  02 553 1111
  • Dubai Campus:    04 402 1111

Admissions Office 

  •    Abu Dhabi Campus:  +971 2 599 3793
  •    Dubai Campus:    +971 4 402 1573

Frequently asked questions about Zayed University

Does the Academy provide scholarships?

  • N/A

Is student Housing available:

  • No

Is student transportation available:

  • No
  • Institution type: Federal
  • Nationality: United Arab Emirates

Disability services 

The mission of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) Department at Zayed University is to provide Students of Determination equal educational opportunities by offering them full academic, technical, and vocational support, empowering them to become fully prepared for the workforce.          

SAS caters for People of Determination (visual impairment, hard of hearing, and physical) and (ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Autism Spectrum, Language Disorders, and Memory Problems).

SAS staff are dedicated specialists, qualified to conduct technical and life skills training to enable Students’ Determination to overcome the challenges they face in their academic and social lives.

Academic Facilities

  •   Student Clubs 
  •    Health Club  
  •     Student Activities 
  •    Residential Life 
  •  Restaurants & Retail Outlets 

Zayed University aims to give its students the best possible preparation for the workplace. It is important therefore that our classrooms look more like the workplace. Learning how to effectively socialize and work in a gender-integrated environment is vital to the success of our students in their future careers

As such, all new students will be taught on a coeducational basis. However, all existing students will continue to be taught on a segregated basis, though certain public areas on the campus will be coeducational (mixed gender).


Students will be able to choose from four new interdisciplinary degree programs

  •   Business Transformation
  •   Social Innovation
  •   Computational Systems
  •   Sustainability

In addition to the University’s existing Arts and Creative Enterprises programs.  

Designed by Zayed University faculty, programs are aimed at giving students a wider breadth of understanding in their chosen specialism and enabling them to thrive, through active learning and focused industry-partnership experience, in their chosen career when they graduate. 

A new suite of innovative General Education programs will be a core component of the degree programs for all incoming students. This suite of purposefully-designed and integrated courses, the first of its kind in the UAE, will develop the soft skills students need to succeed in the workplace. These include critical and creative thinking, effective communication, and comparative analysis.

The new degree programs are in line with the UAE’s Centennial 2071 plan and Projects of the 50 which are focused on improving the education system as part of the Government’s plans to build a stronger and more innovative nation.


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