UAE Certificate of Equivalency

For official information, please visit the Ministry of Education’s website. Issuing of Certificate Equivalency is controlled fully by the UAE Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Affairs Division. Saint Joseph University Dubai is not involved in the equivalency process.

  • Register online on at under MOE Eservices – Service Catalog and get a registration number. Under the Service Catalog section, there is a list of services to choose from including the Certificate Equivalency.
  • Applicants have to prepare and attest all the required university and high school certificates and transcripts before leaving their home country and/or the country in which they graduated. Applicants should obtain attestation from (1) the Ministry of Higher Education of the country of study, (2) the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in that country, and (3) the UAE embassy in that country or the embassy of the country of study in the UAE and the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • For information about university certificates and transcripts attestations, please see the section Required Attestations.
  • Applicants who have applied for Certificate of Equivalency but have not concluded the Equivalency process by the time of registration would be given the chance to register for the first semester provided that they sign the Graduate Admission Contract.
    Applicants selecting this option must present a copy of the MOHE Application Receipt.