Dubai has been successful in developing its status as an international city with a focus on economic diversity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. In this context, the development of a world-class education system is of great importance. The high-quality higher education now available in Dubai will equip graduates with the knowledge, skills, and attributes to contribute to Dubai’s economic development.
Since the establishment of KHDA in 2007 and the ‘Universities Quality Assurance International Board’ (UQAIB) in 2008, student enrolment in Dubai’s Higher Education Providers (HEPs) has increased by 64.3% to over 60,000, encouraging investors and foreign HEPs to establish facilities in Dubai, according to the latest report by KHDA. As of the academic year 2017-2018, Dubai was home to 62 HEPs, both local and international and from countries like the UK, USA, Australia, India, Austria, and Russia. These universities offer a wide range of programmes at different levels, with both full-time and part-time options available.
HEPs give students the opportunity to earn internationally recognised degrees without leaving the city, which as a result attracts international students to Dubai. This focus aligns with Dubai’s strategic goal to be a quality higher education hub for the region.
- 62 HEPs ACROSS DUBAI
- 65.8% INCREASE IN STUDENT ENROLMENTS SINCE 2010
- STUDENT DIVERSITY IN HEP BRANCHES
- 30% MENA REGION
- 56.4% ASIA
- 5.5% EUROPE
- 5.1% AFRICA
- 60,310 TOTAL STUDENTS
- 37,692 EXPATRIATES
- 22,618 UAE NATIONALS
- DEGREE BREAK UP IN HEP BRANCHES
- 3.6% FOUNDATION PROGRAMMES
- 64.3% UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
- 30.7% POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
- 1.4% FOR DOCTORAL DEGREE
*Academic Year 2016-2017 Report Supplied by KHDA