Dubai

General Information

  • Official Name: United Arab Emirates Capital: Abu Dhabi
  • Government Type: Monarchy Population: 8.3 million Area: 83600
  • Square Languages: Arabic
  • Ethnic Groups: Indians, Pakistani, Western, Arabs. Emirati are 16% of the total population

Why Study In Dubai?

Dubai is truly cosmopolitan. The fastest growing economy in the world. Learning is comparatively cheaper because of the education policies of Dubai. One would spend double the amount for the same learning else where than here. Due to vast development activities especially in the area of infrastructure, trade and commerce, the possibilities of finding on job training as well as full time employment are ample.

The UAE is hospitable, Secure and caring. Entertainment is endless here. It is also called the city of events and all the world’s best musicians, theatres and performers come here for entertainment. The cosmopolitan culture itself is a great bonus for a learner to know the social etiquette that are necessary in today’s world.

 

Education System

Education structure in Dubai is shown as follows:

Nurseries in Dubai:

Dubai has a large number of nurseries. Most of them adopt variations of the Montessori method of instruction and take English as a primary instruction language. Most of the nurseries take children from two years old onwards and some of them take children from age of 18 months onwards.

Kindergartens:

At the Kindergarten level children usually learn art, music, religion, English, Arabic and math. Kindergartens also offer all sort of other activities for their attendants. Dubai has many English-speaking kindergartens and most of them are situated in Jumeirah and Umm Suquiem areas. Age level is from 4 to 5 years old for kindergarten.

Primary:

At primary level English is the medium of instruction language in most of schools in Dubai. There are also large numbers of schools which teach children in other foreign languages, French, Hindi, even Russian. There is also a wide range of foreign curriculum’s, from British National Curriculum to Japanese system. For admission, some schools conduct entrance tests and most of the good schools also have a long waiting lists.
The new term in most of British schools in Dubai starts in September. In all other schools new term begins in April. During July and August all schools are closed for holidays. School uniforms, usually similar to European and American Schools uniform. In most of the schools timings are from 8 am to 2 pm with usually two or three breaks. Average Fees is approximately Dhs. 3000 in schools. Primary section is usually of six years and age level is from 6 to 12 years.

Secondary:

Dubai also has large number of international high schools which offers to expatriates as well as domicile residents large scale of curriculum’s- from Indian CBSE to IGCSE. School uniform is similar to those in primary. Compulsory subjects in most of the school include math, social studies, physical education, religion and Arabic. Pupil can choose subjects such as science, languages, sociology, history, computer studies etc. The offered subjects depend on school education system. An average fee in private schools is varying up to Dhs 25000.
Secondary school period is generally of three years and age level from 12 to 18 years. Certificate or diploma awarded by Secondary School Leaving Certificate.

Colleges and Universities in Dubai:

The number of colleges and universities in Dubai has grown significantly in last 20 years and every year the number of their staff and students increases by about 30%. Most of the colleges and universities are affiliating themselves to prestigious institutions abroad, and many of them use English as tuition language.

Postgraduate Education in Dubai:

A large number of Dubai’s universities also offer various master and PhD postgraduate programs. To learn more about postgraduate programs in Dubai and see a full list of universities and institutes that offer master and PhD programs.
Technical Secondary School Length of programme is about 6years and age level is from 12 to 18 years. Certificate/diploma awarded: Technical Secondary Diploma.

Dubai has an extensive education sector. Government in Dubai offers free education from kindergarten to university to all its citizens and about 40% of children attend private schools. For all children older then 5 years full-time education is compulsory and all primary and secondary schools in Dubai, public and private, up to ninth grade also have to follow universal and compulsory program bases.

 

Courses Offered

At Undergraduate levels:

Business, Management, Accounting, Finance, Human resources management, Hospitality Management, Tourism, Psychology with counselling, Global social science, Advertising public relations Media, Business information systems, Information technology, Early childhood education, Fashion designing, civil engineering. Duration for the undergraduate program will be 3 to 4 years.

At Postgraduate levels:

MBA, Retailing, Advertising, Supply chain management, International Business, Petroleum Engineering, International relations, Quality Management, Engineering Management, Strategic Marketing, Human resources management, Marketing communications., Marketing.

Application Process:

Intakes:

January, May, July, August, September, November.

Application Process:

  • All the applicants must submit certified true copies of relevant documents along with the application form.
  • The university will decide on the recognition of your academic background and will decide at which level you can qualify to enter.
  • Once the application is successful you will receive a conditional/ confirmation offer letter from them which can be used to apply for student resident visa.
  • Visa procedure takes a week after you apply for visa.
  • As you get approval for visa you can book your tickets.

Documents Required:

  • Photographs.
  • Passport photocopy.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • Resume.
  • Degree/ provisional certificate.
  • Copies of IELTS and GMAT.
  • Two letter of Recommendation.
  • Letter from college.
  • Mark sheets (X th to recent qualification).
  • Work experience certificate.

The new term in most of British schools in Dubai starts in September. In all other schools new term begins in April. During July and August all schools are closed for holidays. School uniforms, usually similar to European and American Schools uniform. In most of the schools timings are from 8 am to 2 pm with usually two or three breaks. Average Fees is approximately Dhs. 3000 in schools. Primary section is usually of six years and age level is from 6 to 12 years.

 

Costs:

Tuition Expenses:

Programmes Dubai Currency Indian Currency
Under Graduates 40,000 AED to 50,000 AED p.a 6 lakhs to 7 lakhs p.a
Post Graduate 52,800 AED to 84,000 AED 8 lakhs to 13 lakhs

(1 AED = 13.00 INR)

Living Expenses:

Living cost in Dubai varies depending upon lifestyle of a student. Living high standard life in Dubai may cost equivalent to living cost in some of the European countries. However, here are some estimated costs for international students in Dubai:

Accommodation AED 2,000 to AED 6,000
Food AED 500
Water and Electricity: AED 500
Transportation AED 300
Telephone Service AED 75
Entertainment AED 200

Documents Required:

  • Photographs.
  • Passport photocopy.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • Resume.
  • Degree/ provisional certificate.
  • Copies of IELTS and GMAT.
  • Two letter of Recommendation.
  • Letter from college.
  • Mark sheets (X th to recent qualification).
  • Work experience certificate.

Student Visa

A dubai student visa allows the student to stay in dubai for the purpose of studies. In order to get a student visa the student needs to contact the university administration who will handle the visa application on your behalf.
 

Where to apply

The university chosen by the student, has the authority to apply for the visa.  For more information on the visa requirements, the student can log onto the university website.

Process

 
a. How many days prior the student should apply for the visa
Student can apply 60 days prior for his/her visa
 

Documents Checklist

Document consists of 2 sets.
 

SET 1

Academic marksheets / transcripts attested and notarised. 
Photographs
Passport copy
IELTS required for the visa.
 

SET 2

Proof of funds in your bank account (AED 30,000) 
Receipt of your tuition fees.
 

Visa application Fee.

The visa application fee is AED 3,000.Visa fees are beyond the control of the University and are subject to change.This fee is set by Dubai Knowledge Village and is subject to change without prior notice
 

Processing Time

Visa application processing and renewal on a normal basis takes around 20-25 working days.
 

English Ability Requirement

IELTS is mandatory for the visa in Dubai.
 

 Industry/Employment

Work Permit:

International Students can work part time for 20 hours a week in free zone areas they are required to get the permission from universities.