The United Arab Emirates(UAE) is young, dynamic and known for its incredible diversity, political stability, economic vitality, religious tolerance and worm hospitality. Bordered by the Arabian/Persian Gulf, Oman, and the Indian Ocean. It has experienced huge economic development and social transition since its establishment as a country in 1971.
The UAE is booming and diverse economy founded on petroleum products, banking, education, construction and tourism. The UAE offers a range of attractions, including innovative architecture, camel racing, desert safaris, amusement parks, water sports, camping, indoor skiing and shopping. So, overseas students will never be bored here.
Why study in the UAE?
The UAE has emerged as one of the rapidly developing education hubs attracting domestic and foreign investment to serve its citizens with the right tools to maintain the UAE's position as a leader in many markets. One of the vital reason of studying in the UAE comes due to its suitable geographic location that allows its provinces to be positioned within a 5 hour radius, bridging Asia to the West. The government has invested heavily in infrastructure combining its natural surroundings with artificial architecture. Following are some reasons when the UAE is your study abroad destination:
There are 5 public and 58 private colleges and universities in Dubai, serving both Emiratis and Overseas students. The following are some of the most prominent local and branch campus universities in UAE:
University of Dubai (UD)
It is an internationally and nationally accredited university based iin center of Dubai city. UD now offers bachelor's degree programs in business administration (management, marketing, finance, banking, accounting, human resources management), entrepreneurship management, economics, supply chain and logistics management and information technology. Also master's degree programs in business administration (MBA), information systems (MScIS) and law (LLM).
Al Ghurair University (AGU)
A private local university within DIAC. It offers bachelor's degrees across its three colleges. AGU also has a School of Design, which gives students academic preparation for professional practice in interior design.
Biotechnology University College (BUC)
offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programs in biotechnology, medical and pharmaceutical studies, environmental and agricultural studies, petroleum and industrial studies, DNA forensics and bioinformatics, etc.
The Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT)
The Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) is one of the largest institutions of higher learning in the UAE, with more than 55,000 UAE nationals being graduates of the institution. It is offering programs in business, computer and information science, applied communications and engineering, health sciences and education.
The newest of the three government-sponsored universities in the UAE, Zayed University has three main campuses – one in Abu Dhabi and two in Dubai. It also hosts the Institute for Islamic World Studies and University College.
A few other notable local universities in the UAE include:
Branch campus universities
University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD)
Dubai is a private university located in the Dubai Knowledge Village, founded as a branch campus of Australia's University of Wollongong in 1993. UOWD offers a range of UG and PG programs including finance and accounting, business and management, engineering and information studies, arts and humanities.
American University in Dubai (AUD)
The American University in Dubai is a private university which started life as a branch campus of American InterContinental University, in Atlanta, Georgia (US).
American University in the Emirates (AUE)
The American University in the Emirates is a private university and based in Dubai International Academic City. AUE works in partnership with several US and other international universities and offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
British University in Dubai (BUiD)
The British University in Dubai is a research-based, postgraduate university that works in partnership with several leading UK universities – namely, the University of Edinburgh, University of Manchester, Cardiff University and King's College London. The BUiD also offer a range of accredited postgraduate certificates and diplomas, and has been popular with local and international organizations who have offered to provide funding and scholarships.
A few other notable branch campus universities in the UAE include:
Visas and Immigration
Following list of documents are required for UAE visa process:
Note: Required documents may vary for individual candidates, courses or universities.
Education and Living costs
Tuition Fees: The total tuition fees for an undergraduate program in the UAE ranges between 37,500-70,000 (UAE Dirham) per year. The tuition fees for postgraduate program range between 55,000-75,000 AED per year.
Living Costs: The living expenses range between 2,600-3,900 AED per year.
Culture and social life
Public transportation in the UAE is plentiful, and often offers special rates for students. Various discount programs are also available both within and outside of universities. In addition to English and Arabic languages, visitors will overhear conversations in a wide range of other languages such as Urdu, Farsi, etc.
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