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United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Welcome to the country information for students from the United Arab Emirates.

Kingston University is home to over 3,000 international students, from over 140 countries. Whichever pre-degree, undergraduate or postgraduate programme you choose, studying with us is an opportunity develop both academically and professionally among a vibrant learning community.

We have several in-country representatives in the UAE ready to assist on your journey to Kingston University. You can also meet us at one of our regional events or webinars to find out more. If you have any questions, feel free to send us a message on

Studying in the UK

Most bachelors degrees in the UK are three years in duration and masters degrees are one year. The teaching style here means that students focus more closely on their subject of study and complete fewer general education classes and electives. This is an advantage to Emirati students because it means you can complete your degree in a shorter amount of time and therefore pay one year's less tuition. Degrees from UK universities are recognised around the world and are considered to be of the highest quality.

Language requirements

All students from outside the United Kingdom need to meet our English language requirements. These depend on whether you are applying for pre-degree, undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Applicants from one of the recognised Majority English Speaking Countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

If you don't achieve the required score, you may be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Overseas education representatives in the United Arab Emirates

Below is a list of university representatives in the United Arab Emirates. Please contact your nearest representative if you would like further information:

UK visa requirements for the United Arab Emirates

Students from the United Arab Emirates coming to study in the UK must obtain prior entry clearance and therefore need to apply for a visa. For further information, please contact the British Embassy to begin the application process:

You will need to show details of your acceptance onto a course, your offer letter and evidence of sufficient funding to support your education and living expenses while you are in the UK.

Contacts in the United Arab Emirates

If you would like information on Kingston University, our courses or assistance with your application, please contact one of our representatives in the United Arab Emirates. If you would like further information about studying and living in the UK, please contact the British Council:

What our students say

"This course has given me the analytical and entrepreneurial skills to take on new challenges.  It has also introduced me to big communication agencies and shown me a number of opportunities out there."
Suha Mousa.  BA, Design and the Creative Economy

"The staff were determined to help me to achieve. They provided constant support and empowerment. The course created opportunities for me and offered me career progression. If I had not done the HRM course at Kingston I would not have had the international standing and expertise that enabled me to achieve my current position and function in my role."
Mutaib Al Otaibi, Human Resource Management MA

Contact us

International enquiries
Tel: +44(0)20 8417 3411