COVID-19 Updates from the University of Birmingham Dubai

We are monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its impact, and doing all we can to safegaurd and reassure our staff and students.

Please note all visitors are required to show Green Pass status on the Al Hosn App to join us on campus. This means you will need to have had both doses of a UAE approved COVID-19 vaccination, any booster vaccination that is due, and a negative PCR test taken within the last 30 days. If you are unvaccinated you will need to have a negative PCR test taken within the last 48 hours.

All students and staff MUST complete a declaration before coming to campus for induction and teaching at the beginning of each semester.

 

COVID-19 Declaration - Readiness to Enter the University

In line with the Ministry of Education’s mandatory requirements for all staff and students attending campus, all students prior to coming to campus will need to complete the COVID-19 Declaration of Readiness to Enter the University Form

Students attending the campus must provide a valid COVID-19 vaccination card approved by UAE detailing that both the doses have been taken. Alternatively, if you have not taken a valid COVID-19 vaccination and would like to attend the campus you must then provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours initially, followed by every 7 days after that or a medical exemption to vaccination and a negative PCR test every 7 days.

COVID-19 Declaration - Parent/Guardian Agreement (all undergraduate students)

The UAE Ministry of Education requires that all parents or guardians of our Undergraduate students provide their agreement.

If you have any challenges, please get in touch with us at dubaistudentservices@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Exceptional Request to Commence Study Online

Exceptional Request to Commence Study Online was available till 14th February 2022  and is now disabled. 

 

Latest updates

For New Students Starting in January 2022

For new students starting their studies with us in January 2022, teaching will be on campus.

The situation with respect of COVID-19 will continue to be kept under review in line with the circumstances in the UAE and in line with the UAE Ministry of Education’s regulations and Protocols with respect to operating educational institutions.

If you have any questions about your start with us in January 2022 our Student Recruitment team will be happy to help. Please call +971 (0)4 249 2300”

New and Returning Students - overseas travel form

Student overseas travel form (Outbound)

Student overseas travel form (Inbound)

All students who are travelling either to the UAE to commence studying or travelling outside UAE during a vacation period must complete travel declaration each time they travel, both on the way out (Outbound) and on returning (Inbound).

Staff - overseas travel form

Staff overseas travel form

All staff who are travelling either to the UAE to commence work or travelling outside UAE during a vacation period must complete travel declaration each time they travel.

What are the rules for travellers returning to the UAE?

The latest information about travelling to the UAE and entry conditions can be found at The United Arab Emirates Government Portal. The rules can change regularly and so please continue to check and consult your airline prior to travel.  

Travelling to UAE on an expired Student Visa?

UAE residents who have been stuck in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Nigeria, and Uganda due to the travel ban between countries will be able to return from 5th August, provided you meet specific criteria based on the country you are stuck in during the travel suspension.

All passengers with a valid UAE residence visa who have been fully vaccinated in the UAE and who hold an official vaccination certificate issued and approved by relevant authorities in the UAE are permitted to return to the UAE. At least 14 days must have passed since the last required dose of the vaccine was administered.

The authorities have also urged residents to seek the ICA and GDRFA approvals before booking a flight to the UAE.

Dubai visa holders must apply for pre‑entry approval through General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) and also through ICA

Latest information about travelling to UAE can also be found on The United Arab Emirates Government Portal page.

For more information with regards to changes in UAE travel protocols, visa and other Immigration matters, you are kindly requested to make contact with GDRFA on 800 5111 if you are based inside UAE or on  +971 800 5111 if you are based outside UAE.

You can also contact our Student Services team on dubaistudentservices@contacts.bham.ac.uk for any matters or updates related to visa or any other service.

For urgent matters please call us on +97142492300

Last updated: 19th December 2021

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These FAQS are regularly updated in response to the latest official advice.  If you have any particular queries please contact dubaistudentservices@contacts.bham.ac.uk

 

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