There is much more to the vibrant and pulsating city of Dubai than its Gold Souk, dazzling deserts and breath-taking architectural beauty. Dubai's prominence as an education hub is one such avenue that is fast emerging as the most important specialty to study in Dubai for International Students.

Offering avant-garde academics today, Dubai boasts of globally recognized educational institutions and lucrative career opportunities in the whole of Middle East. Considering the huge influx of immigrants, a number of well-known foreign universities have established their campuses in Dubai to impart high-quality education that is at par with western standards.

Here are some important tips and facts about the Emirate for the international students:
 The fastest growing economy in the world
 High quality of education and competitive admissions
 Some of the top universities in the Gulf region, according to World University Rankings
 Duration for UG is 3 to 4 years and PG is 1 to 1.5 year
 No GMAT/SAT/GRE is needed
 An English proficiency examination like: IELTS OR TOEFL with a satisfactory score
 Low cost of studying when compared to other developed countries like USA, UK and Australia
 Scope for tax-free earnings from an employment opportunity after graduation or post-graduation

A Plethora Of Course Options
Students who are aiming to study in Dubai, have a wide range of course options to choose from. Amidst the international students studying abroad in Dubai, Civil Engineering and MBA are among the most popular programs. Keeping aside the main programs like IT and Business Administration, few new and innovative programs like the master’s in Logistics, a combo of engineering and management, and IT and Management, Insurance, Property Development and Management and Marketing are also being designed and imparted. The courses often chosen by International students are:
 Architecture
 Aviation
 Engineering and Technology
 Management, Business, Administration, Marketing
 Media & Mass Communication
 Finance
 Computers & IT

The List of Universities in Dubai for International Students which offer the above courses along with a few under the QS World Ranking are enlisted below.
1. Khalifa University of Science and Technology
2. United Arab Emirates University
3. American University in Dubai
4. American University of Sharjah
5. University of Birmingham
6. University of Wollongong
7. Hult International Business School
8. Heriot Watt University
9. Murdoch University
10. Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai (RIT Dubai)

The Australian, USA and UK Universities have their campuses in Dubai which makes it favourable for the International Students to study in Dubai but acquire UK or Australian Degree at a comparatively lower cost. Yet another advantage of studying in the Branch Campus is that after 1 year of education in Dubai Campus the student can take transfer to the main campus that is in the parent country. University of Wollongong is one such example whose parent campus is in Australia and Branch Campus in Dubai.
Dubai Education & Living Cost
In Dubai the cost of study for undergraduate program ranges from 37500 AED to 70000 AED and the same for Master’s program ranges from 55000 to 75000 AED. The living expenditure in Dubai varies upon your lifestyle as well as your location. It ranges from 3000 to 4000 AED monthly.

Work while you Study in Dubai
Part time job is a main concern for every International Student. United Arab Emirate provides off-campus part-time job opportunities to International Students. But students require permission from the University or College for part-time work. Students can also work on campus in Libraries, Department and Administrative Offices where they get opportunities to gain experience outside the classroom. During sessions, students can work for 15 hours per week or 60 hours per month. And during summer breaks, they can work for 40 hours per week or 160 hours per month.
The above article is just a gist about Dubai Higher Education. An in-depth knowledge about the University and the courses to choose along with the complete education and living cost would be best gained by visiting the best overseas education consultants of your city.

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