Top Colleges for Humanities and Social Sciences

Universities Humanities

Dubai has an Islamic culture and much of the country has limited access to courses in law, Politics and Humanities. Students can start applying in various Universities in January, May, July to September and November. The basic criteria are as follows:

  • Students applying to universities should have certified copies of relevant documents attached to the application form of that University.
  •  The admission procedure solely depends upon the academic background of the applicants profile.
  • The University would then decide on what level would they qualify to enter.
  • Once the application form is waved by the university, a confirmation letter/mail would be sent to the respective candidates.
  • Visa procedure usually takes a week.
  • As you are approved for the visa, one may book tickets.

Universities for Humanities

1. American University in Dubai

The American University in Dubai was established in 1995 and aims at providing a complete American standard learning. It has both US and UAE accreditation for all its programs. The Humanities section includes the School of Arts and Sciences which has Middle Eastern Studies. Also, you can check on for further details.

2. United Arab Emirates University

United Arab Emirates is the oldest University in Dubai. It is one of the government sponsored institutions for higher studies. It is one of the top ranked university in UAE and stood fourth in GCC. The university offers undergraduate as well as postgraduate programmes for Humanities, Social Sciences and Law.
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3. Herriot Watt Dubai Campus

Herriot Watt University in Dubai is one of the first campuses to start in Dubai international Academic City and also the first campus of an overseas university. In here, students are exposed to positive work environment and also given a supportive structure for their learning. Also, there are various tuition fee packages, interest free instalment plans and scholarship programmes to support the financial backbone of a candidate. It offers more than 50 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the following schools:

  • The School of Social Sciences
  • The School of Infrastructure and Society
  • The School of Mathematics and Computer sciences
  • The School of Textile and Design

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4. Murdoch University

Murdoch University is the main branch of Murdoch University which is located in Perth, Australia. This university has gained its academic excellence in the field of Media, Business and Information Technology. Inaugurated in 2008, it is one of the famous and stands in the top 65 World’s best university.
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5. University of Wollongong –Dubai

University of Wollongong was the first foreign university to open in the UAE. The programs are offered in English language. The campus is located at Dubai Knowledge Park, an educational free trade zone campus that provides facilities for training and teaching.
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