Go Global with University of Birmingham Dubai

Go Global is the University’s international mobility offer for students to study, volunteer, work or research abroad.

Go Global Summer

departureloungeWe offer a wide range of short-term opportunities for you to experience alongside your studies. Ranging anywhere between 4 and 12 weeks these include places at summer schools at our partner universities, international internships, as well as other exciting work and volunteering experiences!

If you are a current student at the University, enroll on the Go Global Canvas course to discover your options and apply.


Summer School student

“"I would recommend such a global experience to anyone as it truly provided me with so many opportunities where I could build in my skills and knowledge and learn new things. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I would encourage all students to put themselves out there!"”

Study in the UK

Edgbaston_aerial _bannerWhen you choose the University of Birmingham Dubai, you may have the opportunity to study abroad and experience our UK campus. You do not have to make this decision before your application to study at our Dubai campus.

We are very proud of our leafy green Edgbaston campus located in Birmingham, in the heart of UK. With a vibrant and welcoming international community, you will have the opportunity to meet new friends from different countries giving you a cultural and diverse study experience. Students benefit from an excellent learning experience, in an exciting and cosmopolitan city. Our Edgbaston campus hosts a range of fantastic facilities, including a state-of-the-art academic library, a brand new sports centre and beautiful redbrick buildings on a picturesque estate. 

If you are successful in your application to study full time on one of our undergraduate programmes*, you will have the opportunity to apply to study in the UK at our beautiful Edgbaston campus in Birmingham during your second year of study. 

Find out more about living in Birmingham

Take a virtual tour of our Edgbaston campus.
Hear an international student's experience of our Edgbaston campus.

Why study abroad?

Studying or working abroad during your degree has many benefits. Here’s why you should consider it:

  1. Learn differently. Studying abroad means learning in new ways. You’ll encounter different teaching methods and academic settings. It’s a chance to gain fresh perspectives and see the world from various angles.

  2. Boost your career. Research shows that students who study abroad tend to get better grades, become more employable, and earn higher salaries**. It’s an investment in your future self.

  3. Develop life skills. Global experiences demand adaptability, initiative, and effective communication with people from diverse backgrounds. These skills will increase your employability, and enhance your personal growth and self-awareness.

  4. Create lasting memories. Living overseas, embracing new cultures, and making friends. These moments stay with you forever.


*Students on the following programmes are not currently eligible to apply for the Dubai to UK Exchange Year programme as these programmes are not offered by the University’s Edgbaston campus: 

  • BSc Business Management with Economics
  • BSc Business Management with Finance
  • BSc Business Management with Psychology
  • BSc Psychology with Business Management
  • BSc Computer Engineering

** UUKi (2019) Gone International: Rising Aspirations