If you like the sound of sun, sand, sea and potential tax-free earnings upon graduation you should consider studying in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), home to some of the best universities in the Gulf region
The UAE is located in the middle of the Arabian Gulf and is made up of seven emirates:
- Abu Dhabi
- Umm Al Qaiwain
- Ras Al Khaimah
The country enjoys a sub-tropical climate, which ranges from 10 degrees in the winter to 48 degrees in the summer.
The UAE is becoming an increasingly popular study destination thanks to its rapidly developing cities, top-class universities and modern facilities. The fact that the majority of the population speak English and many higher education programmes are taught in the language is another huge draw.
The UAE has extremely low levels of violent and property crime and is generally considered a safe place to live. To avoid falling foul of the law you’ll need to respect the country’s Islamic culture and local customs.
Study in UAE:
If you are planning to study a college or university in UAE, all these and some training schools provide student visas. But before enrolling, you should find out the specifics from the school you want to attend. When you have found a program or school that is of interest, you must apply for admission and make sure you are accepted before beginning the process of getting the necessary documents for studying in the UAE.
Depending on the institution, you may have to be admitted and pay fees before they can issue your student visa. This process usually takes about 30 days. Some institutions include the fee for a student visa in their registration fees and some do not.
Work in UAE:
If you are going to work in the UAE, you’ll need a labor card and a residence visa, which require that you first undergo medical examination. Once your labor card is issued, you surrender your passport to your employer. Residence visas last for three years, but they are easy to renew.
Gaining citizenship in the UAE is not likely. The government of the UAE does not want foreigners to become a permanent part of Emirati society. Even if you marry a UAE national, you may not qualify to become a naturalized citizen, especially if you are not a Muslim. Children born in the UAE will have the nationality of the parents. If the father is a UAE national, a child born in the UAE will usually be granted nationality and may later qualify for a local passport.
There are a number of good reasons to consider work or study in the UAE. There are numerous companies hiring talented people, and there is no personal income tax in the UAE. There is great cultural diversity, and you’re sure to meet people from your country of origin. The UAE has some of the best restaurants and hotels in the world, and it’s a great place for shopping.
The UAE also boasts a low crime rate and political stability, along with repatriation of earnings, which means that you can make money and send it back to your country of origin if you want. The UAE is also a good place to raise a family and has very impressive institutions of higher education.