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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. In 2013/14, 50,882 international students studied in UAE's higher education institutions.

Fast Facts: United Arab Emirates

  • In 2013/14 50,882 international students from 160 countries studied in the United Arab Emirates.
  • 70.9 percent of international students in United Arab Emirates come from the MENA region with the majority (53.2%) originating from non-GCC MENA countries.
  • Top 3 destinations for UAE's students to study abroad are the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia.

United Arab Emirate's definitions conform with Project Atlas definitions. For more information, please view the Project Atlas Glossary.

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