Dubai FAQs

General FAQs

Is the University of Birmingham Dubai a franchise?

We are not a franchise; the University of Birmingham is committed to establishing itself within the International Education Hub in Dubai. We are in the process of building a state of the art campus within Dubai International Academic City with the ambition to recruit 4000 students, cementing our future in Dubai.

Are the facilities and equipment same as the UK campus?

Our Campus space has been developed and tailored to complement the programmes that we offer in Dubai.

Will my degree be awarded by the University of Birmingham?

When you graduate from the University of Birmingham Dubai you will be awarded a University of Birmingham degree certificate.

How do I request more information?

To find out more information about the University of Birmingham Dubai you can register your interest to download our Dubai prospectus.

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degree Programmes FAQs

Is this the same programme as taught at your UK campus?

Yes, the programme is the same set of compulsory modules as taught at our Birmingham campus.

Where will academic staff come from? Will they be employed by University of Birmingham?

Our academics will either be flying faculty from our UK campus along with academics permanently based within the UAE.  They are all members of University of Birmingham academic staff.

Are there part-time options?

For 2018 entry we will be offering MSc International Business part-time which will be taught over evening and weekends.  Please see our website for more information.

What is the difference between the 3 and 4 year degree programmes?

Our four-year programmes include an integrated entry year, which you may need to take depending on your previous study (for example if you have taken 12 years of previous study, rather than 13).  We will ensure that you are fully prepared for your undergraduate programme, immersing you in the University environment.

What are your entry requirements?

Please visit your chosen programme page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Can I study in the UK?

If you are successful in obtaining a place to study as an undergraduate at the University of Birmingham Dubai, you will have the opportunity to apply to spend the second year of your chosen programme in the UK at our Birmingham campus. Discover more.

What are your term dates?

Our academic terms starts on Sunday 30 September 2018, you may be required to attend earlier depending on your chosen programme. More information will be provided in your offer letter.

Fees and Funding FAQs

What are the tuition fees for your Undergraduate programmes?

For undergraduate students the fees paid in your first year will remain the same across all years of study.

  • Business Management BSc (Hons) AED 89,970 per annum
  • Economics BSc (Hons) AED 77,030 per annum
  • Computer Science BSc (Hons) AED 99,380 per annum
  • Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons) AED 104,670 per annum.

If you are applying for our Intergrated Foundation Year in any of the above programmes the first year of your programme will be charged at AED 77,030.

What are the tuition fees for your Postgraduate programmes?

For all postgraduate programmes, students will be charged per year of study.

  • International Business MSc AED 104,520
  • International Business MSc (Part-time over 2 years) AED 52,260 per year
  • Computer Science MSc AED 104,520
  • PGCE Primary Education (Teaching Studies) AED 53,220
  • PGCE Secondary Science Education (Teaching Studies) AED 53,220
  • PGCE Secondary English Education (Teaching Studies) AED 53,220
  • PGCE Secondary Mathematics Education (Teaching Studies) AED 53,220

What scholarships do you offer?

We are offering 2 scholarships:

The Chancellor’s Award which is 30% off your tuition fees for every year of your programme.

The Chancellor's Full Scholarship Award which covers the total cost of tuition fees will be awarded to exceptional students.

Find out more on our Scholarships page.

Is there any support available for my visa application?

We will be offering students support with their Visa applications. Find out more.

Applying for a place FAQs

How do I apply?

To apply for any of our programmes please visit your chosen programme page and click on the apply button which will take you to our application portal. To search for our programmes on offer please visit our Study pages. You can also watch our How To Apply video.

Do I need to apply via UCAS?

You do not need to apply via UCAS. We are accepting direct applications on to all of our programmes for 2018 entry.

Do I need my final grades to apply?

No, you can apply before you have your final grades but they will be required for your offer to be made unconditional and subsequently accept your place.

When will I receive a decision?

You will receive a decision within 15 working days of your application being received.

If I apply to the University of Birmingham Dubai does this count towards one of my 5 choices?

As you are not applying via UCAS this does not count towards one of your 5 choices.

How do I pay the deposit?

Once you receive your offer letter from us you will be able to make your deposit payment of AED 5000 via Western Union Business Solutions. Please visit our Funding your studies page to make your payment.

In exceptional circumstances, a deposit may also be refunded if you are prevented from commencing your studies by matters outside your control (other than those referred to above), for example a change in your personal circumstances including your ability to fund your studies, a serious illness or a death in your immediate family.  The University reserves the right to deduct an administration fee of £100 from the deposit in these circumstances.

There is a date in my offer letter to accept or decline my place, what do I do if I need extra time to make a decision?

We would encourage you to accept your place by the date stated on your letter. However, if you do require extra time please do let us know.

Is there a deadline for applying?

There is no deadline for applying, but if you are applying from outside UAE you will need to allow sufficient time to process your study visa.

Accommodation FAQs

What accommodation options are there?

Detailed information can be found on our Accommodation page

For full details please visit the Unite Students website.

For full details please visit the Dubai Silicon Oasis Accommodation website.

Visit/meet us FAQs

When are your Open Days?

We are holding our next Open Day on Saturday 4 August please register to secure your place.

Do you have any live Q&A sessions?

We are holding a Virtual Open Day on Wednesday 25 July 14:00-15:30 (GMT).

How can I visit the University of Birmingham Dubai campus and arrange to meet someone?

You can visit our campus for a tour between 9.00am-17.00 Sunday to Thursday.

To book your place please email: dubai@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Where is your campus located?

Our brand new campus will be based within Dubai International Academic City (DIAC).

University of Birmingham Dubai
Block 2,
Dubai International Academic City
P.O. Box: 73000
Dubai

Student Transport FAQs

Does the University of Birmingham Dubai offer transport to get to and from campus?

Yes. The University of Birmingham Dubai will be providing bus transport to a range of destinations in Dubai, Sharjah, and Abu Dhabi. Routes will be planned closer to the start of the academic year. You can assist us by letting us know as early as you can that you would like to use the transport. Please email dubai@contacts.bham.ac.uk

What are the transport fees?

The cost of the transport will vary depending on where you need transport from and your distance from campus. Those fees are still to be finalised in line with the planning of our routes in question 1). Full details will follow soon. To be kept up to date and to express your interest in using our university provided transport please e-mail dubai@contacts.bham.ac.uk

How do I switch to a new route if I move home?

To switch to a new route, you will need to notify Student Services of your change of address and complete any necessary transfer documentation. We can then assess your request, make the necessary arrangements and advise you of any change in your transport fees. You can contact us at dubai@contacts.bham.ac.uk 

If you have changed your address you should also ensure that your student record is up to date with your latest address.

I need to report an incident that occurred on the bus. Who do I contact?

We will be working very closely with our transport provider to ensure that you can travel safely and securely to campus. Should there be any concerns for you when using our transport You can contact us at dubai@contacts.bham.ac.uk to raise anything of concern.

What is the local taxi company's telephone number?

You can call a taxi through calling the RTA’s dedicated number + 971 (0) 42080808.

What parking is available?

Free parking facilities are available, offered by Dubai International Academic City (DIAC). There are two main car parks each within a 2-5 minute walk of our campus building.

Is Academic City served by public transport?

Yes. The RTA bus number 365 runs on the Dubai International Academic City route. Please refer to the RTA’s journey planner to confirm schedules and plan your trip, please click here or call the RTA at 800-9090.