Top 66 universities in the United Arab Emirates: Rankings & Acceptance rate

University name
Acceptance rate
Acc. rate
City & State
1United Arab Emirates UniversityAl Ain
2American University of Sharjah75%Sharjah
3University of Sharjah75%Sharjah
4Masdar Institute of Science and Technology25%Masdar City
5Zayed UniversityDubai
6Higher Colleges of TechnologyAl Ain
7Khalifa University5%Abu Dhabi
8Abu Dhabi UniversityAbu Dhabi
9University of Wollongong in DubaiDubai
10American University in DubaiDubai
11New York University Abu DhabiAbu Dhabi
12The British University in DubaiDubai
13Canadian University of DubaiDubai
14Ajman UniversityAjman
15American University of Ras Al Khaimah65%Ras al-Khaimah
16University of Dubai55%Dubai
17Mohammed Bin Rashid School of GovernmentDubai
18American University in the Emirates55%Dubai
19Paris-Sorbonne University Abu DhabiAbu Dhabi
20Al Ain University of Science and Technology65%Al Ain
21Middlesex University DubaiDubai
22The Emirates Academy of Hospitality ManagementDubai
23Gulf Medical University75%Ajman
24Emirates College for Advanced EducationAbu Dhabi
25Amity University DubaiDubai
26ALHOSN UniversityAbu Dhabi
27American College of DubaiDubai
28Emirates Aviation UniversityDubai
29Manipal University, DubaiDubai
30Dubai Pharmacy CollegeDubai
31Skyline University CollegeSharjah
32Al Ghurair University65%Dubai
33Khawarizmi International CollegeAbu Dhabi
34MODUL University DubaiDubai
35Institute of Management Technology DubaiDubai
36Abu Dhabi PolytechnicAbu Dhabi
37Al Falah University - DubaiDubai
38Fatima College of Health SciencesAbu Dhabi
39Ras al-Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences UniversityRas al-Khaimah
40Murdoch University DubaiDubai
41Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health SciencesDubai
42University of Modern Sciences, UAE55%Dubai
43Emirates College of TechnologyAbu Dhabi
44European University CollegeDubai
45Mohammed V University Abu DhabiAbu Dhabi
46Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology DubaiDubai
47Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial StudiesDubai
48Dubai Medical CollegeDubai
49City University College of Ajman55%Ajman
50University of Fujairah95%Fujairah
51Al Dar University CollegeDubai
52Abu Dhabi School of ManagementAbu Dhabi
53European International CollegeAbu Dhabi
54The Emirates College for Management and Information TechnologyDubai
55University of JazeeraDubai
56Ittihad UniversityRas al-Khaimah
57Al Qasimia UniversitySharjah
58Jumeira UniversityDubai
59MENA College of ManagementDubai
60The College of Fashion and DesignDubai
61Imam Malik College for Islamic Sharia and LawDubai
62Emirates Canadian University CollegeUmm Al Quwain
63University College of Mother and Family SciencesAjman
64Maktoum Bin Hamdan Dental University CollegeDubai
65Al Wasl UniversityDubai
66Islamic Azad University U.A.E. BranchDubai

The best cities to study in the United Arab Emirates based on the number of universities and their ranks are Al Ain, Sharjah, Masdar City, and Dubai.

Average cost of living for students in the United Arab Emirates is $627 + $136-973 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).