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Study in Dubai: educational system and features for foreign students

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Study in Dubai: educational system and features for foreign students

Studying in Dubai is a promising direction for foreign students who want to get education according to European standards. Prestigious universities in the UK, USA, France and Switzerland have opened branches here and are in great demand among international students. The SMAPSE specialists will tell you about the prospects Dubai opens up for international students below.

Study in Dubai

International students who choose private schools in Dubai receive:

  • Higher education and European standard
  • Studying prestigious programs from Britain, the USA and Switzerland
  • A wide range of entertainment options: from camel safaris to temple excursions.
  • International learning environment
  • High level of comfort.

Education in private schools in Dubai is very popular among expats, because the education system is largely focused on the interests of foreign students:

  • 30% of private schools work according to the British educational module
  • In second place are schools in America and India.
  • In third place are schools of French, German, Canadian and Iranian languages.
  • In total, there are 173 private schools in Dubai, in which 265 thousand students of 183 nationalities study.

Study in Dubai for high school students

International Baccalaureate

Description: International Baccalaureate is a course known all over the world. Upon graduation, students receive international certificates, with which they can enter the university anywhere in the world.
Language of instruction: teaching takes place in a bilingual environment
Cost: $ 65,300 per year
Where: Repton School Dubai, Swiss International Science School in Dubai.

GCSE, A-Level

Description: British programs for students after grades 8-11. British education is distinguished by in-depth study of specialized subjects in secondary school.
Language of instruction: English
Cost: AED 86,000 per year.
Location: Kent College Dubai, St Christopher School Letchworth.

Swiss federal maturite

Description: Upon completion of the program, students will receive a Swiss certificate.
Language of instruction: German
Cost: $ 65,300 per year
Location: Swiss International Science School in Dubai.

International Foundation University Preparation Program

Description: In pre-university programs, students focus on specialized subjects and improve language skills. At the end of the course, students successfully enter universities, and some of them invite graduates immediately to the 2nd year of the undergraduate program.
Language of instruction: English
Cost: Approximately AED 42,000 in 24 weeks.
Location: Middlesex University Dubai, Emirates Aviation University.

Special programs

Description: educational programs in specialized areas: business, medicine, law.
Cost: about $ 1900 per week
Location: Business Insight Program, Boston University CELOP.
Study at Dubai universities on preparatory courses

Although there are 2 types of universities in the United Arab Emirates - public and private, only UAE citizens study in the first: the emphasis in such institutions is on reading the Koran and studying Islam. Therefore, foreign students enter private universities, paying a lot of money for their education. Most private universities operate under the British education system, and a graduate of a foreign school must complete preparatory programs before entering the university in order to equate the certificates. Another option is to study at a local university for 1 year and then transfer to Dubai University.

Aside from the high cost and the need to undergo additional education before entering the university, Dubai has created excellent conditions for students. Here you will definitely have plenty to choose from: branches of world famous educational institutions of Britain, Switzerland, USA, France and other countries have been opened in Dubai. Universities provide assistance in obtaining visas, and the prestige of local diplomas can safely be on a par with diplomas from the UK and the USA.

TOP 10 Best Universities in Dubai

  • Heriot Watt University, Dubai
  • Sharjah University
  • Middlesex University Dubai
  • HULT Dubai International Business School
  • Emirates Hospitality Academy
  • Synergy University Dubai
  • American University of Dubai
  • University of Wollongong Dubai
  • Murdoch University in Dubai.
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