So, you’ve chosen to study in Dubai. Great choice! Its multicultural population, ambitious leadership and attractive location have led a number of world-leading education institutes to establish themselves within the Emirate. Dubai’s various universities cater to American, British, Canadian and Australian (among others) university systems – and of course, that of the United Arab Emirates.

Read on to find out about some of the leading universities in the region, and the programs and courses that they offer.

1. Canadian University Dubai

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Located in downtown Dubai, the Canadian University Dubai (CUD) offers programs based on the Canadian curriculum. It has six undergraduate schools including  Architecture, Interior Design, Liberal Arts and Sciences. Its flexible programs help students fit their studies around personal and professional commitments. CUD is known for its state-of-the-art academic and recreational facilities, which help keep it at the forefront of both research and social-based activities.

The university also offers English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses, which help students improve their English language skills.

More information on CUD can be found here.

2. American University in Dubai

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The American University in Dubai is a highly-accredited, private university near Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City and the Palm Islands. It offers a US-style education, and also offers certificates in Middle Eastern Studies and Professional Teaching through its many schools.

The AUD has both US and UAE accreditation for all its programs and welcomes international students as well as those from the UAE. It offers intensive English language programs to develop students’ language skills before their studies begin.

To find out more about the American University in Dubai, click here.

3. Middlesex University Dubai

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Middlesex University Dubai provides a British education from its base in Dubai Knowledge Village, and is the first overseas campus of the world-renowned Middlesex University in London. It offers programs from a range of schools, including Business, Law, and Media, and students enjoy a high employability rate after they graduate. Middlesex also provides the International Foundation Program (IFP), a one-year course which prepares students for their undergraduate degrees.

The university’s modern student accommodation is known for being one of the coolest in the city. Located 10 minutes from campus in the center of Dubai, it has amazing facilities – including a fully equipped gym and basketball court.
If you want to learn a little more about Middlesex University Dubai, have a look here.

4. SAE Institute Dubai

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SAE Institute Dubai can be found in the famous Dubai Knowledge Village, as well as Dubai’s thriving and constantly evolving Media and Internet cities. SAE is highly acclaimed in media technology education and offers KHDA accredited certificates, diplomas, and Bachelor’s Degrees in five disciplines: Animation, Audio, Design, Film and Games.

SAE works closely with leading industry partners, such as Yamaha and Adobe, and employs specialists with lots of real-world experience who deliver personalized education in world-class facilities.

Interested in SAE Institute Dubai? Click here.

5. The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

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Near the luxurious Burj al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotels, you’ll find the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM). EAHM has over 300 students from 60 different countries. It has strong ties to the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) in Switzerland, the most historic and well-respected hospitality school in the world, which gives students from both campuses the opportunity to spend up to an academic year in either Dubai or Switzerland.

EAHM is ideal for anyone looking to enter the world of Business Administration or Hospitality Management, and is the first university to offer an accredited Masters program in Hospitality Management.

Learn more about the EAHM here.

6. MODUL University Dubai

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MODUL University Dubai, in the stylish Jumeirah Lake Towers, offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in International Management, New Media Technology, and Tourism & Hospitality Management. With the original MODUL opening in Austria in 1908, the Dubai campus opened in 2016 with  100 years of history behind it. It is the first and only Austrian university in the Middle East.

The university’s ideal location means it is surrounded by 11,000 companies, which gives students incredible opportunities to build connections and network in the area.

Look at MODUL University Dubai in more detail here.

7. Jumeira University

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Jumeira University prides itself on being named after its location, one of the most historic settlements in Dubai. It offers courses from its four colleges of Business Administration, Education, Health Sciences, and Islamic & Arabic Studies. Their founder is a Jumeira native, who founded the university with the values of hard work, community, and dedication to family.

See what Jumeira University has to offer here.

8. IMT - Institute of Management Technology – Dubai

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Founded in 2006, the Institute of Management Technology (IMT) has already developed into a leading business school in the Gulf region. It’s situated in Dubai International Academic City and is the only stand-alone business school in Dubai accredited by the Ministry of Education. The programs offered include a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, an MBA for fresh graduates and a Masters in Supply Chain and Logistics Management. 

Students at IMT get a wealth of industry experience through internship opportunities, company projects and panel discussions. As of 2018, IMT Dubai is the first Middle East member accepted into the Global Business School Network, which links it to over 70 leading business schools worldwide – all of whom are committed to improving lives and creating opportunities through management education.

Learn more about the IMT – Institute of Technology – Dubai here.