How to Get Your Foreign University Degree Recognised in UAE

Last Updated on July 9, 2024 by Vadim

Learn the step-by-step process to have your international degree recognized by the UAE Ministry of Education, including online and distance learning qualifications.

Key Steps:

  1. Gather required documents
  2. Obtain an authenticity letter
  3. Apply for degree recognition on MOE website

Step 1: Required Documents

  • Passport copy
  • Educational qualifications (Degrees)
  • Experience certificates and professional licenses (if applicable)

Step 2: Obtain Authenticity Letter

Use one of these MOE-approved providers:

  1. Dataflow:
  2. QuadraBay:


  • Create account
  • Upload documents
  • Pay verification fee
  • Wait for authenticity letter (up to a week)

Step 3: Apply for Degree Recognition


  1. Login with UAE Pass
  2. Search for “Recognition of university certificates issued from outside the UAE”
  3. Start service and fill application
  4. Upload documents
  5. Pay service fee


  • Undergraduate degree: Dh100
  • Postgraduate degree: Dh150
  • Doctorate degree: Dh200

Processing Time:

Three working days

This new streamlined process by the UAE Ministry of Education now recognises degrees obtained through distance or online learning, making it easier for international graduates to have their qualifications recognised in the UAE.

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