About our Dubai campus

The University of Birmingham are thrilled to announce that we will commence teaching our pioneering first cohort in September 2018, becoming the first global top 100 and Russell Group University to establish a campus in Dubai. 

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.


We will be awarding a select number of scholarships to our pioneering first cohort. 


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.