3.6% Growth in Student Enrollment at Dubai’s International Higher Education Institutions


Sristy Sharma
Updated on Mar 30, 2022 04:21 PM IST

Dubai has recorded an annual increase of 3.6% in the number of student enrollment at International Higher Education Institutions, as per a report by KHDA.

3.6% Growth in Student Enrollment at Dubai’s International Higher Education Institutions

Dubais Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has reported a significant growth in students enrolled in international higher education institutions in Dubai.

The data released as an infographic was titled Growth, strength and possibility in Dubais private education sector. It reported an annual growth of 3.6% in the number of students enrolling every year. Currently, 29,168 students are enrolled in Dubai's universities.

The increase is being credited to the 'growth and diversity in programs' offered by Dubai's universities, said Dr Abdulla Al Karam, KHDA's director general. Dubais private educational institutions have been increasingly inviting applications from international students and are providing them with high-quality education and better education choices.

A Double degree of Masters and Ph.D (conditional) in a subject, opportunity to find a pathway into the Research and Development sector, are some of the main attractions for incoming international students.

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Dubai is operating 34 international higher education institutions and offering more than 600 programs through these universities and colleges. The ratio of international students and domestic students in these institutions is more than 1:4. The present percentage of international students in Dubais universities is 28%.

Business, Information Technology and Engineering are the most popular programs for international students, with IT seeing a massive enrollment growth of 5.8% in the last five years in comparison to 2017-18 figures. Law & Humanities and Health Medicine have also recorded an impressive growth in enrollment, with an increase of 1.53% and 1.51% respectively.

Studying in Dubai (UAE) for international students can open up doors to various opportunities, especially as it acts as an interlinking hub of the worlds corporate and leisure activities. The institutions are properly conveying these opportunities, and the increasing number of enrolled students is the result.

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The infographics are a part of Dubais private education sector status for the academic year of 2021-22. Other series of infographics include the status of sectors for schools, early childhood centres, investors, operators, educators, etc.

The report has also included parents' insights on each of the observations and data.

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Source: Khaleej Times

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