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Studying in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the chance to live a cultural experience like no other, in an economically and academically thriving country that will challenge your world views and ignite your sense of adventure.

The country where modernity meets tradition, UAE is a popular tourist destination and is home to some of the best universities in the Gulf region. The UAE is also the perfect destination for any international student looking for a truly unique study experience.

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UAE - Quick facts & figures


Abu Dhabi



Area Size

83,600 km²


9.4 million

International students


Academic Year

September - June


United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED)

Calling Code


Why Study in the 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.

Abu Dhabi is home to the capital city and is the largest of the emirates, making up three fourths of the country’s territory, as well as being at the center of the UAE’s oil industry and is responsible for a third of its GDP. Dubai in turn is the most populous of the UAE and the region’s most vital commercial and financial hub, where international students will find ample opportunities to develop themselves professionally.

You’ll have the chance to explore various cutting-edge attractions, such as the Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building!) and the artificial Palm islands in Dubai, as well as religious edifices like the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, in addition to all the possible adventurous activities provided by the country’s natural environment, including deep-sea diving in the Persian Gulf or dune bashing in the desert.

The country’s deep-seated Islamic culture and tradition combined with their powerful drive towards innovation and modernity have led the UAE to be a one-of-a-kind destination for students all over the world. Don’t believe us? See for yourself! Read through our Study Abroad in the UAE eBOOK and begin looking for a program that fits you best today!


Tuition Fees & Scholarships

Tuition fees for degree programs in the UAE may vary. While domestic students can study for free, international students are expected to pay tuition fees in the UAE, but there are plenty of scholarship opportunities available to help fund your study abroad journey. Get in touch with us for more details.

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Language & Culture in the UAE

The official language of the UAE is Arabic, but there are many higher education programs that are taught entirely in English and locals have good knowledge of the language, so international students should have no trouble communicating.

Culture in the UAE today is a result of a long history, dating back to ancient times and drawn from various shifting civilizations. From nomadic desert tribes, to the pearl harvesters along the Arabian Gulf, to the sea of skyscrapers that are the cities of today, the UAE takes a pride in its past while looking towards the future by encouraging contemporary practices within the fields of art, business, education, technology and innovation.

Living Cost in the UAE

The costs of living in the UAE will vary depending on the emirate you’re living in and your lifestyle. Some approximate living costs in the UAE are: Living Cost: AED 58 (USD $16) for meal, AED 27 (USD $7.50) for coffee, AED 44 (USD $12) for beer, AED 44 (USD $12) for cinema ticket, AED 3,000 - 4,000 (USD $816 - 1,088) for rent per month, AED 107 (USD $29) for monthly transport, etc.

What's the process like?

  • Get in touch with us
  • Tell us your preferences (area of studies, objective, budget…)
  • If you’re not sure, then you better contact us immediately
  • We will sort out a list of university / college options that suits your preferences
  • Together we will filter out the options and you made the final decision.
  • Send us your documents, and we will forward your application to universities
  • Wait to Be Admitted
  • Apply for a Visa
  • Arrive in the UAE
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