Top 66 universities in the United Arab Emirates

  1. United Arab Emirates University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1976
  2. American University of Sharjah logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1997
  3. University of Sharjah logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1997
  4. Zayed University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1998
  5. Khalifa University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    2007
  6. Higher Colleges of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1988
  7. Masdar Institute of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    2007
  8. American University in Dubai logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1995
  9. New York University Abu Dhabi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    3%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2010
  10. Ajman University logo
    Founded
    1988
  11. University of Wollongong in Dubai logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1993
  12. Abu Dhabi University logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    2003
  13. The British University in Dubai logo
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    2004
  14. American University of Ras Al Khaimah logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    2009
  15. Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2005
  16. University of Dubai logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1997
  17. Canadian University of Dubai logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2006
  18. Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi logo
    Enrollment
    750
  19. Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government logo
    Founded
    2005
  20. American University in the Emirates logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    2,407
    Male:Female
    77:23
    Founded
    2006
  21. Amity University Dubai logo
    Founded
    2011
  22. Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences logo
    Founded
    2014
  23. Al Ain University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2004
  24. Gulf Medical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1998
  25. Al Falah University - Dubai logo
    Founded
    2015
  26. The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management logo
    Founded
    2001
  27. Emirates College for Advanced Education logo
    Founded
    2007
  28. Skyline University College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    730
    Male:Female
    63:37
    Founded
    1990
  29. Manipal University, Dubai logo
    Founded
    2000
  30. ALHOSN University logo
    Founded
    2005
  31. Emirates Aviation University logo
    Founded
    2010
  32. Abu Dhabi Polytechnic logo
    Founded
    2010
  33. Ras al-Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University logo
    Founded
    2006
  34. Al Ghurair University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1999
  35. Islamic Azad University U.A.E. Branch logo
    Founded
    1995
  36. Fatima College of Health Sciences logo
    Founded
    2006
  37. Emirates College of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1993
  38. Al Dar University College logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1994
  39. Institute of Management Technology Dubai logo
    Founded
    2006
  40. Abu Dhabi School of Management logo
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    2013
  41. City University College of Ajman logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2012
  42. Khawarizmi International College logo
    Founded
    1985
  43. Dubai Pharmacy College logo
    Founded
    1992
  44. Founded
    2016
  45. University of Fujairah logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    2006
  46. MENA College of Management logo
  47. University of Modern Sciences, UAE logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2011
  48. Al Qasimia University logo
  49. American College of Dubai logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1990
  50. Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Founded
    2006
  51. Dubai Medical College logo
    Founded
    1985
  52. Murdoch University Dubai logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    2008
  53. Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies logo
    Founded
    1983
  54. Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Founded
    1999
  55. Jumeira University logo
    Founded
    2011
  56. European International College logo
    Founded
    2006
  57. Emirates Canadian University College logo
    Founded
    2011
  58. Founded
    1998
  59. Imam Malik College for Islamic Sharia and Law logo
    Founded
    2011
  60. Mohammed V University Abu Dhabi logo
    Founded
    2009
  61. Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Founded
    2008
  62. The College of Fashion and Design logo
    Acceptance Rate
    37%
  63. Al Wasl University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1986
  64. Maktoum Bin Hamdan Dental University College logo
    Founded
    2013

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

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).