Doreen Chiwundura from South Africa
BBA candidate at Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai Campus
"My experience as an international student has been positive. I must mention the broad academic curriculum offered within a high-quality education system, the efficient administration and infrastructure, and, above all, the international environment".
Yu Han from China
Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Amity University Dubai
"Ever since I was a teenager, I dreamt of studying abroad and learning more about the world. My parents lived in Dubai for a few years and suggested that I move here for my higher education.
When I first arrived in Dubai, the cultural diversity was a shock as I had never been exposed to people from so many different countries and backgrounds. I have been in Dubai for almost 6 years now and I love everything about the city. I will be graduating from the Hospitality Management programme at Amity University Dubai this year and hope to study further and get a Masters in Hospitality".
Boris Chizy Ikechi-Alikor from Nigeria
Foundation Programme, Bachelor of Technology (Solar and Alternate Energy), Amity University Dubai
"I came to Dubai in 2019 and it has been a wonderful experience. The UAE is known for tourism, but little do people know that it is also home to some of the best universities in the world. The faculty and professors are experienced and ready to go the extra mile to ensure that students perform well in their different fields. A melting pot of different cultures and nationalities, living in Dubai has broadened my perspectives on people and the world".
As a student, there are also countless things to do in the city, from water sports, parachuting, trekking and desert safaris to shopping, shows, visiting museums, water parks and virtual reality parks - the list really never ends. The city offers so much for its student community - the safety, security and opportunities you get in Dubai are incomparable to other parts of the world.
Nour Chaalan from Lebanon
Emirates Aviation University, Completed undergraduate programme aerospace technology, current student postgraduate aviation safety
I have always been passionate about flying. My dream is to become an aircraft engineer, so I have pursued my dream to make it happen. I am here to prove that as women we can do anything with the right amount of ability and determination.
What I love most about Emirates Aviation University is that it supports every single student to pursue and follow their dreams. EAU has given me the opportunity to make my dream come true by covering everything I need to learn about aviation and engineering. I am looking forward to joining the MSc in Safety at EAU next semester.
Mecleena Serrao from India
Bachelor of Commerce: Accountancy, University of Wollongong in Dubai
"The reason I chose to study in Dubai is mainly because of the incredible diversity and the hospitality of its people. The amazing diversity of staff and students at Wollongong University makes me feel like this is the greatest home away from home one could possibly have!
The warm hospitality of the people here in Dubai, the safety and security and the amazing Arabic cuisine, makes it the perfect destination for students. From the tall skyscrapers to the old souk Dubai has it all! I have been so happy and comfortable ever since I got to Dubai!"
Leonardo Hechler from Germany
Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Wollongong in Dubai
"I decided to study in Dubai instead of the USA and Canada because I wanted to live and learn in a safe and nice environment. Dubai offers everything I was looking for: A modern city with an international society, international cuisine, as well as beach life and of course sunshine!
The Bachelor of Business Administration Programme is offered in several Universities in Dubai. I decided to apply at the University of Wollongong because it is an Australian university. The benefit for myself is, that I can receive the BBA Certificate from Australia as well as from Dubai. This is a helpful advantage to have in the future as it guarantees flexibility".
MSc International Business
"I chose to undertake the MSc International Business programme at the University of Birmingham Dubai because I wanted to complement my engineering skills with a comprehensive understanding of how businesses operate in an international context.
I have benefited tremendously from this programme as I was able to learn from, and interact with, people from various backgrounds, which further enhanced my understanding and appreciation of international business. Hence, I would definitely recommend this programme at the Dubai campus as it will provide students with exposure to a diverse range of cultures which enriches the experience.".
"The experience that I have gained at the University of Birmingham Dubai is amazing. The lecturers are friendly and approachable and the quality of education of the UoB Dubai is gold standard; consequently, I can become whatever I want to be.
As an institution, the university advocates for diversity, inclusion, and belonging; for that reason, the Lecturers, staff and students come from diverse cultures. There is a real sense of belonging in the university's community and I have a better understanding of the values and way of life of people from all over the world.".
BSc Computer Science
"Computer science is a field closely related to our day-to-day lives, from mobile applications to self-driving cars, the base of everything is data analysis and algorithms. Studying this subject gives me a deeper insight into the underlying principles of modern day technology and how things actually function behind the screen. I am very impressed by the quality of education the University of Birmingham Dubai provides and the global career opportunities it paves a way to, being a top 100 university. Our Professors are very supportive and they provide us with adequate personal attention during and after class hours to ensure we fully understand the concepts being taught.
Upon graduation, I aspire to contribute to the field of Artificial Intelligence and perhaps even create innovative humanoid robots or work at a global software company in the future".