The University of Fujairah (UoF) was established as Fujairah College (FC), and received its institutional license on April 1, 2006 from the Commission for Academic Accreditation, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (CAA-MOHESR). On September 1, 2006, UoF started to offer the first two associate degrees in business administration and information technology programs. On June 1, 2016, the CAA-MOHESR granted its university license with the vision of the Board of Trustees (BOT) to elevate its status as a higher learning institution, and provide higher education programs among citizens of Fujairah.
In June 2007, the Centre for Continuing Education and Executive Development (CCEED) was established with the advocacy of the Honorable Saeed Ben Muhammad Al-Raqabani, Chairman of the BOT, to enrich the knowledge and skills of the community. The commitment of UoF to render outreach programs, in addition to academic programs, was heralded in the entire city and nearby emirates.
Aware of its responsibility to contribute to the intellectual, economic and social development of the community, UoF engineered the two-year expansion of the business and information technology diploma programs to Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT). In September 2010, upon approval by the CAA, the university started to offer BBA in three major areas: business administration (general), human resource management, and, banking and finance; and, BIT with major areas in: networking and security; and internet and e-commerce. The university was steadfast to expand its curricular programs by adding another two undergraduate programs: Bachelor of Arts in Arabic Language and Literature (BAALL); and, Bachelor of Mass Communication and Public Relations (BMCPR).