How to Study on Low Tuition in the UAE for International Students

If you are hoping to enroll for the undergraduate degree program, here’s what you need to know; Fees are greatly subsidized by the Government as part of efforts to ensure international students can access  quality education. Students admitted into the Undergraduate level are estimated to pay annual fees within the ranges of $6,000 – $ 8,000 per year.

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Similarly, those pursuing postgraduate studies will also pay fees within the range of $20000-$40000 AED. Accommodation cost around 5000AED but could be reduced to 1500AED if you don’t mind sharing a flat. To cover extra expenditure on food, entertainment, health and travelling, you’ll need an amount between 1000-1500AED.

General Eligibility and Admission requirements

For both Undergraduate and Postgraduate applicants, proficiency in English is a key requirement as courses are offered in English language. If you are applying from an English speaking country where your previous classes were taught in English, this may not apply. However, for non- native English speakers your test scores in TOEFL and IELTS are used as proof of your proficiency.

Undergraduate: As an international applicant, you should obtained at least 12 years of schooling and hold a certificate equivalent to UAE high school diploma. Academic strength is prioritized and hence, at least 50%-60% score on the CBSE and ICU exams is required for those who take these exams. Though it becomes quite easier if you are transferring into an affiliate University in UAE.

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Postgraduate: Anyone hoping to pursue postgraduate studies should obtain at least a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution. MBA applicants should also have, in addition to the bachelor’s degree, a minimum of two-three years’ work experience in a relevant professional field.

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Interested in applying? Check out these outstanding Universities in UAE;

University of Bolton UAE Campus

University of Sharjah

American University of Sharjah

New York University Abu Dhabi

ALHOSN University

Ajman University of Science and Technology

Abu Dhabi University

Khalifa University of Science and Technology and Research

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