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Ministry of Education Launches All New Degree Equivalency Request Service

It is important to have a system in place that holds all degrees to the same standard, as, many people in UAE have obtained degrees from outside the country.

To assist with the same, the Ministry of Education has launched a service that allows you to submit your degrees to have certificates of equivalency issued. This service, among many others such as the degree attestation in UAE, has been initiated by the Ministry of Education to encourage more people to complete all legal formalities associated with educational certificates in an easy and hassle-free way.

About the MOE Service

The UAE MoE equivalency certificate states and confirms that the degree meets the criteria and guidelines set by the Ministry of Education and that they’re in line with international academic standards.

How does it work?

The Ministry of Education has made the process incredibly straightforward and easy to comprehend.

  1. First, visit the MoE UAE equivalency service website and click ‘start the service’.
  2. Then, register/log in or use UAE Pass.
  3. Next, fill in the required information and upload all necessary documents.
  4. Pay the service fees for your degree/diploma.
  5. Lastly, once your application is viewed, the MoE will email you their decision.

Things to keep in mind

  • If the Ministry requires you to send any documents, you will be notified. However, failure to submit your documents will result in the closure of your application
  • Undergraduate degree certificates are for AED100.
  • Postgraduate degrees for AED150.
  • And, doctorate degrees for AED200.
  • Your certificate will take 10-30 days, depending on your university ranking.

Condition

The MoE aims to simplify these services so that more people seek equivalency certificates. To carry out these services quickly, it’s important for the MoE to set rules that ensure applications are screened the same.

Your diploma/degree needs to meet the conditions below. Otherwise, the MoE will not issue your certificates.

  • Diploma: Should have spent one year of study or equal in any field.
  • Associate degree: Should have spent two years of study or equal in any field.
  • Higher Diploma: Should have spent three years of study or equal in any field.
  • Bachelor’s degree: Should have spent three years of study in an institution applying the annual system; or alternatively,
  • 120 accredited hours as per the semester
  • 180 accredited hours as per the quarter system
  • At least 240 credits as per the ECTS

To view the remaining conditions, view the service website.

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