Where can I get the information about Skyline University?SUC counselors are available from 9AM to 10PM from Sundays through Thursdays on +971 6 5441155. You may log on to our website www.skylineuniversity.ac.ae for more information.
When was Skyline University Started?Skyline was established in the year 1990 and since then it has been one of the leading of higher education institution in the northern emirates. We are located in the University City of Sharjah, which is easily accessible from all emirates in the UAE.
Where is SUC accredited?SUC offers programs in Business and Information Technology through their School of Business & School of Information Technology which are fully-approved and accredited by the Ministry of Education (MOE), UAE.
What are the different majors offered by Skyline?SUC offers Undergraduate & Graduate programs in Business and Information Technology under the School of Business; Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Tourism and Hospitality Management, International Business, Marketing & Retail Management, Accounting and Finance, Public Administration, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Human Resource Management and Psychology. Master of Business Administration (MBA) Programs are offered, with Emphasis in International Business and Marketing, Finance, Strategic Human Resource Management, Strategic Management & Leadership, E-governance, Project Management and Sustainable Development. Under its School of Information Technology, it offers Bachelor of Science in Information Technology – Enterprise Computing program.
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 is the graduation requirements for admission into Graduate program at SUC?
What is the mode of payment for the fee?
The fee can be paid in cash or through direct debit facility through debit/credit card or even through Post Dated Cheques. Students who don’t require SUC visa can pay the fee on installment basis however Post Dated Cheques for complete semester have to be presented at the time of admission alternatively direct debit form can be filled. 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.
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. 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 which is 4 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 handed over to the marketing officer:
-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 440/- inclusive VAT (non-refundable & subject to change) must be paid for evaluation.
What is the minimum GPA required for a transfer student to be considered eligible for admission in SUC?
The students seeking admission in BBA Program of SUC must have passed the courses in his graduation program or higher national diploma with a minimum of ‘C’ grade or equivalent. 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 other local universities within UAE and even 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, Application 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 give TOEFL 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 TOEFL 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 IT?Yes, transfer can be done before and after the batch commencement, cancellation process to be applied and school transfer fee is applicable as per school transfer policy.
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 intake in a year i.e Summer, Spring & Fall. (June, September & January)
How diverse is the SUC environment in terms of Student community and Faculty demographics?Skyline has more than 50 different nationalities studying in various programs providing cultural interaction to enhance understanding from different perspectives. 25% of Skyline's student body consists of international students. Faculty members also are of different nationalities from UK, US, South Africa, India, Pakistan and GCC countries.
What are the batch timings of lectures?
Students have option to choose their class timings between morning, evening and weekends. The classes for Bachelor of Business Administration are held 5 days per week (Sunday – Thursday).
- MORNING SESSION 9:15 am – 12:45 pm
- EVENING SESSION 6:50 pm – 10:10 pm
- WEEKEND CLASSES 9:00 am – 6:15 pm (Fridays)
9:00 am – 5:15 pm (Saturdays) (Quarter Sat. timings will vary as
per faculty schedule)
The classes for Master of Business Administration are held 3 days per week
- (Sunday – Thursday) EVENING 6:50 pm – 10:10 pm
- WEEKEND MBA Classes class timings are 9:00 am – 3:00 pm on Fridays & Saturdays.
What are the requirement for a student to get extra credit hours during Summer's?A student should maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 per semester for first 3 semesters and thereafter to be eligible to take summers’.
Does SUC offer scholarships for students?Skyline offers Academic and sports based 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.
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 English language classes and Math crash course for the students who are unable to meet the entrance requirements of English proficiency and Mathematics.
Can the student get into bachelor degree after completing the foundation course from SUC?SUC does not offer any foundation program for Bachelor’s degree. For Master’s degree SUC offers a MQP course, (MBA Qualifying Program) and after successful completion of the same the student can join the Master’s degree.
Can the student transfer the credits earned in foundation course to any other local university?Yes, after successful completion of MQP the student can join any other local university for MBA programs.
Does the UAE allow SUC students on SUC student VISA to 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 as per policy and postponement charge will be applied as per applicable miscellaneous fee. 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.
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. Once the same is submitted to the administration department along with an email requesting for exemption, the application will be reviewed by the Head of Academic Support services on case to case basis. The student has to request faculty members for extra guidance in case their work schedule does not allow them to attend classes. In such cases faculty members are also supportive and willing to accommodate student’s request subject to their availability.