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MBRU Marks International Students’ Day with Increase in Overseas Student Intake

by Eddie Rayner

Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) has more than doubled its intake of international students in just five years.

MBRU, which offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses through its three colleges: the College of Medicine; College of Nursing and Midwifery and the Hamdan Bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine (HBMCDM), has revealed its latest student milestone today (17 November) to mark International Students Day, an annual observance of the student community and celebration of multiculturalism in universities worldwide.

In line with its mission to be a global hub for innovative and integrated healthcare education and research at the service of humanity, MBRU has been attracting top-achieving medical students, tomorrow’s healthcare professionals, from within the UAE and abroad, since accepting its first overseas student in 2016.

Students compromising 47 nationalities choose to pursue higher education at MBRU

Students have travelled to MBRU from North America, Africa, Asia and across the Middle East to enrol in programs such as Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) at the College of Medicine; Master of Science in Pediatric Nursing, and Master of Science in Cardiovascular Nursing at the College of Nursing and Midwifery; Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences; Master of Pediatric Dentistry at HBMCDM, and other postgraduate degree programs covering a range of dental specialities.

More than 60% of the total student pool enrolled at MBRU since 2016 is international. And 60% of MBRU’s latest intake for its 2021 programmes is also international, spanning 47 nationalities.

“We take great pride in celebrating our students and their achievements; International Students Day is an important date for our community. To be able to mark it this year by showcasing a significant increase in the number of international students choosing to pursue their higher education with us makes it extra special,” said Ahmad Al Awadhi, Senior Director of Student Services and Registration, MBRU.

“A key focus of our mission is global connectivity, and the data shows that we are on the right track through the enrollment of international students, in addition to successful partnerships with renowned healthcare operators and educational institutions. Dubai is a cosmopolitan city, home to many nationalities, and our student community mirrors that, comprising almost 50 nationalities. We are honoured to be shaping the healthcare leaders of tomorrow who will have a vital role to play in advancing future health in the UAE and beyond,” concluded Al Awadhi.