Studying in Dubai

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Live and learn in one of the world's most exciting cities

With amazing facilities for students, wonderful weather and a host of activities, Dubai is a great choice as a study destination.

Studying here can be a career-defining decision, with access to some amazing experiences and opportunities - as well as some of the best higher education in the world.

Here's some information that will help you get a better understanding of what it means to be a student in the fascinating United Arab Emirates.

Visas

Convert your GBS Dubai HND Diploma into a UK degree with a third year at one of GBS' UK campuses.


Want to know more about our top-up UK degree courses?

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Accommodation

GBS Dubai recommend some of the best residential accommodation the city. From clean and basic, to full-service residences with pools and restaurants, we can help you find the accommodation that is right for you.


Speak to a student advisor to find out more.

Cost of Living

Dubai Caters to every possible taste, from regular daily living and dining to five star luxury. The city offers a wide range of cuisines and social venues, and you'll be sure to find some familiar names alongside new discoveries.


The cost of living will depend upon your own choices. Good quality food is available throughout Dubai, ranging between $5 - $500. Typically, you will spend $30 per day for transport and food, less if you choose to cook for yourself!

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Working while you study in Dubai

Until recently, overseas students in Dubai could not work, but that has changed now. As an international student, you can take a part-time job or an internship. these positons will need to fulfil the legal criteria and meet your course requirements.


Part-time jobs for international students in Dubai require a work permit from the UAE Labour Department. Speak to a member of the GBS student services team to find out more about how we can help with this.


Gaining work experience alongside your studies can be a great addition to your CV, and could open the door to new opportunities - but remember that your studies are your priority while you're here!

Supporting you all the way

As a student at GBS Dubai, you have access to an amazing support network that you can turn to whenever you need academic support, welfare support or just someone to talk to.

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PART OF THE GBS DUBAI FAMILY

What our students say

Dubai is such a safe place to study. My teachers are kind and supportive and have built my self-confidence.

 

Aziza, GBS Dubai student from Dagestan

GBS Dubai staff and teachers are always ready to offer help and support – and so are my classmates!

 

Hernando, GBS Dubai student from Colombia

I love the environment at GBS Dubai - great facilities and amazing opportunities.

 

John, GBS Dubai student from Nigeria

I plan to open my own business - and my studies at GBS Dubai will definitely help me fulfill this dream.

 

Manik, GBS Dubai student from India
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Dubai is such a safe place to study. My teachers are kind and supportive and have built my self-confidence.

 

Aziza, GBS Dubai student from Dagestan

GBS Dubai staff and teachers are always ready to offer help and support – and so are my classmates!

 

Hernando, GBS Dubai student from Colombia

I love the environment at GBS Dubai - great facilities and amazing opportunities.

 

John, GBS Dubai student from Nigeria

I plan to open my own business - and my studies at GBS Dubai will definitely help me fulfill this dream.

 

Manik, GBS Dubai student from India
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