We are pleased to announce that as of 1 June 2011 we are now the Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education.  We believe that this new title will communicate even more clearly to the public that we are, first and foremost, an independent and international research-led college of higher education, working in the university sector to provide an excellent centre for teaching and research of the highest standard in the Study of Islam and Muslims.

1. How can I apply to the Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education?

Every aspect of the application process shall stay the same, as published on our website, including the application method, the process by which your application will be assessed, entrance requirements and application deadlines. We are currently offering several SQA programmes.

2. What about funding and scholarships? Are they still available?

Yes. All of the published details about funding and bursaries/scholarships on our website are up-to-date and will continue to apply throughout the academic year.

3. Are English Language Courses available?

At the moment the College does not run any English Language Courses.

4. Are you still in Dundee, Scotland?

Yes, absolutely, so students can continue to enjoy all the benefits that come with living in Dundee, including its multicultural diversity, friendliness, sunshine and affordable accommodation costs.

5. Have you made any changes to your website’s URL?

Our website’s URL has now been changed to www.almcollege.org.uk to reflect our new status as a college of higher education. All traffic from the old URL should be diverted to the new website.

6. What motivated the name change?

Beyond what has been mentioned above, one important goal for us is to achieve the status as a University College, with the authority to validate courses and award degrees to future graduates. Becoming a University College will take time – most likely requiring another ten years of growth and expansion. Changing the name of our institute to Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education is a significant milestone in our efforts to achieve University College status.

7. What other changes has this name change brought?

Our name and logo, obviously, but nothing else.

Our commitment to quality education and our aim to educate the coming generations of scholars, both nationally and internationally, in the Study of Islam and Muslims shall always stay with this organisation. Because we believe in our mission to provide a much needed centre for teaching and research in the broad field of the study of Islam and Muslims which is based on intelligent debate and understanding.

We will continue to focus on the development of our students and graduates on contemporary global issues of multiculturalism, leadership, cultural engagement and global awareness. We will continue to be a place of analytic knowledge and critical reflection on the issues facing a diverse and multicultural world in the twenty-first century.

8. How does the name change affect the range of courses that will be provided, or the quality of your course programmes?

You can rest assured that our name change does not have any negative impact on the range of courses we provide or the quality of our courses. Our mission to provide high-calibre, quality education in the Study of Islam and Muslims has stayed strong with us since the founding days of this organisation. As an education provider, we will continue to focus our work on course and curriculum development, tailoring and expanding our course programmes so that they are not only relevant to our global world now, but will be strategically useful for the challenges facing us in the future.

9. How can I contact the College?

To make sure your enquiries can be dealt with in the most efficient way possible, we would recommend that you do a quick search on our website regarding contact information before you send us any enquiries.