Educational Excellence

While studying in Dubai, you will learn a lot about the Emirati culture. However, Emiratis only make up approximately 20% of the country’s population. With a city packed full of different cultures and nationalities, you can network with peers from around the world and experience a thriving cosmopolitan community. As well as the outstanding academic benefits of studying at the University of Birmingham Dubai, you will also gain a wide knowledge and insight into a range of world cultures.

The globally connected city of Dubai is rapidly becoming established as an international education hub, with nearly 30 international universities providing students from across the globe with the opportunity to pursue the highest quality study.

Our campus is located in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC). Home to over 25,000 students from over 150 different nationalities, you will have access to state-of-the-art facilities, learning alongside a truly international cohort. As Dubai’s only top 100 global university, we are leading the way by providing a world-leading, research-informed and elite university education.   

uobd exteriorRecently, the University of Birmingham Dubai opened an outstanding new campus, located in DIAC which providse an academic home for up to 4,500 students;

  • Designed by Hopkins Architects, the iconic buildings is located opposite the city’s first purpose-built student housing community - looking across parkland reflecting the green heart of the University’s UK campus. 
  • The purpose-built, 50,000m2 campus is designed to encourage collaboration across all academic disciplineswith flexible learning spaces and formal teaching spaces ensuring teaching and research can work in tandem to benefit students.
  • A student ‘hub’  locates student services in one space. Sheltered courtyards and social spaces that provide a relaxing environment in keeping with the local climate that is designed to enhance the campus’ sustainability.
  • There's also  a 300-seat lecture theatre, a similarly-sized auditorium and three laboratories accommodating 200 students, along with seminar and tutorial rooms.
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By choosing to study with us in Dubai you will be part of a young, vibrant, global community. Dubai is a thriving, cosmopolitan city which combines history and modernity to create a distinctive place to live and study. Whatever your interest, Dubai has something for you.