Higher Education Permit Issuance


Higher Education Permit Issuance

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International Quality Assurance
Phase 1
  • Name of Higher Education Provider (HEP) home and a brief description (including history, mission and vision, legal status and staffing profile)
  • Name of HEP Branch
  • Legal status of HEP branch and legal relationship between Home HEP and HEP Branch
  • Proposed location and size of the HEP Branch
  • Confirmation from the HEP Home that the programmes offered at the Branch are the same as that offered at the HEP Home, and that the students at the Branch will have access to similar learning resources
  • Letter from home HEP confirming that the home EQA will quality assure all academic programmes at the branch HEP
  • Letter from the Home External Quality Assurance Agency confirming that they will quality assure the programmes at the branch campus
  • Responsibility matrix clearly outlining the roles, responsibilities and accountability of the investor supporting the operations of the Branch HEP and a letter from the home HEP confirming its academic responsibilities towards the branch HEP
  • Please include all agreements between the investor supporting the operations of the branch HEP and the home HEP
  • Financial projections for five years including projected income (profit & loss) statements for five years and cash flow statements
  • Letter from the home HEP confirming the availability of adequate funds for meeting the Capital Expenditure and Operational Expenditure requirements of the branch HEP
  • Demonstrate fiscal capacity in the event of programme closure to complete teach out of students or other KHDA approved alternatives
  • Any proposed collaborative agreements or professional certifications/accreditations
  • Approval from HEP home to establish the HEP
  • Student Grievance Policy & Process (including explanation of any variances from the policy and processes in use at the home HEP)
  • Copy of the HEP home accreditation status or equivalent approval (may include ministerial approvals, external accreditations and professional body accreditation)
Phase 2
  • Copy of any applicable agreement (e.g. MoU) with partners involved in the HEP Branch
  • Copy of any currently applicable HEP Home accreditation status (or equivalent approval)
  • Copy of most recent independent quality assurance report (e.g. QAA Quality Audit Report) of the HEP Home
  • Approval from HEP Home to establish the HEP Branch
  • A letter from the HEP Home’s relevant external quality assurance agency confirming that they have been formally advised by the HEP Home of the full extent of activities (i.e. the list of programmes and approximate student numbers) at the HEP Branch
  • Student Grievance Policy & Process (including explanation of any variances from the policy and processes in use at the Home HEP)
  • The Guarantee from the HEP home as provided in Appendix E
Phase 3
  • Details of the institutional transnational quality assurance system and processes, and contact details for the persons at the HEP Home and HEP Branch with primary responsibilities for these processes
  • True copy of Board Resolution of the Higher Education Provider
  • Copy of the Commercial Licence from the Free zone commercial licensing body
  • If applicable, a copy of the Commercial License of the Academic Infrastructure Provider (AIP)/ Investor
  • Copy of the premises lease agreement from the Free Zone
  • Signed Certificate of Authorisation completed by the Academic Head
  • Copy of the Certificate of Fitness from the governing body for health care (if the Higher Education Provider has an in- house medical clinic)
  • True copy of the Completion Certificate from Dubai Municipality or Free Zone (as applicable)
  • Completed KHDA Undertaking for the Academic Head
  • If applicable, completed KHDA Undertaking for the investors. (please refer to the attached document)

Local Quality Assurance
Phase 1
  • Name of institution and a brief description (including mission and vision, legal and staffing profile)
  • Legal status of the institution
  • Proposed location and size of the institution and details of facilities and instructional/teaching space
  • Please include plans for faculty recruitment, research and library resources
  • Financial projections for five years, including projected income (profit and loss) statements for five years and cash flow statements
  • Proof of availability of adequate funds to meet capital expenditure and operational expenditure requirements of the institution
  • Demonstrate fiscal capacity in the event of programme closure to complete teach out of students or other KHDA approved alternatives
  • Any proposed collaborative agreements or professional certifications/accreditations
  • Submission documents to the Commission for Academic Accreditation under the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
  • Student Grievance Policy & Process (including explanation of any variances from the policy and processes in use at the HEP)
Phase 2
  • Copy of MOHESR licensure
  • Completed KHDA Undertaking for the nominated academic Head
  • If applicable, completed KHDA Undertaking for the investors/ shareholders
Phase 3
  • True copy of Board Resolution calling for the establishment of the Higher Education Provider
  • Copy of the Commercial Licence from the Free Zone Commercial Licensing Body
  • If applicable, a copy of the Commercial Licence of the Academic Infrastructure Provider, (AIP)/ investor
  • Copy of the premises lease agreement from the Free Zone
  • Signed Certificate of Authorisation completed by the Academic Head
  • Copy of the Certificate of Fitness from the Governing body for health care (if the Higher Education Provider has an in-house medical clinic)
  • True copy of the Completion Certificate from Dubai Municipality or Free Zone, (as applicable)
  • For all offered programmes a copy of the Initial accreditation approval letter from CAA

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