Study in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is known for the importance it gives to education, and the country has made significant investments in its higher education system over the years. Today, the UAE is home to a number of the world’s top universities, attracting students from all over the world.

Higher education

In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), students benefit from high-quality infrastructure and exceptional teaching, all in a very enriching international environment!

The country’s higher education system is made up of public and private establishments, with the majority of universities being private. These institutions offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in a variety of fields, including engineering, medicine, business and humanities. UAE universities also offer programs in specialized fields such as renewable energy, oil and gas, tourism and hospitality.

The higher education system :

Bachelor’s degree (equivalent to Tunisian Bac+3 or 4)

Master or MBA (equivalent to Tunisian Bac+4 and 5)

Phd (Doctorate, 3 or 4 years after Postgraduate)

The cost of higher education in the UAE varies considerably depending on the institution and the program, but in general, it is considered affordable compared to other countries. The government has also set up various scholarship and financial aid programs to support students in their pursuit of higher education.

Academic calendar and enrolment periods

Holiday Period
Winter holidays From 12 to 30 December 2022
Spring holidays From 27 March to 14 April 2023
Summer holidays From 1 July to 27 August 2023

The academic year is divided into 02 semesters, both of which culminate in examinations: from mid-September to mid-December and from mid-January to mid-May. Application deadlines vary from one institution to another. Private universities, however, are more flexible: if you want to start your studies in October, you can start sending in your application from May to September.

Happy young female student received a letter of confirmation of admission

Admission requirements

Admission requirements for universities in the United Arab Emirates depend on the level of study and the program chosen. In general, students must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • A high school diploma with satisfactory grades.
  • A satisfactory academic record if the student has already taken university courses.
  • A good knowledge of English, which is the language of instruction at numerous universities in the United Arab Emirates.

It is important to check the specific requirements with the chosen university before applying.

Visa procedure

Tunisian students wishing to study in the United Arab Emirates must follow a specific visa application process to obtain authorization to enter the country. First, students must obtain an offer of admission from a university in the United Arab Emirates. They can then submit their visa application to the UAE embassy in Tunisia or online.

It is important to check the latest requirements with the UAE Embassy in Tunisia before applying.

Our role

Thanks to the expertise of its academic teams and the means and resources it deploys, in particular its network of local service providers and partners in the UAE, EDUWORLD is well positioned to offer you customised support and services that match your aspirations. Do not hesitate to contact us: at EDUWORLD, the first consultation is free!

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