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Zayed University

Zayed University is a national and regional leader in educational innovation. Founded in 1998 and proudly bearing the name of the Founder of the Nation – the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, this flagship institution has met the President’s high expectations. Today, Zayed University has two modern campuses in Dubai and Abu Dhabi that welcome both national and international students.



Founded in 1998 and proudly bearing the name of the Founder of the Nation – the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, this flagship institution has met the President’s high expectations.


As part of its vision to become a leading regional university with high academic standards, Zayed University has committed itself since its founding to the effective assessment and improvement of student learning. This commitment is grounded in the Zayed University Academic Program Model (APM), a scaffolding of learning outcomes that extend across the entire undergraduate curriculum.


The Zayed University Office of Research supports many programs designed to enhance the research culture at Zayed University, by supporting quality research that creates new knowledge in all areas of endeavor.There are many University and UAE initiatives designed to encourage and support an active research agenda, including the annual Research Incentive Fund Grants (RIF), The Provost’s Research Fellowship Awards and a range of competitive funding opportunities offered by external organisations. 


Career Development is a journey. Wherever you are in the process the Alumni and Student Careers Office is here to support you every step of the way.

The Alumni and Student Careers Office is committed to provide high quality and professional information, advice, guidance and counselling to students and graduates. Offering a range of services and programs to support ZU students in making well-informed career decisions and supporting their journey as ZU Alumni.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

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Student services

We are here to help you succeed. We offer a wide range of services including academic advising, student success workshops, internship coordination, and referrals.
We will help you develop effective study skills and concrete strategies for success. Our services include a variety of workshops to help you reach your full scholastic potential. Programs include academic skills development workshops, parent info-sessions, sessions with study skills specialists, degree progress educational plans, academic study plans, internship assistance, and more.

Housing services

Accommodation is typically located in high-rise apartment buildings. It will be assigned based on availabilty, your family status and grade/rank.  In recent years both Abu Dhabi and Dubai have experienced an acute shortage in available accommodation.  Units of any form are very difficult to source and inflation in the rental market has been extremely high. While we attempt to source accommodation in a timely manner, there can be delays before you can move into your allocated housing.  Housing options are also very limited.  You will be assigned housing on your arrival based on availability of ZU units.

Library services

Founded in 2013 at Zayed University, the UAE Film Library and Archive is a national archive of films about the UAE and/or produced by UAE residents and corporations.

The Zayed University Library and Learning Commons provides excellent services, access, and collections to support the curriculum and the research needs of the ZU community. 

Medical services

In both campuses, a health care clinic is available to provide students with health services. The health care clinic is staffed with well-qualified nurses and a doctor who is available during the University working hours.

Student Life

Campus life

The United Arab Emirates is a dynamic, modern country that has established itself as a global hub for business, tourism, and development. Its strategic location, cosmopolitan society and high quality infrastructure provide the opportunity to realize the dream of the country’s leaders — to build a future of stability, prosperity and international leadership.

Zayed University is an educational centre of excellence in this emerging and evolving nation.

With state of the art campuses in Dubai and Abu Dhabi — the country’s two main cities – it truly is a nationwide initiative.

Student clubs

Emarati Club is a new club in Zayed University. Its purpose is to strengthen and preserve the national identity of UAE students. Emarati Club has many goals such as: become one of the university's best and most active clubs, produce activities that link UAE students to their cultural values, spread awareness about UAE's beautiful and rich culture amongst Zayed University's community, and build strong and useful relationships between the club and other organizations/communities.


Zayed University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000)

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Had a brilliant experience, however, the syllabus need to be changed

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Amar Omer rated 3 out of 5 stars

I studied one of the most important fields for future, and I hope to find a chance to complete and get more knowledge about my field in another successful place.

Psychology in Zayed University
Hind Hussain rated 4 out of 5 stars

I loved being able to study what I want and getting the support to do so. The program can benefit from more courses in different aspects of psychology.


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