There a beneficial reasons why studying abroad is a fantastic experience you should consider as a student. It gives you the space to live independently, create a meaningful network that serves as a supportive community both during and after school. You meet lots of people from different parts of the world who portray rich cultures, food, dressing and, different dimensions of thinking on issues which contribute immensely to your learning experience. Overall, your CV is also boosted.
But moving into a new country requires some meticulous research, in order to fully grasp all the relevant information about the conditions of living, so as to ensure that the right decisions are made.
Why choose the United Arab Emirates (UAE)?
Dubbed as one of the world’s fastest developing economies, and number one tourism destination, with state of the art infrastructure, stable governance; United Arab Emirates is also among the best educational hubs in the world today. In addition to offering a favourable environment for students’ all over the world to obtain great education from its institutions of higher learning, general educational expenses such as fees, accommodation, feeding, entertainment etc. are relatively affordable. The prospects of securing a high paying job at a top global corporation is high, because UAE serves as a centre for most of the world’s top corporations, businesses, NGO’s and start-ups.
General cost of studying in UAE (Fees, Accommodation, Feeding etc.)
Are you hoping to enrol for the undergraduate degree? Here’s what you need to know; Fees are highly subsidized by the Government as part of efforts to expand access to quality education for international students. Students admitted into the Undergraduate level are estimated to pay annual fees within the ranges of 20000 – 30000AED. Similarly, those pursuing postgraduate studies will also pay fees within the ranges 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.
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.
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
Ajman University of Science and Technology
Abu Dhabi University
Khalifa University of Science and Technology and Research