Ministry of Education Regulations on Schools in UAE

14 Mar 2022

Through a large investment in human power, the UAE was keen to create the conditions necessary to build pioneering Emirati institutions with a high-quality learning environment, equipped with state-of-the-art technology tools, that permit generations of students to complete their higher education. This started with the opening of the UAE University, Higher Colleges of Technology, Zayed University in Abu Dhabi, and private higher education institutions, supported by new academic disciplines in order to meet labor market requirements that promote creativity among national youth. The Ministry of Education (MOE) has worked hard to improve the quality of the curriculum to follow best global practices. The Ministry further promotes the country’s strategy for promoting a culture of creativity and innovation by providing students with the capability to adapt to global trends, encourage education, and lead them towards new horizons.

Aims and Objectives Tolerance: Incorporating tolerance into the school curriculum and adapting it to the culture within the school community. Many policies and services have been initiated to instill and reinforce this human value. The Ministry of Education is also committed to fostering communication between the various groups of society and to contributing to communal initiatives aimed at strengthening community cohesion, voluntary and charitable works.

Early Childhood: The Ministry has established programs and initiatives that cater to this category. The Ministry also provides the best supervisory curriculum and curriculum to improve the expertise and competencies of students.

Gamification: Incorporating early childhood educational games to ease the delivery of information to children, to help them absorb it more quickly, and to think about learning about themselves. The curriculums at this phase mimic children’s academic and mental capabilities, using global inspection and sharing- and entertainment-based principles. Parents are involved and familiar with the value for their children of this stage to learn information.

Ministry of Education Regulations

The Ministerial Resolution No. (883) of 2019 elaborates on the system of equivalence of private school certificates. Article 2 mentions private schools that are located in the State which fall under the following category:

  1. Schools applying the Ministry curriculum.
  2. Schools applying the American System.
  3. Schools applying the International Baccalaureate System.
  4. Schools applying the British System.
  5. Schools applying the Canadian system.
  6. Schools applying the French Baccalaureate System.
  7. Schools applying the Australian system.
  8. Schools applying another curriculum.


Wherein Article 3 states that the laws and regulations on public education apply to students in private schools that are applying the MOE’s curriculum. Students shall make an application for a general assessment certificate in high school, and successful graduates shall receive a general secondary certificate from the MOE on particular courses (general, advanced, or elite) in public education. Furthermore, Article 4 discusses secondary school certificates on private schools not applying the MOE curriculum shall follow the conditions below:

  1. In the UAE, the educational system and the applied curriculum shall be recognized and licensed.
  2. The educational institution that provides certificates is recognized and accredited in the UAE.
  3. The school is recognized by the educational institution agency.
  4. Twelve regular academic years should be completed after the kindergarten phase of two years.
  5. In concurrence with the laws and regulations concerned, national requirements shall be met.


The Cabinet has issued financial legislation for Federal Law Number 4 of 1984, which deals with scholarships and study aid. Scholars with scholarships in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia are paid AED 12,000 per month. In contrast, distinguished scholars are paid AED 15,000 per month, according to the Financial Regulations published in the Official Gazette. Scholarship holders in Japan and South Korea are paid AED 15,000 per month. Scholars with scholarships in Arab countries are paid AED 8,000 per month, with distinguished scholars being paid AED 10,000 per month. Scholars also earn a one-time relocation fund of AED 6,000, an annual return fare, and the probability of a second return ticket in the event of an emergency. The government also pays tuition fees in compliance with the degree plan that has been approved. Such fees will be charged in compliance with an official document from the educational institute as well as attestation from the scholarship authorities. If the scholar does not have any such prescription benefits, the government will reimburse his or her medical care and medicine. If you need any legal assistance you can seek the help of renowned lawyers in the education sector. The Financial Regulation delegated the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research to grant part-time national scholars pursuing postgraduate education abroad the following: tuition fees, annual return ticket, medical coverage, and an annual fixed amount that does not exceed the full-time scholar’s salary as stated in this Financial Regulation, based on the Committee’s recommendation. Domestic scholarships, scholarships for disabled federal and local government workers, spouse and children’s benefits, and accommodation and transportation for female scholars are also covered under the current Cabinet Resolution.