Every year, a large number of international students fly to Study in UAE. Despite the country run by the royalties, the society is quite modern and open to the changes and very welcoming to outsiders. The tourism sector of Dubai has already taken the world by storm, and due to the quality of education and numerous opportunities United Arab Emirates present, it is a place to seriously consider for aspiring students. Here is all you need to know about Studying in UAE:
Along with the traditional universities, the Higher Technology Colleges are some of the most sought after educational institutes in the country. There are around 17 campuses of Higher Technology Colleges across the United Arab Emirates. The courses offered here are Computer & Information Science, Education, Engineering & Technology, Applied Communications, Health Sciences and Business studies. All of these courses are offered in English Language. MBA from UAE is one of the most acceptable courses worldwide. The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research is the ministry in charge of the Higher Education in UAE. The Ministry deals with the licensing and Accreditation of the Higher Education Institutes.
Six of the universities in UAE have been ranked among the top universities in the world by the QS World ranking 2020. Moreover, seven universities of UAE feature in the top universities of the Arab Region. Three of the Universities out of them are in top 400. The University of the United Arab Emirates is the oldest of the universities, ranked 329th in the world and 2nd in the UAE University Rankings. The university was established in 1976 by Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, after the independence of the UAE in 1971. The other top universities to be mentioned here are American University of Sharjah, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, and University of Sharjah.
Since the discovery of oil in the Gulf, the UAE and other neighbouring countries have seen a rapid growth in economy. Cities like Dubai and Abu Dhabi have transferred completely in the last few decades, and are some of the richest places on the planet. Subsequently, these places have become truly international in terms of demographics and infrastructure. Studying in UAE, you will be surrounded with other students from different countries. There are malls, beaches, clubs and skyscrapers to explore in UAE, and for international students, there is never a dull moment.
The deadlines and intakes in UAE vary with the universities, and for the application process and document requirements, one needs to check the course and university he or she wants to apply to. If English is not the native language, there might be a requirement of IELTS or TOEFL scores to prove the English Language Proficiency. Depending on the courses, there might be other documents or exams required, which one should be aware of before applying. The student visa will be applied to the immigration by your University. The Student Visas are only valid for one year and should be renewed annually.
The tuition fees in Dubai and UAE are quite high for the higher education institutes. The tuition fees can be anywhere from 27000 AED to 128000 AED per year at the universities in Dubai. Loosely converted, the amount will fall between 7350 USD to 34000 USD. The Masters programs will cost between 55000 to 75000 AED (15000 USD to 20400 USD).However, for the quality of the education, exposure to the international students and after study opportunities these universities offer, the return on investment for UAE is absolutely worth.
International students are allowed to work at part-time jobs in Dubai and UAE as a whole. The earnings from the part-time jobs can help with the day to day living expenses in UAE. The international students are needed to get a work permit from the Labour Department in UAE. International students are allowed to work for 15 hours a week or 60 hours a month in UAE. There is no need to sponsorship in UAE if an international student wants to study in UAE and work alongside it.
International students can stay back and work full-time in the country once the studies are over. The student visa will be needed to convert into employment visa to be eligible to work in the UAE. The Visa should be sponsored by the employer in that case, and the application is also carried out by the employers. The nature of the job should be full-time, and the residence permit is also required if the candidate is planning to stay in the UAE for longer duration. Before applying and committing to a job, one should research properly and then go ahead only after understanding all the terms and conditions for the job.
Last year, 50000 Indian Students were studying in United Arab Emirates. There are more Indian students in UAE than of UK, Germany and France combined. UAE has been one of the favourite study abroad destinations for Indian Students. Indian Students make a large percentage of International students in Dubai as well as other parts of the UAE. Though Study in Dubai costs more than India, there is less competition at the universities in UAE, and the post study opportunities in the luxurious country are few of the reasons for Indian Students to go for UAE.
There is a large number of scholarships available in UAE to encourage international students. The scholarships are for all levels of study in UAE, such as undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral studies. There are some scholarships offered for both Emirati and International students. Along with the education loan, scholarships are a great way to fund one’s international education. Not only that, some scholarships in UAE also provide for health insurance, travel costs and financial aid for living expenses.
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