Education is among Ras Al Khaimah’s top priorities and in its efforts to build a promising future and achieve comprehensive, sustainable growth, Ras Al Khaimah provides an excellent educational environment that takes education to a world-class level. Today, Ras Al Khaimah has an enviable roster of educational institutions equipped with the best educational facilities according to the highest international standards, from kindergarten to primary and secondary schools and also many universities that offer degrees in modern subjects.
Education is free for national citizens in public schools. It is compulsory for students between 6 and 12. Non-UAE nationals are allowed to enrol in public schools for simple fees. Public schools and universities are gender segregated but there are a number of private educational institutions that implement a coeducational system. The school term in Ras Al Khaimah starts in September and ends in June.