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MODUL Accreditation and Recognition

MODUL University Dubai is the first internationally accredited Austrian university in the Middle East

MODUL University Dubai has amassed international accreditation including the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ Austria) a member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA). MODUL University Dubai is the only university carrying full accreditation of its tourism and hospitality programs across the Middle East  by the UNWTO Themis foundation's TedQual certification system. MODUL University Dubai is licensed and approved by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) of Dubai.

Licensing and International Accreditation

Knowledge and Human Development Authority

MODUL University Dubai is licensed by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) of the Emirate of Dubai and all programmes are accredited by the University Quality Assurance International Board (UQAIB).

UQAIB was established by KHDA to assure the quality of education at higher education institutions in the Free Zones. UQAIB uses a validation model to ensure that all academic programmes delivered at MODUL University Dubai are the same accredited programmes taught at MODUL University Vienna, home campus.

We are pleased to inform that the current students enrolled at MODUL University Dubai have their option to complete their studies uninterrupted, at no extra financial cost at MODUL University Dubai, until their graduation as per KHDA's Decision (3), 2019

Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ Austria)‎

All programs are accredited by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ Austria), a member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), the Central and Eastern European Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (CEENQA), the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE), the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQUAR), the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE), and the European University Association (EUA).

The reports, the evaluations of the reviewers and AQ Austria's decision on the accreditation and other documents regarding the process have to be published (German only):


Re-Accreditation of the University:


Master of Science in Management:


Bachelor of Business Administration in Tourism and Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Science in International Management, Master of Science in Sustainable Development and Management, Master of Business Administration at the MODUL University Dubai:

United Nations World Tourism Organisation

Since 2012, MODUL University has become a fully-fledged “Affiliated Member” of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) granting our student unlimited access to its rich and diverse database of e-journals and publications and more notably international recognition to our tourism education, training and research programs through its world-renowned TedQual certification.

Accreditations by Countries

Republic of Turkey

MODUL University is inluded on the list of recognized universities of the Turkish Council of Higher Education (YÖK), a fully autonomous supreme corporate public body responsible for the planning, coordination, governance, and supervision of higher education.


Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

MODUL University is recognized by the Saudi Ministry of Higher Education. Listed as a recommended university for the King Abdullah Scholarships Program.


Sultanate of Oman

MODUL University is listed by the Omani Ministry of Higher Education as a recognized university.


People's Republic of China

moechinaMODUL University is included on the list of recognized universities of the Ministry of Education of the Chinese People's Republic.



MODUL University is included on the list of recognized universities of the Taiwanese Ministry of Education.


Rankings & Awards

MODUL University Vienna


MODUL University Vienna (Austria) was ranked among 25 top performers in top-cited publications achieved the 3rd place in Europe and ranked number 12 globally. This is a measure of international research excellence, showing universities with well over 10 per cent of their publications in the top decile of frequently cited articles worldwide. Frequent citations indicate that these publications play an important and influential role in the academic discussions. For some (small) institutions the share of top cited publications is based on a small number of publications.

MODUL University Dubai

dmcc-awards-logoIn its second year, the annual event is designed by DMCC to celebrate the very best in class among the 15,000 plus member companies of the world’s leading Free Zone. MODUL University Dubai receives the Best Performing Company in Education Awarded by DMCC.


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