Covid-19 Updates & Protocols
Pfizer-BioNTech and Sinopharm will be available at:
- Emirates ID and ALHOSN App required for resident students and educators to receive the vaccine
- New arrivals can show passport copy, entry permit with UID, and ALHOSN App
No appointment is required to be vaccinated at the centres, students and guardians can just walk-in during the above mentioned designated timings (students below the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian).
Please note that students aged 16+ must be vaccinated as per the recent protocols issued by the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee in order to be able to access on-campus learning.Students with vaccination exemptions (either by medical report or vaccinated outside the UAE) can enter the university campus provided the exemption is verified on the ALHOSN app.
For further information on how to verify and approve vaccination received outside UAE, please download ICA App or visit this link
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 and complete the online training prior to accessing the campus.
Yes, all students, employees, 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 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 does per the medical protocol for each vaccine. A grace period of 30 days is given to those who took their second dose more than 6 months ago, before their status turns grey on 20th September and will be denied access to campus.
Those who took first dose but not the second dose are not allowed on campus or in the residences until they are have completed their vaccination two doses in the required intervals.
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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
You can apply for an exemption certificate anywhere in the UAE emirates by simply following the steps explained here or download the COVID-19 MOHAP App. After registration click the vaccine exemption request column, fill up your details, and upload your emirates ID with the exemption prove and click submit. Keep checking if your application has been approved or not. If the approval is granted, it will reflect on your account on Al Hosn application.
If you were vaccinated outside the UAE
If you were vaccinated outside the UAE, please ensure that you obtain an exemption certificate via the Covid-19 vaccine exemption certificate by MoHaP or by updating you vaccine information here. The status must be reflected on Al Hosn application accordingly.
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 academic year 2021/2022 i.e in Fall 2021, and provided that you are vaccinated or have an official exemption, 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.
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- 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
- Complete and sign the online Covid-19 training course: students - employees by Wednesday 25 August 2021
- 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 the 2-meter social 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 2-meter social 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.
For the academic year 2021/2022 and the semester commencing Fall 2021, students can access the library on the following days and times:
- Sunday-Wednesday: 08:30 am – 10:00 pm
- Thursday: 08:30 am – 5:30 pm
- Friday: Closed
- Saturday: 09:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Library will be open to all for circulation services (borrowing/returning books). The Ground Floor will be receiving users who would like to study at the Library, on a seat-booking basis. An email should be sent to Library@sorbonne.ae, listing the date and time slots required for students to book a seat. All Covid-19 safety measures, including wearing a facemask and the 2-meter social distancing, should be always adhered to for the protection of both library users and employees.
Yes they will be open in compliance with Covid-19 safety precautions and protocols.
Yes, it is open, and you should however book an appointment if you wish to visit The Career Centre.
The Career Centre is also accessible through the Online Career Centre (operated by Job Teaser), you can book online appointments with the Career Centre staff and benefit from one on one virtual career advising sessions.
You can also find opportunities and resources (videos, articles, webinars and workshops) to kick-start your professional career or start career exploration and development. The Career Centre can also be reached by email at: CareerCentre@sorbonne.ae
We are working to finalize the requirements with the vendors, once confirmed we will ensure it is communicated before the beginning of the new academic year 2021/2022. The food court and canteen will be accessible with limited hours of operation and while adhering to social distancing rules 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: email@example.com 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. Vaccine exempted attendees must present proof of exemption certificate. For those who do not have Al Hosn App, a printed result or text message is accepted
- present a negative PCR test with a validity of less than 96 hours prior to the start of the event on Al Hosn app