The University of Birmingham is thrilled to announce that we will be opening a campus in Dubai later 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


“There has never been a more exciting time to join the University of Birmingham community. With our new campus we bring our heritage, prestige and global renown to Dubai, giving our pioneering first group of students the opportunity to benefit from a world-class British university education. By choosing the University of Birmingham Dubai you join a leading international university in one of the world's most exciting and dynamic cities. We look forward to welcoming you to our Dubai campus and to playing a part in your future success.”

Our heritage

We are acknowledged as one of the world’s leading international universities and one of the world’s top 100. As a member of the elite Russell Group of UK universities, which includes Oxford and Cambridge, we are the first to open a campus in the international education hub of Dubai. This continues our legacy of connecting the brightest students from across the globe, offering an outstanding educational experience delivered by excellent teachers in a University renowned for its research and teaching.

Teaching Excellence Framework

The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) was introduced by the UK government to encourage excellence in teaching and to seek to measure the teaching quality of Higher Education providers. We recevied Gold the highest possible ranking which recognised our commitment to delivery outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.

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.


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.