With an inspiring choice of over 60 globally respected international university campuses and colleges, Dubai offers an abundance of best-in-class higher education opportunities.

A future-forward city with a reputation for pioneering innovation, Dubai is home to a multicultural community of innovators, entrepreneurs and visionary game changers – a place where aspirations become reality. Choose to study in Dubai and you’ll not only gain a world-class education but be an active player in shaping the future, whatever your chosen field or interest.

Why Dubai?

Quality Education With A Global Outlook

With an inspiring choice of over 60 globally respected international university campuses – the largest number anywhere in the world – Dubai offers an abundance of best-in-class higher education opportunities.

A melting pot of nationalities and cultures, the city gives you unparalleled access to tailor-made programmes from the best international seats of learning, specifically designed to meet your unique abilities, ambition and aspirations. From a two-year vocational qualification or higher national diploma and a three or four-year undergraduate degree to postgraduate Masters’ or PhD programmes, there are hundreds of stringently vetted and internationally credited courses to choose from.

A bonus of studying in a knowledge-based economy is the fact that Dubai is also a cutting-edge R&D cradle, and home to a high-profile community of pre-eminent research hubs. The most up-to-date resources, technology, laboratories and minds are all found here, including the UK’s Moorfields Eye Hospital, Johns Hopkins from the US, Dubai Science Park and the Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace Hub, to the likes of the world’s foremost innovation accelerators such as AstroLabs, part of the Google for Entrepreneurs partner network, In5, DIFC Fintech Hive and Dubai Future Foundation.

With Dubai ranked as one of the world’s most future-forward destinations to relocate to for work, hundreds of thousands of new jobs being created around Expo 2020, and a vast array of Fortune 500 companies choosing the city as a regional base, it’s an undeniable career catalyst.

As Dubai continues to establish itself as a leading knowledge-based economy and a vibrant innovation, trade and business hub, providing strong stepping stone access to employment and further development, what does this mean for fresh graduates like you?

More attractive career-boosting opportunities as companies choose to either set up in Dubai or expand their reach across the region with the emirate the preferred business base, or a welcoming and supportive environment in which to launch your own revolutionary business idea. In short, a world-class education and internationally recognised undergraduate or postgraduate degree from Dubai is your passport to the world.

A Welcoming City

The city is even more student friendly thanks to recent legislative changes that offer extended study and post-graduation visas in addition to the regular one-year renewable student visa.
The Dubai advantage of a safe and welcoming city, rounded lifestyle and the security of knowing your time as a student is free of red tape, makes it a winning destination for students looking for best-in-class internationally recognised degree programmes and world-class career prospects.

A Great Place To Live

The latest National Agenda Index released in 2019 found that 96.1 per cent of UAE citizens feel safe and secure – which should immediately put every parent’s mind at ease.

City Of Opportunities

Work while you study in one of the fastest growing economies in the region and make the most of your Dubai education with a part-time job or boost your career prospects by signing up for an industry-specific internship.

Dubai Development Authority, which controls the Dubai Creative Clusters (DCC) free zones, has a no-fee Student Part-Time Work Regulation permit that gives young creative talent the opportunity to get (paid) industry experience to complement their fields of study and increase employment prospects post-graduation.