UAE a hotspot for Higher Education
In addition to the scores of people that head to the United Arab Emirates every year to capitalise on its world-class shopping and luxurious holiday resorts, numerous expatriates can also be found here. Not only do they enjoy the same benefits as temporary tourists, but also receive tax-free salaries and a comfortable way of life.
However, in recent years the UAE has also become a hotspot for higher education too. International universities have set-up campuses here due to the region’s growing prosperity, and the country’s own institutions are receiving widespread approval for the calibre of undergraduate courses and masters degrees on offer.
Still not convinced? Here are some more merits of living and studying in the UAE.
Modern and impressive facilities
Regardless of whether you choose to study at a large public university or a smaller private college, you’re virtually guaranteed to enjoy thoroughly modern facilities. From researching essays to carrying out practical work and taking exams, every part of your study will take place in impressive surroundings with state-of-the-art equipment.
Variety of study
There are various study options available to incoming students. From natural sciences, and the arts, such as language and literature, to vocational degrees like engineering, business administration and architecture. All three public universities in the UAE and several private institutions teach in English, to ensure they lure top candidates from all over the world.
Between 2000 and 2010, the UAE’s GDP grew by 238 per cent, foreign trade 257 per cent, and investment 433 per cent. On top of that, the economies of Dubai and Abu Dhabi are moving away from the oil industry and looking at high added-value sectors such as healthcare, aerospace and education instead. Therefore, your career prospects after graduating are extensive.
Multicultural melting pot
Even though you’re sure to learn about Emirati culture, around 80 per cent of the population aren’t natives to the country. There aren’t many places in the world where so many different creeds and classes come together to live, work or study while respecting each other’s beliefs and values. The UAE is one of them.
Quality of life
Things like an admirable city infrastructure, clean and comfortable accommodation, favourable weather, political stability and low crime rates all contribute to a high quality of life. This doesn’t even take into account sporting events, shopping malls and numerous other recreational events and yearly festivals.
For these reasons, the UAE is fast becoming one of the most appealing and lucrative places to start or continue your academic career. Why not consider stepping onto the international stage for the next part of your development?