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