During the past five years education in the UAE has been gaining traction. The country has been investing heavily heavily in schooling which has resulted in the establishment of branches of major international universities and business schools in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, and other countries that provide students with the greatest educational programmes in English.
For foreigners who are going to study in the UAE it will be an eye-opening experience. This country’s educational system is internationally recognised as one of the most progressive and innovative in the world – graduate diplomas are highly valued by businesses, and students have excellent possibilities for successful employment even outside of the state.
Tertiary study establishments are often classified as either public or private. In light of the state universities’ being exclusively free to citizens of the country, it is advised that international students should focus on private universities. Dubai is the most favored city for university campuses. “Dubai Knowledge Village” and “International Academy City” were established as special student campuses. There are currently 25 international universities operating on the latter’s territory, with 24,000 foreign students studying there. The campus has all of the infrastructure needed to make living as comfortable as possible. In particular, considering the climate in the UAE the campuses are fitted with the best outdoor furniture for comfortable studying and spending time outside. If students lack for some infrastructure, they can easily buy Outdoor Restaurant Furniture – Parasoldubai and have them shipped according to specifications the buyer outlines. What is more, PARASOL has a variety of products that can match any customer needs in terms of hotel or beach furniture.
Special aspects of higher education in the UAE
Each university and programme has its own admission requirements and deadlines. As a result, the admission requirements for bachelor’s and master’s programmes may be completely different from each other. Usually, students need to gather the following package of documents (although, before submitting, it is recommend that you reach out to the selected university and double-check the current information to avoid errors during admission, otherwise, the application can be turned down in case of submission of the incomplete set of documentation):
- Grades/diplomas for the preceding year of study
- IELTS or TOEFL certificate
- Photo of the first page of the passport
- Letters of motivation and recomendation
Many students are curious about the most well-known educational institutions in the United Arab Emirates. The choice of university and study programme is an entirely personal business. It is vital to begin with your ambitions and aims, rather than with popularity or ranking. Before making a decision, carefully research the study programme of interest, read information about the university, ask questions through Skype of a university representative, explain the problem of tuition costs and the potential of receiving a scholarship, and only then make a decision based upon the information received without any haste.
There are identified the universities as the most popular among our students, namely:
- Middlesex University Dubai
- Murdoch University Dubai
- SAE Dubai
- Hult Business School Dubai
- Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management
Course costs and living expenses may differ depending on the educational institution chosen, kind of housing, and the student’s lifestyle. The average cost of a study programme is $15,000 USD per year.
Students can pay between $500 and $1,000 per month for housing.
At the moment, the eastern economies are growing far faster than the European ones, and the need for specialists, particularly in the United Arab Emirates, is at an all-time high. At the legislative level, the Sheikh of the UAE announced 5 year student visas for international students at the end of May 2018, giving graduates a longer period of time to find a job and acquire a position in the UAE. It is also planned in the near future to grant students with outstanding academic records a 10-year residence visa. All of these advancements have been done in order to lure talented international students and professionals into the UAE since the technological sphere of the country is fast-growing and now has end up in a need for world-class workers which can be raised within the state by dint of education provided.