Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I get Financial Aid?

    If you are a UAE National, you may visit the Office of Student Support to apply for financial aid.

  • What does Financial Aid cover?

    Financial aid covers the cost of a laptop, food, transportation, and other requirements by you. (Textbooks are supplied free of cost to all students)

  • What documents are needed to apply for Financial Aid?
    • A completed financial aid form.
    • Copy of your whole family National Identity /the  birth certificate for all family members
    • Copy of your Passport / birth certificate.
    • Copy of documentation, indicating that an applicant has family members who are unemployed.
    • Total salary certificate of your guardian or sponsor (the certificate is not to exceed three months from the date of issuance).
    • Your guardian’s /sponsor’s bank statement for 3 months till date.
    • The university has the right to ask you for any additional documents or to exempt from some of the above mentioned documents.
  • Why is being accredited important to me?

    Being accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, means  our University courses recognized internationally and are highly regarded. This means that your degree is recognized not only in the UAE, but also internationally and therefore you can get transfer credit if you study abroad.

  • When Can I apply?

    You can enroll every semester  FALL (August/September) or SPRING (January/February). Please check our website for Application deadlines.

  • How do I apply for an undergraduate program what documentation is required?

    You can download the application form from our website here.

    You may submit (via email, fax or in person) completed application form along with the following documents:

    • Application fee of AED 250/- (Cheque or bank draft made payable to Zayed University)
    • Copy of official transcripts, academic records, diplomas, national examination results, certificates or degrees received from all secondary, post-secondary and university.
    • Copy of IELTS / iBT TOEFL (test date must be less than 2 years old)
    • Your personal Statement in the prescribed format.
    • 2 letters of recommendation in the prescribed format.
    • 2 recent passport-sized photographs.
    • Copy of your passport and Residence Visa (if resident in the UAE).
  • Can my application fee be refunded if I am not accepted?

    Your application fee  will not be refunded.

  • What is the tuition fee for International Students at ZU?

    Please contact the Admissions’ Office for the details.

  • Will I study in Arabic or English?

    ZU is an English medium university but if you are a non Arabic speaker you are required to take an Arabic for foreigners course.

  • Is it true that Zayed University (ZU) has male and female students?

    Yes, ZU has both Male and Female students. In Abu Dhabi, male and female are on separate campuses. In Dubai, male and female are on the same campus, but classes are scheduled at different times of the day.

  • How do I get to know about the university?

    You will attend a comprehensive introduction and orientation to our university in the week prior to the start of classes.

  • Does ZU provide transportation?

    ZU does not provide transportation.Transportation is arranged by yourself and we can provide information about companies to contact.

  • Can International Students get Financial Aid?

    No, Financial Aid is not available to international students. However, you can apply for the are Tuition Waiver Scheme. Please contact the Office of Student Support for further details.

  • How to apply for Tuition Waiver?

    You can download the Tuition Waiver application form from our the website and submit completed form with required documents to the Office of Student Support.