Discussions on working and studying in UAE, Reviews on colleges, Courses in UAE part time jobs for students, Student visa etc.
Study and Work in Dubai/UAE
Welcome to Dubai” the most exciting city of Desert”.
Beforehand people were rushing to Dubai only for job because of the potential to earn money than other countries. Dubai always welcomes skilled and semiskilled workers to its core. After education most of the engineers or MBA’s fly to Dubai to search for a job. And there was a trend to finish basic education and move to UAE and get a driver’s license from there. UAE Driving license is an advantage in some jobs and for sales job, it is necessary.
Now this trend turned to” work and study in Dubai”. New generation has realized the opportunities of a student in Dubai. The Universities in Dubai is located in Knowledge Village and Academic City. Many recognized universities are there, American University and University of Wollongong (Australian University in Dubai) are the famous and two attractive foreign Universities in Dubai.
Till 2007, UAE govt. was allowing students to work full time but now the rule has been changed. Now student visa holders are not allowed to work in UAE, there are lot many companies recruiting students for internships. But there are companies employing students visa holders without the knowledge of government. An advantage for a student is he/she can apply for a job on student visa and can attend the interviews. If selected by the company, the labour department or University will not be against to change your student visa to employment. There is no chance for rejection of your visa if your medical is success. Another advantage of studying in Dubai/UAE is most of the colleges have evening classes and it is easy to balance the work and study.
Advantages of Studying in Dubai
Expense of a student is very less as compared to Europe or other Asian countries as well as you gain a recognized certificate and quality of education with great experience of multi culture.
It’s the most expensive than other living expenses such as food and transport. Still a student can manage it through sharing accommodation (share with family accommodation or share with friends or you can go for bed space, which costs less). The rental range may depend upon the location and number of people sharing the accommodation. Most of the Universities in UAE are providing accommodation for students but rent is higher as compared to outside anyhow through college accommodation students might get transportation, internet and other facilities than a private accommodation.
A minimum charge of AED 2/- for public transport to travel anywhere in Dubai. Taxis charge you a fixed pick up rate and kilometer charge.
Shopping & Food:
Dubai is a shopping city the expense depends upon your style of living – your taste in shopping, food and entertainments. You can bargain with most of the street vendors, the discount fares come with less rate and good shopping experience.
Before selecting university or college in UAE Dubai/Abu Dhabi or in any other emirates, you are requested to check the affiliations and reputation of the college, i am trying to list few top colleges and universities which is highly recommended and other colleges as well
I will list separately the medical colleges and courses in UAE
List of Top Universities/colleges in Dubai
•American University in Dubai
The American University in Dubai is a private, non-sectarian institution of higher learning founded in 1995. The university serves UAE nationals and international students who seek world-class career-oriented education
Courses in Dubai UAE campus
Business Administration (B.B.A, M.B.A)
Engineering Civil, Computer, and Electrical Engineering)
•University of Wollongong
University of Wollongong in Dubai offer various courses in Under graduate and Post graduate level in different streams in
Courses in Dubai UAE campus
Computer Science and Engineering
Business and Management
Finance and Accounting
Language & Culture
•British University in Dubai
The British University in Dubai (BUiD) was established in 2004 and is the Middle East region's first, research based, postgraduate university. BUiD is organised around specialised programmes, each linked to a leading UK university. Each Faculty offers a distinctive discipline
Courses Dubai campus
The Faculty of Informatics- collaboration with the University of Edinburgh.
The Faculty of Education- collaboration with the University of Birmingham.
The Faculty of Engineering -collaboration with Cardiff University.
The Faculty of Business- collaboration with the University of Manchester, and with Sir John Cass Business School at City University, London.
•Canadian University of Dubai
School of Business- Marketing, E-Business, HR, MBA (General)
School of Architectural Studies & Interior Design
School of Engineering, Applied Science and Technology-
-Computer and Networking Engineering Technology
-Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication Engineering
School of Environment & Health
-Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health Management
-Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
-Bachelor of Science in Health Organizations Management
•University of Dubai
Corporate academic university in partnership with Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry
University of Dubai has two colleges the College of Business Administration (CBA) and the College of Information Technology (CIT). The CBA offers Bachelor degree in Business Administration (BBA) with specialization in Management, Marketing, Finance & Banking and Accounting. The CIT offers Bachelor degree in Computing Information Systems.
founded in 1998, Zayed University as the University welcomes UAE Nationals, UAE residents, and international students to campuses for men and women in Abu Dhabi, Dubai - Al Ruwayyah, and Dubai - Knowledge Village
B.A. in Art & Design
B.A. in International Studies
B.S. in Health Sciences
B.S. in Business Sciences
B.S. in Information Systems and Technology Management
B.S. in Communication and Media Sciences
B.S.Ed. in Education
B.S. in Technology & Education
B.S. in Information Technology
B.S. in Information Systems and Technology Management
•Hamdan eTQM University (www.hbmeu.ae
•RCSI Dubai (www.rcsidubai.com
List of Public Universities and Colleges
•Higher Colleges of Technology (www.hct.ac.ae
•Zayed University (www.zu.ac.ae
•Dubai Medical College for Girls (www.dmcg.edu
•Michigan State University in Dubai (dubai.msu.edu
To find more universities, location and courses please visit www.kv.ae
Medical colleges in UAE/Medical Education UAE
Dubai Medical College for girls
Course - MBBS
Dubai Medical College (DMCG) is committed to provide students with medical education to obtain an accredited degree of Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery in the U.A.E.Dubai Medical College for Girls is the first private college awarding degree of Medicine & Surgery in the U.A.E.
Harvard Medical School Dubai
Institute is for the professional development of doctors, nurses, research personnel and other professionals in the health sector in the Gulf region, and offers postgraduate training fellowship programs. HMSDC collaborates with regional health authorities, local hospitals and universities, and medical societies and specialty groups
Gulf Medical University Ajman UAE
The Gulf Medical College Ajman started with the M.B.B.S program and added the Bachelor of Physiotherapy program. Today the Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research has recognized the Gulf Medical University as a center of excellence and has permitted the University to foray into newer programs in Pharm D, DMD, Masters Programs in Clinical Pathology, Toxicology and Public Health and Primary Care, the University has also implemented the Fellowship Programs of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners as well as the Mc Kenzie Institute Certification Programs in MDT.
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S)
GMC - RACGP - MOH Fellowship Program
Masters Program in Clinical Pathology
Bachelor of Physical Therapy (B.P.T)
GMC-MCKENZIE Program (MDT), New Zealand
Doctor of Pharmacy - Pharm.D
Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)
Specialization and Residency Program in Germany
Centres/ campus in UAE
GMC Hospital Ajman
GMC Hospital Fujairah
GMC Clinic Dubai
Universal Empire Institute of Medical Sciences UAE
The campus is based in Ras Al Khaimah Academy Zone - UAE
Medical courses in Rak campus UAE
Pre Medical Program-1 year Premedical Training at UEIMS Ras Al Khaimah Academic City is offered to train the students before they enter into the BDS programme (Optional)
Pre - Clinical Training-2 years Pre-Clinical training in UEIMS Ras Al Khaimah. Thereafter 2 ½ years of clinical rotation in the University approved hospitals worldwide, outside UAE.
College website- www.ueims.com
RAK Medical and Health Sciences University, Ras Al Khaimah UAE
RAK Medical and Health Sciences University ,Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates (UAE), has been established by the Ras Al Khaimah Human Development Foundation (RAK–HDF)
Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery - MBBS
Bachelor of Dental Surgery - BDS
Bachelor of Pharmacy - B.Pharm
Associate Degree in Pharmacy
Bachelor of Science in Nursing - B.Sc. Nursing
RN-BSN Bridge Program Curriculum- Two years Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program full time for registered nurses who have completed Diploma in Nursing and also have two years clinical experience.
College website- www.rakmhsu.com
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) Dubai
- no medical courses
Established in 2005
Offer postgraduate education, training and consultancy in leadership, management and patient safety and quality.
College website- www.rcsileadership.org www.rcsi-mub.com
Canadian University of Dubai
(There is no medical courses offered here, few health management courses we can find in Canadian university of Dubai)
courses in Dubai campus
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health Management
Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
Bachelor of Science in Health Organizations Management
College website- www.cud.ac.ae
Getting admission in Dubai/UAE College
The requirements are differ in each University in UAE to get an admission. The below are some common requirements;
- A completed application form.
- Some Universities have a non refundable application fee and booking fee. Booking fee is charging due to the high number of applicants.
- An official high school/secondary school certificate or its equivalent as approved by the Ministry of Education and an official high school/secondary school transcript (academic record) in the original covering the last three years and reflecting a good academic standard.
- Applicants in possession of high school, diplomas or degrees or any other certificates received outside the UAE; the certificates shall be attested by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. These may vary according to the country granting the diploma/certificate.
- IELTS/TOEFL for Australian, American or UK Universities.
- Some Universities have entrance test (eg: The SAT Reasoning Test (formerly SAT I) or the appropriate score on the university-administered Accuplacer Exam (Math))
- Official letter of recommendation from a referee (high school teachers) endorsing the student’s ability to successfully complete university work.
- Passport-size photographs and passport photocopy.
These are the general requirements for an Admission. More information about admission procedures and requirements shall be available in each University Website.