Higher Education Classification

The annual Higher Education Classification (HEC) conducted by KHDA

Higher Education Classification


The annual Higher Education Classification (HEC) conducted by KHDA gives students and their parents the data they need to make more confident, informed decisions about their future by identifying an institution’s strengths - so that you are guaranteed quality education.

According to the second annual HEC (2019 - 2020), SAE Dubai offers an excellent standard of education to students and has demonstrated strengths across all key categories Here is how we fared: 



With a significant network of industry relations and a dedicated on-campus Career Service Support mechanism, SAE is a lucrative source of talent for local, regional as well as international creative media companies.




In line with the high expectations about the quality and variety of learning environments, SAE’s physical and technological infrastructure is something we take great pride in. Equipped with industry-standard, cutting-edge technology and equipment SAE is constantly evolving to impart 21st century skills.




At SAE, we aim to cultivate a global outlook to offer students the best possible foundation for life and careers in the 21st century. With an ethnically diverse student and staff community, international collaborations and pathway programs, SAE continues to provide truly international experiences to its students while pursuing university studies.



Arts & Culture

At SAE we place art & culture at the centre of our learning ecosystem. To encourage this, we have facilities and the industry network to conduct arts and culture related activities, hosting of events and exhibitions, participation in community and heritage initiatives and much more.



Happiness & Wellbeing

At SAE, we have an ecosystem which actively facilitates the nurturing of personal wellbeing and professional development of students as well as staff through a combination of well-being related activities, a counselling & coaching support system and voluntary work initiatives.

Apart from the above, we have also scored high on the following fronts: