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Residency visas for outstanding students and graduates

Dubai's cutting-edge research and facilities attract the brightest minds from around the world. Explore the 5 and 10-year visas supporting exceptional student talent.

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If you wish to further your study and education in Dubai and make the most of the cutting edge facilities, the Golden Visa Long Term Residency scheme offers outstanding students 5 and 10-year visas. The scheme's long term visa also grants residency to the families of the visa holders. Click here to apply for a long-term residency visa.

Successful Golden Visa applicants from abroad are initially given a six-month visa with which they can enter the UAE, explore the opportunities, and settle. During this period, they are required to convert their temporary visa into a residency permit. There are no age or nationality restrictions for Golden Visa applications.

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Granting a visa is subject to the following conditions:

For the 5-year visa, top tier students are assessed based on Ministry of Education recommendations.

For the 10-year visa, university students within and outside the country having a distinction GPA of at least 3.8 upon graduation from one of the top 500 universities in the world (QS World University Ranking).

The visa includes families of the outstanding students.

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Relocate to Dubai

Whether working remotely from Dubai, permanently moving your business, or coming for retirement, there are lots of options for you to enjoy the full benefits of being a Dubai resident.

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