Top Courses in UAE for International Students

By Neha Kumari Updated On - May 13, 2021 05:07 PM

Attracting international students and universities alike, the UAE is a popular study abroad destination, especially for Indian students. This article highlights some of the top courses and Universities that have been chosen by Indian students who wish to pursue higher education in the UAE.

Studying abroad is a dream for many students in India and abroad. Countries across the globe offer a number of courses, scholarship opportunities and even job opportunities after graduation. Among these countries is the United Arab Emirates, which is home to some of the world-renowned universities. An interesting fact about the UAE is that the country, not only attracts international students but also Universities from all over the world set up state-of-the-art campuses, thus, making UAE even more attractive for international students. Therefore, if you choose to study in the UAE, you may stand a chance of receiving a degree offered by Universities from other countries.

Additionally, the UAE is a preferred destination, especially for Indian students to pursue higher education. One of the main reasons why Indians choose to travel to the UAE for higher studies is its geographical location which makes it the nearest place to home while studying abroad.

The number of students getting enrolled in the UAE universities is increasing day by day with high hopes of securing a well-paid job and standard living after graduation. Every year, over 8,000 Indian students apply for admissions at various UAE Universities in different disciplines. This comprises around 14% of the total international students who choose UAE for higher education.

Although there are several degree options offered by UAE universities at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level, engineering and business degree programmes are the most popular courses opted by Indian students. At an undergraduate level, accounting & finance and computer science courses are popular among Indian students and at the postgraduate level, students commonly opt for mechanical engineering courses.

If you are interested in studying in UAE, then check out the list of some of the top courses and UAE universities offering these courses.

Engineering and Technology

Engineering and Technology are the most sought after disciplines for students having a science background, who are interested in pursuing a career as an engineer, scientists, technologists etc. Some of the best engineering and technology courses are offered by the top-ranking universities in the UAE, which have been listed below:

University 

UG Courses 

PG Courses 

QS Subject-wise World University Ranking (Engineering and Technology)

Middlesex University Dubai
  • B.Sc Honours in Business Information Systems

  • B.E Honours in Computer Systems Engineering

  • B.E Honours in Electronic Engineering

  • M.Sc in Robotics

  • M.Sc in Engineering Management

  • M.Sc in Cyber Security and Pen Testing

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Khalifa University of Science and Technology

  • B.Sc in Aerospace Engineering

  • B.Sc in Biomedical Engineering

  • B.Sc in Chemical Engineering

  • B.Sc in Civil Engineering

  • B.Sc in Electrical Engineering

  • B.Sc in Industrial and Systems Engineering

  • B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering

  • B.Sc  in Petroleum Engineering

  • M.Sc in Aerospace Engineering

  • B.Sc in Biomedical Engineering

  • M.Sc in Chemical Engineering

  • M.Sc in Civil Engineering

  • M.Sc in Electrical & Computer  Engineering

  • M.Sc in Mechanical Engineering

  • M.Sc  in Petroleum Engineering

  • M.Sc Nuclear Engineering

281

The United Arab Emirates University 

  • B. Sc in Civil Engineering

  • Communication Engineering

  • B.Sc in Electrical Engineering

  • B.Sc in Aerospace Engineering

  • B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering

  • B. Sc in Architectural Engineering

  • B.Sc in Electrical Engineering

  • M. Sc in Chemical Engineering

  • M. Sc in Petroleum Engineering

  • M. Sc in Civil Engineering

  • M.Sc in Electrical Engineering

M.Sc in Mechanical Engineering

366

American University of Sharjah

  • B.Sc Electrical Engineering 

  • B.Sc in Civil Engineering

  • B.Sc in Industrial Engineering

  • B.Sc in Electrical Engineering

  • B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering

  • B. Sc in Chemical Engineering

  • M.Sc Computer Engineering 

  • M.Sc Electrical engineering 

  • M.Sc in Mechanical Engineering

401-450

Abu Dhabi University
  • B.Sc in Chemical Engineering

  • B.Sc in Civil Engineering

  • B.Sc in Computer Engineering

  • B.Sc in Electrical Engineering

  • B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering

  • B.Sc in Information Technology

  • B.Sc in Biomedical Engineering

  • B.Sc in Cybersecurity Engineering

  • B.Sc in Industrial Engineering

  • B.Sc in Software Engineering

  • ME in Electrical & Computer Engineering

  • Master of Engineering Management

  • MSc in Sustainable Architecture

  • MSc in Electrical & Computer Engineering

  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering

  • MSc in Civil Engineering

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Business & Management Studies

The vast scope of Business & Management Studies courses make it one of the most desirable courses to study all around the world. The UAE has some of the best universities in the world with some ranking among the top 500 universities in the world offering a range of Business & Management courses. The list of Business and Management Studies universities in the UAE along with ranking can be checked below: 

University 

Courses Offered 

QS Subject Wise World University Ranking (Business & Management Studies)

Zayed University

  • MBA

  • B.Sc in Business 

  • M.Sc Finance 

  • Major in Accounting

451-500

United Arab Emirates University

  • Bachelor of Accounting

  • Bachelor of Economics

  • Bachelor of Finance and Banking

  • BBA 

  • MBA

  • Master of Professional Accounting

301-350

 

American University of Sharjah

  • B.Sc Business Administration-Accounting

  • B.Sc Business Administration-Economics 

  • B.Sc Business administration- Finance 

  • B.Sc Business administration- Management

  • MBA

201-250

 

Middlesex University Dubai

 

  • BA Honours in Advertising, PR and Branding

  • BA Honours in Business Management

  • BA Honours in International Business

  • BA Honours in Marketing

  • M.Sc in Investment Management

  • M.Sc in Strategic Marketing

  • MA in International Business Management

  • MBA

  • M.Sc in Digital Marketing

  • MA in Education (Leadership Management)

  • MA in Human Resource Management and Development

 

 

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Abu Dhabi University
  • BBA

  • MBA

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Computer Science and Information Systems

The scope of studying a Computer Science and Information Systems course in the UAE is vast. It is the preferred choice for students who wish to pursue a career in IT as programmers, developers, data science professionals, IT security experts etc. Computer Science and Information Systems is another popular discipline among international students studying in the UAE. Here are some of the best degree programmes under Computer Science and Information Systems offered by UAE institutes.

University

Courses Offered 

QS Subject Wise World University Ranking (Computer Science and Information Systems) 

Khalifa University of Science and Technology

  • B.Sc in Computer Engineering

  • M. Sc in Computer Engineering

  • M.Sc Cyber Security 

351-400

The United Arab Emirates University

  • B.Sc Information Security

  • B.Sc Information Technology

  • B.Sc Computer Science 

  • M.Sc Information Security

  • M.Sc Information Technology

251-300

American University of Sharjah

  • B.Sc Computer Science 

401-450

Zayed University

  • B.Sc Information Technology

551-600

Middlesex University Dubai
  • B.Sc Honours in Information Technology

  • M.Sc in Data Science

  • M.Sc in Network Management and Cloud Computing

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Abu Dhabi University
  • B.Sc in Electrical Engineering concentration in Robotics and Automation

  • B.Sc in Electrical Engineering concentration in Robotics and Automation

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Architecture 

If you are planning to pursue a career as an architect then you can choose to study architecture at UAE’s American University of Sharjah. The architecture course offered at the university is recognised as one of the best in the world, which is also accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).

As the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is known for its notable architecture, one can also expect good career opportunities in the country after the completion of the course.

University

Courses Offered

QS Subject Wise World University Ranking ( Architecture)

American University of Sharjah

Bachelor of Architecture 

151-200

Abu Dhabi University
  • Bachelor of Architecture

  • M.Sc in Sustainable Architecture

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Life Sciences and Medicine

Life Sciences and Medicine are commonly pursued by students who have studied Biology in previous academic programmes. UAE is home to some of the top universities offering a programme under Life Sciences and Medicine. Aspirants can choose to study Life Sciences and Medicine courses from one of the universities in the UAE mentioned below. 

University 

Courses Offered

QS Subject Wise World University Ranking (Life Sciences and Medicine) 

The United Arab Emirates University

  • B.Sc Biology

  • Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science

  • Doctor of Medicine

  • Bachelor of Science in Dietetics

  • Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

  • M.Sc Clinical Psychology

  • M.Sc Human Nutrition

451-500

Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)

 

  • Bachelors in Nursing

  • Bachelors in Nutrition 

  • Bachelors in Biochemistry 

  • Pharmacy etc. 

177

Pre-Requisites to Study in the UAE

For those international students who wish to study in the UAE, they will need to ensure that they meet the pre-requisites to study in the UAE. Pre-requisites such as valid documentation to prove eligibility such as academic and professional transcripts, student visas, and much more. Additionally, the students should ensure that they meet the admission requirements for a particular course and university, before applying for admissions in the UAE. Here are some general pre-requisites for international students to study in the country:

  • International students must possess a valid Student Visa to study in the UAE.

  • They must adhere to the course-wise eligibility criteria. For instance, for engineering programmes, students must have relevant academic qualifications in the field of science and technology, or for MBA, graduates must possess a valid bachelors degree with proven work experience as well.

  • Academic transcripts such as Class 12 passing certificates, bachelor or master’s degree and scorecard, etc. should be available with the applicant.

  • Statements of Purpose and Letters of Recommendation should be drafted properly and correctly, as directed by the University you wish to apply to.

  • Any other document of proof as dictated by the University for the purpose of admission should be provided by the candidate well within the deadline.

Note: Each university will define the admission requirements and deadlines for the purpose of a smooth and effective admission process. Candidates are advised to adhere to the same and ensure that they qualify for admission.

Write to us at abroad@collegedekho.com for admission-related queries to study in the UAE. 

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