Founded in 1988, the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) is the UAE’s largest applied higher educational institution, and the nation’s first approved university economic free zone, empowering it to graduate companies in alignment with the directives of the UAE’s wise leadership..Explore More
In line with international criteria, the UAE vision and future development requirements, HCT offers approximately 34 programs and 20 concentrations in the academic programsExplore More
The Higher Colleges of Technology offers a wide variety of programmes, covering its core academic Divisions, which are designed to meet the growing needs of the UAE. Prospective students can find detailed information in this section.Explore More
HCT is always keen to enhance the customer experience and facilitate the student service journeyExplore More
e-participation is the participation and contribution by stakeholders and the public in the decision-making process of the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT)Explore More
Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) Libraries are among the best equipped in the Gulf region, housing extensive collections of resources.Explore More
The Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) Fact Book is published electronically on an annual basis by the HCT’s Organizational Excellence Department. The Fact Book provides current and historical information regarding academic programmes, enrollments, graduates and staff.Explore More
Media at HCT, covers a wide range of platforms and mechanisms utilizing the traditional media and New Media alike.Explore More
Admission to HCT is open to all types of students including Students applying directly after completing High School in the current year (Current Students) , Students returning to continue their studies after completing National Service. Old graduates of High Schools (Non-Current students) and Transfer students from other universities.
Admission and placement in all HCT credential programs is subject to the following criteria...
The Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) is offering all learners throughout the UAE to expand their horizons during summer, by enrolling in a wide range of over 300 courses across varied programs, which will be offered during the HCT Summer Semester.
|Start Date||Deadline/ Closing date||Admissions for the First Semester of the Academic Year 2023-2024
|November 14, 2022||March 31, 2023||Receive current school leaver applications, who finished high school in 2022/2023 (Priority 1)|
|May 29 2023||June 7, 2023||NAPO-MoE re-open the online application for current Grade 12 students (of AY 2022-2023)|
|May 9, 2023||July 14, 2023||Activate/submit applications from the National Service Students (Priority 1).
|June 5, 2023||June 16, 2023||
Receive applications for transfer from other federal higher education institutions (ZU,UAEU) as per the following:
Receive applications from Non Emirati / International Students.
|First week of August 2023||Announcement of approved New Students– for Fall 2023 (first Semester Academic Year , 2023-2024)
In case of any changes, new date will be announced in the website.
|Important notice for students who finished high school before School Year 2022/2023 (Priority 2 and Priority 3)
Priority 2 and Priority 3 applicants may submit their applications between Mid of September and end of October, 2023. Approved applicants will be offered admissions in sparing 2024.