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2021-08-24 15:50:13

Bachelor's degree in the UAE: tuition fees for undergraduate studies

Bachelor's degree in the UAE: tuition fees for undergraduate studies

The UAE is an increasingly developed country every year, popular among both tourists and students. Despite the fact that the United Arab Emirates is known as a resort place, there are many modern higher education institutions in the country, in which anyone can get a bachelor's degree. The undergraduate program in local educational institutions is very interesting, each includes practice, internships, master classes, lectures and seminars.

Reasons to study in the UAE for foreign students

  • One of the best places in the world to live
  • Safe country and developed economy
  • High level of literacy of the population
  • Modern universities
  • Excellent higher education system
  • Wide range of programs
  • Valuable diplomas
  • Pleasant hot climate
  • Advanced teaching methods
  • Internship during your studies
  • Employment opportunity after graduation.


Obtaining a bachelor's degree in the UAE is gaining more and more popularity every year. This country is characterized by a constantly developing economy and prospects, and educational programs are of high quality. Undergraduate programs at local universities last 3-4 years depending on the specialty.

On the territory of the United Arab Emirates there are more than 100 top universities, 3 of which are state-based:

Teaching in these universities is conducted in English. Theoretical and practical classes are conducted by professors sent to the UAE from the parent universities. The study programmes in most branches are based on the multi-stage British educational system, and there are also many bachelor's programmes in Arabic.


  • Architecture, economics
  • Business & Marketing
  • Information Technology, IT and Computer Science
  • Management and Banking
  • Engineering directions.

Entry requirements

To enter the University of the UAE for a bachelor's degree program, you need to either complete the International Foundation program, or take 1 year at a university in Russia, and only then apply to the universities of the UAE. The fact is that this country follows the British education system, so the Russian certificate of completion of 11 classes will not be a sufficient basis for admission.

To enter the university for a bachelor's program, you will need the following package of documents:

  • Completed application form on the website of the university
  • Legalized certificate and transcript of grades
  • IELTS or TOEFL language certificate
  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Copy of valid UAE visa
  • Photo 3x4 cm.

To apply for a student visa in the UAE, foreign students will need the following documents:

  • Russian passport, passport and their copies
  • Personal photo
  • Confirmation of enrollment in an educational institution in the UAE
  • University Registration Certificate
  • Bank statements confirming the availability of funds
  • Proof of residence
  • A copy of the receipt of payment for tuition for the current academic year
  • Copy of visa fee receipt
  • Certificate of study at the university and school
  • Results of the test for medical suitability.

Tuition fees and scholarships


On average, the cost of studying at the university for undergraduate programs starts from $ 12,000 per year. With an active social life and high academic performance, any student can apply for various scholarships up to 50% of the total cost of studying. Some universities give their students scholarships that can cover tuition fees in full or in part. The application for scholarships must be submitted in advance, it is recommended to find out about the scholarship immediately on the websites of universities - they are prescribed a separate column.

In general, life in the UAE is quite expensive. For example, an apartment will cost you $ 700-1300 per month. Food is also expensive - 1 dirham is equal to an average of 20 Russian rubles.

Khalifa University (KUSTAR) from $1000 for programs in Arabic


KUSTAR has a powerful scientific and academic potential, the institution can always be found among the 5% of the world's best educational institutions. Students can take advantage of the international exchange program at will.

University of Sharjah = from $ 21,000 per year

American University of Sharjah is one of the best higher education institutions in the UAE, ranks first in the national ranking.  Most of the students here are foreigners. The university regularly participates in student exchange programs, has its own library, and students also have access to online learning materials. On the territory of the university there are several laboratories. The classrooms have modern equipment, projectors, turntables and everything you need for comfortable learning.

Reasons to study at American university of Sharjah

  • All programs are accredited
  • A wide range of interesting courses in all areas and directions
  • 45 variants of bachelor's degree
  • Learning Arabic and English.
  • American University of Sharjah — 21 000$
  • United Arab Emirates University — 9000$
  • Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research — 1000$
  • American University in Dubai            — 19 000$
  • University of Sharjah — 11 000$
  • Abu Dhabi University — 11 000$
  • Al Ain University of Science and Technology — 7 500$
  • University of Wollongong in Dubai — 12 500$
  • American University in the Emirates — 12 500$
  • American University of Ras al Khaimah AURAK — 10 000$
  • Gulf Medical University — 20 000$.
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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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