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Choosing the Right Course to Study in United Arab Emirates

Studying abroad in UAE is an enriching experience for all pupils around the world, selecting the right study programme and institution for your international study is very important. While selecting a course to study, students must keep a few guidelines in mind. Follow the steps-

Research

Research about the study programmes you wish to pursue; find out about the costs, institutions, location, services/facilities, accreditations, etc. Visit the websites of the institutions that offer the course you want to study. Do your own reading, or get more information by contacting the institution representative and solve your queries (if any). 

Before taking a final call, visit the campus to get a sense of the culture and atmosphere and to see whether you would fit in. Talk to professors, students, and alumni and get more information about the concerned institution and course. 
Figure out whether the costs of study and living is manageable; the core curriculum fulfill your requirements; the career opportunities available; the location is apt, and other related things. 

Know the Admission Requirements 

To study in the UAE, students require: 

A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, to attend a master’s degree programme

A master’s degree to study a professional doctorate or PhD: The degree must be from an accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, in a field appropriate to the academic discipline to which application is being made.

The admission requirements and process vary depending upon the institution and course of study. In the UAE, there are three federal institutions of higher education. The process of applying to these institutions differs from the other institutions present in the UAE. 

To know in detail about the admission requirements and procedure for higher education institutions in the UAE, visit the post Admission Requirements for Higher Education in UAE 

Apply to the Institutions

Once you have sorted all the necessary things- like the costs, location, institution, admission requirements, curriculum, career opportunities, and other things; apply before deadline! 

Students who get selected will receive a conditional or confirmation letter. 

Arrange Accommodation 

After receiving the letter, arrange for accommodation and other necessary things. Universities and institutions in the UAE offer halls of residence to students. Private accommodation is also available. 

Apply for Scholarships

After you have been accepted to the institution, apply for scholarship. The UAE universities and international campuses in the UAE offer scholarships to students. To know about the scholarships available, contact the respective institutions of higher learning in the UAE.

Apply for Student Visa

Once you receive the confirmation letter, apply for visa. International students must have student visa in order to study in the UAE. You must start your visa application early as getting a student visa for the United Arab Emirates can be a lengthy process. To know about the UAE student visa application process, click here.
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