Where can I get the information about Skyline University?
When was Skyline University Started?
Skyline was established in the year 1990 and since then it has been one of the leading higher education institutions in the northern emirates. Skyline 40-acre campus is located in the University City of Sharjah, which is easily accessible from all emirates in the UAE.
Is SUC approved & accredited?
SUC has a School of Business offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in Business Administration and a School of Computing offering undergraduate degrees in Information Technology and Computer Science, which are fully-approved and accredited by the Ministry of Education (MOE), UAE.
In order to internationalize the programs, SUC is in the process of acquiring AACSB and ABET accreditation for equalizing the programs to the international standards so that students can benefit from mobility opportunities between local and international universities. SUC has achieved an overall 4 star QS star rating with a 5 star QS rating on Academic Development, Teaching, Employability and Facilities. SUC is actively pursuing benchmarking activities with Universities under EUMMAS (European Marketing and Management Association).
What are the different programs offered by Skyline?
The School of Business, offers Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting, BBA with concentrations in Human Resource Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Tourism and Hospitality Management, International Business, Marketing and Retail Management and Public Administration and Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program. Under its School of Computing, it offers Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with concentration in Enterprise Computing program, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with concentration in Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering.
How long does it take for SUC to provide a student VISA?
If all the documents are complete and the fee has been deposited as per the fee structure, it normally takes a minimum of 3 to 4 weeks for the security clearance and visa processing.
What are the minimum high school requirements for admission into Undergraduate Program at SUC?
What are the minimum requirements for admission into Graduate/MBA Program at SUC?
What is the mode of payment for the fee?
Semester fee payment in cash or through debit/credit card or Postdated cheque(s) ( excluding the first installment ) to be submitted at the time of aThe School of Business, offers Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting, BBA with concentrations in Human Resource Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Tourism and Hospitality Management, International Business, Marketing and Retail Management and Public Administration and Master of Business Administration (MBA) Programdmission and even by the continuing students for the semester Re-Registration process to be completed by the student or the guardian.
Students who do not require SUC visa can pay the fee on installment basis as per the payment mode & terms mentioned above. International students have to pay the fee semester wise and students seeking visa letter from SUC have to pay the yearly fee in 3 installments – 1st installment is cash and remaining 2 are through Post Dated Cheques.
Kindly refer to fee structure for more details - https://skylineuniversity.ac.ae/fee-structures
Will there be increase in the fees?
Any increase of fee depends on the strategic plan/finance department and prior information will be published officially regarding the same on website and student portal.
What are the maximum number credit hours can be transferred to SUC?
SUC accepts students who are transferring from a federal or licensed institution in the UAE or a foreign institution of higher learning based outside the UAE and accredited in its home country, are eligible for transfer admission subject to equivalency certificate from MOE, UAE. The student must attend a minimum of 50% (60 credit hours) of their study plan at SUC in other words, maximum of 20 courses can be offered as transfer of credits to the Undergraduate programs whereas for Graduate program a maximum of 12 credits or 4 courses which is 25% courses can be offered as transfer of credits. The credit hours completed must be equivalent or higher to the corresponding courses offered at SUC.
How long it take for SUC to inform the student about the transfer of credit of courses?
The transfer of credit process takes 2-3 working days once the below mentioned documents are completed and application is completed:
-The official transcripts -Detailed syllabi (Credit Value, Level, detailed course content, learning outcomes/objective and indicative learning resources) -An official letter from the previous institution -All documents mentioned in the admission requirements (High School certificates/Bachelor Degree) -Processing fee of AED 525/- inclusive VAT (non-refundable & subject to change) must be paid for evaluation at time of application.
What is the minimum GPA required for a transfer student to be considered eligible for admission in SUC?
The students seeking admission in Undergraduate Program of SUC must have passed the courses in his graduation program or higher national diploma with a minimum of ‘C’ grade or equivalent above GPA 2. The program which the student is studying prior to seeking a transfer must be recognized by the Ministry of Education in their respective country to be eligible for transfer. Maximum credits awarded for transfer admission will be limited to specified courses at SUC. In case credits earned at the original institution are less than those at SUC, the lower credits will be awarded as transfer. No transfer can be awarded for Capstone and protected courses of SUC.
The degree offered by the Skyline is acceptable for transfer of credits to other local universities within UAE?
Yes, the degree is acceptable for transfer of credits to universities within UAE and internationally.
When a student paid initial fees and got admission in SUC but cannot join due to unseen reasons will the fees be refunded?
- Local Candidates with Own Visa
In case the student cancels his admission before commencement of the classes, Admission fee is non-refundable / non-transferable, however First Installment Fee will be refunded. No refund is applicable after the commencement of the program even if the student has not attended the class or is yet to submit English Placement exam or result is still awaited.
- Candidates Living in UAE Seeking SUC Visa/Visa Letter/Embassy Letter
If a student cancels before the commencement of the degree program the fee paid towards tuition (installments) will be refunded. However, no refund is applicable for the First Installment fee. If a student cancels after the commencement of the degree program, any advanced installment paid will be non-refundable even if the student has not attended the class or is yet to give English Placement exam or result is still awaited.
If a visa is rejected by the Immigration and Naturalization authorities, the University will retain the application & registration fee and AED 500/- as service charges and refund the remaining fee.
- If a student is rejected on health grounds by the Immigration and Naturalization Authorities; in such cases, the application & registration fee, first installment fee & visa fee will be non-refundable. The hostel fees will be calculated until the last day of his/her stay. Rest of the fees (Passport and Hostel Guarantee & 1st Cheque Payment) will be refunded
- If the student cancels the degree program after the visa is applied there will be no refund of visa fee as well as the Application & registration fees.
- Visa Students (Overseas)
If a student cancels after the VISA is applied before the commencement of the degree program the fee paid towards VISA and $ 1000 from the first installment will not be refunded. If a student cancels after the commencement of the degree program, any advanced installment paid will be non-refundable. If a visa is rejected by the Immigration and Naturalization authorities, the University will retain $ 1500 from the first installment fee and refund the remaining fees.
- If a student is rejected on health grounds by the Immigration and Naturalization Authorities; in such cases, the first installment fee & visa fee will be non-refundable. The hostel fees will be calculated until the last day of his/her stay. Rest of the fees (Passport Guarantee & 1st Cheque Payment) will be refunded
Can I transfer from School of Business to School of Computing?
Yes, transfer can be done before and after the batch commencement as per the policy, cancellation process to be applied and respective school fee will be applicable along with the admission requirements.
Can a student get the admission into masters based on SUC Undergraduate’s degree?
Yes, the student can get admission into graduate program based on SUC UG’s degree provided is meeting the minimum grades required as per the admission requirement.
What are the different Intake into degree programs?
SUC has three intakes in a year i.e; Summer, Spring & Fall. ( June/July, September & January)
How diverse is the SUC environment in terms of Student community and Faculty demographics?
Skyline has over 18,000 Alumni from than 65 different nationalities providing cultural interaction to enhance understanding from different perspectives. Faculty members also are of different nationalities from UK, US, South Africa, India, Pakistan, Morocco, Jordan, Palestine and other GCC countries.
What are the batch timings of lectures?
Classes are held between 9:10 AM - 2:00 PM Monday to Thursday (morning classes) or 6:40 PM - 10:00 PM (evening classes) from Monday to Friday.
Does SUC offer scholarships for students?
At SUC, we pride ourselves on our commitment in providing a quality education for all students. To alleviate financial limitation, Skyline University College provides a wide range of scholarships and sponsorships in the UAE. Skyline offers various sponsorships and scholarship to deserving local & international students. SUC associates with various government and private institutions for allocation of scholarship fund to encourage and support students academically.
The sponsorship programs are
- Youth Empowerment
To find out more about different sponsorship and scholarship programs offered by Skyline kindly log on https://www.skylineuniversity.ac.ae/scholarships
Does SUC offer meritorious scholarships to the students in the First year of University?
Yes, a meritorious scholarship to the students in the First year of the University is also provided.
Are Transfer students included in the scholarship policy?
Yes, transfer students are also included in scholarship; however, the scholarship cannot exceed 15% and the students have to meet all the admission requirements.
Does SUC offer any preparatory courses for students who don't fulfill the required criteria for admission?
SUC offers preparatory courses in English & Math for the students who are unable to meet the entrance placement requirements of any of the mentioned subjects. After successful completion of the course the must appear in the relevant
Can the student get into bachelor degree after completing the foundation course from SUC?
If the student is meeting the high school requirements as per the admission criteria but is not meeting the placement test requirement for either English, Math’s or both Student will be registered for one or more foundation course(s)/subject(s) that correspond to the missing score(s). Student must fulfill the admission requirement of English Proficiency, mathematics to be eligible for join in the main program.
SUC offers a MQP course (MBA Qualifying Program) and GRC program (Graduate Remedial courses) for students not meeting the minimum CGPA requirement and after successful completion of the same, the student can join the Master’s degree.
Can students on SUC student VISA take up part time job?
Yes, the student can take part time jobs after getting an NOC from SUC and a part time work permit from the company they will be working with.
Can I postpone my admission?
Yes, student can postpone for one semester in an Academic year as per the policy, postponement charges as per the published fee structure will be applicable. If a student postpones from one semester to another falling in subsequent academic year, the postponement fees and tuition fees as per the new academic year will be applicable. International student cannot postponement after commencement of the classes.
I’m married female student who want to study in UAE, can I enroll on any degree program. If so what are the requirements for admission?
Yes, the admission requirements are the same as of any International student. However, SUC will not be sponsoring the spouse or children. Only student visa will be applied for candidate seeking studies with Skyline.
Does international Driving License is valid in UAE?
Yes, International driving License is Valid in UAE. However, students need to apply for UAE driving license once their residence visa is stamped. SUC will be issuing an NOC letter to the students so they can apply for UAE driving license.
What are the requirements to get a Driving License in UAE?
Student’s need to have a valid passport, valid UAE visa and an NOC from Skyline.
Does the Hostel provide a Mess Facility?
SUC has a canteen on campus where students can order meals during day time till late evening/night until 9:30 pm. There are many food outlets nearby the hostel providing take away facility and the telephone numbers are readily available.
How far is the male student hostel from University?
SUC has two hostel facilities for boys. One is on campus and the other one is off campus. The off-campus residence is approx. 20 minutes’ drive from Skyline and transportation is provided at an additional cost.
How far is the female student hostel from University?
Girl’s hostel facility is approx. 20 minutes’ drive from Skyline and transportation is provided at an additional cost. We are planning to have girl’s hostel facility within campus by next year.
Can my friends visit me in the Hostel?
Yes, friends can visit during day time between 10am -6pm.
Does the Hostel have a Warden?
SUC has a hostel in-charge and an additional SUC employee stays in the hostel to take care of the hostel students. Round the clock security is maintained.
The University is far from the downtown? Does University provide any bus facility to downtown for groceries and shopping on weekly basis?
The University provides bus facility for shopping to city Centre 3 times in a week. There are many grocery stores nearby the university providing free delivery services.
Is the Hostel Fees charged on monthly/Quarterly/Half yearly/ Yearly basis?
The hostel fee is charged on a half yearly basis, subject to minimum of one academic year.The hostel fee is charged on a half yearly basis, subject to minimum of one academic year.
Does the Hostel have indoor sports facility?
Yes, hostel has indoor and outdoor sports facility like cricket field, football ground, basketball court, table tennis and well equipped gym.
What is the minimum attendance to be maintained?
Minimum of 75% attendance per course has to be maintained to be eligible to sit in the final exams.
How can the university support in terms of attendance & studies if I am working in shifts?
The student has to submit his duty roster from his work place, the same must be signed by HR department. Request may be submitted to the administration department for an exemption, the application will be reviewed by the Registrar and it is subject to approval only on case to case basis.
Are there any hidden charges besides the fee which I have paid?
There are no hidden charges. The published fee structure includes the miscellaneous fee also that the prospective student has to pay.
What happens if I need to defer or stop studying due to work or personal reasons?
Student can postpone for one semester in an Academic year as per the policy, postponement charges as per the published fee structure will be applicable. If a student postpones from one semester to another falling in subsequent academic year, the postponement fees and tuition fees as per the new academic year will be applicable. International student cannot postponement after commencement of the classes.
In case student does not join in the upcoming semester, it will result in cancellation of admission, with no refund of fees.
What happens if I fail in a semester how can I repeat the course?
If the student fails in semester, he will be able to repeat the course on the next availability of course along with the repeating course fee as per the published miscellaneous fee structure.
I need to change my study module how can I do it?
If you want you may apply on your portal for change of batch from morning to evening, this is subject to approval. However, students cannot change from Full Time (weekday) to Part Time (weekend) or vice versa once the main program has commenced.
Where can I get my books? Does SUC provide me with the books?
The books will be provided by SUC Library on return basis per semester upon the Commencement / orientation day of the program for Undergraduate & Graduate programs offered under School of Business and School of IT.
My first language is not English; do I need to prove that my written English is of a certain standard?
Student seeking admission must prove the English proficiency by taking any one of the below mentioned English proficiency tests approved by the Ministry of Education (MOE),
Do you offer weekend, Part Time or distance learning programs?
SUC offers Part Time programs under School of Business & School of Computing on weekends. We do not offer programs under distance learning mode.
What is the process of transfer of credit to or from another university?
We will need the following documents for transfer of credit:
- Original transcript from a recognized and accredited University.
- Course Description
- TOC Fees
- Letter from the university
What is the process of cancelling my admission?
Cancellation form has to be submitted online. The student must clear all his dues before the release of any academic or non-academic document.
Is there any scholarship for continuing students?
Yes, SUC offers merit-based scholarships for continuing students. For more details, kindly contact Student Services Department.