Partner: The Center for Higher Education Data and Statistics 

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.

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.




Definition
 

Inbound/International Student:  Non-Emirati citizens pursuing higher education in the United Arab Emirates regardless of residency status in the country.



Data Tables 

​Data Collection and Resources

The Center for Higher Education Data and Statistics (CHEDS), located within the Commission for Academic Accreditation in the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR), is the national body for the collection, analysis and reporting of data on higher education in the United Arab Emirates.