Congratulations on your acceptance to Zayed University


Now that you have decided to attend

Zayed University, complete the next steps to get you started towards your degree.

Next Steps

We are excited to welcome you to the campus in Fall. Zayed University is committed to quality graduate education that transforms accomplished mid-career professionals into confident and successful leaders. You will join a highly talented group of students who signed up for world-class education at Zayed University to successfully grasp the leadership role they deserve.

Step 1. Accept Your Offer of Admission

Your offer of admission is confirmed upon your payment of the required registration fee of AED 1,000 no later than 19 August 2024.

A prompt payment after having received your offer of admission will ensure your scholarship eligibility, secure your place in the class, and enable you to register for your program courses.

The payment will be offset against your tuition fees after registration. The registration fee is not refundable if you withdraw from Zayed University, and it does not carry from one semester/term to another. Zayed University reserves the right to revoke your admission offer if you fail to pay the registration fee as required.

Sponsored graduate students are exempted from paying the registration fee upon submitting the official sponsorship letter to the Graduate Programs Admissions Office.

If you have a question about the entry date listed on your application, please contact the Graduate Programs Admissions Office at +971-2-599-3562 /dgs.admissions@zu.ac.ae before submitting the deposit.

It does need to be noted though that Zayed University reserves the right to cancel or delay any graduate program cohort.

For more information on the payment of your deposit and methods of payment, please visit the web page on tuition and fees.

CONTACT

Amina ElGharroubi

Accounts Officer Outreach

Tel: +971-4-402-1214

Email: Amina.Elgharroubi@zu.ac.ae


Scholarship Offers


All graduate students who have received full admission to a graduate program may be eligible for financial assistance based on academic merit and/or being a member of the Zayed University alumni. Scholarship offers will be emailed to eligible students after an admission decision is made. If you qualify for any scholarship, a separate letter will be sent to you.

Step 2. Submit Your Final Official Documentation

If, at the time of applying, your degree had not yet been awarded or you have not received your language proficiency test results, you will need to have your official documents submitted o the Graduate Programs Admissions Office by email at dgs.admissions.zu.ac.ae before the start of your first course.

Failure to provide the required supplemental documents may prevent registration and scholarships may not be distributed. Furthermore, Zayed University reserves the right to cancel your registration in a graduate program and/or revoke the admission offer if any of the documents submitted is determined to be fraudulent or invalid at any stage after admission.

Step 3. Set-Up Your Student Email Account

Official notifications from the University, College and Deanship of Graduate Studies are sent by email to your official University campus email account. All graduate students are assigned an email account without charge after enrolment in a graduate program. You are responsible for checking and reading your University emails and for responding to or act upon email messages accordingly.


Your Zayed University email account will be activated within two working days from the date of your Admission Offer.

Your login credentials are as follows:

  • Username:
  • Password: Zayed@21

Please reset the default password after your first login:

Step 4. Prepare for Course Self Registration

You must officially register for required graduate program courses according to the program’s curriculum plan before the start of each semester to earn academic credit. You should register for courses by completing and submitting an e-Request for Course Self Registration form.

Academic Advice and Course Listings

Graduate Program Coordinators are College faculty members who serve as the primary point of contact for graduate students at the program level. They can provide you with advice on course selection and assist you with planning your program to meet degree requirements. Graduate Program Coordinators can be found by visiting the graduate program page here and scrolling down to the contacts listed for your degree program.

Alternatively, you may view the graduate program study plans and the Zayed University Catalog for degree program curricula as well as course descriptions.


Guidelines for Course Self Registration

Guidelines for course self-registration are available here.

CONTACT

Wafa AlWahedi

Graduate Registrar

Tel: +971-2-599-3111

Email: registrarcgs@zu.ac.ae

Step 5. Pay Your Graduate Tuition and Fees

Zayed University assesses a tuition fee on a Credit Hour (CH) basis for each graduate program offered. The number of CH used to charge tuition per course is equivalent to the number of CH of the course unless it is indicated otherwise.

Schedule of Graduate Program Tuition Fees

Graduate Program : Master of Science in Finance

College : College of Business

Credit Hour : 36

Cost Per Credit Hour : AED 2,667

Graduate Program : Master of Arts in Communication

College : College of Communication and Media Sciences

Credit Hour : 36

Cost Per Credit Hour : AED 2,667

Graduate Program : Master of Legal and Judicial Studies

College : College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Credit Hour : 38

Cost Per Credit Hour : AED 2,526

Graduate Program : Master in Diplomacy and International Affairs

College : College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Credit Hour : 30

Cost Per Credit Hour : AED 4,267

Graduate Program : Master of Science in Counselling Psychology

College : College of Natural and Health Sciences

Credit Hour : 48

Cost Per Credit Hour : AED 2,500

Graduate Program : Master of Science in Environment and Sustainability Sciences

College : College of Natural and Health Sciences

Credit Hour : 36

Cost Per Credit Hour : AED 2,500

Graduate Program : Master of Science in Information Systems Management

College : College of Technological Innovation

Credit Hour : 30

Cost Per Credit Hour : AED 2,666

Graduate Program : Master of Science in Information Technology (Cyber Security)

College : College of Technological Innovation

Credit Hour : 30

Cost Per Credit Hour : AED 3,200

College


College of Business


College of Communication and Media Sciences


College of Humanities and Social Sciences


College of Humanities and Social Sciences


College of Natural and Health Sciences


College of Humanities and Social Sciences


College of Technological Innovation

Graduate Program


Master of Science in Finance


Master of Arts in Communication


Master of Legal and Judicial Studies


Master in Diplomacy and International Affairs


Master of Science in Counselling Psychology


Master of Science in Environment and Sustainability Sciences


Master of Science in Information Systems Management


Master of Science in Information Technology (Cyber Security)

Credit Hour


36


36


38


30


48


36


30


30

Cost Per Credit Hour


AED 2,667


AED 2,667


AED 2,526


AED 4,267


AED 2,500


AED 2,500


AED 2,666


AED 3,200

The tuition fee includes the introductory workshops, tuition, textbooks, course notes, access to library facilities and computing services, support of the Zayed University Computing Services staff and graduation.

Click here to view the tuition fee payment plan for your master’s degree.

Other Service Fees

Payment Option : Admission Application Fee

Payment Timing : Required to process application

Payment Amount : AED 420.00

Payment Option : Deferred Admission Fee

Payment Timing : Required to process request

Payment Amount : AED 5,000

Payment Option : Registration Fee

Payment Timing : Before registering for courses

Payment Amount : AED 1,000

Payment Option : Registration Reinstatement

Payment Timing : Required to process request

Payment Amount : AED 3,150

Payment Option : Challenge Exam Required

Payment Timing : Required to process request

Payment Amount : AED 5,000

Payment Option : Official Academic Transcript

Payment Timing : On request

Payment Amount : AED 52.50

Payment Option : Official Diploma Replacement

Payment Timing : On request

Payment Amount : AED 157.50

Payment Option


Admission Application Fee


Deferred Admission Fee


Registration Fee


Registration Reinstatement


Challenge Exam Required


Official Academic Transcript


Official Diploma Replacement

Payment Timing


Required to process application


Required to process request


Before registering for courses


Required to process request


Required to process request


On request


On request

Payment Amount


AED 420.00


AED 5,000


AED 1,000


AED 3,150


AED 5,000


AED 52.50


AED 157.50

All fees are including VAT in line with the requirements of the Federal Decree Law No. 08 of 2017 and its Executive Regulations.

Settling Accounts

All payments must be accompanied by a copy of the relevant letter of admission and invoice. The University reserves the right to refuse or reject any financial transaction where the payment origin cannot be identified or confirmed. The University does not accept payments for an amount less than the applicable fee. An official receipt will be issued by the University and given to the payee as and when the payment has been made. The onus is upon graduate students to keep and produce evidence, when required, of all payments made since the start of their graduate degree program.


Graduate students claiming external sponsorship for the payment of tuition must provide a written confirmation from their sponsor before registering for courses every semester.

Accepted Methods of Payment

Accepted Methods of Payment

1. Cash, and/or debit or credit card payments, or Samsung Pay/Apple Pay through Smart Payment Kiosks.

The following service payments can also be made at the Kiosks:

  • Reload Student/Employee ID Cards for Business Centre Use
  • Tuition and Fees
  • ID Card Replacement Fees
  • Academic Official Transcript/Diploma Fees
  • Student Dorms/Housing Fees
  • Library Fines
  • Miscellaneous Payments (If the payment purpose is not listed, you can pay the amount after selecting this option and contacting the Finance Department by email at ar@zu.ac.ae to provide the payment purpose)

Location of Smart Payment Kiosks

Dubai Campus: Business Center and Dubai Atrium, besides the Happiness Center

Abu Dhabi Campus: Business Centers on Male and Female Campus

2. Cheque or banker's draft with the exact amount of money due paid in person to the Zayed University Cashier's Offices or through post. In case of a post-dated cheque, a receipt will be sent to the payee as soon as the bank has notified the University that the payment has been duly processed.

3. Online payments can be made via the secure online payment system by logging onto BlackBoard at http://learn.zu.ac.ae and clicking on View and Pay Tuition Fees.

4. Bank to bank transfer is accepted. All students are required to send a copy of the bank transfer confirmation along with their student ID number by email to ar@zu.ac.ae.


The following bank details should be used:

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

First Abu Dhabi Bank, Head Office

PO Box 6316, Abu Dhabi

Zayed University

Account Number: 4021003597649018

IBAN: AE620354021003597649018

Swift Code: NBADAEAAXXX

Accepted Methods of Payment

1. Cash, and/or debit or credit card payments, or Samsung Pay/Apple Pay through Smart Payment Kiosks.

The following service payments can also be made at the Kiosks:

  • Reload Student/Employee ID Cards for Business Centre Use
  • Tuition and Fees
  • ID Card Replacement Fees
  • Academic Official Transcript/Diploma Fees
  • Student Dorms/Housing Fees
  • Library Fines
  • Miscellaneous Payments (If the payment purpose is not listed, you can pay the amount after selecting this option and contacting the Finance Department by email at ar@zu.ac.ae to provide the payment purpose)

Location of Smart Payment Kiosks

Dubai Campus: Business Center and Dubai Atrium, besides the Happiness Center

Abu Dhabi Campus: Business Centers on Male and Female Campus

2. Cheque or banker's draft with the exact amount of money due paid in person to the Zayed University Cashier's Offices or through post. In case of a post-dated cheque, a receipt will be sent to the payee as soon as the bank has notified the University that the payment has been duly processed.

3. Online payments can be made via the secure online payment system by logging onto BlackBoard at http://learn.zu.ac.ae and clicking on View and Pay Tuition Fees.

4. Bank to bank transfer is accepted. All students are required to send a copy of the bank transfer confirmation along with their student ID number by email to ar@zu.ac.ae.


The following bank details should be used:

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

First Abu Dhabi Bank, Head Office

PO Box 6316, Abu Dhabi

Zayed University

Account Number: 4021003597649018

IBAN: AE620354021003597649018

Swift Code: NBADAEAAXXX

CONTACT (Financial Resources Department)

Amina ElGharroubi

Accounts Officer Outreach

Tel: +971-4-402-1214

Email: Amina.Elgharroubi@zu.ac.ae

Step 6. Logistical Arrangements

Student Accessibility Services

The Student Accessibility Services (SAS) offers a range of services to Students of Determination with physical disabilities such as visual impairment, hard of hearing and mobility disabilities. SAS also assist Students of Determination with learning difficulties including ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, autism spectrum, language disorders and memory problems. Furthermore, SAS dedicated specialists conduct technical and life skills training to enable Students of Determination to overcome the challenges they face in their academic and social lives.

CONTACT (SAS Outreach Program: Abu Dhabi and Dubai)

Dareen Abu-lail

Accessibility Outreach Manager

Tel: +971-56-402-4288

Email: Dareen.abu-lail@zu.ac.ae


Graduate Student Identification Card

Upon admission to a program and payment of the required tuition fees, an official Graduate Student Identification (ID) Card is issued to all graduate students by the Graduate Programs Admissions Office. A graduate student identification card is required to borrow library books and students may be requested to present this card to gain access to university premises or before the commencement of examinations.

CONTACT

Kalthoum AlMarzourqi

Graduate Programs Senior Admissions Officer

Tel: +971-2-599-3562

Email: Kalthoum.AlMarzourqi@zu.ac.ae



Computer Set Up

The Service Desk troubleshoots network connectivity, hardware and software problems with computer laptops, desktops, and peripherals such as printers and other IT equipment.

CONTACT

Service Desk Abu Dhabi

Tel: +971-2-599-3666

Email: IT.ServiceDesk@zu.ac.ae

Service Desk Dubai

Tel: +971-4-402-1777

Email: IT.ServiceDesk@zu.ac.ae



Campus Parking

Student vehicle registration is administered by the Campus Physical Development Office once you have completed and submitted your e-Request to Register Your Car in Zayed University’s gate system. The Office will also provide you with a parking permit identification to place on your vehicle which will permit your entry to the authorized car parking area. Other parking spaces are open to all university employees, except for those spaces that are designated for the disabled or for visitors.

CONTACT

Campus Physical Development Office Abu Dhabi

Tel: +971-2-599-3576

Email: facilitiesAUH@zu.ac.ae


Campus Physical Development Office Dubai

Tel: +971-4-402-1897

Email: facilitiesDXB@zu.ac.ae


Student Accessibility Services

The Student Accessibility Services (SAS) offers a range of services to Students of Determination with physical disabilities such as visual impairment, hard of hearing and mobility disabilities. SAS also assist Students of Determination with learning difficulties including ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, autism spectrum, language disorders and memory problems. Furthermore, SAS dedicated specialists conduct technical and life skills training to enable Students of Determination to overcome the challenges they face in their academic and social lives.

CONTACT (SAS Outreach Program: Abu Dhabi and Dubai)

Dareen Abu-lail

Accessibility Outreach Manager

Tel: +971-56-402-4288

Email: Dareen.abu-lail@zu.ac.ae


Graduate Student Identification Card

Upon admission to a program and payment of the required tuition fees, an official Graduate Student Identification (ID) Card is issued to all graduate students by the Graduate Programs Admissions Office. A graduate student identification card is required to borrow library books and students may be requested to present this card to gain access to university premises or before the commencement of examinations.

CONTACT

Kalthoum AlMarzourqi

Graduate Programs Senior Admissions Officer

Tel: +971-2-599-3562

Email: Kalthoum.AlMarzourqi@zu.ac.ae

Computer Set Up

The Service Desk troubleshoots network connectivity, hardware and software problems with computer laptops, desktops, and peripherals such as printers and other IT equipment.

CONTACT

Service Desk Abu Dhabi

Tel: +971-2-599-3666

Email: IT.ServiceDesk@zu.ac.ae

Service Desk Dubai

Tel: +971-4-402-1777

Email: IT.ServiceDesk@zu.ac.ae


Campus Parking


Student vehicle registration is administered by the Campus Physical Development Office once you have completed and submitted your e-Request to Register Your Car in Zayed University’s gate system. The Office will also provide you with a parking permit identification to place on your vehicle which will permit your entry to the authorized car parking area. Other parking spaces are open to all university employees, except for those spaces that are designated for the disabled or for visitors.

CONTACT

Campus Physical Development Office Abu Dhabi

Tel: +971-2-599-3576

Email: facilitiesAUH@zu.ac.ae


Campus Physical Development Office Dubai

Tel: +971-4-402-1897

Email: facilitiesDXB@zu.ac.ae

Step 7. Attend the New Graduate Student Orientation Seminar

At the beginning of the program, you are required to attend an orientation seminar on 14 and 15 August 2024 from 4:00-6:00 PM. The event is organized by the Deanship of Graduate Studies to introduce students to the University and its resources, the graduate programs and communication classroom software such as BlackBoard Learn and Collaborate, MS Outlook, Extranet, and Bannerweb.

Some colleges may offer orientation seminars for new graduate students. Dates, times, and locations will vary by program and students will receive a communication from the college. If offered, it is strongly recommended for all new graduate students to attend this event.

Step 8. Deferment of Admission

You may request deferred admission once to the program’s next admission cycle by completing and submitting an e-Request to Defer Graduate Program Admission and paying the non-refundable "Deferred Admission" fee of AED 5,000 by 29 August 2024.

The fee amount will be credited towards tuition charges in your account upon your first enrolment in the program.

Get instant access to centralized learning resources, i.e., the graduate student handbook and guidelines, and information about the facilities, resources and services available to support you in your graduate studies.

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Kalthoum AlMarzouqi

Graduate Programs Senior Admissions Officer

Deanship of Graduate Studies

Deanship of Graduate Studies

Zayed University Abu Dhabi & Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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