The year 2020 has been a difficult year for everyone, including the education sector. Stakeholders from across the globe have worked tirelessly to revive the international education sector. Many countries chose to keep their borders closed for all international travellers, while countries like the UK and Canada kept their borders open for international students, in a bid to provide a home for study abroad aspirants who were at the verge of dropping a year.
Dubai, a global education hub for international students from all over the world, is one of the places that is trying hard to restart the international education scenario. Dubai has become an attractive destination not only for international students but for Universities and HEIs from across the world to set up campuses and offer numerous degrees. One such University is Middlesex University Dubai.
With its main campus located in the UK, Middlesex University expanded its operations to Dubai to provide international aspirants with an opportunity to study abroad and gain a UK University degree.
However, you may ask yourself as to why you would study in UAE when you can directly study in the UK? While the question is logical, Dubai has a lot to offer and more can be offered by Universities such as Middlesex University Dubai.
Dubai, with its growing education hub and numerous Universities from across the world setting up campuses, international students are more attracted towards choosing Dubai as their study abroad destination. While many universities have decided to post up campuses in the city, the city offers other attractive amenities such as excellent healthcare, pleasant weather throughout the year, numerous job opportunities in different sectors, just to name a few.
What is the USP of studying in an International University in Dubai?
To answer this question, Middlesex University highlights certain facilities and opportunities that may be difficult to find elsewhere. For instance, the University prides itself on the innovative and challenging degree-programmes offered with a unique student experience aimed at assisting the students to achieve their goals. Moreover, with staff and faculty that are dedicated to training and moulding students into well-rounded professionals, employers are looking for graduates, and studying in an international university becomes just that bit more attractive.
Further, many employers seek professionals who have experienced communicating and understanding an international lifestyle. Earning a British Degree in Dubai will allow you to gain that international experience, in the case of Middlesex University Dubai, over 400 students from 118 different nationalities enrol under the different programmes. These students choose to do so due to the attractive package that Dubai offers with a promise of a UK degree, which is recognised and respected the world over.
With COVID-19 forcing online or remote learning as much as possible, universities have been put under pressure to change and adapt to the changing times. However, a few Universities like Middlesex University Dubai offer students the flexibility of choosing between Blended Models of learning, that includes a well-balanced combination of online and in-person training or Distance Education, which is completely online. These universities promise to do so without compromising the quality of education as well.
Travelling from Rajasthan, Bhumika Kerjani, who is currently enrolled in the B.Sc (Hons) Psychology with Marketing programme at Middlesex University, Dubai, stated that the University’s student support systems motivated and pushed her to capitalise on the opportunities that come by and succeed. With the ability to earn a UK degree, Middlesex University Dubai became an attractive option, she added.
Another parameter that affects the decision-making process of a student is the financial burden of pursuing higher education abroad. In Dubai, students can complete an undergraduate degree in a matter of three years, which in other countries like the UK may take 4 years. Thus, removing an additional year of tuition fees, while also earning a globally recognised and competitive degree. It should also be noted that universities, like Middlesex University, offer numerous scholarship opportunities while also offering the ability to pay off the tuition fees in instalments, which are flexible, to reduce the burden on the students.