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Why Study In Dubai

  • Affordable Education

  • Innovative and Abundant Research Opportunities

  • Immigration Possibilities

  • Exciting Campus Lifestyle

  • Healthy and Safe Communities

  • International students can often work while they study & Internships

  • Numerous research opportunities

  • Possibility of immigration after completing the course

  • Vibrant campus atmosphere

  • International students have the option of working when studying

  • Good internship opportunities


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Eligibility criteria

Eligibility criteria for Dubai?

Educational Qualification

The minimum eligibility criteria to graduate is you have to score

at least 50% from a UGC or AICTE recognized university.


Year Back

The graduation degree has to be completed within the stipulated time
with no gap year.
Example: B.Com is a 3-year degree. The client should have completed
it within 3 years and not more.
Example: Engineering is a 4-year degree. The client should have
completed within 4 years and not more.

Steps to study abroad in Dubai

Cost of studying in Dubai

The cost of studying in Dubai will include other factors such as the cost of living and the Dubai visa application fees which you will have to bear.

Study Program Average fees(*AED)/Annum

Under Graduate

37,500 to 70,000

Post Graduate

55,000 to 75,000

Upcoming intakes in the Dubai

Dubai universities and colleges offer three intakes. They are also be referred as semesters in some institutions. The three intakes available in Dubai are:

Intake 1:

Fall intake – A popular intake which starts in the month of June

Intake 2:

Spring intake – Which starts in the month of December – January

Intake 3:

Summer intake – Usually starts from February, this intake is available for limited programs and colleges.

We would advise you to apply well in advance because admissions and scholarships get difficult when you apply closer to the deadline. It is always feasible to apply 6 to 9 months before the academic session starts.

Work authorization for students

Work Authorization for Students:

Student Applicant

  • Students must be over 18 years of age.

  • International students in Dubai universities can work on-campus or off-campus for up to 20 hours during university semesters and full-time during breaks such as the winter or summer holidays, without the need for a work permit.

  • Foreign students who are studying in a program that requires work experience such as through a co-op or internship program.


  • In general, spouses are given the same rights as students who are already in Dubai. Therefore, if the student with a Dubai student visa has the right to work, the spouse who comes to join him or her will also have that right

Top QS ranking universities in UAE 2023

5United Arab Emirates University
8American University of Sharjah
9Khalifa University
15University of Sharjah
20Zayed University
25Canadian University Dubai
28American University in Dubai
30Ajman University
37Abu Dhabi University
44AI Ain University
49American University of Ras AI Khaimah
61-70The British University in Dubai
61-70University of Dubai
81-90American University in the Emirates

Post-study work options


Work Options

The Dubai government offers options for international students to stay after their course and gain some work experience.

Why study in UAE

  • 150 QS Ranking Universities
  • Most Affordable Fees
  • Pswp Permit Is For 1-2 Years
  • Avail Scholarship Programs
  • Work 15-40 Hours Per Week While Studying

Eligibility criteria for undergraduate program

  • Should have completed the secondary education or equivalent with the required average not more than three years previously. 
  • Must meet the secondary education grade requirements
  • Must have finished the application process as per the instructions of the University along with the required application fee.
  • Should have obtained the required cut-off score in the English proficiency tests (IELTS, TOEFL, or PTE Academic).

Eligibility criteria for postgraduate program

  • Should possess an undergraduate degree or an equivalent degree from a recognized university with a CGPA not less than 3.00. Sometimes the students with 2.5 CGPA – 2.99 CGPA are considered with limitations.
  • Must have a qualified bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study.
  • Should have obtained the necessary cut-off marks in English Proficiency tests (IELTS, TOEFL, or PTE Academic).
  • Must submit an attachment of the People of Determination card.
  • Must have work experience in the related field of study.

Application process to study in the UAE

  • Check for the application process for UAE on the website
  • Fill out the application form 
  • Prepare all the required documentation
  • Pay the application fee
  • Complete the English language proficiency test and provide the score with the universities
  • Finish the process within the deadline; an ID is issued after that. 

How can Y-Axis assist you to study in UAE?

Y-Axis, counsels you to the reach the right path to Study in UAE.

  • Y- Axis free counselling helps you to choose the right course and university in UAE.
  • Y-Axis Coaching will assist you to prepare for English language proficiency tests, which will lead to score well and get admission in top Universities in UAE.
  • Y-Axis Course Recommendation Services is an initiative that guides and navigates every student in the desired direction to study in UAE.
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