UAE’s best educational institutions are situated in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Both cities are truly cosmopolitan and help UAE attain the tag of the fastest-growing economy in the world and hence offer a plethora of opportunities for career growth.
UAE encourages well-established universities like Heriot-Watt University, BITS Pilani, and the University of Wollongong to set up campuses in Dubai. The enrolled student receives an internationally recognized diploma with the language of instruction in English.



Top degrees offered by the U.A.E universities


Study Program Average Tution fees
Under Graduates
AED 40,000 to 50,000/- Per Annum
Post Graduate
AED 52,800 to 84,000/- Per Annum


A valid passport

Four passport copies

Twelve recent passport-sized photos.

Degree and certificates

A letter of acceptance received from a university.

Proof of funds.

A tenancy agreement from the University

A copy of the tuition fee receipt for the current academic year.

A copy of the visa fee receipt for the current academic year.


In Dubai, you can study on fully or partially funded scholarships. Every year, the government of Dubai and universities in Dubai award scholarships to international students and local residents, here is a compiled list of some of the best PhD Scholarships in Dubai, Masters Scholarships in Dubai, and undergraduate level scholarships.
scholorship Academic Excellence Scholarships – Canadian University of Dubai
scholorship International Students Scholarship at University of New South Wales, Dubai Campus
scholorship Cass Business School Executive MBA Scholarships in Dubai Campus
scholorship Academic Scholarship at University of Wollongong, Dubai
  • Types of Government Scholarships
  • The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships
  • The David L. Boren Scholarships

Students must be Pell Grant recipients and academically accomplished to be eligible for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships. These highly competitive scholarships award up to $5,000.
The David L. Boren Scholarships are also very beneficial. The federal government requires a large number of highly trained individuals who are fluent in security-sensitive languages such as Arabic and foreign cultures such as Islamic studies. These are extremely competitive and heavily advertised. This scholarship is only available to the best undergraduates and graduates. Following graduation, recipients are required to work for the Department of Defense or Homeland Security. Students who are seriously considering long-term careers in the federal government are given priority. Scholarships of up to $26,000 are available.



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Why choose Dubai as a study abroad destination?

Due to its cosmopolitan culture, friendly residents, and relatively low tuition, Dubai has become popular among Indian students in recent years. Dubai is a well-known global business hub with numerous opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience. Dubai has a world-class education system, with some of the world’s best universities and colleges. There are also numerous professional courses and training programs available to assist you in preparing for all-round development in any field of interest. Because of its proximity to India, Dubai is also popular among Indian students.

Which exams/tests must be taken in order to apply and study in Dubai?

International students who wish to pursue studies in Dubai are usually exempt from taking English proficiency tests such as the IELTS, PTE, or TOEFL. One of the benefits of studying in Dubai is that students are not required to prove their English proficiency, unlike universities in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, or any other country, making the application process more accessible. Certificates from any English medium school, as well as academic merit and other similar eligibility criteria, can be used to apply to universities and colleges.

Popular courses to study in Dubai:

  • International Hospitality Management
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Civil Engineering/Construction Management
  • Business Administration/MBA
  • Accounts and Finance
  • Medicine
  • Aviation
  • Design Studies
  • Architecture

Is it possible to work part-time in Dubai while on a student visa?

International students studying in Dubai are allowed to work part-time in free zone areas for 20 hours per week. They must obtain permission from universities in order to do so.

What is the cost of studying in Dubai?

Cost of Study:
Programmes Dubai Currency Indian Currency
Under Graduates 40,000 AED to 50,000 AED p.a 6 lakhs to 7 lakhs p.a
Post Graduate 52,800 AED to 84,000 AED 8 lakhs to 13 lakhs

What are the various job opportunities available in Dubai?

Dubai has evolved into a land of possibilities over the last two decades. The country is undergoing such massive growth, expansion, and development that it requires people from various backgrounds and countries, as well as large numbers of people with the appropriate experience and education.

How to apply for Permanent Residency in Dubai?

In Dubai, you will not be able to apply for a permanent residency visa. Citizens of other countries can apply for temporary residency in the UAE, which is renewable.

Are scholarships available to international students in Dubai?

Most foreign universities offer scholarships, fellowships, and grants to international students who meet certain criteria.

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