The following bodies are responsible for the regulation, accreditation and development of Dubai Educational System: Ministry of Higher education and Scientific Research, Commission for Academic Accreditation and Knowledge and Human Development Authority. Dubai system of education follows that of United Arab Emirate but is distinctive in providing a range of different Higher education systems which include German, US, American, Canadian, French, Australian, Indian etc. and International Bachelor’s degree are taught in English but Arabic language is a compulsory course for non-Arab students and Muslims and Arabs student are mandated to take Islamic studies. At public universities in Dubai, Arabic is the medium of instruction with emphasis on English as a second language, while almost all private universities in Dubai teach in English.
There are about five public and 58 private colleges and universities in Dubai but these five tops universities admit international students and also cater for their well being during the period of their stay in the schools.
Are you interested in schooling in Dubai, look out for these schools:
Middlesex University Dubai is licensed by the Dubai government’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and is audited by the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for Higher Education. One of the favourites amongst students, this university in Dubai offers foundation, undergraduate, and postgraduate study programs for both local and international students. They offer a wide range of subjects and provide students with a taste of London right in Dubai’s Knowledge Village (DKV).
University of Sharjah admits students irrespective of their origin, colour, gender and religion and also offers all the right, privileges, activities and programs available at the university. University of Sharjah is one of the most popular university in Dubai with a comprehensive academic institution with a distinctive learning style and a global vision.
University of Wollongong Dubai UOWD is devoted to ensuring that international students experience serene adjustment to Dubai across all aspects of their stay in Dubai from application stage to arrival, through induction and day to day activities. UOWD recognizes the needs and requirements on international students and have a wide range of support service to help ensure an enjoyable transition to life in the United Arab Emirates. UOWD offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs including finance and accounting, business and management, engineering and information studies and arts and humanities and also has a dedicated Language Studies Centre (LSC) offering a range of language courses and communication development programs
British University in Dubai (BUiD) accepts application from UAE and international students. BUD offers MOHESR-accredited programs in subjects including business administration (MBA), informatics, information technology management, project management, education, finance and banking, architecture and sustainable built environment, human resource management, systems engineering, construction law, intelligent buildings design, construction management. The BUiD also offers a range of accredited postgraduate certificates and diplomas, and is well known for providing funding and scholarships to students.
American University in Dubai is a private university which admits both UAE nationals and international students. AUD offers a US-style education, with the university organized into the following departments: School of Architecture, Art and Design; School of Arts and Sciences; School of Business Administration; School of Education, Mohammed bin Rashid School for Communication; and School of Engineering.