University of Birmingham Dubai

The University of Birmingham is a world top 100, Russell group university and the first of its kind to establish a campus in heart of the rapidly growing international hub of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Birmingham is continually renowned for its prestigious academic excellence and the University of Birmingham Dubai reflects the very best of this prestige in the UAE.

Bachelor's programmes



Established in 1900 as Great Britain’s first civic university, the University of Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. In 2018, Birmingham was the first Russell group institution to establish a campus in the heart of the dynamic, international educational hub of Dubai, bringing all of Birmingham’s heritage, prestige, and global renown to the UAE. 


The University of Birmingham Dubai encourages bold, independent thinking and this is reflected in their range of foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate and professional qualifications. Offering the highest quality academic and student experience, the university holds a prestigious Gold TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework) rating, reinforcing their commitment to delivering outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students. 

Students will be an active part of a leading academic community, studying and working alongside academics who are global experts in their fields. With its global top 100 ranking and MOE accreditation, graduates are guaranteed to leave Dubai with a globally recognized education. 


For more than a century, research at the University of Birmingham has left a major impact on the city, the region and the world. This same approach is present in the Dubai campus, and the academic community continues to create innovative, grounded and enduring solutions to some of the world’s biggest issues. 

With 11 Nobel Prize winners, Birmingham is renowned for its world changing research, from revealing the structure of DNA to developing new treatments for heart disease and cancer. The university’s academics are global experts in their fields and using research-led teaching, students will be immersed in internationally renowned subject knowledge. 


As well as giving you an exceptional educational experience, you will also gain the skills and expertise that top employers are seeking in the current global market. The University of Birmingham is a global institution that commands a strong international reputation, because of this, many students embark on careers across the globe with multi-national employers. 

Birmingham graduates are highly sought after and the university has been rated the most targeted universities by leading employers (High Fliers 2021). As a student of the University of Birmingham Dubai, you will have access to their Expert Careers Advice Team and a wide range of services to help you take that next step towards employment.

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Student services

At the University of Birmingham Dubai, the safety and wellbeing of students is a top priority, so as a student you will receive support throughout your studies to help you thrive and succeed.The university has a strong network of online and face-to-face support to help students achieve their best during their studies. The Student Services team in Dubai can assist you with many aspects of your studies and life on campus, including:

  • International Student Support
  • Visa Assistance
  • Registration
  • Scholarships and Payments
  • Student Administration
  • Library Services
  • Information, Advice and Guidance
  • Transport and Accommodation
  • Student Bank Account Opening
  • Graduations

Housing services

Finding a great place to live during your studies in Dubai couldn’t be easier as the university has a range of recommended accommodation providers including the Myriad, DSOA University Residence and Uninest Student Residence. All student accommodation options are within walking distance or a short drive of the university’s brand new, state-of-the-art campus. 

All options host a range of fantastic facilities from gyms to swimming pools to ensure students can make the most of their free time outside of the lecture room. The new campus opening in September 2021 will provide an academic home for up to 2,900 students, so as a student you have a variety of exciting options available to you.  

Library services

Flexible and innovative library facilities are located at the very heart of the new campus, with an extensive catalogue of resources and the latest technology available to support students throughout their studies. Specialist librarians will be on hand to offer support with finding resources and developing vital academic skills, so students can excel in their studies. 

ICT services

The University of Birmingham Dubai provides comprehensive IT support to all students to ensure they can successfully participate in their studies. Whether its access to resources, sorting a problem, or directing you to the information you need, the IT service is there to help.

Medical services

Healthcare facilities are available off campus under Dubai’s extensive healthcare system, offering a wide range of high standard medical facilities. These can be accessed under valid and recognized healthcare insurance. 

Student Life

Campus life

The university will be opening a brand new, state-of-the-art campus in Fall 2021. As the largest purpose-built, smart campus in the Middle East region, the new facility will act as a hub for world-leading research and innovation, continuing the university’s legacy of connecting the brightest minds from across the globe. The exciting new campus will house cutting edge laboratories, study spaces and social spaces, all designed to embrace sustainable practices and to give a comprehensive learning experience.

Sports facilities

As well as quiet and collaborative study spaces, students will also be able to utilize recreational spaces with pool-tables, foosball tables, table tennis and gaming facilities to unwind after studying. Sports facilities are available right on the doorstep of the new campus, so students have the chance to enrich their university experience and make some new friends outside of the classroom.   

Student clubs

As a student in Dubai, you will have the opportunity to shape the voice of students through the Student’s Association. Students can take advantage of a wide range of opportunities beyond studying including in sport, community volunteering, arts and culture. 

Working in partnership with the university, you will be able to set up student clubs and organize trips and extracurricular activities, giving students plenty of opportunities to socialize, network and make the most of their university experience. 


  • Russell Group university¬†
  • Ministry of Education (MOE) Licensure¬†
  • Birmingham Business School is Triple-crown accredited¬†

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