Funding your studies

How much will it cost to attend University?

When you are planning your finances for studying at our Dubai campus, you will need to consider two main costs:

  • Tuition fees, which are your contribution to the cost of learning
  • Living costs, which include travel, accommodation, food and day-to-day expenses

Tuition fees

Studying at a UK university in Dubai means that you will need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations and graduation.

Your annual tuition fee depends on the level at which you study, but for undergraduates the fee paid in your first year will remain constant across all years of study with no increase for the duration of your course.

If you are made an offer to study by the university your tuition fees will be confirmed in your offer letter.

To find out more about our fees please visit your chosen programme page for more information.

Securing your place and paying your deposit

As a condition of study you must pay a tuition fee deposit of AED 5,000 at the time of accepting your offer, but exceptions will apply for example if your fees are paid by a recognised sponsor. 

You can pay using the University of Birmingham Dubai Bank Transfer Platform powered by our partner Western Union Business Solutions. This service is available to all students and allows you to make payment in your local or recognised currency and from your home bank account, without worry about exchange rates or bank charges.

Simply enter AED 5000 and you will be provided with a quote in your local currency. If you choose to proceed with the payment, complete the simple form to complete your quote. You can either pay by bank transfer or one of the real-time payment options below. You will have complete visibility of the amount you will pay with certainty that the full amount will reach the University of Birmingham Dubai on time.

Benefits of Western Union:

  • No transaction charges
  • Favourable exchange rates compared to most banks
  • Reduced bank fees because transfer is initiated locally
  • Full payment amount received by University of Birmingham Dubai
  • Track the status of your payment
  • Real time payment options available including AliPay and UnionPay.

Pay your deposit now

If you are under the age of 21 you will need to provide a signed guarantor form. Details of this will be provided to you once you receive your offer letter.

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.

Payment options

Your deposit is an advance payment of tuition fees and will be deducted from the fees charged to you after you register for your course.

You can either pay the outstanding tuition fee for the academic year at the start of your programme or benefit from a termly instalment payment plan. 

Living Costs

The cost of living in Dubai will be dependent upon your lifestyle choice but it is possible to live economically if you shop wisely and budget carefully. Basic products are services are reasonably priced and there are regular sales and promotions on consumer goods.

You will need to consider costs such as visas, accommodation and transport.