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Money Matters

Students from all over the world are coming to Dubai. The country is safe and the culture is diverse. Tuition fees are low and amongst the most competitive in the world.

As an international student, you must pay some your tuition fees up-front. Aside from tuition fees, some institutions may also charge for other student costs, such as library, laboratory or sports facility costs. Excursions, books and stationery are other costs to consider, and your course may also require specific essential materials, such as lab coats or photographic supplies.

The following table gives an indication of cost:
Foundation Studies       Around AED 29,000
Undergraduate              AED 42,000 to 46,500
Postgraduate                 AED 62,000 to 68,000

International students are required to show evidence that they can contribute to the cost of living and studying in Dubai. This helps to ensure students are better able to make the most of their studies and have a safe and enjoyable experience in Dubai.

The minimum living costs required by the Dubai Government is: AED 30,000 a year

Living Expenses
What you spend on accommodation and other necessary expenses will depend on your expected standard of living.

The following is a guide of the things you need to budget for:

  • accommodation; will vary depending on the type of accommodation you prefer (private rentals exclude heating, lighting, electricity and, in some cases, water rates)
  • food
  • books and photocopying
  • clothes and toiletries
  • entertainment and sports will vary depending on your interests
  • travel expenses, phone calls, birthday presents and additional course costs

When you first arrive in Dubai it is advisable to have some money in the form of currency notes and some Traveller's cheques.

Make arrangements to have your money transferred to your account in a bank in your home country, which can later be transferred to your new bank account in Dubai.

Make sure you apply for your Student ID Card as many local shops, theatres, cinemas, museums offer special discount to student. Special fare prices are available on buses and trains for students.

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