The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is getting ready to receive the academic year 2016/2017. It is estimated that around 4,000 new students will be joining, which includes students returning from the national service and international students. They will begin the orientation week on August 14th, and classes will officially start on August 21st. The add/drop process will end on Thursday, August 25th, and September 20th will be the last date for withdrawal without failure.
The University has finished the preparations for the events to welcome the freshmen, which includes academic counseling, registration, and some recreational and educational activities to be held in the residential units during the evening period, in addition to training students to use and program their iPad devices.
The new students will sit for the proficiency exams to determine their level, on Monday and Tuesday, August 15/16, and freshmen and their parents will be officially received in a ceremony on August 30th. The ceremony will include a college fair, where they will showcase some of their current students innovative projects, in addition to many other events.
It is worth mentioning that this semester, the United Arab Emirates University has announced opening registration to undergraduate programs to international students, according to the specific criteria and fees.
Professor Mohamed Albaili, Vice Chancellor followed up on the University’s preparations to receive the new students during an inspection tour, where he was briefed on the renovations in the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the residential units for students, which have been designed to conform to the security and safety requirements. He was also briefed on the small fountains project at the Crescent Building on campus.
The United Arab Emirates University, which is always keen to promote its leadership and excellence in higher education and scientific research, provides an array of accredited high quality undergraduate and graduate programs which are currently offered through its 9 colleges: College of Business and Economics, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Food and Agriculture, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Information Technology, College of Law, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, and College of Science, in addition to the University College and College of Graduate Studies.