About our Dubai campus

The University of Birmingham are thrilled to announce that we will be opening a campus in Dubai this autumn, becoming the first global top 100 and Russell Group University to establish a campus in Dubai and its rapidly developing international educational hub.

Professor Sir David Eastwood

Professor Sir David Eastwood


“For more than a century we have been welcoming international students to our campus in Birmingham and for the last 10 years have been providing opportunities for students to study on University of Birmingham degree programmes at partner institutions, including in China and Singapore. Opening a campus in Dubai is the next step in our global mission and demonstrates our ambition to remain an outward looking, world-class institution.”

Our heritage

Established by Queen Victoria in 1900, the University of Birmingham is ranked in the top 1% of universities across the globe. We are a member of the elite Russell Group of UK universities, which includes Oxford and Cambridge, and are proud of the work we do to change the world. We bring all of this heritage, prestige, and global renown to our new campus in Dubai. We will give our pioneering first group of students the opportunity to benefit from a British education and University of Birmingham qualification, which is recognised and valued by employers and academic institutions across the world.

University of Birmingham Dubai

Our new campus development in Dubai marks the latest phase in the University of Birmingham’s global expansion and builds on our extensive international research collaborations, CPD programmes, distance learning courses, and well-established international teaching activities in Singapore and China.

Our programmes

Following approval by the Dubai Government’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), which is responsible for the growth and quality of education, we will provide opportunities for students to study on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Initially, these will include Business, Economics, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Primary and Secondary Teacher Education, with further programmes to be offered subsequently.

Our University of Birmingham Dubai campus will be located within Dubai International Academic City (DIAC). All of our courses will be taught, examined and accredited to the same recognised high standards as those delivered on the University’s UK campus in Birmingham.

Applications to study with us

We will be taking direct applications on to our programmes from Monday 18th September 2017, please check back for further information.


Our graduates

We are an outstanding university producing professionals and leaders that change lives, and transform and enhance society. When you graduate with a University of Birmingham degree your qualification is internationally respected and recognised, and our graduates are highly sought after by employers including J.P Morgan, Rolls-Royce and HSBC. You will additionally become a part of our international community of more than 300,000 alumni from across the world.