Innovative and Abundant Research Opportunities
Exciting Campus Lifestyle
Healthy and Safe Communities
International students can often work while they study & Internships
Numerous research opportunities
Possibility of immigration after completing the course
Vibrant campus atmosphere
International students have the option of working when studying
Good internship opportunities
You will generally need the following for your Dubai Student Visa application
Certificates of Extra Cirrcular achievements
SOP (Statement of purpose)
An acceptance of letter from education institute
Proof od Payment & financial funds
Passport size photographs
Study Permit and Visa
Your Univierisity will make you aware of additional requirements if any prior to your application
The cost of studying in Dubai will include other factors such as the cost of living and the Dubai visa application fees which you will have to bear.
|Study Program||Average fees(*AED)/Annum|
37,500 to 70,000
55,000 to 75,000
Dubai universities and colleges offer three intakes. They are also be referred as semesters in some institutions. The three intakes available in Dubai are:
Spring – A popular intake which starts in the month of April/May
Summer – Which starts in the month of July/August
Fall – Usually starts from December/January
In some universities, admissions are conducted throughout the year. Consequently, the admissions happen in spring, summer, and Fall. The season of Fall attracts the most admission of international students. It would be better if the students applied 3 to 4 months before the intake.
Students must be over 18 years of age.
International students in Dubai universities can work on-campus or off-campus for up to 20 hours during university semesters and full-time during breaks such as the winter or summer holidays, without the need for a work permit.
Foreign students who are studying in a program that requires work experience such as through a co-op or internship program.
In general, spouses are given the same rights as students who are already in Dubai. Therefore, if the student with a Dubai student visa has the right to work, the spouse who comes to join him or her will also have that right
|QS RANKING||UNIVERSITY NAMES|
|5||United Arab Emirates University|
|8||American University of Sharjah|
|15||University of Sharjah|
|25||Canadian University Dubai|
|28||American University in Dubai|
|37||Abu Dhabi University|
|44||AI Ain University|
|49||American University of Ras AI Khaimah|
|61-70||The British University in Dubai|
|61-70||University of Dubai|
|81-90||American University in the Emirates|
If you are a student looking to study in the UAE, you are thinking right in the right direction. UAE is known to be the Education Hub. It provides world-class facilities in education to the natives as well as the International Students. The various educational institutes in UAE offer education to International Students.
The country offers popular study programs in Engineering and Technology, Science, Architecture, Management, Aviation, Economics, Business, Computers and IT, Media and Mass Communication, Natural Sciences, Law, and other disciplines.
The degrees are highly credible and recognized globally, resulting in employment opportunities in the UAE and all over the world. Architecture is much sought after, and study programs in Interior designing and building construction are top-rated courses.
Undergraduate Studies (for international students) in Dubai
Note: Competitive Universities need EmSAT for UG admission.
The EmSAT is a system of standardized computer-based tests practiced in the UAE for the primary and competitive university admission criteria for public and private institutions. The test consists of multiple subjects like English, Arabic, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and Computer Science. Although, Arabic is not compulsory for international students.
Postgraduate Studies (for international students) in Dubai:
Foreign universities with branches in Dubai look for criteria similar to those practiced in their respective country. For example, the Murdoch University. Dubai requires post-graduate qualifications which meet the academic standards of an Australian three-year Bachelor’s degree.
The UAE offers job opportunities for off-campus part-time employment to International Students.
During the summer breaks, they can work for a maximum of 40 hours every week or 160 hours every month.
An additional 1,200 AED (330 USD) per month should be included in the general expenses, amounting to AED15000 per annum. A student should have adequate funds for 1-year tuition and living expense and evidence of adequate funds.
Step1: Research Your Options:
Decide what subject you want to pursue, where you want to go, your budget, job opportunities, and the like.
Step 2: Select the Universities or Institute:
Shortlist the institutes or universities that offer your choice of subject. 10 universities should be sufficient.
Step 3: Prepare for the entrance examinations:
Prepare for standardized tests like IELTS. TOEFL, and the like, in view of the requirements of the universities or colleges. Register for the tests in advance. You take the tests before a few months of the intake. During the application for the tests you can also plan for the time required to retake the test.
Step 4: Finance your studies:
Ensure that you have sufficient funds for the entire duration of study in Dubai with additional funds for accommodation, food, travel, and other expenses. Select the method by which you will finance your studies. .
Step 5: Apply to university/Institutes:
Every University or Institute has its own requirements for the admission process. Complete the applications before the deadlines. Your consultant will help you in selecting a suitable Institute and guide you in the application process and submissions.
Step 6: Confirm admission:
After you receive your acceptance letter from the Institutes or universities, go for the University you would like to study in. Pay the required fees and proceed with the admission process.
Step 7: Apply for the Student Visa:
After the admission process is complete, apply for the student visa or entry permit through the Sponsor from the University/Institute/Parent/Relative. The Sponsor needs to apply for a residence visa once you arrive in the country.
The student visa will be valid for one year and can be extended according to the course duration. If you stay out of Dubai for more than 6 months, the visa will be considered invalid
The processing time is 2 to 4 weeks.
|Name of Universities||MOHRE(CAA) Accreditation||KHDA Accreditation|
|Abu Dhabi University – Dubai||Y|
|Al Dar University College||Y|
|Al Falah University||Y|
|Al Ghurair University||Y|
|American College Of Dubai||Y|
|American University in Dubai||Y||Y|
|American University In The Emirates||Y|
|Amity University Dubai||Y|
|Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani||Y|
|British University in Dubai||Y|
|Canadian University In Dubai||Y|
|City, University of London|
|Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation||Y||Y|
|Dubai Medical College For Girls||Y|
|Dubai Pharmacy College For Girls||Y|
|Dubai Police Academy||Y|
|Emirates Academy Of Hospitality Management||Y|
|Emirates Aviation University||Y||Y|
Emirates College For Management And Information Technology
[on probation, no new admissions]
|Esmod French Fashion Institute||Y|
|European University College||Y|
|Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University||Y|
|Higher Colleges Of Technology – Dubai Branch||Y|
|Hult International Business School||Y|
|Imam Malik College For Islamic Sharia And Law||Y|
|Institute of Management Technology – Dubai||Y||Y|
|Islamic And Arabic Studies College – Dubai||Y|
|Islamic Azad University||Y|
|London Business School||Y|
Maktoum Bin Hamdan Dental University College
[on probation, no new admissions]
|MENA College of Management||Y||Y|
|Michigan State University in Dubai||Y|
|Middlesex University Dubai||Y|
|MODUL University Dubai||Y||Y|
|Mohammed Bin Rashid School Of Government||Y|
|Mohammed Bin Rashid University Of Medicine And Health Sciences||Y|
|Moscow University for Industry and Finance (Synergy)||Y|
|Murdoch University, Dubai||Y|
|Rochester Institute of Technology – Dubai||Y||Y|
|Royal College Of Surgeons In Ireland||Y|
|S P Jain School of Global Management||Y|
|Saint Joseph University||Y||Y|
|Saint-Petersburg State Economic University||Y|
|Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology||Y|
|The College Of Fashion And Design||Y|
|The National Institute for Vocational Education (NIVE)||Y|
|The University of Manchester Worldwide||Y|
|University Of Balamand In Dubai||Y|
|University of Birmingham Dubai||Y|
|University of Bradford||Y|
|University of Dubai||Y||Y|
|University of Exeter||Y|
University Of Jazeera
[on probation, no new admissions]
|University Of Modern Sciences [on probation, no new admissions]||Y|
|University of South Wales, Dubai||Y|
|University of Wollongong in Dubai||Y||Y|
|1||University of Wollongong, Dubai Campus|
|2||University of Birmingham, Dubai Campus|
|3||Hult International Business School, Dubai Campus|
|4||Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai (RIT Dubai)|
|5||Heriot Watt University, Dubai Campus|
|6||Canadian University, Dubai|
|7||Murdoch University, Dubai Campus|
|8||Modul University, Dubai Campus|
|9||Manipal University, Dubai Campus|
|10||University of Stirling, Dubai Campus|
|11||Middlesex University, Dubai Campus|
|12||University of South Wales, Dubai Campus|
|13||American University of Ras Al Khaimah, Dubai|
|14||The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, Dubai|
|15||Emirates Aviation University, Dubai|
|16||Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Dubai|
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Admission application fees: Ranges from AED250-1000 as defined by the Institute
Student visa inclusive of visa application fees and other costs defined as per the sponsoring Institute, as below.
Total cost would be:7500AED approx.
*Admission and visa application related fees will vary from University to University depending on their administration costs. We can only advise you the estimated costs.
The processing for the student visa is two to four weeks. The time varies for each University or Institute; thereby, it is advisable to apply two months before the intake starts.
PCC is Not required, However, it is mandatory the student completed the medical checks immediately after arrival as part of residence visa application. Medical fitness requirements are to be met compulsory.
You are permitted to travel outside the UAE. But, you have to come back within six months. Otherwise, your visa would be canceled or considered invalid.
No, you cannot sponsor your dependents on your Student Visa.
The people who are eligible to sponsor dependents should have a monthly income of 4000 AED, which is likely to be possible for students.
The Dubai government facilitates a resident visa of 5 years for excellent students. The time allows them to search for employment, issue work permit, and permanently migrate to the country.
Your employer can process your work permit and complete the procedures for a residence visa.
The passengers from any country traveling to Dubai are required to have a negative COVID‑19 PCR test report taken 72 hours before the scheduled time of departure.