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University preparation in UAE for foriegn studens

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Middlesex University Dubai
Middlesex University Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Dubai
Currently watching: 5
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8
from 11890.00 $ / 7 months
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from 11890.00 $ / 7 months
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University of Bolton UAE
University of Bolton UAE
United Arab Emirates
Dubai
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7
from 27500.00 aed / year
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from 27500.00 aed / year
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University of Wollongong Dubai (UOWD)
University of Wollongong Dubai (UOWD)
United Arab Emirates
Dubai
Currently watching: 1
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1 reviews
7
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Emirates Aviation University
Emirates Aviation University
United Arab Emirates
Dubai
Currently watching: 1
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1 reviews
7
from 26145.00 aed / 6 months
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from 26145.00 aed / 6 months
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Istituto Marangoni Dubai School of Fashion and Design
Istituto Marangoni Dubai School of Fashion and Design
United Arab Emirates
Dubai
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7
from 20810.00 € / year
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from 20810.00 € / year
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The Institute of Engineering Technology and Innovation (IETI) Dubai
The Institute of Engineering Technology and Innovation (IETI) Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Dubai
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7
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IB students scored an averange 34 points in 2021
Outstanding
8 reviews
8.5
Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai (Swiss School in Dubai)
United Arab Emirates
Dubai
Currently watching: 8
Accommodation type:
residence, boarding house
Language:
English, French
from 63060.00 $ / year
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Middle school
Last booking 2 weeks ago
Dates
All year round
11-16
from 63060.00 $ / year
from 63060.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
IB program
Last booking 4 weeks ago
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All year round
16-18
from 65300.00 $ / year
from 65300.00 $ / year
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Swiss Federal Maturity
Dates
All year round
16-18
from 65300.00 $ / year
from 65300.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
Very good
2 reviews
8.3
The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management
United Arab Emirates
Dubai
Currently watching: 9
Accommodation type:
hotel
Language:
English
from 1200.00 aed / week
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Bachelor's Courses(english)
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All year round
17+
from 244755.00 aed / 3 years
from 244755.00 aed / 3 years
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MBA
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21+
from 87580.00 aed / year
from 87580.00 aed / year
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Short university programs
Dates
All year round
18+
from 1200.00 aed / week
from 1200.00 aed / week
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English courses
Dates
All year round
17+
from 15540.00 aed / 3 months
from 15540.00 aed / 3 months
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
#25 at Best Undergraduate International Business Programs
Very good
8.2
HULT International Business School Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Dubai
Currently watching: 6
Accommodation type:
residence
Language:
English
from 171000.00 aed / year
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Master's program(english)
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All year round
20+
from 171000.00 aed / year
from 171000.00 aed / year
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MBA
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21+
from 281000.00 aed / year
from 281000.00 aed / year
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Very good
8.2
Murdoch University Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Dubai
Currently watching: 5
Accommodation type:
residence
Language:
English
from 42198.00 $ / 3 years
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Bachelor's Courses(english)
Dates
All year round
17+
from 42198.00 $ / 3 years
from 42198.00 $ / 3 years
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
Master's program(english)
Dates
All year round
20+
from 20480.00 $ / year
from 20480.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
Very good
3 reviews
8.2
RCG Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Dubai
Currently watching: 6
Language:
English
Education type:
co-educational schools
from 81900.00 aed / year
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Primary school
Last booking 4 weeks ago
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5-11
from 81900.00 aed / year
from 81900.00 aed / year
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Middle school
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11-14
from 87300.00 aed / year
from 87300.00 aed / year
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GCSE
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14-16
from 102600.00 aed / year
from 102600.00 aed / year
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A-Level program
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All year round
16-18
from 102600.00 aed / year
from 102600.00 aed / year
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BTEC program
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All year round
16-18
from 102600.00 aed / year
from 102600.00 aed / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
Very good
6 reviews
8.2
EU Language School Dubai ES DUBAI
United Arab Emirates
Dubai
Currently watching: 3
Accommodation type:
boarding house, residence
Language:
English
from 260.00 $ / 4 weeks
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Student english
Last booking 3 weeks ago
Dates
All year round
18+
from 250.00 $ / week
from 250.00 $ / week
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
IELTS
Dates
All year round
18+
from 250.00 $ / week
from 250.00 $ / week
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
Business english communication
Dates
All year round
18+
from 250.00 $ / week
from 250.00 $ / week
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
Online english
Dates
All year round
16+
from 260.00 $ / 4 weeks
from 260.00 $ / 4 weeks
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
Teaching in a family of an UAE teacher Home Language International
United Arab Emirates
Dubai
Currently watching: 5
Accommodation type:
host family
Language:
Arab
from 1770.00 $ / week
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Arabic courses
Last booking 5 weeks ago
Dates
All year round
3+
from 1860.00 $ / week
from 1860.00 $ / week
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Arabic + sports
Last booking 2 weeks ago
Dates
All year round
3+
from 1770.00 $ / week
from 1770.00 $ / week
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Arabic + events
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All year round
3+
from 1870.00 $ / week
from 1870.00 $ / week
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Tutorial arabic
Dates
All year round
3+
from 1870.00 $ / week
from 1870.00 $ / week
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
"Outstanding status" according to KHDA
Very good
12 reviews
8.1
Repton School Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Dubai
Currently watching: 5
Accommodation type:
boarding house, residence
Language:
English
Education type:
co-educational schools
from 61697.00 aed / year
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Middle school
Last booking 1 weeks ago
Dates
All year round
12-14
from 141000.00 aed / year
from 141000.00 aed / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
High school program
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All year round
14-17
from 154000.00 aed / year
from 154000.00 aed / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
IB program
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All year round
16-18
from 161000.00 aed / year
from 161000.00 aed / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
Primary school
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All year round
6-10
from 61697.00 aed / year
from 61697.00 aed / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
A-Level program
Dates
All year round
16-18
from 161000.00 aed / year
from 161000.00 aed / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
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Education information

In the UAE, many programs have been developed for schoolchildren and students, and many universities accept children from all over the world. In recent decades, the number of academic programs has increased several times! Dubai is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, one of the most popular cities among tourists, is in the TOP 50 most visited cities and is one of the safest cities in the world. It is a multinational city where Eastern and Western culture, traditions and innovations meet.

Preparation for entry in the universities in UAE for the foreign students takes special educational courses. Such format of studying is very popular among the foreign students, when studying in other countries, as many students come abroad to receive high-quality and promising education.

Courses for admission in the universities in the UAE

The university preparation in the UAE for the international students is represented by several educational programs. One of the most popular educational programs in the Emirates is the Foundation course. This is a two-year academic and language studying program for the foreign students who want to continue their studies abroad and in the Emirates, in particular, under the bachelor's degree program. The course is designed for the international students who lack the necessary knowledge level to successfully enroll in the university.

Within the framework of the Foundation educational program, the students will receive the following skills:

  • Conducting academic research
  • Competent design of the results obtained
  • Productive independent learning
  • Implementation of subject-oriented projects.

To enroll in the preparation course Foundation in the UAE, the foreign student must comply with the following requirements:

  • The age above 17 years old
  • The certificate of secondary education.
  • English knowledge (IELTS from 5.5).

Qualified teachers who give lectures at universities work with students on the course — they are ready to help students with any topics and questions. In addition, since the Foundation program is of British origin, the international students can also count on receiving advice from UK professors.

In addition to serious language studying, the students of the Foundation course in the UAE receive assistance in other aspects that are no less important for learning:

  • Adaptation to the lifestyle and rules of conduct in the country
  • Acquaintance with the national culture and traditions
  • Opportunity to get acquainted with the university and future fellow students.

The best universities in the UAE – core specifics

Preparation for university in the UAE for the foreign students usually takes place on the territory of private schools or universities. One of these universities is located in Dubai – this is a branch of the famous British university Middlesex University, which provides education services to the highest standards. The University in Dubai opened in 2005, and today unites about 3 thousand students from more than 90 countries of the world on its territory.

At Middlesex University Dubai, both the Foundation pre–university studying program and the stages of higher education in the UAE - bachelor's and master's degrees are available for students. The employment center at the university helps students to find a job after completing their studies in the Emirates.

The tuition fee of the higher education in the UAE depends on several factors, on average the cost of studying on Bachelor program varies from 45,000 to 60,000 AED.  As for accommodation, the international students can choose student residence with the following characteristics:

  • Location in the central part of the city
  • Separation of men and women
  • Seven types of rooms: room capacity from 1 to 4 people
  • Comfortable rooms with the necessary amenities – furniture, bathroom, equipped kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Accessible infrastructure: gym, swimming pool, basketball and volleyball courts.

Admission in the universities in the UAE

There are about 100 higher education institutions in the country, including three state and about 30 branches of international universities, the rest are private educational institutions. International students study on a fee-based basis, regardless of the type of institution and only on a full-time basis. University programs are based on the British model of education — here you can get bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees. The most popular faculties among foreign students are hotel business, tourism, architecture and oil production.

The requirements for applicants can be very different: in some universities it will be necessary to take entrance exams, and in others the main requirement will be a one-time payment for the entire course of study. As in British universities, before enrolling, the foreign students will first have to study at a special Foundation educational course or study for a year at a university in their homeland because of the difference in educational standards.

As for the language of instruction, many universities teach in Arabic, but international branches offer English-language programs. You will definitely need to provide a certificate of passing the IELTS or TOEFL language test.

The cost may also be different: for example, studying at a state university will cost about $ 5,000— $ 11,000, in branches of British universities the price will be twice as much - $ 20,000. The British GSCE and A-Level programs operate at Kent College Dubai at a cost of $26700 per year.

The legalization of the diploma involves a professional translation into English or Arabic + it will be required to legally (notarize) certify the document in the country of its accreditation. Universities are engaged in visa processing: as a rule, a visa is issued for the intended study period and can be extended if necessary. It is also necessary to provide a package of documents: copies of the internal and foreign passport, a certificate, medical insurance, a certificate of payment for the entire course of study (if necessary), as well as a certificate that confirms the financial viability of the applicant.

Learning programs-summary information

Name Meaning Equivalent Min. age Duration,
years
Next stage Cost
GCSE General certificate of secondary education secondary education (non-accomplished) 14 1–2 A-Levels 15,000 USD+
A-Levels Advanced level secondary education (accomplished) 16 2 University 15,000 USD+
BTEC Business and Technology Education Board secondary special education 14 2–3 University/ work 15,000 USD+
Oxbridge Preparation Preparing for Oxford and Cambridge secondary education (accomplished) 17 1 University 15,000 USD+
International Baccalaureate International baccalaureate secondary education (accomplished) 16 2 University 18,000 USD+
Foundation/ Pathway Year Preparatory year admission to the 1st year of university 17 1 University 14,000 USD+
NCUK The Northern consortium 2 year university 17,5 1 2 year University of NCUK 13,000 USD+
Special Preparation (Medics/Math/Business) Specialized training - 14 optional optional 4,000 USD+
Academic English Academic English Language school 8 + 6–12 months School or University 8,000 USD+

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Cost of living in United Arab Emirates

Expenses - USD/Month. Min. Med.
Accommodation 708 981
Food 177 339
Transportation 45 90
Communications and utilities 142 142
Clothing 25 97
Sports and leisure 45 146
Total 1,142 1,795

 

Statistics of English courses in United Arab Emirates

Programs Intensity Group Language requirements The minimum cost of the week
General English 10 4-8 Beginner 500 AED+/week
General English Evening course 4 4-8 Beginner 475 AED+/week
Intensive English 12-15 4-8 Beginner 650 AED+/week
Business Skills 8-10 2-8 Intermediate 570 AED+/week
IELTS/TOEFLPreparation 8-10 4-8 Intermediate 570 AED+/week
Conversational English language course 8-12 4-8 Beginner 650 AED+/week
English through activities 10 4-8 Beginner 750 AED+/week
Academic English 20 6-15 Beginner 14,320 AED+/course
One-to-One Tution individual 1 Beginner 315 AED+/lesson

Accommodation in United Arab Emirates per month

Shared room outside of centre 715$
Shared room in city centre 991$
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 1,072$
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 1,525$

 

Estimated Costs

Estimated Costs Min. Average
Consular fee of the embassy AED 340 AED 680
Flight (Moscow - Dubai - Moscow) AED 950 AED 980
Medical insurance AED 65/week AED 75/week
Study material AED 65 AED 80
Delivery of invitations by express mail AED 200 AED 220
Transfer/Escort AED 285 AED 300
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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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