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Study Abroad Program

Join us for a semester of study and adventure in one of the most dynamic cities in the world – Dubai

Did you know the UAE was ranked No.1 in the world for Study Abroad? (US News & World Report 2020)

This exciting opportunity will allow you to work towards completing your degree while enjoying life-changing experiences and seeing the wonders of the Middle East.

Why Dubai?

Just 50 years ago, Dubai was a small desert town. Today, it is a vibrant, futuristic city of over 3 million people from over 200 countries. Surrounded by sand dunes, and enjoying year-round sunshine, modern, cosmopolitan Dubai is edged by stunning beaches and warm waters on one side, and the picturesque, legendary Arabian desert on the other – take a Morning desert safari in Dubai and catch the sun rising from the dunes, ride a camel, go ‘dune-bashing’, visit a traditional market (souk), go shopping in one of Dubai’s countless malls (Dubai Mall is the largest mall in the world), take in the view from the top of the Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building), or enjoy an exciting food and nightlife scene that rivals any great city in the world – from street food of Palestine or Turkey to Michelin star restaurants and celebrity chefs – Dubai has it all.

As a tourist and transport hub, Dubai is also the perfect place for intrepid travellers to launch weekend trips and vacations in some of the world’s most iconic destinations –

  • Drive across the border into stunning Oman for a taste of the old Arab world, scuba diving and luxury resorts.
  • Be at Cairo and the Pyramids in 4 hours.
  • Visit the ancient Roman ruins of Petra (Jordan) or the historic wonders of Jerusalem (Israel)
  • Sip traditional coffee and watch the world go by in a café in Beirut (Lebanon)
  • Take in the wonders of the Hagia Sofia in Istanbul (Turkey) or the Old City of Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) Or look further to Africa, India and all of Europe.

Arabic culture is deeply rooted in Dubai, but with the UAE being an expat nation, there is so much cultural diversity. Students can enjoy a cosmopolitan and international lifestyle in Dubai, with plenty of opportunities to interact with people from diverse nationalities and cultural backgrounds. And with Expo2020 taking place this year, there is no better time to experience Dubai and be part of this historic event.

About Murdoch University Dubai

Murdoch University Dubai is a core branch campus of Murdoch University, which is based in Perth, Western Australia. Our new vibrant purpose-built campus in Dubai Knowledge Park caters for the region's growing demand for skilled professionals across a range of industries. All courses follow the same academic requirements as the courses offered in Australia, taught by highly qualified international lecturers. The degrees awarded are issued from Australia and are exactly the same as the ones conferred on campus in Australia.

Our flexible learning options are tailored to allow you to design your course of study in accordance with your own personal requirements. At Murdoch, we are proud to have internationally qualified faculty teaching you globally recognized degrees - the quality of the teachers and the programs on offer are world-class.

Studying at Murdoch University Dubai isn't just about learning in your chosen field. It's also about exploring new ways of thinking, discovering different perspectives and finding ways to make a difference. We've got the support, facilities and flexibility to help you gain the skills, knowledge and life experience you need to reach your goals.

What can you study?

You can choose from over one hundred subjects we offer at Murdoch Dubai. The subjects are called ‘units’ and with so many to choose from, you’ll be sure to find something that suits your area of interest. You have a choice of over 100 units from areas within

  • Business
  • Banking
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Criminology
  • Journalism
  • Strategic Communications
  • Psychology
  • Cyber Security and Forensics
  • Computer Science
  • Business Information Systems
  • Education
  • Health

How can I apply?

It’s easy to apply to Study Abroad at Murdoch – contact us directly at

We have a dedicated team who will help you and manage your application every step of the way.

How much does your program cost?

Your fees will depend upon how many units you study and whether you stay for one semester or two.

Enjoy life on campus

Life as a student isn’t just about getting to class on time and studying for exams. Getting involved on campus is the best way to meet new people, connect with other students outside the classroom and make the most of your time at Murdoch Dubai.

Where will I live?

Murdoch Dubai partners with the best student accommodation providers in the city to ensure you are safe and comfortable, including global student accommodation provider UniNest.

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