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27 best universities in United Arab Emirates for international students. Description, rankings, 2023 fees

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The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management
The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management
United Arab Emirates
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from 1200.00 aed / week
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from 1200.00 aed / week
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HULT International Business School Dubai
#25 at Best Undergraduate International Business Programs
HULT International Business School Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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from 171000.00 aed / year
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Murdoch University Dubai
Murdoch University Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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from 42198.00 $ / 3 years
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Middlesex University Dubai
Middlesex University Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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from 15260.00 $ / year
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Heriot-Watt University Dubai
Heriot-Watt University Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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from 40000.00 aed / year
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Synergy university
Synergy university
United Arab Emirates
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from 10000.00 $ / semester
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University of Bolton UAE
University of Bolton UAE
United Arab Emirates
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Khalifa University (KUSTAR)
Khalifa University (KUSTAR)
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi
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from 1000.00 $ / year
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Abu Dhabi University (ADU)
Abu Dhabi University (ADU)
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi
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University of Wollongong Dubai
University of Wollongong Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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from 24433.00 $ / year
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Education information

Top 27 university in United Arab Emirates. School and university league tables. Our company has put together a number of accredited and prestigious institutions for international students. You can read a more detailed information on how to get into universities in United Arab Emirates, rankings and fees by clicking on the photo or title. The detailed info 2023 fees and description of programs is accessible by pressing on the program.

Ranking of higher education institutions and tuition fees

Universities of the UAE are included in the ranking of the best according to QS World University. Today, the total number of universities in it is 959. This rating estimates universities around the world for a number of objective parameters:

  • academic reputation
  • reputation as an employer,
  • student to teacher ratio;
  • number of international students;
  • international faculties.

According to studies for 2018, the top five included:

  • United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), (350 positions in the international ranking);
  • American University of Sharjah (AUS);
  • Khalifa University;
  • American University in Dubai;
  • University of Sharjah.

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

This university is the first one formed in the territory of the Emirates. Despite his age, he still retains the position of a leading educational institution. Located in Al Ain, an oasis city rich in greenery and parks. According to the latest data, 14 thousand students from all over the world study at UAEU. Enters the Ivy League.


All programs have international certification. The range of directions is very wide: from business and economics to the humanities and IT. The university has research centers of national importance. All faculties are available for applicants from other countries.

Conditions for admission

To enter UAEU, you must meet the following requirements:

  • at least a year to study at a domestic university. This is due to the fact that in the UAE the duration of secondary education is 12 years;
  • speak English at the EmSAT 1250 or TOEFL ITP 525 / iBT 70 level. At a lower level, the university offers to take a preliminary annual English course;
  • secondary education document;
  • have a total mark in the certificate above average.


The price of training depends on the number of selected hours per semester for a particular subject.


Minimum required hours per semester

Cost, USD *

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Additionally, you have to pay:

  • full insurance
  • student visa
  • accommodation (approximately 1362 USD for six months),
  • educational materials,
  • non-refundable fee of 55 USD.

American University of Sharjah (AUS)

AUS is a non-profit independent institution formed on the basis of several American universities. Located in the center of Sharjah. Excellent teaching staff: most teachers have experience working in the most prestigious educational institutions in the world.


Accredited to programs in the field of engineering, civil engineering, computer science and architecture. Certified according to the standards of the American educational system : this affects not only the construction of the learning process, but also on life inside the student campus (about 50 different clubs, sports and cultural events are constantly held).

Admission Terms

For admission, you will need to provide a document on secondary education. According to statistics, the chances of being enrolled are very high (80% of applicants come), but the average mark in the certificate should be higher than the average, as well as the level of English proficiency.


Bachelor's degree for a foreign students will cost 21000USD per year, master's degree is cheaper - 19000. Accommodation on campus from 726USD per month.

Students who excel in their studies can apply for financial assistance from the university.

Khalifa University

The University of Khalifa is actively improving: according to preliminary data from QS World University, in 2019 it will beat the previous two and take 315th position. The peculiarity of this university is that the entire learning process occurs through research and scientific research.


The university includes:

  • College of Engineering (Bachelor in Computer Science, Engineering);
  • College of Arts and Sciences (Bachelor in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Petroleum Geophysics);
  • Medical College.

Admission Terms

Entering KU is quite difficult - according to statistics, only 1 out of 10 applicants is credited. For admission, you must provide a certificate of English proficiency and pass an entrance exam on it.

When enrolling, the personal achievements of each applicant are taken into account, therefore it is advisable to provide not only a complete set of documents and an autobiography, but also 3 characteristics from the competent and people, at least one of which must be from the teacher. This will increase the chances of admission.


Compared to other universities, studying at KU is inexpensive: undergraduate and graduate programs for foreigners will cost 1000 USD per year. The university also provides financial support to outstanding students.

The education system in the UAE is built according to European standards, so graduate diplomas are recognized and appreciated throughout the world. And for graduates who have found work in the UAE, the state offers a simplified system for obtaining citizenship.

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Times Higher Education’s top 50 best universities in USA 2022

World University Rank US Rank University City State
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4 3 California Institute of Technology Pasadena California
5 4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge Massachusetts
7 5 University of California, Berkeley Berkeley California
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44 22 University of Texas at Austin Austin Texas
48 23 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign Illinois
49 24 University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison Wisconsin
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68 31 University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara California
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90 35 University of Maryland, College Park College Park Maryland
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Top 50 best universities in the UK 2022

1 Cambridge
2 Oxford
3 St Andrews
4 London School of Economics
5 Imperial College London
6 Loughborough
7 Durham
8 Lancaster
9 University of Bath
10 East Anglia (UEA)
11 University College London
12 Warwick
13 Exeter
14 Birmingham
15 Bristol
16 Edinburgh
17 Leeds
18 Manchester
19 Southampton
20 Glasgow
21 King's College London
22 Nottingham
23 York
24 Newcastle
25 Royal Holloway, University of London
26 East Anglia (UEA)
27 Aberdeen
28 Queen's University Belfast
29 Sheffield
30 Heriot-Watt
31 Cardiff
32 Dundee
33 Swansea
34 Liverpool
35 Surrey
36 Queen Mary, University of London
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38 Leicester
39 Reading
40 Sussex
41 Essex
42 Harper Adams University
43 Aston
44 University for the Creative Arts
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46 Nottingham Trent
47 Kent
48 Arts University Bournemouth
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50 Lincoln

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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