Project Atlas | United Arab Emirates | CHEDS

About United Arab Emirates

With the launch of Dubai Knowledge Village in 2003 and Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) in 2007, United Arab Emirates experienced a rise in number of international branch campuses and a significant influx of international students. Currently there are more than 42,000 international students studying in UAE's higher education institutions.

Fast Facts: United Arab Emirates

  • In 2012/13 more than 42,000 international students studied in United Arab Emirates.
  • 72 percent of international students in United Arab Emirates come from the Middle Eastern countries.
  • Top 3 destinations for UAE's students to study abroad are United Kingdom, United States and Australia.

Places of Origin of International Students in United Arab Emirates, 2012/13

Top Places of Origin of International students in UAE in 2012/13

Source: Center for Higher Education Data and Statistics (CHEDS)

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