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Study in Dubai

Study in Dubai

We all know Dubai for its skyscrapers, and amazing architecture and it is home to some of the most expensive cars. However, this land of dessert has started to gain popularity for its higher education too. Many international students are picking Dubai as their destination for pursuing their education. Now you must wonder why they would prefer Dubai over regarding its education and let us know why?

But the good news is if managed effectively and with a balance, the living expenses in the UK for Indian students and other international students can be reduced. NCC Global is here to guide you throughout the UK study abroad process. However, before connecting with NCC Global counselors to take expert guidance on the UK admissions process, look at the top UK universities, costs, intakes, scholarships, job opportunities, benefits of the UK, and more.

Universities/colleges in Dubai

The city is home to more than 60 colleges and universities. A few universities are local, while the majority of other universities are globally recognized universities from all other countries that have their campuses in Dubai too.

Some of the best-known colleges and universities in Dubai are


1. Zayed university

2. University of Dubai

3. Alfalah University

4. Higher colleges of Technology

Other branches:

1. Canadian university of Dubai

2. American University in Dubai

3. Amity University

4. Manipal University

5. The British university in Dubai

6. The University of Wollongong in Dubai

7. Rochester Institute of Technology

8. Heriot-Watt university

9. London business school

Intakes in UK

Universities in Dubai do not have a fixed intake date as these universities belong to countries from all over the world. Thus it would depend on your course and university. Check the table below for intake information for some of the top colleges and universities.

University of Dubai No specific given dates; interested students need to fill out an online form available on their official website and wait for a callback from the university
American University Follows the same system that is followed in America:
Fall intake
Spring intake
Summer intake
Heriot-Watt University Three intakes:
Spring intake
Fall intake
Summer Intake
Rochester Institute of Technology Spring intake
Fall intake
London business school Only January intake
Manipal Academy of Higher education Only in September intake, for most programs
Some programs have both a September and February
American University Follows the same system that is followed in America:
Fall intake
Spring intake
Summer intake

We advise you to look at the official website of the university you wish to enroll in for detailed information on the intake procedure. This would provide you with the intake criteria for that particular course. If you don’t want to do that, let us do it for you!

Types of degrees

Diploma in Dubai

Dubai is very famous for its diploma courses because these courses are highly industry-oriented. Postgraduate diploma courses are also offered. Some top choices for pursuing a diploma from Dubai are

  • Business Management
  • Human resources management
  • Finance and accounting
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management, among many others.


The emirate offers a wide variety of Bachelor’s degrees that are generally 2 to 3 years long. There are some 4-year courses offered too. Students’ top choice to pursue a Bachelor’s is in

  • Architecture
  • Business administration
  • Computer science
  • Engineering

A Bachelor’s degree can cost anywhere between INR 8,00,000/- to 14,00,000/- per year.


Master’s is a 1 or 2-year long program offered.

  • MBA is the most popular master’s course in Dubai.

Other courses are:

  • Finance and accounting
  • Digital marketing
  • Engineering

A master’s degree will cost you somewhere between INR 11,00,000/- to 16,00,000 per year.


pursuing a Ph.D. from Dubai without a doubt has requirements. It requires you to have work experience, a minimum GPA of 3.0 or more, etc.

A typical Ph.D. course of 3-4 years costs you around 29,12,000 to 80,89,000 in total.

Requirements to study in Dubai:

Level of education English language Prior education Work experience Age restriction
Undergraduatee diploma IELTS: 5.5 or
TOEFL: 60 or
PTE: 46 or <
10+2 form of education from any known board of higher education with minimum 55% in top 4 subjects Not needed none
Undergraduatee degree IELTS: 6.0 or
TOEFL: 73 or
PTE: 50 or <
10+2 form of education from any known board of higher education with minimum of 65% in top 4 subjects Not needed none
Postgraduate diploma Varies from university to university Varies from university to university Varies from university to university Varies from university to university
Postgraduate degree Varies from university to university Varies from university to university Varies from university to university Varies from university to university
Phd Varies from university to university Varies from university to university Varies from university to university Varies from university to university

Every university and every course requires something different and has a different entry level criteria. Thus it is advised to take help from Dubai study visa consultants. They will help you figure out each step and qualifications you would need.

Student visa requirements for studying in Dubai

Studying in Dubai requires a student visa. For this visa the first and foremost thing you would need is a sponsor. It can be anybody you know who lives there or your university too.

These student visas only have a 1 year validity and are renewable. The cost for this visa depends on several factors and can vary depending on your university.

Start preparing for your visa a month or two prior as student visas for Dubai generally take anywhere between 3-5 weeks to be issued after all the documents are submitted correctly. Sometimes it can take longer too. So it is always better to start early.

Why study in Dubai

  • One of the biggest factors that contribute to so many students choosing Dubai over other destinations is that Dubai has a booming economy. Employability is high given you have the right qualifications. New job opportunities in a variety of sectors arises every day in this rising entrepreneurial city.
  • Dubai provides a lavish lifestyle with security and serenity.
  • Other famous destinations like the USA, UK, Australia, Canada face extreme winters and it sometimes gets unbearable to walk out of your home in these freezing times. For students from India it can get harsh. On the contrary, Dubai has a very similar climate to that of India. It has a majority of warm, refreshing, sunny days.
  • The cost of studying in Dubai is almost half as compared to countries like Australia, the UK and especially USA. With the dollar strengthening, Indian students and parents face a hard time financially to send students to such costly destinations for education. In Dubai however you get the same quality of education at a much cheaper cost.
  • Dubai has universities and colleges from all over the world. The benefit of this is, you can get the same global exposure, networking opportunities and accreditation that you would get from an American, European, or Indian university, but from Dubai. You get the benefits of all, at one single destination at a very low cost.
  • The city also provides affordable living and housing facilities that will cater to all students’ needs.
  • Dubai is home to beautiful, posh buildings and landmarks. The city is beautifully designed. You would get to explore a whole new place.
  • You would also get to be independent and learn important life skills that you can only get through exposure and experience
  • You would also be able to network with people from all around the globe. Students from China, America, Europe, Canada, Brazil, etc come here for their education. This exposure would come in very handy.

Job prospects in Dubai

As mentioned above, Dubai has a rising economy and thus is in search of skilled people for every sector. New job opportunities arise every single day in the city. The city attracts entrepreneurs and businesses from all over the world. Thus it is very unlikely for a student to not find employability in Dubai.

Here is a list of some of the most in- demand job options in the emirate.

  • Finance and accounting:
    Financial analysts, investment bankers, accountants, etc are high in demand
  • Human resources: skilled HR managers are highly sought after in the city
  • Engineering: you name it and there’s a demand for it. Be it aerospace, mechanical, petroleum engineering, Dubai needs it.
  • Tourism: Dubai is one of the biggest tourist hubs. Thus it automatically requires professional tour guides, hotel and restaurant managers, chefs, etc.
  • Business has a great demand too. People with the business mindset can find Dubai to be their dream destination. As it has a growing industry, businesses can flourish in this city.

Why Choose NCC Global

For a smooth study abroad experience, you should take guidance from an abroad education. If you miss even one single requirement, you might face rejection in this highly competitive atmosphere. So it is better to take guidance from Singapore study visa consultants like NCC Global. We are one of the best overseas education consultants in Chandigarh, so rest assured, you can put your faith in us!

Here is how we can help you:

  • Help you shortlist a few colleges and universities based on your preference
  • our experts carry out the research for you and provide you with an outline for each of your choices regarding the scope of the curriculum, fees, ranking, application process, and job prospects upon completing the course from that institution.
  • assists you in preparing for entrance exams and standardized tests like IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, etc
  • Get you in contact with our past students studying in Singapore, who can share their experiences and guide you
  • Our counselors will guide you with updated rules and regulations for visa filing
  • provide you with a checklist of required documents
  • fill and compile all important forms and financial statements on time
  • Prepare you for the interview
  • help you with your departure after getting your visa approved
  • Our proofreaders and editors also help analyze and better your Statement of Purpose and Letter of Recommendation to make them top-notch.

As you can see we help our students from A to Z. We are the best study abroad consultants for Singapore. We have years of experience and expertise.

So if you are looking for abroad education consultants in Chandigarh, we are the best in town. Better not take any risks and book a consultation call with us now!

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