University of Birmingham Dubai

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About University of Birmingham Dubai

The University of Birmingham is the first global top 100 university to establish a campus in Dubai. Its brand-new purpose-built campus offers an experience like no other in Dubai. The campus provides an inspiring home for 2,900 students, with outstanding academic facilities overlooking stunning parkland. Thanks to the university’s global collaboration with Siemens, the campus will become the smartest university campus in the world, enriching life on campus and contributing to the University’s sustainability goals.

Programmes are designed to provide the highest quality Russell Group education, and the university is fully accredited by the Ministry of Education and Knowledge and Human Development Authority. The university’s focus is to provide graduates with the employability skills they need to succeed in the workplace, and students will have access to a range of advice, events and internships throughout their studies. An exciting range of scholarships reward academic excellence and help to provide students from any background routes to a Birmingham education.

Why Choose the University of Birmingham Dubai?

  • Ranked in the top 100 universities in the world.
  • An outstanding brand new campus, providing innovative teaching and learning spaces, and an inspiring setting for your learning.
  • Recognition for your degree – the University has been granted Initial Institutional Licensure by the UAE’s Ministry of Education, and is licensed to operate by the Dubai Government’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority
  • Excellent employability prospects, supported by being one of the most targeted universities in the UK by graduate employers, and the range of opportunities we offer students to enchance their employability throughout their studies.
  • We offer students an outstanding student experience, from wellbeing support through to the range of social activities, competitions, cultural events and sports challenges organised by our Student Association.
  • Opportunities to study part of your course in the UK, so you get to experience being a student in two countries. If you complete your second year in the UK, you’re also able to take your scholarship with you.
  • We are a university that delivers global impact, with 10 Nobel Prize winners to our name, we continue to innovate and push the frontiers of understanding.
  • Dubai is the perfect destination to live and study. Based in a young and exciting country, known from its diversity, friendliness and dynamic economy.
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Awards and Achievements

  • Ranked 90th in the world and 14th in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2022)
  • Ranked 104th in the world and 12th in the UK (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022)
  • Ranked 91st in the world and 9th in the UK (US News and World Report: Best Global Universities)
  • The first ‘redbrick’ university in the UK
  • A member of the prestigious Russell Group
  • First Russell Group and global top 100 university to establish a campus in Dubai
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The University of Birmingham Dubai provides scholarships for up to 50% of the tuition fees. There are a wide variety of scholarships available, with many students eligible for one or more awards. To find out more, please click here to visit the university’s scholarships webpage.

Course List

View and search the full list of undergraduate degree courses available to study at the University of Birmingham Dubai by clicking here.

University of Birmingham Dubai

University of Birmingham Dubai
Dubai International Academic City
Phone: +971 442 80500

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