India has emerged as the top source of overseas students in the UAE surpassing China. This has been revealed by the report of the DIAC – Dubai International Academic City and BMI Media. The study analyzes transnational university trends and student mobility.
India is projected as the fastest expanding overseas student target market in the coming 3 years. It has surpassed China as the top source of overseas students. The report elaborates that so far China was the top nation and India has now overtaken it.
DIAC Managing Director Mohamed Abdullah said that India and China are the leading source nations for overseas students globally. This is applicable to the UAE as well, he added.
UAE is favoured by students from India for diverse reasons that include the flexibility and Visa process. There are several families from India in the UAE and their children enrol in the Universities here. There are several overseas students arriving here from India as well, as quoted by the Khaleej Times.
Universities were asked to rank the top 5 source nations for their overseas students. Below is the table with nations and their % of students studying in the UAE:
|Rank||Nation||% of students in UAE|
Dubai International Academic City Managing Director added that the new Residence Visa policy has also been announced. This will attract an increased number of overseas students to the UAE Universities, added Mohamed Abdullah
The 10-year long-term Residency Visa policy also includes overseas students in UAE who perform well exceptionally. Other students can also receive the 5-year Residency Visas.
Students who possess a Dependent Visa will also be offered an extension. This is for seeking jobs in UAE after their graduation. The UAE Universities are all set to benefit from the favourable Visa policies that the government is now implementing.
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