United Arab Emirates

Studying in the United Arab Emirates can certainly have its benefits: sun, fun and ofcourse tax-free earnings after graduation. According to the QS Rankings, the top-ranking universities in the country are the United Arab Emirates University(421–430th worldwide), Khalifa University (441–450th worldwide), the American University of Sharjah (431–440th) and University of Sharjah (551–600th worldwide).

 

Among the 7 emirates in UAE, Dubai – the most populous and popular city, an international air and seaport hub due to its strategic location, is known as a top tourism destination in the Middle East.

Due to the vast development activities especially in the area of trade, commerce and infrastructure the possibilities of finding on job training as well as full time employment are ample.

To study in the UAE, you will need to apply to your chosen university by the May/June before the start of your program. To apply, you’ll generally need to provide a completed application form, a valid passport, certificates and transcripts of your most recent academic qualification, academic references and proof of proficiency in English.

While each institution sets its own admission requirements, state universities often expect students to be proficient in English – the main language used at universities in the UAE. If you are a non-native English speaker, IELTS/TOEFL results are likely to be required.

Tuition fees vary, as each colleges / universities in the UAE set their own fees. The continued economic success of the region means that studying in the UAE can be a bit expensive. While education fees can vary significantly, prices for a master’s degree range from around AED 44,000 (~US$12,000) to a hefty AED 100,000 (~US$27,000) for some specialized programs.