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Curtin University, Dubai

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About the University 🏫

Curtin University, Dubai: A Global Education Hub in the Heart of the UAE

Brief History

Curtin University in Dubai is a part of the global Curtin University network, which has its roots in Perth, Australia. Established as a beacon of educational excellence in the United Arab Emirates, the Dubai campus has quickly risen to be among the top 1% of universities worldwide according to QS World University Rankings.

Student Life

Dubai's Curtin University is a melting pot of cultures, hosting students from around the globe. Whether you're here for a semester abroad or pursuing a master's degree, the campus offers a vibrant, multicultural environment that enriches your study abroad experience.


The campus is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities focused on business, engineering, IT, and social sciences. From specialized laboratories to modern lecture halls, the infrastructure is designed to provide a world-class education.


Convenience is key at Curtin University, Dubai. Located in the heart of the city, the campus is just a stone's throw away from over 500 restaurants and easily accessible public transport. Whether you're craving a quick bite or planning a visit to Dubai's iconic skyscrapers, everything is within reach.

Career Opportunities

The university's strong focus on business and technology courses makes it an ideal launchpad for careers in these booming sectors. With Dubai being a global business hub, students have ample internship and job opportunities to look forward to.

Quick Facts

  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide
  • Specialized in business, engineering, IT, and social sciences
  • Multicultural student body from all corners of the world


Strategically located in Dubai, the campus offers the best of both worlds—a warm, sunny climate and a bustling economy filled with adventures and discoveries. The campus is also just 15-20 minutes away from the city's legendary skyscrapers and less than an hour from the airport, making it convenient for those extended weekend trips.

Curtin University in Dubai is not just an educational institution; it's a gateway to a global career and a lifetime of opportunities. So, if you're considering international studies, look no further. Your journey to becoming a global citizen starts here.

About the city 🌇

Discover Dubai: The Oasis of Opportunity for Study Abroad Students

Brief History

Dubai, once a small fishing village, has transformed into a global metropolis in just a few decades. This city of superlatives is home to the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and has become a symbol of modernity and luxury.


Dubai offers a warm, year-round climate that's perfect for outdoor activities. While summers can be scorching with temperatures soaring above 40°C, winters are mild, with January temperatures averaging around 15°C.

Cultural Melting Pot

Dubai is a fusion of cultures, where East meets West. Whether you're here for a semester abroad or a master's degree, you'll find a diverse expatriate community that makes the city feel both exotic and familiar. Islam is the dominant religion, but you'll also find churches and Hindu temples, reflecting the city's inclusivity.

Culinary Delights

From traditional Emirati dishes to international cuisines, Dubai is a food lover's paradise. The city offers a range of dining options that suit every student budget, from affordable food trucks to high-end restaurants.

Shopping and Entertainment

Dubai is a shopper's dream, boasting the world's largest shopping center, the Dubai Mall. But it's not just about retail therapy; the city offers a plethora of entertainment options, from beach clubs to art galleries, ensuring your study abroad experience is rich and varied.

Safety and Business Opportunities

Known for its low crime rate, Dubai offers a safe environment for students. Its reputation as a business hub also provides ample networking opportunities, making it an ideal destination for those eyeing a career in international business.

Natural and Man-made Wonders

Dubai's western coastline features pristine sandy beaches, perfect for a weekend getaway. The city has also expanded its seafronts by constructing man-made islands like Palm Jumeirah and the World Islands, adding to its list of must-visit attractions.

Budgeting Tips for Students

Living in Dubai can be expensive, but there are ways to manage your budget. Opt for public transport over taxis, explore food courts for affordable meal options, and take advantage of student discounts at various attractions.

Dubai is more than just a city; it's a unique experience that promises endless opportunities for personal and professional growth. Whether you're an adventure seeker, a foodie, or a budding entrepreneur, Dubai has something for everyone. So, if you're considering international studies, why not make this vibrant city your next study abroad destination?

Housing Opportunities🏫

Curtin University in Dubai has an incredibly good selection of student accommodations as well as professional help with these. In addition, it is free to apply for them and all the homes around campus are fully furnished.

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Admission Requirements for Fulltime Degrees

Here is a description of the most important information for your study abroad. Rememeber, single semester study abroad (exchange) have often lower entry requirements and different course catalogues. Contact your advisor to hear about stipends, entry requirements, tuitions fees, course descriptions and more.
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What is the tuition and requirements for study abroad (exchange) students?

The study abroad (exchange student) programme will often have a different tuition fee and lower entry requirements. In addition, there might be a specific course catalog for study abroad exchange students. Book a call with a Uniclub advisor who will present you the requirements for single semester study abroad students, and how to navigate within the course catalog.

Additionally, you might be able to get exempt from taking a TOEFL or IELTS test as a study abroad (exchange) student. A Uniclub advisor will advise you on which universities have more flexbile English proficiency requirements.

What are the Semester Start Dates?

Curtin University uses a three-trimester system for both full-degree students and semester abroad students studying to receive credit towards their home degree system. The three-trimester system is equivalent in course load and duration to a semester system. Students can start their studies in January, February, May, July, September or October. Two trimesters are still equal to a full academic year.

See more about Curtin University's important dates in the academic calendar.

What are the Entry Requirements?

To apply for courses and programmes at Curtin University, you must meet the general and specific entry requirements.

Documents required from students to apply to Curtin University are:

  • Official copies of secondary school transcripts showing courses taken throughout the year and grades received (English version of the document)
  • Award Certificates
  • Passport Size Photographs
  • Passport & Visa
  • Evidence of English proficiency if you are a non-native English-speaking student.

See more about the entry requirements at Curtin University.

What are the English Requirements?

The English requirements to get admitted to Curtin University in Dubai can be sufficed in several ways. Below are the options for students to prove their English proficiency:

You will be able to provide evidence of your English language skills if you have:

  • completed an English language test such as IELTS, Pearson, TOEFL or Cambridge
  • completed some types of university (tertiary) or high-school (secondary) studies taught in English

See more about the English requirements at Curtin University.

What are the Tuition Fees?

Tuition fees for international students at Curtin University vary depending on the course you choose. The tuition fee at Curtin University ranges from 49.000 AED to 65.000 AED per year for international students.

The tuition fee for a study abroad semester at Curtin University for 4 units which equals to 30 ECTS is approx. 26.000 AED.

See more about Curtin University's tuition fees for international students.

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What the students say

"Studying Business in Curtin University Dubai has allowed me to develop and elevate the beginnings of my professional career. The course materials are integrated with real life applications, allowing me to understand things better. The lecturers are extremely supportive and ensure that the students perform to their potential" - Martin M.
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Let your favorite experienced advisor help you through your Study Abroad planning, whether it is a full degree or just a semester to enjoy abroad.
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How it works

First, choose a destination

That's probably the hardest part. Are you looking for something specific, within your budget or a prestigious university that suits your field of interest? It's your choice.

Next, apply and upload your documents

You'll find the apply button on each university page. Once you have applied, you will receive the link to your application portal by mail. In there, you will be able to manage your application and communicate with us.

and... accept the offer!

If you're lucky, there's an offer waiting for you at the University. We'll even make sure you have your insurances are in order and all the nitty gritty details.

Finally, share the ❤️

Your friends and family may also want to experience the thrill of studying abroad. We'll do our best to help them too. Ask us what the rewards are!

Our reviews

5 etoiles trustpilot

I was looking for a freemover stay abroad through Uniclub and I got some of the best service I have experienced. They took care of all the practicalities, and removed almost all the hassle of work it can be to apply for an exchange stay.

Simon. L
UNYP, Czech Republic
5 etoiles trustpilot

Had fantastic service and help throughout the process. Would definitely recommend

Daniel A.
Nebrija, Spain
5 etoiles trustpilot

I am going to Australia for a semester, and before finding Uniclub the whole application seemed impossible. These guys are simply the best. They have the right answer for literally every question that you have. They are helpful, quick, with excellent service

Balaz. B
Deakin, Australia
5 etoiles trustpilot

Uniclub and Deni Isic, get my absolute warmest recommendation! I had a dream of coming to Japan that seemed distant and unmanageable, but Deni and the rest of Uniclub have helped me through the whole process.

iCLA, Japan
5 etoiles trustpilot

I have just returned from my exchange stay in Ireland, which would not have been possible if it were not for Uniclub. If you are looking for an exchange as a freemover, then I can not recommend UniClub enough!

Jacob R.
TUS, Ireland