Established in 2013, Al Falah University (AFU) opened its doors for its first batch of students in 2015. The University, located in the heart of the Emirate of Dubai, is determined to become one of the nation's leading institutions of higher education. AFU offers a teaching and learning environment generated by a distinguished academic cadre, supported by best practice educational and communications technology, as well as library resources. In this exemplary educational environment, students will be motivated to understand disciplinary concepts, tools, and data that will prepare them for pursuing more advanced education, or enhancing their professional skills for productive careers which contribute to further national and regional development.
Our University's current academic programs in the College of Business Administration, the College of Law, the College of Mass Communication, and the College of Arts and Humanities have been selected based on established demand from students, the availability of exceptional faculty members with the ability to link theory with practice in their research-led teaching, and the needs of the nation's public and private sectors for graduates in these disciplines.
Students who are enrolled and registered in our University will also be engaged in inter-disciplinary learning and will learn to practice critical thinking skills, based on independent learning outside of their class discussions. Our students are exposed to knowledge application through oriented research by college faculty members. Our students take part of programs of national and international collaboration intended to enrich their education.
Al Falah University will seek to develop further educational opportunities for students in additional Colleges, in due course, based upon our five-year strategic plan, driven, in part, by continuing market research that provides information concerning evolving higher education needs.
Al Falah University is Licensed by the Ministry of Education - UAE
AFU's Academic Programs are accredited by Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA)
Note: In order for Higher Education (HE) qualifications in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to be recognized by the Ministry of Education (MoE or Ministry), institutions are required to achieve and sustain Institutional Licensure, and accreditation of all academic programs through the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA or Commission). Maintaining Institutional Licensure is a pre-requisite for the maintenance of program accreditation, for renewal of program accreditation and for new applications for Initial Program Accreditations. Institutional Licensure / Program Accreditation applies to the activities and operations of the entire institution and is one of the ways through which the CAA and the MOE provide quality assurance for post-secondary education in the UAE.
AFU programs are accredited by CAA and the university is licensed by MOE. Additionally, as an ongoing process, the university will renew its the accreditations and university licensure as per the set standards and the due dates (College of Arts and Humanities (CAH)’s programs: the renewal year is 2025, College of Business Administration (COBA)’s programs: the renewal year is 2024, College of Law (COL)’s programs: the renewal year is 2024, College of Mass Communication (COMC)’s programs: the renewal year is 2026, and Al Falah University (AFU) Licensure renewal year is 2023).