International student support

Every year we've helped hundreds of international students from across the globe find their new home at De Montfort University (DMU) Dubai. At DMU Dubai, we call ourselves ‘The Empowering University’ because our supportive and nurturing community of academics, students and advisers will empower you to realise your dreams. Our courses are carefully designed and taught by expert academics to help you gain the skills needed to enter today’s competitive jobs market and succeed in your career.

We are also innovating the way we teach, with Education 2030 – our new student-centred, innovative and inclusive approach to learning. The majority of our courses will be delivered in a ‘block’ format, focussing on one subject at a time. As a result, it will give you more time to engage in your learning, receiving faster assessment and feedback as well as a stronger learning community as you will be with the same teaching group of course mates for each block. DMU is one of the only universities in the UK to teach in this way, and from those who do, it has been proven to lead to better results and learning outcomes.

We are rated a 5-star ‘excellent’ institution by QS, a world leader in evaluating higher education performance. An internationally-recognised mark of quality in which education experts rate universities across a broad range of criteria. DMU joins 15 other universities in the UK and just over 100 universities worldwide in being granted the 5-star accolade. We not only achieved an ‘excellent’ rating overall but also scored the maximum five stars in key criteria including teaching, employability, internationalisation, academic development and facilities.

Located in the city of Dubai, we’re a campus-based university in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) – an international academic hub of not only Dubai but also the MENA region. DIAC hosts many leading and accredited overseas universities. It is central to nurturing education and research, attracting more than 30,000 students from over 100 countries from the Asia-Pacific, GCC, South Asia, Africa and CIS.

By coming to DMU Dubai you are embarking on an exciting and life-changing adventure, but you may still need some support along the way. As an international student, you will have a range of support available to you that begins before you set foot on campus and continues right up until the time you graduate. 

Take a look below for everything you need to know and if you have any other questions please get in touch with our dedicated team.

Why choose to study in Dubai?

Dubai is one of the most attractive, cosmopolitan cities in the UAE and around the Middle East region. Arabic is the local language of the U.A.E. However, English is widely accepted as a spoken language across all 7 Emirates of the nation.

The city is home to over 200 nationalities from around the world and provides an unparalleled, spectacular experience for tourists, residents, and foreign students, alike. Dubai is known for world-class education, growth, innovation, sustainability, and exceptional health care. The city offers a variety of attractions, a unique coastline, gorgeous sandy deserts and dune areas and fascinating cityscapes for a lifetime of unforgettable memories for anyone who visits or lives in the city. Recently, QS Best Students’ Cities Ranking 2023 has ranked Dubai as the “best student city in the Middle East”. Dubai also tops the list of one of the safest countries, globally, in the latest rankings of the World Economic Forum (WEF) with low crime rates because of the strict Government rules and regulations that people need to abide by, which makes the city one of the most popular and preferred international students’ destinations around the world.   

Dubai is well-known for its hustling and bustling city life and those who have been living in this very city popularly refer Dubai as “a city that never sleeps” and a place “where impossible is possible”. Having the biggest, tallest, largest, uber luxury to the most economical things to experience. So, it is a welcoming place to all types of expat communities who stay in harmony with the local communities. Just some of the iconic, recommended, most prominent, must-visit places and attractions that you need to add to your bucket list.

How to applyTo apply for any of our courses fill the application form
Fees and FundingAll foundation and undergraduate programmes are available only as full-time programmes, taught during the day. All postgraduate programmes are available as Full-time (1-year programme taught mostly during the evenings and on weekends) or Part-time (2-year programmes, taught mostly during the evenings and on weekends) To know more on the of fees and funding click here
Scholarships and DiscountsDMU Dubai offers a wide range of discounts and scholarships to eligible applicants. To know more click here 
International Student Accommodation Our on-campus state of the art accommodation is available for foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate students from around the world. To know more click here 
International Student VisaWe give a warm welcome to all international students joining us to study at DMU Dubai. Whether you are new to Dubai or have visited before, we are here to help you. We provide student visas for applicants studying on any our academic programmes. The visa is valid for one year and is renewable each year. To know more click here 
International Student TransportationTransport to and from the campus is provided along various routes. Public transportation services are also available through the well-connected metro and bus services. To know more click here 
Student Life and Careers support for International studentsWe offer a wide range of clubs, societies, sports and extra-curricular activities for all DMU Dubai students, with a particular focus on ensuring our international students enjoy life both inside and outside the classroom. International students are represented on our Student Council, and can receive dedicated employability support from our Careers team to ensure you are ready for employment around the world once you graduate from DMU Dubai.
International AlumniOnce you graduate from DMU Dubai you’ll join our alumni community located around the world, and benefit from a supportive network with international career opportunities, events and opportunities to continue your connection with DMU.
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