A student can stay in the UAE for studying, either under the sponsorship of his/her parent, who should be a resident of the UAE or under the sponsorship of the accredited university/college he/she is studying at.
Student Affairs offices at universities will facilitate the process to assist students with their visas.
A student visa is given for a duration of one year, at a time, renewable for a similar period upon proof of continuation of a study issued by the educational institute where the student is studying.
Expatriate residents can sponsor their male child/children up to the age of 25.
Therefore, male students over the age of 25 can stay on their parents’ sponsorship if they provide evidence of attending a higher educational institute for a minimum of one year’s course. Expatriate residents may continue to sponsor their female children for study, regardless of their age, until she is married.
To apply for a student visa, you must submit:
Residence visa for families of university students
Family members of foreign students studying at the UAE’s universities may stay in the UAE, as long as they can afford suitable housing. The Government permitted such a move with the aim to achieve moral stability for the students.
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