De Montfort University Dubai

About De Montfort University Dubai

De Montfort University Dubai Description

Founded in 1870, De Montfort University (DMU) Leicester has grown into a global institution. We have an ambitious Research Strategy that feeds into students’ learning, and our courses embed employability in their curriculum. As the United Nations' (UN) designated Global Hub for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 - the only UK university to be designated as such - we have a commitment to address the UN SDGs in our research, teaching and enterprise activity.

DMU will have a continuous presence in the UK pavilion, as one of the pavilion’s only official founding partners, at Expo 2020 in Dubai.

At DMU Dubai, we welcome students from all backgrounds and are proud to offer the perfect combination of high-quality teaching, excellent facilities and a fantastic student experience.

There are so many reasons to choose De Montfort University

Founded in 1870, De Montfort University (DMU) Leicester has grown into a global institution with 26,000 students and 2,600 staff.

We are proud to be recognised as a university ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. Our passionate and enthusiastic lecturers have excelled in the National Teaching Fellowship awards – the most prestigious awards for excellence in higher education.

You’ll be learning from academics with industry experience and researchers who have made a real difference to people’s lives, such as Dr Kandan, who repurposed plastic bottles to make prosthetic limb sockets. His work could save healthcare providers millions of pounds and help tackle plastic pollution at the same time - just one example of the life-changing research taking place at DMU.

Our courses embed employability in their curriculum and our research feeds into students’ learning. DMU has been ranked in the top 20 universities for graduate prospects in The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and previous DMU graduates have gone on to win Oscars and work with organisations such as the BBC, HSBC, Nike, BMW and the NHS.

DMU Dubai welcomes students from all backgrounds and is proud to offer the perfect combination of award-winning teaching, excellent facilities and a fantastic student experience.

Schools and Departments

All De Montfort University (DMU) students belong to one of our four faculties.

Each faculty delivers a wide range of courses to students as well as overseeing world-changing research and fostering enviable commercial links that inform our teaching and ensure DMU courses are relevant to modern employers. Learn more about our Schools and Departments and our Dubai senior staff.

Research at DMU

At DMU, we have an ambitious Research Strategy which aims to make research central to our mission as a university. As a university committed to the public good, we have a track record of research that impacts society and makes a real difference to people’s lives through improvements to health and well-being, infrastructure, creativity, economic growth, business and civil society.

Our commitment to research is integral to our aim to develop our students as critical thinkers. This was recognised in the assessment that accompanied the university's award of TEF Gold in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework. It was recognised that our research “fed into the curriculum through a focus on application to real-world settings and research-led work placements”.

As the United Nations' (UN) designated Global Hub for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 - the only UK university to be designated as such - we have a commitment to address the UN SDGs in our research, teaching and enterprise activity.

Find out more about Research at DMU.

DMU at Dubai Expo 2020 (to be held from October 2021)

The British Government is involving higher education for the first time in the UK Pavilion and DMU has been named as an official founding partner.

Because DMU is an official founding partner the university will:

  • Stage events within the UK Pavilion to showcase our research and innovation, involving both students and staff
  • Create research and commercial opportunities with not only large global brands in the UK, but also other participating organisations from the 192 nations represented at Expo 2020
  • Organise academic and employability-focused trips for DMU students to experience Expo 2020 and learn about some of the greatest industrial and scientific innovations in the world
  • Recruit new students and staff from around the globe to further develop learning and research opportunities for all at DMU
  • Involve alumni who have graduated from DMU and gone on to make a mark on the global stage as well as create new alumni networks
  • Develop international links and partnerships to benefit students for years to come

UAE - United Arab Emirates

Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture, and a lively nightlife scene. Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline. At its foot lies Dubai Fountain, with jets and lights choreographed to music. On artificial islands just offshore is Atlantis, The Palm, a resort with water and marine-animal parks.

Most of the universities in Dubai are affiliating themselves to institutions abroad, and several of them use English as a medium of instruction. Learning in Dubai is comparatively cheaper because of its education policies. The opportunity to stay in a cosmopolitan culture and to learn social etiquette, are necessary in today's world.

Dubai is now home to 63 institutions from across the world. It also provides quality education to all its students.

The Dubai authorities want to create and support a large academic community in Dubai that will accelerate the development of higher education. The Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) is a regional base for premier institutions. It provides world-class facilities to the students. It also facilitates on-campus accommodation along with all modern conveniences including broadband internet connection.

The possibilities of finding job training and full-time opportunities in Dubai are quite high because of the development in the area of infrastructure, trade, and commerce. The current labor laws of the UAE do not permit students to work part-time. However, if postgraduate students who secure full-time work can change from a student visa to an employer-sponsored visa.
Besides the main programs like IT and Business Administration, few new and innovative programs like the master’s in Logistics, a combo of engineering and management, and IT and management, Insurance, property development, and management and marketing are also being designed and imparted.

The polytechnic in Dubai offers short courses, seminars, and workshops in business management, hospitality management, finance, tourism, computing, and industrial engineering.

Courses are imparted through both lecture and lab work. Course outline and lecture notes are sometimes distributed among the students to help them prepare for exams. Lab work consists of small groups of students. Student performance is assessed via tests, assignments, and projects. Some universities also require the students to complete work experience training for two months.

Fees range in polytechnic ranges from Pounds 1,500 a year to Pounds 3,400 for a full-time course. About a third of the students are expatriates from countries as diverse as the United Kingdom, India, Germany, Russia, and Arab countries outside the Gulf.

Higher education in Dubai also includes training institutes where you can enroll for part-time or full-time courses. Institutes offer both local programs and internationally recognized certifications. Student performance is assessed by a computer-based exam, written exam, or practical tasks.

Higher Colleges of Technology were established in 1988. Located in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Al Ain, Ras al-Khaimah and Fujairah, these colleges prepare nationals for professional and technological careers in both government and private sectors. Since their foundation, the colleges have grown significantly, with staff and students increasing by about 30 percent each year.

The UAE University located in Al Ain has eight faculties and was established in 1976. In the last 24 years, it has become a leading institution in education, research, and community service. The University is also proving to be the most popular destination for students seeking higher education in the UAE with over 15,000 students currently studying at their facilities.

The Centre for Excellence for Applied Research and Training (CERT) runs a countrywide continuing education programs for all nationalities. The programs have been designed for professional development and personal enrichment for people with an eye for continuing education.

Initial projects include 100 face-to-face instructor-led courses and approximately 100 online courses through a Cert website:

Zayed University was established in 1998 to prepare leaders who will foresee the possibilities and capture the opportunities that will create the future of the United Arab Emirates. The University has campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Enrollment on the campuses as of 2003 is over 2000 students, all of them female nationals.

The University is small enough to enable students to have a personal interaction with faculty, yet sufficiently large to offer them a range of challenging degree programs in the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Sciences, Communication, and Media Sciences, Education, Family Sciences, and Information Systems.

Zayed University also runs a number of research centers that reach out to many areas of society, including media, education, and the business community. Among them is SmartSquare, created to facilitate the improvement of businesses and technology projects for the U.A.E. and the region. Zayed University's web site is

Best Universities in Dubai

  • Zayed University
  • University of Wollongong in Dubai
  • American University in Dubai
  • The British University in Dubai
  • University of Dubai
  • Dubai Medical College
  • Al Ghurair University
  • Dubai Pharmacy College
  • Canadian University of Dubai
  • American University in the Emirates
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