The United Arab Emirates

Admission requirements

High school diploma, transcripts, international passport, one biometric photo, equivalency letter, and an English proficiency certificate (IELTS, TOEFL, PTE Academic, or Cambridge Proficiency Level).





Fall, spring, and summer

Fall classes start in August.

Fall application deadline: June/July

Spring classes start in January.

Spring application deadline: October/November

Summer classes start in May.

Summer application deadline: March/April

Average Tuition

University tuition ranges from $10,000 to $30,000 per year, depending on the university and program.

In the fields of medicine and aviation, expect to spend more.

Average Cost of Living

To be fair, the UAE is not one of the most affordable countries in the world to live in. However, the cost of living varies by city, with Dubai and Abu Dhabi being the most expensive, and Sharjah, Fujairah, and Al Ain being the least. Expect a monthly cost (housing, food, and other expenses) of $1000–$1500 if you live in private housing or get by for less when living in university accommodation.

Most students tend to stay in university accommodation as it is more accessible and less expensive, but owing to limited availability, some students are forced to live in private housing.