Expatriate residents or international students can apply to private colleges/universities in the UAE. Recently, UAE University allowed expatriates to enrol against certain fees and achievements' criteria.
One can start by checking the licensed institutions and accredited programmes in the UAE. Applicants must meet study visa requirements set by General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs. They can check with their respective home embassy or consulate in the UAE about application procedures and other benefits and scholarships.
Foreigners looking at joining a university in the UAE can enquire through the UAE embassies abroad or contact the colleges/universities for requirements.
Scholarships for students from abroad
Many universities in the UAE offer scholarships and grants to recognise leadership potential and outstanding academic achievements. In 1999, H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid announced the creation of scholarships for studying in the American University in Dubai for eligible students. This step reflects the government's commitment to education as the driving force in the accomplishment of Dubai's and the UAE's public agenda.
Many universities in the UAE offer scholarships for students from abroad based on mutual agreements between the UAE government and other countries. For other scholarships, students can check with the respective university for the available academic and sports scholarship programmes, which are based on certain criteria and requirements.
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