Study in UAE & Visa Information

01 Aug


Studying in the UAE is becoming an increasingly attractive option for students. The country has witnessed an explosion of campuses of famed universities opening, providing world-class infrastructure and education to students from all over the world.
Cosmopilitan
The UAE is a very safe and hospitable place, with a very high standard of living. Millions of people from all over the world call it home, creating a truly cosmopolitan culture. Students in the UAE are exposed to more nationalities than anywhere else in the world, molding them to be truly globalized leaders for the 21st century.

Cost
Education policies in the country mean that education is relatively cheaper compared to similar destinations. The rapid growth of Dubai and Abu Dhabi mean there are ample career opportunities upon graduation in fields from banking to media to medicine.Being centrally located in Asia allows students to take low-cost flights back home at a moment’s notice!

Vibrant
Studying in the UAE is becoming an increasingly attractive option for students. The country has witnessed an explosion of campuses of famed universities opening, providing world-class infrastructure and education to students from all over the world.

UAE STUDENT VISA INFORMATION

In UAE educational system there are several training Institutes that offer professional qualification and training programs in various fields. Each institution has its own objective, structure, and admission requirements.
Apart from a few governmental universities and colleges in UAE where admission is restricted to nationals only, there are several private institutions where enrolment is open to any student who meets the admission requirements.
Student visas are provided by all colleges and universities and also a few training institutes. Prior to issuance of visa all formalities need to be completed as per the university chosen
STUDENT VISAS
Students attending a tertiary level university, college or institute: Educator-sponsored Dubai study visa
Full-time students can be sponsored by their educational institution if the institution is eligible. This allows them to obtain a UAE study visa for the duration of their course.
Full-time students can be sponsored by the university, college or institute please check with our education counsellors and ex-visa officers as not all institutions offer this service.
Student Residence Visas are normally only valid for 1 year at a time, renewed each year during the study program.
DOCUMENTS NEEDED:
Passport with at least 6 months validity, the passport must have two blank visa pages (one to endorse the visa and one for entry stamps)
Passport copies (about 4).
Photographs (about 12)
Passport copies (about 2 copies)
Upon arrival, passport copies with entry visa to the UAE (about 3 copies)
Evidence of acceptance to a UAE tertiary institute (offer letter)
Possibly bank statements showing evidence of funds in the UAE
Possibly a tenancy agreement (or letter from university if staying in university accommodation)
Copy of tuition fee receipt for the current study year of the program
Copy of visa fees receipt for the current study year of the program
Post-graduate students will need to have their undergraduate degree attested
Students from some countries will undergo a security check to avoid any threat to UAE security.
A blood test and chest X-ray at an authorized UAE medical center (allow AED 350-500) will normally be required to check for HIV (AIDS), Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Tuberculosis (TB), Leprosy, and Syphilis. If results comes positive for any of those conditions, the person is deported, except for syphilis which is treated, but this may change, check with UAE immigration department and UAE Ministry of Health or with our Visa experts.
STUDENT RESIDENCE VISA FEES:
Student Visa Fees and renewal fees vary for a one-year visa between universities, colleges and institutions. Some universities, colleges and institutions may require a refundable visa deposit. There might also be differences in fees between different emirates.
There are also differences depending on if the university is located in a UAE education free zone such as Dubai Academic City or Knowledge Village, or not. Please check with GWS for up-to-date information.
VISA VALIDITY
If a student stays out of the UAE for longer than six months, their student residence visa becomes invalid and they will be denied entry to the UAE until it is cancelled. Usually the sponsor will report the visa holder to the immigration authorities.
Visas normally take 2-5 weeks to process once all the correct documentation has been supplied.
Express visas take 1-3 weeks to process.
Cancellation of visa normally takes 1-3 weeks, express cancellation takes 1-2 weeks.
Contact GWS and speak to a counselor today.