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Study in UAE

INTRODUCTION

The United Arab Emirates , sometimes simply called the Emiratesis a country in Western Asia located at the eastern end of the Arabian Peninsula. It borders Oman and Saudi Arabia, and has maritime borders in the Persian Gulf with Qatar and Iran. It is a federal elective constitutional monarchy formed from a federation of seven emirates, consisting of Abu Dhabi (which serves as the capital), Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain. Their boundaries have numerous enclaves within each other.

The UAE has developed from a juxtaposition of Bedouin tribes to one of the world’s most wealthy states in only about 50 years. Economic growth has been impressive and steady throughout the history of this young confederation of emirates with brief periods of recessions only, e.g. in the global financial and economic crisis years 2008–09, and a couple of more mixed years starting in 2015 and persisting until 2019. Between 2000 and 2018, average real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth was at close to 4%. It is the second largest economy in the GCC (after Saudi Arabia), with a nominal gross domestic product (GDP) of US$414.2 billion, and a real GDP of 392.8 billion constant 2010 USD in 2018.

 

 

 
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INTRODUCTION

The United Arab Emirates , sometimes simply called the Emiratesis a country in Western Asia located at the eastern end of the Arabian Peninsula. It borders Oman and Saudi Arabia, and has maritime borders in the Persian Gulf with Qatar and Iran. It is a federal elective constitutional monarchy formed from a federation of seven emirates, consisting of Abu Dhabi (which serves as the capital), Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain. Their boundaries have numerous enclaves within each other.

The UAE has developed from a juxtaposition of Bedouin tribes to one of the world’s most wealthy states in only about 50 years. Economic growth has been impressive and steady throughout the history of this young confederation of emirates with brief periods of recessions only, e.g. in the global financial and economic crisis years 2008–09, and a couple of more mixed years starting in 2015 and persisting until 2019. Between 2000 and 2018, average real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth was at close to 4%. It is the second largest economy in the GCC (after Saudi Arabia), with a nominal gross domestic product (GDP) of US$414.2 billion, and a real GDP of 392.8 billion constant 2010 USD in 2018.

 

 

 

The UAE offers businesses a strong enabling environment: stable political and macroeconomic conditions, a future-oriented Government, good general infrastructure and ICT infrastructure. Moreover, the country has made continuous and convincing improvements to its regulatory environment and is generally a top country for doing business. UAE is ranked as the 26th best nation in the world for doing business by the Doing Business 2017 Report published by the World Bank Group.

Detailed Information On Education Study in UAE

Since the discovery of oil in the region in the 1950’s, the UAE’s economy has been rapidly changing. Now the country is known for not only oil and gas exportation, but is also improving its recognition in the tourist and construction industries. Located in the cities of the UAE you will find some of the world’s most impressive architectural feats, including the Burj Khalifa.

The higher education system is governed by the Ministry of Higher Education, which is responsible for the admission of students, as well as accrediting degree programmes. You will find 3 of the UAE’s universities in the 2019 QS World University Rankings top 500. The highest ranked is the Khalifa University, which is placed at 315th.

The UAE uses the UAE Dirham (AED) as its currency.

Institutions in the UAE are permitted to set their own tuition fees, so costs will vary depending on where you choose to study. Tuition fees will also vary depending on the level and type of degree you choose. On average, you can expect to pay around AED 48,000 for a masters degree, and up to AED 120,000 for some specialised graduate degrees. Courses are charged in semester credit hours as opposed to months or years. You may be eligible for a scholarship to help towards your tuition fees, check with your institution to find out more.

Students looking to study in the UAE need to consider their living costs. For a private rented apartment you can expect to pay around AED 3,700 per month, with utilities costing around AED 440 per month. If you choose to live in a bigger city, you should expect higher living costs than smaller cities and towns. If you live outside of the cities, you might need to think about getting a car, as transport is not the most efficient.

All international students will need to have valid health insurance for their stay in the UAE. It is common for institutions to offer health insurance cover once you have arrived in the country and have undertaken a medical examination. The medical examination is thorough and tests for HIV, tuberculosis, hepatitis and syphilis, among other things.

All students who are looking to study in the UAE will need to apply for a student visa. To obtain a visa you will usually need to be sponsored by a resident of the country. Most institutions offer this service, but you should be sure to check before you start your application process. The application is done online, but you should be aware that sponsorship does not guarantee your visa. Application costs can be up to AED 3,000 and the deposit up to AED 3,000.

You will need to provide certain documents when applying for your visa. These are:

  • Valid passport with at least six months left and two blank visa pages
  • Four passport copies
  • 12 passport photographs
  • Three passport copies and an entry visa to the UAE on arrival
  • Bank statements providing evidence of sufficient funds
  • Tenancy agreement or proof of living arrangements
  • Copy of tuition fee receipt for the current year of study
  • Copy of visa fees receipt for the current year of study
  • Postgraduate students will need proof of their undergraduate degree

Student residence visas will only last for one year, and will therefore need renewing if your course is longer than this. When you apply to renew your student visa, you will need to pay more visa fees.

Advantages of Studying in UAE

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1. QUALITY OF EDUCATION AT UNIVERSITIES IN THE UAE

This can make – or break – your university experience. The UAE encourages well-established universities from around the world to set up branch campuses in the emirates. Heriot-Watt University Dubai, BITS Pilani Dubai and the University of Wollongong in Dubai are just some of the branch campuses of reputed universities in Dubai. If you study in the UAE, you will receive an internationally recognised diploma with the language of instruction in English. Should you pursue post-graduate education elsewhere, you will not have to take further exams to prove your language skills.

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1. QUALITY OF EDUCATION AT UNIVERSITIES IN THE UAE

This can make – or break – your university experience. The UAE encourages well-established universities from around the world to set up branch campuses in the emirates. Heriot-Watt University Dubai, BITS Pilani Dubai and the University of Wollongong in Dubai are just some of the branch campuses of reputed universities in Dubai. If you study in the UAE, you will receive an internationally recognised diploma with the language of instruction in English. Should you pursue post-graduate education elsewhere, you will not have to take further exams to prove your language skills.

2. EXTENSIVE FACILITIES AND RESOURCES AVAILABLE

From a wide variety of course offerings to building your first resume with a career counselor, there are a plethora of resources available to students who study in the UAE. Fancy doing a portion of your studies abroad? In UAE, you can!  Universities in the UAE are keen to provide students with an opportunity to study a semester or more in an international destination. With increasing competition between the best universities in the UAE, this exciting opportunity will be more available.

3. LIFE WHILE STUDYING IN THE UAE

Higher education in the UAE goes beyond just studying theory. Instead, you will have the chance to gain UAE-specific work experiences through local internships. These opportunities gave me invaluable insights into the UAE market and were crucial in getting me accustomed to the system at work here. Thus, studying in the UAE can ultimately give you a boost up the career ladder and help you land a job here.

4. A HELPFUL ALUMNI NETWORK

A professional network is an incredible asset that will accompany you far into your career. However, these links take time to build. A helpful alumni association that comes with a higher education in the UAE can give you a head start. Also, this alumni network is your best source of advice when getting used to life after graduation. This network serves as a career building tool that comes with numerous benefits. This could be an invitation to a career fair or a spot at a fancy dinner hosted by the university.

5. THE DIVERSE AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

Not only do people who study in the UAE bring with them new experiences and perspectives, but they also interact and share these ideas. I knew that naturally, this was going to be reflected into the student body at universities in the UAE. And there is no better way to grow as a person than being in a community of diverse individuals. Additionally, the faculty members teaching at universities in the UAE generally come from respected educational backgrounds with previous professional experiences.

6. PROXIMITY TO YOUR COMFORT ZONE

If you are a resident in the UAE, the added benefits that you will get by studying here are plenty. You can save up on extra costs such as accommodation and travel. Also, you will not experience the homesickness that comes with going away for university. I’ve found it much easier to cope with the transition to university since I did not have to also juggle the pressure of living alone in a new country.

And there you have it. The six points above shaped my experience attending university in the UAE. As you can see, there are multiple benefits for students to study in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or the other emirates. That includes studying in a cosmopolitan country to enjoying the fabulous opportunities provided to higher education students here. I hope these reasons will help you make an informed decision regarding your future and persuade you to study in the UAE.