Study in Dubai

University of Wollongong in Dubai

City: Dubai
Country: United Arab Emirates
Length of Study: 1 to 3 trimesters
Language of Instruction: English

About: UOWD is one of the United Arab Emirates' oldest and most prestigious universities, with a proud Australian heritage.
The University offers a broad spectrum of programs in Business, Engineering, Information Sciences as well as Arts and Humanities, aiming to develop graduates who are ethical, mobile, technologically literate and ready for multicultural workplaces.
UOWD’s diverse student population creates a unique learning environment that promotes cultural, ethical and social development, and prepares students for life and work in a global community. Campus events, community programs, clubs, societies and sporting events are all firmly embedded in the UOWD student experience.

As a student at UOWD, you will have the opportunity to join over 30 student-run clubs and societies and participate in sporting teams. UOWD also offers an airport welcome service when you first arrive in Dubai to make sure that your transition is a smooth and enjoyable, involving a pick-up and transfer to student residence. Welcome Week activities are run for all incoming students to orientate you before the beginning of semester.

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UOWD Accommodation Options: The UOWD student residences offer a convenient and cost-effective living option that will help you settle into student life. Residing in university accommodation presents the unique opportunity to meet people from different cultural and social backgrounds and to make lifelong friends along the way. Providing a clean, safe and secure living option in Dubai, all of our residences are overseen by live-in Residence Supervisors and student Residence Advisors.
Jebel Ali Gardens and Emirates Academy are recommended residence options for exchange students.


Autumn: September to December
Winter: January to March 
Spring: April to June
Summer: July to August

The following UOW degrees are taught at UOWD:


  • Commerce - Accountancy, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Marketing
  • Computer Science - Digital Systems Security, Multimedia and Game Development, No Major
  • Information Technology - Management of Information Systems
  • Engineering - Computer, Electrical, Telecommunications, Mechanical, Civil

A number of postgraduate degrees are taught at UOWD. Postgraduate students interested in studying on exchange in Dubai should contact the UOW Mobility team.

  • UOWD Subject Descriptions
  • UOWD Subject Database: The best way to check which sessions your subjects are offered at a UOW campus overseas is to check the UOW subject database. You can filter by campus and see which subjects are offered where and when. The mobility team can also provide you with a full subject listing for UOWD.
  • Credit Load: A normal student load per trimester is equal to 18 credit points (3 subjects).