The University of Bolton, Academic Centre – Ras Al Khaimah was first established in 2008 and is licensed by the Government of Ras Al Khaimah. We offer Undergraduate and Post Graduate degree programmes in several disciplines.
The Academic Centre specialises in areas such as; Accounting, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Business Management, Law, Psychology and Computing. Students from various academic backgrounds and levels can join the University of Bolton Academic Centre as a means to earn their Undergraduate and Post Graduate degrees. The Academic Centre is located in a purpose-built facility which is just part of our commitment to offering the best possible experience for students. All Academic programmes are housed together on this campus alongside the foundation programmes, which we offer as an approved entry route onto the University of Bolton Programmes.
The University of Bolton, Academic Centre – Ras Al Khaimah is the first institution to seek & secure an operating license from the RAK EZ, which has a newly established licensing regime including a comprehensive quality assurance process that all academic institutions within the Emirate now must work to comply with. WINC, proudly, was the first institution to be granted this license.
The Academic Centre operates out of a 42,000-square-foot facility that houses classrooms, lecture halls, office space, a library and engineering and computing laboratories. In addition, our students have access to a variety of curricular & extra-curricular facilities at the campus through the long-established and active Student Council. Also available are student residences providing quality accommodation and services at a reasonable price, right on site.
Western International College (WINC) operates under the trading license of Western International Corporation, which is the newly named Academic Infrastructure Provider to the University of Bolton & its Academic Centre franchise in Ras Al Khaimah. Western International College, Western International Corporation & the University of Bolton, and Academic Centre – Ras Al Khaimah are all part of the same educational institution operational in Ras Al Khaimah since 2008.
The University of Bolton, Academic Centre- Ras Al Khaimah offers the following programmes:
- BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering
- BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering
- BEng (Hons) with Advanced Standing in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
- BSc (Hons) in Business Management
- BA (Hons) in Accountancy
- BSc (Hons) in Computing
- BA (Hons) in Law
- BSc (Hons) in Psychology
- Master of Business Administration (Executive – for candidates with an accredited Bachelor’s degree & 3+ years of work experience at the supervisory level)
- MBA Top Up (for candidates who have a post-graduate qualification but not an MBA)
- MSc in Information Technology
- MSc in Construction Project Management
Why the University of Bolton, Academic Centre RAK?
Affordable tuition fee
The University of Bolton Academic Centre offers programmes at subsidized tuition fees, which is half of the tuition fee on the main campus United Kingdom to give both local and international students an opportunity to gain the best value British education in UAE.
Genuine and Accredited British Degree
The University of Bolton Academic Centre in RAK offers accredited British Honors degrees from the University of Bolton, UK. These are the same degrees offered to students studying in the main campus UK with the transcripts mentioning the place of study as RAK.
The 42,000 sq ft facility houses classrooms, lecture halls, office space, a library and engineering and computing laboratories. In addition, students also have access to a purpose-built gymnasium and fitness centre featuring aerobic and weight training equipment, and outdoor sports facilities include basketball courts, tennis lawns, a football field and volleyball courts. Also available are student residences providing quality accommodation and services separate for girls and boys with 24/7 security on campus.
Transfer options to UK Campus / Study Trips
All the students studying at the University Academic Centre have the opportunity to transfer to the main campus in the UK. The students can also visit the parent campus on a study tour which happens on a regular basis.
There is a separate state-of-the-art hostel facility for girls & boys with 24/7 security on campus.
Academic merit scholarships
The University Academic Centre offers Academic merit scholarships worth AED 1 Million on an annual basis. These scholarships are been awarded based on the student's academic performance within the respective country and at the University Centre in RAK.
Internship and Placement opportunities
The University Centre has been associated with more than 200 Companies in UAE. Students are encouraged to pursue internships during the summer semesters and there is help available readily to secure final placements.
All the students studying at the University Academic Centre are sponsored by the University, and the visa processing is very reliable with quick turnaround times.
Over 90 % of our students find gainful employment within three months of them graduating and the campus is well served with extensive linkages it maintains with over 200 companies that provide internships & placement opportunities to our students.