CAA Accreditation

The Dubai Campus became licensed by the Commission of Academic Accreditation (CAA), which is part of the United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Education, on 2nd of February 2023. The next stage of the process is programme accreditation. Programmes offered at the Dubai Campus will go through the CAA’s accreditation process throughout 2022-2023 and 2023-24.

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) will continue to license the Dubai Campus. KHDA will continue to quality assure Dubai Campus programmes until the CAA’s accreditation process has been completed. Students will be notified when this has taken place.

Students who were enrolled at the time the Institutional License was granted on 2nd of February 2023 may be eligible for future Ministry of Education attestation once their programme is accredited by CAA. For more information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions section related to CAA licensure and accreditation.

In addition, Heriot-Watt University across all campuses is quality assured by QAA Scotland. All graduates receive a British degree issued from the UK and are eligible for UK document legalization (attestation). Please see the Frequently Asked Questions section related to UK document legalization.