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How to partner with UEL

We are engaging academic partners to build exciting, innovative and mutually beneficial partnerships to deliver high quality teaching and research collaboration.

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 By partnering with UEL, your institution will benefit from UEL's long experience of collaborative working. Your students could have the opportunity to study at UEL or they could study for a UEL qualification at your institution.  

Their learning will be enhanced through access to UEL's electronic resources. Your academics will be supported by a dedicated UEL link tutor. 


    36 partner institutions


    9334 students studying for UEL qualifications at partner institutions.


    Partners in 12 countries

    Our partners and courses

    Academic partnerships in the Middle East and Africa

    Browse our academic partnerships with different countries in the Middle East and Africa.

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    Academic partnerships online

    Learn about our online academic partnerships with institutions from around the world.

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    Types of partnership

    We are happy to explore the following type of partnership with prospective partners.


    The University of East London may license other institutions to deliver whole programmes, or stages of programmes, designed by UEL staff, leading to an award or the award of credit by UEL. 


    A programme developed jointly with at least one other institution, which may also have degree awarding powers, leading to a UEL award, or a degree awarded jointly by the institutions, or a comparable award from another institution. 


    UEL may accredit a programme developed by another institution as equivalent to a UEL award, or leading to the award of a specific number of credits. 

    Distance learning 

    A programme of study whereby a student would not normally attend a UEL campus or that of a partner institution. Attendance may be required for residential sessions, for study support or for assessment purposes.

    Collaborative programmes offered by distance learning may apply the franchise, validation, joint or double model. The collaborative partner may manage elements of delivery, support and/or assessment, as agreed at validation. 

    Double award 

    A programme of study leading to the granting of both a UEL award and that of a partner institution.

    The programme may be offered under either a franchise or a validation agreement; or offered as an integrated programme of study, in accordance with regulations for ACL; or via an articulation arrangement.

    UEL will be responsible only for the elements of the programme that contribute to a UEL award. 


    An arrangement whereby programmes and modules delivered by a partner institution are formally recognised for the purposes of advanced standing towards a UEL award. 

    What our partners say


    This partnership is tuned towards producing graduates who are smart, collaborative, dedicated and entrepreneurial. Students are going to enjoy various opportunities to develop a global mindset through this partnership that prepares them as global citizens for the 21st century.

    Professor Tan Sri Datuk, Dr. J.J. Mohamed Hanifa Bin H.J. Abdullah, Pro-Chancellor of MAHSA University and CEO of the MAHSA group.