Dubai, the dream destination for many has now started to become a star attraction for many Indian students to study. More than bright lights, tourist attractions and culture, Dubai is home to a series of institutions that could give a jump start to your career.
Every country has its own ‘famous for’ education program.For Dubai, it is the Tourism andHospitality sector. The hospitality industry is one of the major contributors to UAE’s economic growth.
Moreover, there are emerging courses in social sciences and science and technology at Universities in Dubai, thereby, widening career options in Dubai. Also, the entertainment sector is gradually gaining affluence in Dubai as Dubai is regarded as the girth of entertainment and vacation.
Guidance is available at embassies or some consultants who deal in these countries.So as affluence increases in India & more bank loans are available, a large number of Indian students are going to sail aboard. Pick up your lens and start researching and then zoom ahead.
With Dubai on the verge of becoming a global educational destination, many universities and colleges, affiliated with foreign universities are getting established. A special Dubai International Academic City has been set up for purpose built free zone, especially for tertiary academic institutions.
This shift of Dubai becoming an academic hub can be contributed to public-private partnerships which have enabled establishment of new institutions and excellent quality of education through application of technology and introduction of new subject areas.
Universities in Dubai offer both Bachelor’s degrees as well as Master’s degrees. While, the duration for an undergraduate degree is from 3 to 4 years, the duration of a postgraduate degree is between 1 to 2 years.
Admission intake in Universities of Dubai is during the months of August/September as well as January.
Some of the top universities in Dubai include:
Al Ghurair University
University of Dubai
Biotechnology University College, Dubai
The Emirates Academy for Hotel Management
INSEAD, Abu Dhabi
New York Institute of Technology, New York University, Abu Dhabi
IIM Indore, Institute of Management Technology, Dubai
Biotechnology University College, Dubai
University of Strathclyde Business School, Abu Dhabi Campus
American University in the Emirates
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, Dubai
Cass Business School, Curtin University, Dubai
Heriot-Watt University, Dubai
Hult International Business School
London Business School, Dubai
London College of Fashion
Manchester University Business School
S P Jain School of Global Management, Dubai
University of Strathclyde Business School, Dubai Campus
Some of the popular courses in Dubai are:
Business and Management
Human Resource Management
Tuition fee in Dubai vary according to universities and courses, but compared to other countries, the cost of studying in Dubai is affordable.
You can pursue an Undergraduate degree in Dubai by shelling out approximately 37,500 to 70,000 AED (UAE Dirham) per year (~INR 6,65,000 to INR 12,40,000). Whereas, to pursue a Master’s course, you will have to spend from 55,000 to 75,000 AED annually (~INR 9,75,000 to INR 13,30,000).
The cost of living in Dubai range between 2,600 to 3,900 AED per year (~INR 46,000 to INR 69,000).
Foreign Universities with branches in Dubai look for qualifications similar to that of their home country. Thus, most Universities in Dubai, require either IELTS or TOEFL for both undergraduate and graduate courses.
Similarly, students have to pass one or more additional tests such as GRE, GMAT or SAT for admission in Dubai Universities.
A Statement of Purpose (SOP) is also required by most Universities in Dubai.
International students in Dubai are not allowed to work either part time or full time, as per labour laws in Dubai. However, they can pursue an internship after getting permission from their university.
The career opportunities in Dubai are quite competitive and you should be prepared with a financial backup to support.
Graduates who have secured a full-time job opportunity must change their university sponsored visa to an employer sponsored visa. However, this option is not available for part-time job opportunities.
Since, the hospitality sector is widely popular in Dubai, thus, earning a degree in Hospitality can lead you to become an accommodation manager, catering manager, chef, event manager, restaurant manager, hotel manager, public house manager restaurant manager or a cruise director.
Scholarships in Dubai are available at both higher education levels, Bachelor’s as well as Master’s. Scholarships grants can cover tuition fee as well as the living expenses to an extent.
The most common scholarships available for universities in Dubai are:
INSEAD UAE Campus MBA Scholarhsips
Masdar Institute IRENA Scholarships Programme
Khalifa University Teaching Assistant Scholarships
UAE University Graduate Assistantships
ICGEB Research Grants for Member States
William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship at the American University in Dubai
Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University Scholarships
Al Dar University College Offers Scholarships in UAE
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