Applicants who hold an undergraduate degree from universities outside the UAE must present Certificate of Equivalency for their graduation certificates from the UAE Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Affairs Division.

Applicants who earned their undergraduate or graduate degrees from universities outside the UAE must present a Certificate of Equivalency for their graduation certificates from the UAE Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Affairs Division.

Applicants who earned their degrees from universities inside the UAE may be required to present Certificate of Equivalency for their graduation certificates from the UAE Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Affairs Division. If this is required, Khalifa University’s Graduate Admissions Office will notify the applicants.

Please note that Khalifa University is not involved in the equivalency process. The UAE Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Affairs Division is fully responsible for issuing the Certificate Equivalency.

  • To request a Certificate of Equivalency, you must register online on at moe.gov.ae.
  • Under the MOE E-services – Service Catalog, you will request a registration number. For a detailed list of the requirements and documents, visit www.moe.gov.ae under Certificate Equivalency section or contact 80051115; or email equ.corr@moe.gov.ae.
  • Applicants have to prepare and attest all the required university and high school certificates and transcripts from the country in which they graduated.
  • Equivalency applications have to be submitted in person in Dubai or Abu Dhabi.  Applications should be submitted at least one month prior to the first day of class.
  • Applicants who have applied for Certificate of Equivalency but have not concluded the Equivalency process by the time of registration would be given the chance to register for the first semester as long as they sign the Graduate Admission Contract.