Why the UAE is attractive to foreign students

The UAE outranks Singapore, Switzerland, China and South Korea as a preferred study destination, new research suggests. The market research was conducted as partnership between Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) and BMI Media, a leading student recruitment event’s organiser.

Mohammad Abdullah, managing director of DIAC, said: “Our study was designed out of necessity, due to the growth of the transnational student market worldwide, to encourage a deeper understanding of the shifting educational landscape and how to best harness the opportunities this brings for educational institutions and students alike.”

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In a survey of 2,700 students from 50 countries, researchers also found that the UAE is similar in popularity to Sweden, Netherlands, Switzerland and New Zealand. The study cited work-study permits, quality of universities and safe environment of the UAE as major pull factors for international students.

Source Credit: Gulf News
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