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Money and Living Expenses in UAE

The United Arab Emirates uses the UAE Dirham (AED) as its currency. Institutions in the UAE are allowed to set their tuition fees, so the costs will vary depending on your choice. Tuition fees will also vary depending on the type and degree of your choice. On usual average, you can expect to pay approx AED 48,000 for a master's degree, up to AED 120,000 for some superior qualifications. Courses are charged on semester credit hours unlike months or years. You may be eligible for a bursary to study tuition, check with your institution to find out more.

Students who want to study in the UAE need to look at their living expenses. International students can expect to pay between AED 3000 and AED 6000 per month including transportation, utilities, food, accommodation and leisure, depending on the accommodation or campus departure. If you choose to live in a larger city, you should expect higher cost of living than smaller towns and cities. If you live outside of cities, you may have to think about getting a car, because transportation is not the most efficient.

All international students will be required to have health insurance appropriate for their stay in the UAE. It is not uncommon for institutions to provide health insurance when you arrive in the country and do medical tests. Medical examinations are comprehensive as well as tests for HIV, tuberculosis, hepatitis and syphilis, among other things.

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