Preference for tertiary education in the UAE remains strong

Preference for tertiary education in the UAE remains strong
Students from a multicultural environment seek to achieve quality education.

The UAE is home to a variety of international establishments that offer quality learning experience


Farhana Chowdhury

Published: Thu 21 Mar 2019, 9:20 AM

Last updated: Thu 21 Mar 2019, 11:42 AM

Few students have ambitious career goals and know what exactly they'd like to achieve prior to completing formal education, but others tend to let things fall into place as they go through selected courses. 
Coming to their aid are international education providers that specialise in renowned syllabuses, these institutions offer a distinct approach in teaching, complemented by a stimulating learning environment.
The UAE in particular is a melting pot of cultures where students from all over the world meet to receive quality education and receive practical and theoretical guidance to be shaped into leaders of tomorrow in their respective fields.
To cater to various educational needs, the country is home to the highest number of English-medium international schools and universities in the world. Out of these, Indian and UK-based universities remain at the top for attracting students in the UAE. Besides, technical and vocational institutions too are sought-after for having the right formula to help launch students into a desired line of work.
As the population of the UAE booms with opportunities and ventures in line with Expo 2020, expatriates are constantly on the lookout to enrol their young ones in schools and universities that provide qualified teachers, state-of-the-art facilities, and stimulating learning environment. International universities in the UAE additionally offer scholarships, opportunities for exchange programmes abroad, and are held in high prestige by potential employers for its practical approach to learning.
BITS Pilani, for instance, stands out with its exclusive engineering and science programmes. The university also creates internship opportunities with renowned organisations to give students stable workplace experience prior to graduation.
According to a report by PriceWater Cooper (PwC), the rate of enrolment for tertiary studies continues to rise, and forecasts the need for 42,000 additional seats by 2020 to cater to the growing student community. The UAE's popularity as an education hub remains strong.

Popular subjects among public and private students in the UAE
Business and Economics
Information Technology
Shariah and Law
Communication and Media Sciences
Human and Social Studies
Environment and Health Science
PwC report - Understanding the GCC Education Sector

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