Overview

The Admissions Department is one of five service and support entities at the Deanship of Academic Support Services at the University of Sharjah.

The Admissions Department is the gateway through which students pass to enter their academic and university lives from the point that they submit their applications to join the University until receiving their academic degrees. 


Establishment
The Admissions Department was established during the academic year 2010/2011 upon a decision by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. 

Services

The Admissions Department is one of the most important support departments at the University of Sharjah. It has basic functions that involve all groups of the university community, from students, graduates, visitor's, parents, faculty and administrators, as each of these groups has its particular needs and requirements. The Admissions Department plays a major role throughout a student's study at the University in its various specialties, which include but are not limited to the guidance of students and parents, receiving admission applications, announcing the admission of students, preparing IDs for enrolled students, maintaining and organizing student files during their academic studies, following and updating their personal information, issuing and certifying documents, and certifying graduation degrees.

In order to provide the best services to students and parents, the Admissions Department exerts great efforts to communicate and coordinate with the University's colleges and departments, in addition to governmental and private institutions and relevant universities both inside the country and abroad. The Department also actively participates in educational exhibitions in the country and elsewhere outside the country to market and promote the various and growing programs that the University offers.

The Admissions Department effectively interacts with the steady increase of students and continuous development that the University has witnessed since its inception. It continually works to develop the quantity and quality of its services and fully activates its various departments and divisions in the University of Sharjah and in the Colleges of Medicine and other branch located in Khorfakkan, Kalba, Dhaid as well as the Community College branches in the Emirate of Sharjah.

Through continuous professional research and development, the admissions department had acquired the latest technologies, which significantly enhance the services to students such as E services; online clearance, ID card system, and smart chip for graduate's attestations that facilitate the ratification process for their certificates in the ministry of education. Moreover, the department has also added online admissions to its services to keep pace with today's demands and facilitate admission procedures for international students admitted to the University of Sharjah, and add the smart chip feature to the university certificates that will facilitate the ratification process for the graduate students.

As the department looks to the future, their ultimate goal is to build up on their success to become a model for a department of Excellence known for its dedication and commitment to excellence to support the University of Sharjah in achieving its strategic directions in education, research and services.


Divisions
 
The Admissions Department has created an administrative structure, which includes technical staff, specialists, and trainers who form a single work team committed to offer the best services through the Department's three main divisions:
  • Admission Section.
  • Documents Control Section.
  • Student Services offices.


Achievements:

  • Develop Online Admission to be integrated with the Banner system directly and includes many new features and linked with admission requirements.
  • Implement competitive admission criteria to attract outstanding students with academic performance and enroll them at the university, through providing online application & immediate seat booking service.
  •  Appling online clearance system for the graduates and withdrawing students. The system connected all the different university's departments to complete the clearance electronically which saved students' time and efforts.
  • Implement phase two of the smart chip in the graduation certificates to assure quality and security of these certificates through attaching students high school certificates, passport, visa, UAE national ID and transcripts for the transfer students.
  • Implement in-house solution for electronic archiving integrated with BANNER system.
  • Upgrade the security of the graduation certificates, and adding new security features, new design with high quality paper to be compatible to the international standards.
  • Upload all the graduate's information and documents in the MOHESR (Ministry of Education) website.
  • Holding meetings with universities and related organizations to share latest experiences regarding student admission and graduates' certificates.
  • Open direct communication channels with enrolled, graduates and future students through allocating new social media committee.
  • Organize the 35th Arab ACRAO conference.
  • Participate in graduation ceremony.
  • Participate in the 36th GITEX Technology Week 2016.
  • Participate in international conferences, community events and exhibitions of higher education institutions related to the competence of the admission locally and internationally.
  • Participating in Arab ACRAO 36th Annual Conference and presented a research paper titled "The Effect of Technology in Developing the Admission Procedure in UoS".