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Students still enrolled in universities overseas can obtain exceptions to attendance policies at their respective academic institutions, thanks to a mechanism set up by the UAE Ministry of Education (MoE) owing to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to WAM, the MoE statement said that the move was to ensure continuity of the education process for those students and maintain effective channels of communication with them.

According to this mechanism, the students’ applications for exceptions to academic attendance at those universities due to the pandemic should be submitted at the end of the academic year, and not the academic semester, to the following email: ifada@moe.gov.ae.

They have to support the request with a message elaborating the reasons for the required exceptions, in addition to a message from the university regarding the type of study they have followed during the pandemic. The approval issued by the MoE for studying abroad should also be attached.

Along with the exception request, the student’s score reports for the academic years spent in the host country, the duration of each academic year and his/her entry and exit report from the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship should also be provided.

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