Colleges & Universities in the United Arab Emirates

Universities in the United Arab Emirates

Higher Education in the United Arab Emirates


What are the most popular Universities and Colleges in the United Arab Emirates? uniRank answers this question by publishing the 2024 Emirati University Ranking of 57 Emirati higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate Emirati higher education-related organization.
  • offering at least three-year bachelor's degrees or postgraduate master's or doctoral degrees
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, non-distance education format

2024 Ranking of Emirati Universities

2024 Sub-rankings by Emirates

The United Arab Emirates consists of seven emirates (Arabic: imarat). The vast majority of higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria are located in the most populated emirate of Dubai and in the Abu Dhabi emirate, which hosts the capital city of Abu Dhabi. The following uniRank sub-rankings or league tables take into consideration all emirates which include at least 2 Emirati higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria.

Abu Dhabi (14)   Ajman (3)  
DubaI (31)   Fujairah (2)  
Ras al-Khaimah (2)   Sharjah (4)  

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