The exchange program allows for a student enrolled in Rabdan Academy to study for one semester at a partner institution.

Meanwhile, a student of the partner institution joins Rabdan Academy

Students benefit from an international experience by immersion into a new educational setting with different instructors, colleagues, resources, and culture.

All applications are reviewed by the program chair, approved by the dean, and accepted by the partner institution.

Rabdan Academy partners with several institutions that offer a similar program.


  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Norwich University


To be eligible, the student must meet the following criteria:


  • UAE National
  • Full-time student
  • Earned over 30 credits
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Achieved IELTS 6.0


To apply, visit student services and complete the form before the end of September. Acceptance is announced by the end of October.

Abu Dhabi is a great place to experience the hospitality of Arab culture and be exposed to the unique safety, security, defence, emergency preparedness, and crisis management of the nation. Rabdan Academy offers Bachelor of Science level courses for programs in these areas.

To apply, contact the international student office at your home institution.