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Studying For A UK Degree In The United Arab Emirates

12 Oct 2022 Author : Scholab

Are you living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)? Did you know that you can study for a UK degree while living in UAE?

This is particularly useful for those people who have a job, family, or other responsibilities that prevent them from leaving the country. This kind of education is called Transnational Education (or TNE).

Transnational Education is something that is encouraged in UK-based universities. TNE Courses are designed and delivered for the student's convenience. At the same time, it is quality-assured to the UK’s rigorous standards. Students will get the same UK degree at the end of each course.

These degrees can be used by the students in the future if they wish to migrate to the country. 

Eligibility For TNE

  • Students with High School Leavers Certificate can apply for a TNE program in the UK.
  • Students are expected to pass an English proficiency test, like IELTS (International English Language Testing System).
  • There could be additional requirements based on the chosen course. Students are expected to check with the university to get the required information regarding their eligibility criteria.

UK Branch Campuses In UAE

Following UK-based universities have branches in the UAE:

  • Bath Spa University
  • Birmingham City University
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Middlesex University
  • University of Bolton
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Stirling
  • University of West London 

UK-accredited degrees are offered to students in the UAE. These courses are full-time for the students, and it ranges from graduates to Master's degrees. Students can also opt for Philosophy Doctorates.

UK University offers the degree once these courses are completed, and students pass the exams or tests. Students can do their studies online instead of going to the designated classrooms.

There are plenty of programs available in the UAE which offer the same high standards of UK teaching. Same prestigious qualifications will also be provided for the same.

Several higher education institutions in the UAE have partnerships with certain UK universities and this can be useful for students who want UK-based degrees.

After the completion of the studies, the students will get either a joint award that is awarded from both the UAE university and the UK university. Or, they will get a degree from a UK university. 

Want To Migrate To The UK For Higher Studies? 

Data from admissions service Ucas, in February 2022, revealed that a record number of students from the UAE are migrating to the UK for higher studies. UCAS received as many as 2,950 applications from UAE students.

The UK is a popular destination for higher studies amongst international students from around the world. It is because people can:

  • Gain a world-class education
  • Get the initial steps towards their dream career
  • Perfect their English language skills
  • Get great value for money in terms of education quality

The UK is a welcoming place for students of all countries, cultures, communities, and faiths. Studying in a UK-Based University helps a person gain all the skills and qualifications they require to get a career anywhere they like. 

Students can study in countries like:

  • England
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Wales 

Some of the most popular universities in England are:

  • Durham University
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Leicester
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Bournemouth University
  • Coventry University
  • University of East London
  • Northumbria University
  • Middlesex University

Students can study for bachelor's degrees, post-graduate degrees, foundational degrees, diplomas, pre-masters degrees, and other programs. 

How To Apply For Visa?

UAE students can apply for a visa using the British Government’s official Gov.UK website.

Students are expected to apply at least three months before the day they intend to move to the UK for studies.

Documents Required For Student Visa

Students should have the following documents for getting their student visa:

  • A current passport
  • Evidence of funds to provide your studies and living expenses
  • Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)
  • CAS should include the reference number and documents used for it
  • Passport-sized colour photograph
  • Health screening (if required)
  • Assessment documentation
  • Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) clearance certificate (if required)
  • English Language Proficiency Tests like IELTs

For Indian students living in the UAE, additional documents are required

Do You Want To Move To the UK To Do Your Higher Studies?

The UK is an extremely safe and friendly place to live in. This multicultural society has been open to international students. Students from Middle East countries like the UAE have been welcomed with open arms.

If you are an Indian student settled in the UAE, who wants to do higher studies in the UK, then Scholab is the Best Overseas Educational Consultancy you can contact.

Scholab has been in the business of education consultancy for years and has successfully placed thousands of students in universities across countries like the UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Canada, and Australia.

If you want to migrate to the UK from UAE, Scholab team is there to guide you throughout the whole process. Our team will provide all the necessary information regarding the visa application and university application process.

We will communicate with our clients to understand what kind of course or university they are looking for.

After carefully studying the budget, location, chances of admission, and other important factors, our experts will suggest a suitable university and the crucial time to apply.

We will also guide the aspiring students through processes like writing the statement of purpose (sop) and all.

If you seek our services then call us at +91 7902525250 or contact us online via info@scholabedu.com.