University of Wollongong in Dubai

University of Wollongong in Dubai

Dubai , United Arab Emirates
  • 85
    Acceptance Rate
  • 32
    Available Programs
  • 3700
  • 60000
    Average Cost
  • 90
    Employment Rate
  • Permit


In 1993, the University of Wollongong in Australia opened what was to become the University of Wollongong in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Initially called the Institute of Australian Studies (IAS), this centre made UOW the first foreign university to open a campus in the UAE, and the first Australian tertiary institution represented in the GCC. IAS initially offered English language programs, before becoming a 'feeder college' by 1995, where students completed part of a degree in Business or IT in Dubai before coming to Australia to complete their studies. In 1999, it was the first foreign-owned institution in the world to be issued a licence from the Federal Government of the United Arab Emirates, and was formally opened as University of Wollongong, Dubai Campus in October 2000. It was officially incorporated as University of Wollongong in Dubai in 2004.

Entry requirements

GCE A/AS/O-Level: Students must complete a minimum of 12 years of schooling and a School Leaving Certificate must be provided.
Students with a post-secondary Diploma need to obtain a GPA of 2.5 or higher with a grade of 'C' in English, Mathematics and Computers plus 60% in their High School Diploma.
You will need to demonstrate an adequate level of English language proficiency in order to enrol on a program at the University.

Scholarship & funding

Scholarships are available for new students. For more information


Student life

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