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Why study in Dubai?

Dubai, the dream destination for many has now started to become a star attraction for many Indian students to study. More than bright lights, tourist attractions and culture, Dubai is home to a series of institutions that could give a jump start to your career.

Every country has its own ‘famous for’ education program.For Dubai, it is the Tourism andHospitality sector. The hospitality industry is one of the major contributors to UAE’s economic growth.

Moreover, there are emerging courses in social sciences and science and technology at Universities in Dubai, thereby, widening career options in Dubai. Also, the entertainment sector is gradually gaining affluence in Dubai as Dubai is regarded as the girth of entertainment and vacation.

Guidance is available at embassies or some consultants who deal in these countries.So as affluence increases in India & more bank loans are available, a large number of Indian students are going to sail aboard. Pick up your lens and start researching and then zoom ahead.

Higher Education System in Dubai

With Dubai on the verge of becoming a global educational destination, many universities and colleges, affiliated with foreign universities are getting established. A special Dubai International Academic City has been set up for purpose built free zone, especially for tertiary academic institutions.

This shift of Dubai becoming an academic hub can be contributed to public-private partnerships which have enabled establishment of new institutions and excellent quality of education through application of technology and introduction of new subject areas.

Universities in Dubai offer both Bachelor’s degrees as well as Master’s degrees. While, the duration for an undergraduate degree is from 3 to 4 years, the duration of a postgraduate degree is between 1 to 2 years.

Admission intake in Universities of Dubai is during the months of August/September as well as January.

Top Universities in Dubai

 Some of the top universities in Dubai include:

Al Ghurair University

University of Dubai

Biotechnology University College, Dubai

The Emirates Academy for Hotel Management

INSEAD, Abu Dhabi

New York Institute of Technology, New York University, Abu Dhabi

IIM Indore, Institute of Management Technology, Dubai

Biotechnology University College, Dubai

University of Strathclyde Business School, Abu Dhabi Campus

American University in the Emirates

Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, Dubai

Cass Business School, Curtin University, Dubai

Heriot-Watt University, Dubai

Hult International Business School

London Business School, Dubai

London College of Fashion

Manchester University Business School

S P Jain School of Global Management, Dubai

University of Strathclyde Business School, Dubai Campus

Popular Courses in Dubai

Some of the popular courses in Dubai are:

Hospitality Management

Business and Management



Human Resource Management

Tuition Fee and Cost of Living

Tuition fee in Dubai vary according to universities and courses, but compared to other countries, the cost of studying in Dubai is affordable.

You can pursue an Undergraduate degree in Dubai by shelling out approximately 37,500 to 70,000 AED (UAE Dirham) per year (~INR 6,65,000 to INR 12,40,000). Whereas, to pursue a Master’s course, you will have to spend from 55,000 to 75,000 AED annually (~INR 9,75,000 to INR 13,30,000).

The cost of living in Dubai range between 2,600 to 3,900 AED per year (~INR 46,000 to INR 69,000).

Application Procedure and Admission Process

Foreign Universities with branches in Dubai look for qualifications similar to that of their home country. Thus, most Universities in Dubai, require either IELTS or TOEFL for both undergraduate and graduate courses.

Similarly, students have to pass one or more additional tests such as GRE, GMAT or SAT for admission in Dubai Universities.

A Statement of Purpose (SOP) is also required by most Universities in Dubai.

Career Prospects in Dubai

International students in Dubai are not allowed to work either part time or full time, as per labour laws in Dubai. However, they can pursue an internship after getting permission from their university.

The career opportunities in Dubai are quite competitive and you should be prepared with a financial backup to support.

Graduates who have secured a full-time job opportunity must change their university sponsored visa to an employer sponsored visa. However, this option is not available for part-time job opportunities.

Since, the hospitality sector is widely popular in Dubai, thus, earning a degree in Hospitality can lead you to become an accommodation manager, catering manager, chef, event manager, restaurant manager, hotel manager, public house manager restaurant manager or a cruise director.

Scholarships in Dubai

Scholarships in Dubai are available at both higher education levels, Bachelor’s as well as Master’s. Scholarships grants can cover tuition fee as well as the living expenses to an extent.

The most common scholarships available for universities in Dubai are:

INSEAD UAE Campus MBA Scholarhsips

Masdar Institute IRENA Scholarships Programme

Khalifa University Teaching Assistant Scholarships

UAE University Graduate Assistantships

ICGEB Research Grants for Member States

William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship at the American University in Dubai

Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University Scholarships

Al Dar University College Offers Scholarships in UAE


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