Saint Joseph University Dubai, located in the Dubai International Academic City in the Emirate of Dubai, has obtained the initial licensure to award degrees and qualifications in Higher Education in the United Arab Emirates in 2012 . The full institutional licensure was granted by the Ministry of Education in 2015. Officially licensed by the Ministry of Education of the United Arab Emirates to award degrees/qualifications in higher education.
On October 1st, 2012, the university has been granted by the Commission the academic program accreditation for the Bachelor of Law Program. In 2015, the program was granted the full academic accreditation by Decree
The Commission for Academic Accreditation has also conducted the accreditation of the Master in Translation Program. The university has also been granted the initial academic accreditation in 2016 for its Master in Translation program. The accreditation was successfully renewed in 2020 with a duration of five years.