Covid-19 Updates & Protocols
The new academic year starting fall 2021 will feature a hybrid teaching model, whereby students would be able to attend some of the courses physically on campus, while other courses will be delivered online only. The timetables and delivery mode will be finalized and shared with students on the Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi Portal prior to the start of the new academic year.
The option to attend classes online will be available for students who have not been vaccinated or have not completed their vaccination and/or unable to attend physically.
As a community, all Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi students and employees have the responsibility of supporting the university and local authorities by adhering to the health and safety regulations and measures, we all need to watch out for each other and report any on campus suspected Covid-19 cases to the relevant Covid-19 Campus Response Management Team. Please read the relevant below campus safety guide carefully.
Yes, it is essential for all students and all employees. Unvaccinated students and employees need to present a negative PCR test with a maximum validity of 7 days.Visitors and service providers (except for the exempted categories) need to be vaccinated to enter the campus, this is in compliance with the Abu Dhabi government authorities’ regulations. All those entering campus need to be fully vaccinated i.e have taken the two vaccine doses (within 14 days interval) with one of the vaccine brands are approved in the UAE. The current approved Covid-19 vaccines in the UAE are; Sinopharm (SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Inactivated Vaccine), Pfizer/BioNTech (mRNA), Sputnik Vaccine, 3-oxford- Astreneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and the Jamalika (sputnik V) Vaccines.
To Maintain vaccinated status on Alhosn App
A booster dose must be taken 6 months after receiving the second dose per the medical protocol for each vaccine.
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In line with the guidelines issued by Department of Health (DOH), the below categories are exempted from taking the Covid-19 vaccine:
- Participants in vaccine clinical trials
- Pregnant women
- Recipients of a vaccine outside the country
- Former Covid-19 patients following medical evaluation
- Those who have previously had severe allergies to vaccines or components of vaccines
- Those who have diseases that may be incompatible with the vaccine following medical evaluation
If you were vaccinated in the UAE
Visit any SEHA facility to an exemption. If the approval is granted, it will reflect on your Al Hosn application.
If you were vaccinated outside the UAE
If you were vaccinated outside the UAE, please upload your vaccine information or report on ICA for approval. Once approved, it will be reflected on Al Hosn application with Green status.
All students and employees must download Al Hosn application, the app is the UAE government official tracing application where records of tests and vaccinations are kept and validated
For more information related to vaccination, you can visit the Department of Health (DOH) website here
The safety of our students and employees are our ultimate priority. Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi monitors any developments related to the Covid-19 pandemic very closely and all updates will be published on this page.
Yes, the first time you access the campus in the second semester of the academic year 2021/2022. You will need to have taken a PCR test and have its results that are no older than 96 hours (4 days maximum) reflecting on your account on Al Hosn Application.
Every 30 days at the moment. As this is subject to change, please visit regularly NCEMA social media for updated testing procedure.
- Undergo a PCR test before returning to campus. Test should have a maximum validity of 96 hours (4 days) if you are vaccinated or exempted
- Allow daily temperature check before entering the campus and the residences. No entry will be granted if the body temperature detected is higher than 37.5 degrees
- Maintain a safe physical distance with others
- Always wear a facemask
- Wash your hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds at a time, or use a hand sanitizer
- While coughing or sneezing, use disposable tissues and throw them in the bin afterwards. You can also cough or sneeze in your elbow to protect others.
- While using the prayer room, bring your own prayer mat, maintain a safe physical distance, and wear a facemask
The university is taking all precautions to prevent this from happening, however, if it occurs, then the university will implement the safety procedures and protocols as per the directives and guidelines of the local authorities.
During the academic terms, the library is open during the following hours:
- Monday-Thursday: 08:00 am – 10:00 pm
- Friday: 08:00 am – 12:00 pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: 09:00am – 5:00pm
During Ramadan, the library is open on the following hours:
- Monday-Thursday: 09:00 am – 6:00 pm
- Friday: 09:00 am – 12:00 pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: 09:00am – 3:00pm
During breaks between and during semesters, the Library will be open from Monday to Thursday from 8:00am to 5:00pm, and Friday from 8:00am to 12:00pm.
During the summer break, the Library will be open from Monday to Thursday from 8:00am to 4:00pm, and Friday from 8:00am to 12:00pm.
If a Sunday falls as part of a long weekend, the Library will be closed on that Sunday.
Yes they will be open in compliance with Covid-19 safety precautions and protocols.
Yes, The Career Centre is located near the Cafeteria, and welcomes students on working days from 9:00am to 5:00pm to ask questions about the services and resources. We kindly invite you to book a prior appointment through the Online Career Centre (operated by Job Teaser), if you wish to meet with The Career Centre staff.The Career Centre services are also accessible through the Online Career Centre where you can find job opportunities and resources (videos, articles, webinars and workshops) to kick-start your professional career or start your career exploration and development. You can also benefit from one-on-one virtual career advising session according to your needs (CV and cover letter review, job search process, career exploration, mock interview, graduate programme application). The Career Centre can also be reached by email at: CareerCentre@sorbonne.ae
The food court and canteen will be accessible to all students and visitors from 8:00am to 8:00pm while adhering to safe social distancing and all Covid-19 safety precautions”.
All services will be accessible on campus. Please call the main reception line T +971 (0) 2 656 9555 to direct you to the right department.
Yes, full fees should be paid. Scholarships and preferential rates are available for qualified students, that you can learn more about here. If a student fails to pay his/her fees they will not have access to exams, which would make it impossible for him/her to progress to the following the year and to graduate.
Payments can be made either in full or student have the option to sign up for installments plan. Please refer to the link below for additional information for:
The Finance Department will be operating on campus with the start of the new academic year 2021/2022. Alternatively, you have the option to pay online or make a bank transfer.
For further information on methods of payment please check the below links for:
For payment using postdated cheques, please deliver the cheques in person if you are fully vaccinated and have a valid PCR test no older than 3 days. Or you can deliver the cheques to the university’s main gate or use a courier service to have them delivered to the university’s finance department to the attention of the Accounts Receivables.
If you still have further queries regarding payments, you can contact the Finance Department by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +971 (0) 2 656 9404 or +971 (0) 2 656 9406, from Sunday to Thursday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Yes. Student residences will re-open on Thursday 19 August 2021. Only vaccinated students and students with official vaccination exemption can stay at the residences.
The current approved Covid-19 vaccines in the country are SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Inactivated Vaccine (Sinopharm), mRNA (Pfizer/BioNTech), Sputnik V, 3-oxford- Astreneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and the Jamalika (sputnik V) Vaccines. You need to be fully vaccinated which refers to having taken the Two doses (3 – 4 weeks interval) approved vaccines in the UAE.
Those who took first dose without taking the second dose, are not allowed on campus or in the residences until being fully vaccinated with the 2 doses of the approved vaccines in the UAE.
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For specific enquiries, please contact the residence team at Residence@sorbonne.ae
Travel and Quarantine Procedures
Please visit this website for more information on travel procedures and entry to the UAE.
Arrival registration for vaccinated student/staff outside UAE before traveling click here
Update vaccination certificate information for UAE residence click here
- It is mandatory for all attendees to:
- Show proof of full vaccination on Al Hosn App or approved vaccination report from SEHA or ICA with a PCR test result not more than 30 days. Vaccine exempted attendees must present proof of exemption certificate with a PCR test not more than 7 days. For those who do not have Al Hosn App, a printed result or text message is accepted
- Non-vaccinated attendees shall present a PCR test result not more than 48hrs