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Established in 2008
About University of Bolton, RAK

The University of Bolton, Academic Centre, RAK was first established in 2008 and is licensed by the Government of Ras Al Khaimah through the RAK Free Trade Zone.  We offer Foundation, Undergraduate and Post Graduate degree programs in several disciplines.

The University of Bolton, Academic Centre, RAK offers degree programs in a variety of specialist areas such as Accounting, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Business Management, Law, Psychology and Computing. Students from various academic backgrounds and levels can join the University of Bolton, Academic Centre as a means to earn their Foundation, Undergraduate and Post Graduate degrees. The Academic Centre is located in a purpose built facility which is just part of our commitment to offering the best possible experience for students. All Academic programs are housed together in this campus.

The University of Bolton, Academic Centre, RAK is the first institution to seek & secure an operating license from the RAK FTZ which is in the process of setting up a licensing regime through a comprehensive quality assurance process that all institutions in the Emirate will now have to comply with. The licensing process has taken over a year & we are the first institution to be granted this license

The Academic Centre operates out of a 42,000 square foot facility houses classrooms, lecture halls, office space, a library and engineering and computing laboratories. In addition our students also have access to a variety of curricular & extra-curricular facilities at the campus. Also available are student residences providing quality accommodation and services.


In order to subscribe & conform to the quality assurance requirements & processes we have had to re-brand ourselves from Western International College (WINC) to Western International Corporation which is now the Academic Infrastructure Provider to the University of Bolton & its Academic Centre in Ras Al Khaimah. Please note that while we implement our branding strategy to reflect the University of Bolton, Academic Centre consistently across mediums there may be isolated instances of WINC cropping up. This is to confirm that Western International College, Western International Corporation & the University of Bolton, Academic Centre are all part of the same educational institution operational in Ras Al Khaimah since 2008

About University of Bolton, UK

With a student body of around 11,000 you will get the best of all worlds at Bolton. You will be based on a modern, compact campus where no-one feels anonymous and, with small teaching groups on many courses, you can be sure you are a name, not just a number.

Bolton itself is a friendly, thriving town close to the big cities of Manchester and Liverpool.

Our teaching quality has consistently won the highest ratings possible from the Government’s quality control agency and we have professional accreditation for more than 25 of our teaching programmes.

There are currently 192 Academic staff members of whom 130 hold PhD degrees. This represents 67.7% of PhD holders amongst the Academic staff.

Where is Bolton?

Close to the cities of Liverpool and Manchester, with their internationally renowned cultural, sporting and retail centres, Bolton also puts entertainment and shopping right on your doorstep.

How do I get to Bolton?

More information on directions to Bolton, and once you are here how to get around on Campus can be found by visiting the Visit Us webpages.