Rabdan Academy welcomes international students from all over the world as it supports a diverse and dynamic learning environment that reflects the cultures and experiences of different peoples of the world.
Since Rabdan Academy is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, it represents an extension of the wider Abu Dhabi community, in which more than 200 nationalities of different cultural and religious backgrounds live, work, study and enjoy a decent and respectful life.
Rabdan Academy provides support and assistance to international students during their educational journey at Rabdan Academy, both on-campus and off-campus, in the various aspects of the student’s life, including educational, professional, social, financial, personal and family matters
Today, UAE is one of the wealthiest, most-educated and perhaps even happiest countries. To live in Abu Dhabi is to experience and immerse yourself in the rich culture and environment of the UAE capital.
Abu Dhabi is a hub where technology meets traditions; a city that is continuously advancing the future while preserving the past. The social life in Abu Dhabi is rooted on Emirati cultural values that reflect generosity and hospitality.
In Abu Dhabi, everyone has the freedom to practice their religion and beliefs, and the city accommodates to the various needs and facilities like mosques, churches and the Abrahamic house.
The diversity that Abu Dhabi hosts is reflected in many different aspects of life. For instance, while Arabic is the official language of the UAE and English being the language that is widely spoken and understood, a number of other languages also co-exist in Abu Dhabi which primarily include: Persian, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Tagalog, and Chinese. Abu Dhabi being a global hub and home to many different cultures also affects the cuisine scenery in the city. The food landscape of Abu Dhabi incorporates elements from other cultures, resulting in fusion dishes that incorporate elements from cuisines all over the world. Meat, fish, and rice are staples of cuisine, with lamb and mutton being the most popular meats; tea and coffee are popular beverages, with spices such as cardamom, saffron, and mint added to give it a distinct flavor.
As part of our commitment to providing a safe, secure and student-friendly environment, we are pleased to offer fully-equipped and furnished deluxe hotel apartments in Danat Residency, located within walking distance of Rabdan Academy. The hotel offers a holistic living-learning environment contributing to positive campus life experience. Proximity to the campus provides accessibility to the Academy’s learning resources including academic staff, library, etc. It also minimizes traffic safety risks and time with City facilities and services available within walking distance of the hotel.Read More
The Emirati Dirham is the official currency of the UAE, abbreviated officially as AED. The Average cost of living in Abu Dhabi for a single student may range from 800 – 1000 USD.
Abu Dhabi contains many local and international restaurants, giving you a wide choice to try different cuisines around the world.
You can get around in Abu Dhabi by your own vehicle, taxi or public buses. All public buses in Abu Dhabi are modern, air-conditioned and run on a fixed schedule.
All overseas students, except GCC citizens, would require a residence visa in order to stay legally in the UAE and study at Rabdan Academy. Students are issued their visas upon being accepted to the Academy and after settling the fees due.
Documents required for an entry visa:
• Passport copy with a minimum of 6 months’ validity
• Colored passport-size photo
• Personal Info form
The Student Affairs Division at the academy will process visas once a student has been accepted on a degree program. Upon arrival in the UAE, the residence issuance process will start with a medical examination and additional paperwork.
All international students, including GCC citizens, should apply for an Emirates ID Card the soonest upon arrival to Abu Dhabi.
Upon graduation from the degree program, your visa will be cancelled before you depart the UAE.
We put the Health and Safety of our students as a top priority. We are always keen to provide world-class health services to protect and enhance our students’ health by following the best quality standards and maintaining follow-up and communication in order to achieve our endeavors towards a healthy learning environment mentally and physically.
Any specific student health care needs and requirements are identified and recorded at the point of admission, and that appropriate arrangements are put in place to adequately care for the health and well-being of students.
We have an easily accessible treatment room located in the ground floor, which is specifically designed to accommodate those who may require rest and monitoring. This room consist of basic clinical equipment and tools which are usable to assess and provide immediate treatment to everyone.
When you are accepted as international student in Rabdan Academy, our team will contact you to offer you a medical insurance. They will let you know the required documents and provide you with the details. You will receive your medical insurance card alongside the medical insurance policy including all available health care providers. The insurance will cover most of the students’ medical expenses in wide network of hospitals and clinics in the UAE and home country, whether in outpatient, inpatient or emergency situations, including accidents and travel.
During events within the academy, students are covered for accidents on campus. However, it is mandatory that students have sufficient local medical insurance to cover any unforeseen events off campus.
International applicants may receive a conditional admission subject to submitting the equivalency for their degree (High School or Bachelor), based on which, you were offered the admission into Rabdan Academy. For further details on the equivalency process, please visit the services section at the website of the Ministry of Education in the UAE.
Abu Dhabi welcomes different cultures and nationalities, however, visitors are requested to learn about local laws and customs before their arrival. We recommend you to visit the website of Department of Culture and Tourism.
Students may opt to open a local bank account once they have received their residence visa. Varity of options are available to students from a number of banks.
Etisalat, du and virgin mobile are the primary telephone operators in the UAE. They offer a range of pre-paid and post-paid phone and data bundles. Students are recommended to subscribe to a mobile account and may receive a visitor line at the airport. They will be required to register their number with the registrar division.