Abu Dhabi University seals KIC pact
Abu Dhabi, May 22, 2011
Abu Dhabi University (ADU) said it has signed a five-year agreement with Khawarizmi International College (KIC) to will enable its associate degree holders to enrol in bachelor degree programs at the Abu Dhabi university.
On successful completion of their associate degree programs, KIC students will transition into their fifth semester with admittance into a corresponding bachelor degree program at ADU, said a statement from the university.
The agreement, reinforces ADU’s commitment to cater to a diverse student population and attract young minds from all over the UAE - students who are dedicated to the pursuit of their interests and the achievement of success in careers that span all walks of life, it added.
Both institutions aim to provide high quality education at reasonable costs; qualified instructors who are well experienced in their respective fields; and ample opportunities to gain practical knowledge and take part in educational training exercises.
ADU chancellor Dr Nabil Ibrahim, said, “ADU places a great emphasis on offering its students a sound system of education and we are proud to extend this privilege to students from KIC who are seeking a high quality of education that is consistent with the standards held by KIC’s wide-range of associate degrees."
"The diverse student population of KIC will further enrich the learning community at ADU," he noted.
"Students seeking admission into ADU’s bachelor degree programs must submit their admission forms and supporting documents by January 1 of the same year as their Fall semester enrolment, including high school transcripts, transcripts of previous college courses taken, and a certificate of completion of their associate degree at KIC," he added.
KIC CEO Naeem Radi said the agreement offers KIC graduates a great opportunity to continue their higher education towards undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at a local, reputable university.
"We are very impressed by the high academic standards that we have witnessed at ADU and we are sure that our students will enjoy their studies and benefit from the excellent credit transfer opportunities that they will get at the university," Radi said.
As per the agreement, KIC will provide designated spaces to Admissions and Career Counseling Officers from ADU at its campus on specified dates and timings to simplify the application process for KIC students and to assist them in the selection of the best-suited bachelor programs for which their associate degrees serve as a prerequisite.
Faculty from ADU will have the chance to teach both ADU- and KIC-prescribed courses in KIC classrooms, while ample opportunities for the professional advancement of KIC instructors will also be offered by ADU.
Students, faculty and staff from both institutions will have mutual access to ADU and KIC extensive library resources.
For students from two-year program institutions wishing to enroll in an ADU program, a minimum of 55 credits and maximum of 65 credits will be transferred, while a total of 90 credits will be accepted for students joining out of a four-year institution, said the ADU statement.
Furthermore, credits will only be accepted from institutions which are accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, or any other recognized body of accreditation, it added.-TradeArabia News Service