United Arab Emirates' Students Overseas

Top 10 destinations and number of students from the United Arab Emirates studying abroad:

Rank Destination Number of Students
1 United Kingdom 3,267
2 United States 2,647
3 Australia 854
4 India 805
5 Oman 479
6 Canada 210
7 Saudi Arabia 185
8 France 172
9 Ireland 126
10 Germany 108

Data time reference: 2014
Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics. (2016). Global Flow of Tertiary- Level Students 2014.

Data retrieved 10/2016

Number of students from United Arab Emirates studying abroad: 8,530

Top 10 destinations and number of students from the United Arab Emirates studying abroad:

Rank Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 United Kingdom 3,025 35.5%
2 United States 2,159 25.3%
3 Australia 980 11.5%
4 India 805 9.4%
5 Oman 479 5.6%
6 Canada 225 2.6%
7 France 220 2.6%
8 Saudi Arabia 185 2.2%
9 Ireland 126 1.5%
10 Germany 108 1.3%

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (2016). Global Flow of Tertiary-Level Students 2016

Number of students from United Arab Emirates studying aboard: 8,526

Top 10 destinations and number of students from United Arab Emirates studying aboard:

Rank Place of Destination Number of Students Percent of Total
1 United Kingdom 3,089 36.2%
2 United States 2,031 23.8%
3 Australia 1,133 13.3%
4 India 748 8.8%
5 Canada 255 3.0%
6 France 248 2.9%
7 Oman 216 2.5%
8 Saudi Arabia 160 1.9%
9 Ireland 100 1.2%
10 Morocco 92 1.1%


Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics. (2014). Global Flow of Tertiary-Level Students 2014

2010

Number of students from United Arab Emirates studying abroad:
8,485

Top 5 destinations and number of students from United Arab Emirates studying abroad

Destination Number of Students
1 United Kingdom 2,975
2 United States 1,638
3 Australia 1,433
4 India 1,110 (2006)
5 France 265



Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics. (2012). Global Education Digest 2012. Montreal, Quebec: UNESCO Institute for Statistics.

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