Islamic College UAE – College of Islamic and Arabic Studies

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The College of Islamic and Arabic Studies in Dubai gives great attention to qualify its students in their majors in areas in Islamic Sharia and Arabic Language to play their roles in the society and to fulfill its ambitious aims.

The college grew a lot by using the best ideas for teaching and hiring some of the most famous teachers and researchers. It became a trusted school that followed the big goals of its founder and supporter, His Excellency Juma al-Majid.

This prospectus provides the reader with the most essential information about the founding of the college, its development, the teaching plans in the two main areas of Islamic studies and Arabic Language and in the Post-graduate program. The prospectus also describes the various students activities designed to promote their skills and talents in research and community service. The college has a students’ activities unit, an activity forum and an outstanding students’ club where the students programs take place. The college also cares about staying in touch with its graduates through a follow-up unit.

This prospectus is available in three languages, Arabic, English, and French. We hope it will help the students, teachers and anyone who is interested in Arabic and Islamic studies. We hope that this work will be a means to strengthen relationships between our college and other universities, colleges and research centers in the Arab and Islamic world.

Our Vision

The College of Islamic and Arabic Studies in Dubai seeks to benefit from scientific, cognitive and technological developments, and to employ this in the service of the nation and society, keeping pace with emerging changes in the labor market, balancing inputs and outputs to achieve the requirements of sustainable development, and providing the community with academic expertise that adheres to Islamic ethics and a love of language. Arabic language, preserving authentic principles and human values.

The college adopts a comprehensive vision, clear goals, and selected programs, sponsored by the college’s Board of Trustees and a distinguished faculty, equipped with the latest modern technology to serve the educational process.

The college aims to achieve a qualitative leap in its educational programs, according to scientific controls, within the comprehensive development system that the United Arab Emirates is keeping pace with, to reach a comprehensive, high-level quality and excellence.

Academic Programs

Bachelor Programs

About the program:

The College of Islamic and Arab Studies in Dubai was established in 1986 under the auspices of the Dubai Government and by a decision of  the Board of Trustees. Studies officially began during the academic year  ( 1986/1987 AD ) . The President of Al-Azhar University Decree No. (95) of 1991 AD was issued on 7/9/1991 AD . The judge equated the degree awarded by the college with the degree of the College of Islamic and Arab Studies granted by Al-Azhar University.

Then this culminated on 9/18/1993 AD with the issuance of a decision by His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the United Arab Emirates, equating her degree with a Bachelor’s degree in Islamic Studies. The college was officially recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, as it is the first private college to obtain a license from the Ministry of Higher Education in the country.

Facts and figures:

  • In 1986/1987 AD , the college began a bachelor’s program in Islamic studies for 80 students.
  • In 1987/1988 AD , it was opened for 83 female students majoring in Islamic studies.
  • A program in Arabic language and literature was opened in 1995/1996 for female students, and the number of students enrolled at that time reached 59 students. Then it was opened to students in 2001/2002 with 87 students .
  • Until the number of students in the year 2010-2011 AD reached 3,054 students.

Program Goals:

The study program for the Bachelor’s degree aims to:

  • Graduating scholars in language and legal sciences who preserve the nation’s heritage and work to develop and grow it to link the nation’s present with its past.
  • Creating a generation of learners who work to support the comprehensive development movement in society.
  • Graduating students who are proficient in grammar, the art of scientific writing, education and guidance.
  • Graduating the conscientious student who has deep understanding of her religion, so that she can share with her brother in carrying the responsibility of this religion, and build her family and society in a sound manner.
  • Securing free university education.

Graduate Programs

About the program:

In an effort to provide academic programs of all kinds, and in confirmation of the strategy of the founder and sponsor of the college to build a scientific edifice that accommodates and produces for the community female graduates and researchers who are supported by the science and research they provide that serve the community. The first postgraduate program was opened in the college in the academic year 1416 AH, corresponding to 1995/1996 AD, in Islamic Sharia, specializing in (Islamic jurisprudence) for female students, marking the beginning of the launch of other specializations and programs in the college.

The general objectives of postgraduate studies are summarized as follows:

  • Preparing student researchers who are proficient in scientific research and the precise and evaluative knowledge it requires of sources and references, the research method, and methods of analysis and discussion to derive judgments and arrive at facts.
  • Employing scientific research conducted in postgraduate studies to serve society, contribute to human development and solve its problems.
  • Providing specialized scientific competencies in Sharia sciences and Arabic language sciences to enhance university life in the country.
  • Contributing to serving the legitimate Islamic heritage and the literary and linguistic heritage and benefiting from it.

Applications for enrollment in the program:

  1. Citizens of the United Arab Emirates who hold the General Secondary Certificate, with its literary, scientific, and Sharia secondary branches, or their equivalent, are accepted, provided that the period of obtaining the certificate does not exceed three years, according to the rates approved by the Board of Trustees, which are issued each year.
  2. Children of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries are accepted into the college if they have a high school diploma or its equivalent, provided that the period of obtaining the certificate does not exceed two years according to the rates approved by the Board of Trustees that are issued every year.

Why Choose College of Islamic and Arabic Studies UAE?

College of Islamic and Arabic Studies is one of the leading colleges in the region that provides comprehensive and integrated Islamic and Arabic education. By choosing CIAS, you will benefit from:

  • A diverse and qualified faculty of scholars and experts in Islamic and Arabic studies.
  • A modern and fully equipped campus with state of the art facilities and resources.
  • A rich and dynamic academic environment that fosters intellectual growth and cultural exchange.
  • A wide range of academic programs and courses that cater to different levels and interests of students.
  • A strong network of alumni and partners that offer career opportunities and support.

What We Offer

CIAS offers a variety of programs and courses in Islamic and Arabic studies, including:

  • Bachelor of Islamic Studies: A four-year degree program that covers the foundations of religion, jurisprudence and its principles, Quranic sciences, Hadith sciences, Islamic history and civilization, and contemporary Islamic issues.
  • Diploma of Islamic Studies: A two-year program that provides a basic knowledge of Islamic studies for students who wish to pursue further studies or careers in related fields.
  • Certificate of Islamic Studies: A one-year program that introduces the essentials of Islamic studies for students who want to enhance their personal or professional development.
  • Arabic Language Courses: A series of courses that teach the Arabic language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking for different levels and purposes.

How to Apply?

If you are interested in joining College of Islamic and Arabic Studies UAE, you can apply online through our website. You will need to fill out College’s application form and submit the required documents, such as:

  • A copy of your high school diploma or equivalent certificate
  • A copy of your passport or national ID card
  • A copy of your English language proficiency test card (if applied)
  • A personal statement of your academic and career achievements
  • A recommendation letter from a teacher or a mentor
  • You can also visit our campus and meet with our admission staff who will guide you through the application process and answer any questions you may have.

College Board of Trustees:

The college’s Board of Trustees consists of a number of distinguished personalities who combine science, knowledge, opinion, and development experience, who represent scientific, social, and economic activities and the needs of society. They are:

  • His Excellency Juma Al Majid (Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the College of Islamic and Arab Studies)
  • His Excellency/ Ahmed Humaid Al Tayer
  • His Excellency Ahmed Ateeq Al Jumairi.
  • Dr. Mohammed Salem Al Mazrouei
  • His Excellency/ Muhammad Issa Al Suwaidi.
  • His Excellency Dr. Jamal Mohammed Al Muhairi
  • His Excellency Dr. Saeed Abdullah Hareb
  • His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Abdel Rahman

Duties of the Board of Trustees:

  • Drawing up the college’s general policy, organizing it, and directing it to achieve the goals for which it was established.
  • Develop a plan to provide all sufficient capabilities to achieve the college’s goals and ensure the soundness of work.
  • Approving the internal regulations, financial and organizational regulations for college affairs, and securing financial resources.
  • Appointing the Dean of the College.
  • Approving the conditions for accepting students into the college.
  • Approval of the graduation results and signing of the certificates by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and the Dean of the College.
  • Study the topics submitted to him by the Dean of the College.

Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the College of Islamic and Arab Studies

  • His Excellency/ Ahmed Humaid Al Tayer
  • His Excellency Ahmed Ateeq Al Jumairi
  • His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Salem Al Mazrouei
  • His Excellency/ Muhammad Issa Al Suwaidi
  • His Excellency Dr. Jamal Mohammed Al Muhairi
  • His Excellency Dr. Saeed Abdullah Hareb
  • His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Abdel Rahman


Official Contact Details

If you have any inquiries or feedback, please feel free to contact us through any of the following channels:

Islamic College UAE – College of Islamic and Arabic Studies — P. B. Box 50106 Dubai

We are looking forward to hear from your side and welcoming you to our college. Thank you for choosing CIAS, the college of excellence in Islamic and Arabic studies.