The data provided by KHDA shows an 8% increase in student enrollment. More than 30,000 students have enrolled in university programmes in Dubai.
Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority or KDHA has released data that shows an 8% increase in student enrollment in the higher education institutions in Dubai. More than 30,000 students have enrolled in university programmes in these institutions. Among them, 12% are international students. Moreover, there is a 21% increase in programs offered.
According to Dr Abdulla Al Karam, Director-General of KHDA, the opening of international campuses in Dubai and the availability of a variety of programmes is attracting international students.
Reasons for the 8% increase in student enrollments in Dubai
Some of the main reasons for this rapid increase in student enrollments are as follows:
- As per Daniel Adkins, CEO of Transnational Academic Group – Education Management Service Provider for Curtin University, Dubai is becoming one of the most desirable destinations to study abroad.
- Universities of all rankings and prices are there in Dubai. It includes the top 100 universities and universities that have no international ranking. Nevertheless, are good universities.
- Dubai comes among the most multicultural cities in the world. Moreover, the UAE is a single country with federal ministers that is known for happiness and tolerance.
- Dubai is an international business hub. Hence, it is easy to find post-university employment.
- In the last 2 years, 80% of students who have graduated from Dubai universities are either employed or are pursuing education.
- As per the Global Terrorism Index, UAE is one of the safest countries to live in the world.
International students in Dubai’s higher educational institutions
Brendan Vyner, Amity University Dubai Director of Business Development and Student Recruitment states that the student growth has come from GCE countries, India, and Africa.
Students are coming for the state-of-the-art facilities and world-class campuses as it will enhance their theoretical knowledge and practical experience.
Dubai has become a desirable study abroad destination. Dubai offers competitive pricing compared to other countries such as the UK, USA, and Canada. It is also a convenient location. Moreover, it is easy to get a student visa in Dubai. As a result, international students are increasingly preferring Dubai to complete their education. To discover more news articles like this, visit the study abroad experts at Leverage Edu.