Student Affairs

Dear Students,

You are moving today towards a new phase in your academic life, with promising prospects and considerable commitment along with the possession of a unique cultural and educational legacy of our University Founder, the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, who harnessed all the potentials and efforts in supporting education in the UAE and across the world.

As a student, you are responsible for honoring his memory through exerting your best endeavors, committing to the principles of academic integrity, respect, equity, and adhering to the highest standards of conduct, as well as seeking academic excellence. You will receive all the necessary support that will assist you in achieving your goals. The faculty will dedicate all their efforts to guide you within the classroom, expand your knowledge, and provide you with a high-quality education. While outside the classroom, the Student Affairs staff and other departments are committed to assisting you to overcome any hurdles you may encounter, encourage you to participate in the educational opportunities offered by the University in recreational clubs and activities.

Together, we participate in enriching your educational experience. 

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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 socialise 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).


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why has Zayed University taken this decision?

Zayed University first began teaching coeducational classes in 2021. From this Fall, all students arriving in their first year at the University will be taught in integrated classrooms. This decision was taken, in line with the University’s broader strategy, to align the University with the demands of the workplace. Workplaces are fully integrated in the UAE and our role is to prepare our students for their future careers.

Why were we parents/students not informed about the move to coeducational teaching?

All students applying for Zayed University were informed that they would be taught in a coeducational setting. In addition, there was no option to select a segregated course when applying for a place at Zayed University through NAPO.

Can my son/daughter be moved to a segregated classroom?

No. All new students at Zayed University will be taught in gender integrated classrooms.

My son/daughter is not in their first year, will they be taught in a coeducational environment?

If your child was already studying in a segregated program, then they will continue to do so. Only new students enrolling in August 2022 and students entering their second year of the College of Interdisciplinary Studies will be taught in coeducational classes.

How can you guarantee the safety of my child in a coeducational setting?

Zayed University takes the safety of its students very seriously and continues to uphold the highest disciplinary standards.

Adequate security measures have been put in place to ensure the comfort and safety of all our students, and we expect our students to conduct themselves in a culturally appropriate manner.

Which areas of the campus are coeducational?

All common areas, such as the atrium/promenade, library, cafeteria, convention center, campus gates/entrances and outdoor spaces. As well as all administration offices and support services.

  • On Abu Dhabi campus, all female students, including students enrolling in August 2022, will have access to the female campus and its segregated facilities.

  • On Dubai campus, there are female only designated areas in the library and cafeteria.

Are there any areas of the campus which will remain segregated?

Prayer rooms, toilets, student residences and sports facilities will be segregated by gender.

For continuing students, there will be designated areas that are segregated; such as specific areas in the Library and cafeteria.

The sports facilities (Gym) on both campuses will remain segregated, with specific schedules dedicated to each gender separately.