According to the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), enrollment at Dubai’s foreign higher education institutions has increased by 8% annually.

Data revealed that overseas students, who now account for almost one-third of all students, are increasingly choosing Dubai as their destination for higher education.

More than 30,000 students are presently enrolled in university programmes, according to a recent infographic from KHDA. In-depth information on the emirate’s higher education, international higher education providers, students, teachers, programmes, and research sectors were also included in the infographic.

Additionally, it has been revealed that more than 80% of graduates from the previous two academic years have either obtained employment or continued their education.

International institutions have expanded their offerings by 21% over the past three academic years, with business, engineering, and information technology (IT) degrees being the most popular choices among Emiratis and foreign students. However, students with disabilities favour business, media studies, and IT programmes.

Additionally, according to recent data, only 2% of students are enrolled in doctoral programmes, while 30% are in postgraduate programmes and 60% are in undergraduate ones. About 80% of all enrolled students are doing so full-time.

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