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FAQs

  • 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 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 minimum 2-3 weeks for the visa to be processed and released.
  • What are the minimum high school requirements for admission into Undergraduate Program at SUC?

    An applicant seeking admission for BBA program is required to fulfill the following conditions:

    SUC follows a non-discriminatory policy to admit all such students who have completed the General Secondary School Certificate of UAE or its equivalent as per International Grade Conversions published by World Education Services Inc. (www.wes.org), subject to availability of seats. The admissions are carried out in accordance to the admission policies and procedures of MOHESR, UAE and the number of seats approved by the Executive Council as per the strategic plan.

    1. NEW ADMISSION ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    An applicant seeking admission for BBA program is required to fulfill the following conditions:

    High School Grade

    1. Prospective student should have 60% marks in the secondary school of UAE or its equivalent as per the International Grade Conversions published by World Education Services Inc. (wes.org) and www.classbase.com. Student having any equivalent qualification from an institution in UAE must get the documents attested by the Ministry of Education and Youth. For qualifications obtained from abroad, attestation is required from the relevant authorities of that country.
    2. BRITISH SYSTEM

    IGCSE, GCSE, GCE

    13 YEARS OF SCHOOLING

      • Required 5 “O level” grade from A TO E (10th Standard)
      • Required 2 “AS level” or 1 “A level” grade from A TO D (11th Standard)
      • Required 2 “AS level” or 1 “A level” grade from A TO D (12th Standard)
      • School transcript is mandatory to confirm the year of studies
      • Islamic & Arabic is compulsory but not counted
      • Arabic is compulsory [Arabs and non-Arabs]
      • Islamic is compulsory for Muslims regardless of any nationality
      • Equivalency is compulsory for admission for individual student

     12 YEARS OF SCHOOLING

      • Required 5 “O level” grade from A TO E (11th Standard)
      • Required 2 “AS level” or 1 “A level” grade from A TO D (12th Standard)
      • School transcript is mandatory to confirm the year of studies
      • Islamic & Arabic is compulsory but not counted
      • Arabic is compulsory [Arabs and non-Arabs]
      • Islamic is compulsory for Muslims regardless of any nationality
      • Equivalency is compulsory for admission for individual student

     

    1. AMERICAN SYSTEM
    • Along with the 12th standard certificate student should submit SAT & IELTS [academic] / TOEFL for entry requirement
      • SAT – 400 ; IELTS [academic] – 5 / TOEFL – 500 [no other certificates will be accepted]

    OR

    • EMSAT – MATHS – 500 ; EMSAT – ENGLISH - 1100

     IB SYSTEM

    • Requirements include 6 subjects; with minimum 24 points and must have minimum of 3 HL and 3 SL subjects
    • Arabic & Islamic not counted but required

    IB Career:   Considered as Vocational (Technical School)

    Normally require higher number of points (26-28)

    1. Other SS Qualifications  (inside UAE):

    Students from the Iranian, Indian, Pakistani, Philippine, French or German high school curriculum require 12 years of schooling and attestation from MOE/ KHDA/ ADEC.

    1. Secondary School Qualifications Obtained Outside UAE:
    2. Must meet the requirements for admission into university in the country of origin
    3. With Min 11 years of schooling

        iii. Attestation: Education  Authority  (Home Country) ;  Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Home          Country) ; UAE Embassy+ Evidence of completion of Secondary School Stag

    1. Students holding National Secondary School Certificates from UAE Board with score of less than 60% should submit Foundation Program completion certificate from an institution approved by MOHESR. It is not applied for High School Certificate holders of other systems of education.
    2. On passing the Foundation Program, the student's Certificate will be recognized and attested by the MOHESR. This may be used for progression to Higher Education within the institution offering the Foundation Program, or for entry to other Higher Education institutions, provided the student meets the admission requirements set for specific programs at that institution.
    3. English Language Proficiency Test (TOEFL/IELTS/PEARSON-Academic, Cambridge English: Advanced Test, City & Guilds-IESOL and EmSAT Achieve English)

    Prospective BBA student is required to fulfill any one of the following requirements for admission to BBA program as given below

    1. A minimum score of 500 out of 677 on Institutional Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a minimum score of 61 out of 120 on the Internet Based Test (IBT) of TOEFL or a minimum score of 173 on the Computer based TOEFL (certificates will be accepted upon verification by the ETS)
    2. A minimum score of 5.0 on International English Language Testing System (IELTS - Academic)
    3. A minimum score of 36-46 in the Pearson Test of English.
    4. A minimum score of 41-46 in Cambridge English: Advanced Test of English Language.
    5. A minimum score of B1 in City & Guilds IESOL / SESOL Test.
    6. A minimum score of 1100 in EmSAT Achieve English (Emirates Standardized Test)

    Note:

    1. Qualifying English Proficiency Test is mandatory for all including native speakers
    2. Institutional TOEFL / IELTS Score only from recognized testing centers or AMIDEAST is ACCEPTABLE. The TOEFL (IBT) certificates will be accepted upon verification by the ETS and for IELTS verification will be done from IETLTS website.

    3.Institutional TOEFL score can be transferred from any other Ministry of Higher Education approved universities in UAE or at various AMIDEAST approved testing venues across MOHESR-licensed institutions in the UAE.

    1. Requirements are applied regardless of educational system or country where student is coming from.

    Mathematical Ability Test

    1. An applicant is required to score a minimum of 500 on SAT-1 or 60% passing score of SUC Mathematics placement test.

    Exception for taking Mathematical Ability Test:

    1. Student holding diploma or transfer of credit from an accredited institution by MOHESR having a grade "C" or above is exempted from appearing in the mathematical ability test.

    Q: What is the graduation requirements for admission into Graduate program at SUC?

    A: SUC follows a non-discriminatory policy to admit all such students who have completed the General Secondary School Certificate of UAE or its equivalent as per International Grade Conversions published by World Education Services Inc. (www.wes.org), subject to availability of seats. The admissions are carried out in accordance to the admission policies and procedures of MOHESR, UAE and the number of seats approved by the Executive Council as per the strategic plan.

    NEW ADMISSION ENTRY REQUIREMENTS An applicant seeking admission for MBA Program is required to fulfill the following conditions:

    1. Bachelor Degree Grades
      1. A Bachelor's degree in Business discipline from an institution in the UAE or its equivalent approved by Ministry of Education having a cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 point scale or its established equivalent)
      2. A Bachelor's degree in other than business discipline will be accepted but the applicant is required to undergo a MBA Qualifying program (MQP)
      3. MQP courses cleared by non-business graduate students in any other University will also be accepted at SUC as per MQP TOC Policy. However the student needs to appear for a challenge exam.
    2. English Language Proficiency Test (TOEFL/IELTS/PEARSON-Academic, Cambridge English: Advanced Test, City & Guilds-IESOL and EmSAT Achieve EnglishProspective MBA student is required to fulfill any one of the following requirements for admission as given below A MBA applicant without English as their first language is required to fulfill any one of the following requirements for admission:
      1. A minimum score of 550 out of 677 on Institutional Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a minimum score of 79 out of 120 on the Internet Based Test (IBT) of TOEFL or a minimum score of 213 on the Computer based TOEFL (certificates will be accepted upon verification by the ETS)
      2. A minimum score of 6.0 on International English Language Testing System (IELTS - Academic)
      3. A minimum score of 50-57 in the Pearson Test of English.
      4. A minimum score of 52-57 in Cambridge English: Advanced Test of English Language.
      5. A minimum score of B2 in City & Guilds IESOL / SESOL Test.
      6. A minimum score of 1400 in EmSAT Achieve English (Emirates Standardized Test)

    Note:

    • Higher Diploma is not accepted for admission into the MBA program at SUC
    • Qualifying English Proficiency Test is mandatory for all including native speakers
    • Institutional TOEFL / IELTS Score only from recognized testing centers or AMIDEAST is acceptable. The TOEFL (IBT) certificates will be accepted upon verification by the ETS.
    • Institutional TOEFL score can be transferred from any other Ministry of Higher Education approved universities in UAE or at various AMIDEAST approved testing venues across MOHESR-licensed institutions in the UAE.
  • Does SUC conduct entrance exam?

    Skyline conducts following entrance exams for admission to the Undergraduate program:

    ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST

    1. A minimum score of 500 out of 677 on Institutional Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a minimum score of 61 out of 120 on the Internet Based Test (IBT) of TOEFL or a minimum score of 173 on the Computer based TOEFL (certificates will be accepted upon verification by the ETS)
    2. A minimum score of 5.0 on International English Language Testing System (IELTS - Academic)
    3. A minimum score of 36-46 in the Pearson Test of English.
    4. A minimum score of 41-46 in Cambridge English: Advanced Test of English Language.
    5. A minimum score of B1 in City & Guilds IESOL / SESOL Test.
    6. A minimum score between 1100 and 1225 in EmSAT English Achieve (Emirates Standardized Test).

    MATHEMATICAL ABILITY TEST

    1. Student holding diploma or transfer of credit from an accredited institution by MOE having a grade “C” or above is exempted from appearing in the mathematical ability test.
    2. An applicant is required to score a minimum of 500 on SAT-1 or 60% passing score of SUC Mathematics placement test.

    Skyline conducts following entrance exams for admission to the Graduate program:

    ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST

    1. A minimum score of 550 out of 677 on Institutional Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a minimum score of 79 out of 120 on the Internet Based Test (IBT) of TOEFL or a minimum score of 213 on the Computer based TOEFL (certificates will be accepted upon verification by the ETS)
    2. A minimum score of 6.0 on International English Language Testing System (IELTS - Academic)
    3. A minimum score of 50-57 in the Pearson Test of English.
    4. A minimum score of 52-57 in Cambridge English: Advanced Test of English Language.
    5. A minimum score of B2 in City & Guilds IESOL / SESOL Test.
    6. A minimum score between 1400 and 1525 in EmSAT English Achieve (Emirates Standardized Test)
  • What is the mode of payment for the fee?

    The fee can be paid in cash or through any debit/credit card or even through cheque.  Students who don’t require SUC visa can pay the fee on monthly basis. 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 cheque.

    Kindly refer to fee structure for more details.

  • 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?

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

    1. 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
    2. 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.
    3. 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.

    1. 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 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. (May, 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 9:30 am – 12:20 pm 

    EVENING SESSION 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm 

    WEEKEND CLASSES (FRI) 10:00 am – 6:00 pm & (SAT) 10:00 am – 7:00 pm  The classes for Master of Business Administration are held 3 days per week (Sunday – Thursday) 

     WEEKEND MBA Classes class timings are 9:30 am – 3:30 pm on Fridays & Saturdays.

  • What are the requirement for a student to get extra credit hours during Summer's?

    student should maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 every year to be eligible to take summers'.
  • 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.>

  • 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. There are many restaurants 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. 

  • Does the Hostel have indoor sports facility?

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     Yes, hostel has indoor and outdoor sports facility 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.

 

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