Education in the UAE

Education is the pillar to the development of a country, without it the progress of the nation is more likely to remain stagnant. Although the education system in UAE is relatively new they are rapidly progressing. In UAE education up to ninth grade is compulsory.
This takes place in a four-tier process over 14 years:
  1. 4 to 5 year-olds attend kindergarten
  2. 6 to 11 year-olds attend primary schools
  3. The preparatory stage caters for children aged between 12 and 14 and
  4. 15 to 17 year-olds attend secondary schools.
They have a wide range of universities and institutions offering higher education. The Commission for Academic Accreditation CAA has licensed various institutions all around UAE to provide education of international standards.
UAE higher education can be split into 3 parts:
  • Public institutions where UAE citizens can get free education.
  • Private institutions of wide range most of them internationally accredited.
  • Global partnerships where UAE government has forged a bond with international universities and institutions offering excellent education and western experience for students who lack a chance of going abroad.
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UAE government has a wing called the Centre of Excellence for Applied Research and Training (CERT) who deals with the training and education in applied technology.


School Name Emirate/Town Qualifications
Abu Dhabi Indian School Abu Dhabi CBSE
Al Ain Juniors School Al Ain IGCSE, O-level, CBSE
Al Ain Nursery Al Ain nursery
Al Ameer English School Ajman CBSE
Al Diyafah High School Dubai A-level, IGCSE
Al Diyafah Nursery Dubai nursery
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan School Abu Dhabi CBSE
Al Khan Nursery Sharjah nursery
Al Majd Indian School Dubai SSLC (CBSE)
JSS International School LLC Dubai CBSE
GEMS New Millennium School L.L.C Dubai CBSE
Rajagiri International School Dubai CBSE
The Indian High School Dubai CBSE

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