Associate Degree

An Associate Degree is an undergraduate degree typically awarded by community colleges, technical schools, and some universities. It usually takes two years of full-time study to complete, and provides students with foundational knowledge and skills in a specific area of study.

In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the educational system is generally modeled after the American education system, which includes the Associate degree. An Associate degree is a two-year undergraduate degree typically offered by community colleges and some universities.

In the UAE, there are a growing number of community colleges and universities that offer Associate degree programs in various fields, such as business, information technology, engineering, health sciences and more. An Associate degree is often considered a pathway to a Bachelor’s degree, and can provide students with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to pursue further education or enter the workforce.

The specific requirements and curriculum of Associate degree programs in the UAE may vary by institution and field of study. It’s always recommended to check with individual institutions or credential evaluation services to determine the specific recognition and equivalency of degrees earned in a particular country or region.


  • Associate degrees awarded in the UAE are generally equivalent to the Associate degrees awarded in countries that follow the American education system such as the United States and Canada.
  • In the United States and Canada, Associate degrees are typically considered as undergraduate degrees and are generally completed in two years of full-time study. They are often viewed as a pathway to a Bachelor’s degree or as a standalone qualification that provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to enter the workforce
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