The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a young, vibrant nation that is wonderful to visit. They are renowned for their great diversity, friendly hospitality, political stability, economic growth, safety, and religious tolerance.
United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a potential academic location for Indian students. The United States and the United Kingdom have long been travellers’ top choices, with Australia, Russia, and Ukraine also being options.
“Indian students make up the largest group in the Emirates”, claims Professor Heather McGregor, Provost and Vice Principal of Heriot-Watt University. The university established a comprehensive campus in Dubai first outside of Britain and now provides academic programmes in a variety of research-based fields.
Courses in artificial intelligence and sustainable engineering are just a couple of examples. “There are several benefits to studying in the UAE. There are several notable ones, she added, including the fact that it is only a short flight from India and offers a very diverse environment with relatively laxer visa requirements.
In the UAE, NYU is a well-known academic institution. Along with grants for meritorious students, institutions like Heriot-Watt University allow students to switch campuses while still pursuing their academic degree. BITS Pilani and S P Jain are two Indian universities with campuses in Dubai. According to McGregor, there are just over 4,000 students enrolled at her university.
“Just over 1,900 or roughly half hold an Indian passport. About 250 students come directly from India and that number is only growing every year and my expectation is that it will hit 500 in the next year or so,” she explains. The composition of students also has also sizeable groups of Indian nationals from other Gulf States such as Saudi Arabia and Oman as well as from countries in the African continent. “But the greatest number (around 1,600) are from the UAE itself.”