The United Arab Emirates is home to some of the finest universities in the Gulf region. There are many benefits that one can get by studying in UAE, and these benefits lure and attract students from all around the world. For instance, the possibility of tax-free earnings attracts many people and not to mention, the sand and the sea have an attractive nature of their own. According to the QS World University Rankings, the United Arab Emirates is the home to many fine universities of Gulf region.
Many students from all over the world go to this very fine country to pursue higher education in the field of their choice. Many universities of this country have been able to register their names among the top 500 universities in the world. Therefore, the number of students taking admission in this beautiful country is increasing with each passing year.
Out of the many top-class universities in UAE, here are the top 10:
1. United Arab Emirates University
The United Arab Emirates University has six campuses across the UAE and all six of them are known to impart high-quality education to its students. The university is one of the oldest in the entire country. This institute is a research-based institution and has is accredited by all the major accreditation bodies in the country. The students come to this fine institute from all the seven emirates and many other countries. The institute boasts more than 25%, international students. The university sits at a comfortable spot among the top 400 universities of the world.
2. Khalifa University
Khalifa University is another big name in the field of education in UAE. This institute is making rapid advancements with time. It sits at the 25th pots in the list of the best universities in the Arab region and at 410 in the world rankings. The university is a non-profit organisation which is basically science-focused. It is based on the American model of higher education. Right now, there are around 2,000 students in the university but a new campus is being planned and the institute plans to have around 6,000 students combined in the two campuses. With the kind of global network of faculty members, partners this institute is building, it is bound to innovate the education sector in the near future.
3. American University of Sharjah
The American University of Sharjah is another university based on the American structure of higher education. The institute is based in Sharjah and is ranked at around 441-450 in the global rankings of universities. AUS is licensed both in Sharjah and the United States and thus boasts a very high number of international students. The university is a very popular choice among the international students and as a result, there are students from around 99 countries currently studying in the university.
4. The University of Wollongong in Dubai
The University of Wollongong is another fine institute in the UAE. With a rank of 218 in the QS World Rankings, it is one of the highest-rated universities in the UAE. The university offers a fine quality of education across many courses like Finance and Accounting, Business and Management and Engineering and Information Sciences and several other Postgraduate programs. Over the years, the institute has gained a reputation for the quality and standard educational practice.
5. Zayed University
Out of the three government-sponsored higher education institutions that were ranked 23rd out of the 25 in the QS World University Rankings, Zayed University is one. Zayed University has always been known for providing high-quality education to all the students. It provides education in the field of business, Communication and media sciences, arts and creative enterprises. Zayed University was the first federal university in UAE that is internationally credited and has got the full license.
6. American University in Dubai
American University is ranked 23rd in the Arab region and sits somewhere between 551-600 in the global rankings. It’s a private university and was established in 1995. The institute is very popular among the international students as there are students of 108 nationalities enrolled in the university. The university is accredited by both United States and UAE for all the programs that it offers and it offers the American style education to all its students. The university has an institute called Center for English Proficiency especially to help the students in developing their communication skills before the commencement of studies.
7. University of Sharjah
The University of Sharjah finds a place among the top 700 universities of the world in the QS World University Rankings and at the 19th spot in the rankings of the universities in the Arab region. The University of Sharjah has around 10500 undergraduates and 700 postgraduates currently studying. It is, in a series of private the best university which is fully licensed. It was established by the Emir of Sharjah, Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi.
8. Abu Dhabi University
The Abu Dhabi University is at the 29th spot in the rankings of the universities in the Arab region and at the 701st spot in the QS world rankings. The university offers various undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and all these programs are credited by the Minister of Higher Educations. Students from over 60 countries study in this renowned university. The university provides education on the basis of the American model of higher education and is well equipped with all the facilities that a student wishes for in his dream college.
9. Ajman University
The main campus of Ajman University is located on the university street in Jarf. The university has two other campuses, one in Ajman and the other in Fujairah. The university offers colleges in various fields and has colleges for Mass Communication, Humanities, Pharmacy and Health Services, Dentistry and Information Technology, Business Administration, Law and Basic sciences. The university was founded in 1988 as Ajman University College of Science and Technology and subsequently acquired the name ‘Ajman University of Science and Technology’.
10. University of Dubai
At the last spot in this list is the University of Dubai. It is a fully accredited institution and is nationally licensed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in UAE. It was the first private university in Dubai to hold international accreditation from AACSB. The curriculum of the university is aligned with the government’s initiatives with IBM partnership like Islamic Economy, Smart City and Entrepreneurship. The university was established in 1997 by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.